The Ghost : An Open-Source, User Programmable MIDI Performance Controller

Rothman, Paul

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

The Ghost has been developed to create a merger between the standard MIDI keyboard controller, MIDI/digital guitars and alternative desktop controllers. Using a custom software editor, The Ghost’s controls can be mapped to suit the users performative needs. The interface takes its interaction and gestural cues from the guitar but it is not a MIDI guitar. The Ghost’s hardware, firmware and software will be open sourced with the hopes of creating a community of users that are invested in creating music with controller.