MidiGrid: Past, Present and Future

Hunt, Andy D. and Kirk, Ross

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

MidiGrid is a computer-based musical instrument, primarilycontrolled with the computer mouse, which allows liveperformance of MIDI-based musical material by mapping 2dimensional position onto musical events. Since itsinvention in 1987, it has gained a small, but enthusiastic,band of users, and has become the primary instrument forseveral people with physical disabilities. This paper reviewsits development, uses and user interface issues, and highlightsthe work currently in progress for its transformation intoMediaGrid.