Using A MIDI Keyboard To Draw A MIDI Keyboard Via MIDI

Synthesist and controllerist Gil Assayas, aka GLASYS, regularly comes up technical challenges to expand on his performance skills.

In this video, Assayas uses a MIDI keyboard to draw a MIDI keyboard, via MIDI, as MIDI data in Cubase.

“I’ve been really enjoying making live MIDI art, so I thought it would be cool to try and draw one of my favorite things in the world – a synth,” notes Assayas. “I tried to make it look 3D, and the biggest challenge was drawing the black keys – I had to get the timing of those notes just right, play them faster and faster and then reverse their direction. Hope you like the results!”

Here’s what he shared about the technical details:

The controller is Roli LUMI, the sound is my Sequential Prophet X layered with Steinberg Retrologue. My DAW is Cubase 10.