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The Chakakhantroller

Rucyl Mills

Prêt-à-porter midi control for the lady producer/vocalist for live performance.

http://rucylmills.com/chakakhantroller



Performing live electronic music traditionally requires a DJ or laptop setup, which can separate the vocalist from full engagement with the audience. The Chakakhantroller is a customized midi controller that allows the solo vocalist/producer to trigger midi, visuals and sound during performance, adding motion and personalized instrumentation to live electronic music. Named after the queen of soul, Chaka Khan.

Implementation
The Chakakhantroller is a wearable midi controller encased in black leather and snakeskin. Eight knobs, sixteen trigger pads, and four sliders allow the user to control preset parameters, trigger samples,control visuals and loop on the fly using either MaxMSP during a live performance.