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Re: Case against laptops

At 3:26 PM -0400 6/14/07, todd reynolds wrote:
>On 6/14/07, Daryl Shawn 
><<mailto:highhorse@mhorse.com>highhorse@mhorse.com> wrote:
>Even sweeter, though, would be to build it into a pair of shoes, so you
>wouldn't be rooted to one spot. In fact, it would guarantee that you'd
>be moving around, at least a little (voila! an interesting laptop
>definitely can be done... just gotta cover the wires and then get 
>one of the SUCCESSFUL hardware developers (korg, yamahaha, roland) 
>to pay for the R & D.

Even easier than that.  I think I've mentioned before that my old 
studio partner was an electronic drummer who used a couple of foot 
triggers attached directly to his shoes to play bass drum(s).

They're merely piezo triggers (get 'em down at Rat Shack) wired to 
standard guitar cable, then plugged into a brain unit like the old 
Roland PM-16 trigger-to-MIDI converter.  This will convert each step 
into a MIDI note, then you can use that however you like.  Velcro 'em 
onto your shoes, then route through a MAX, Bidule, or Numerology 
patch and you could have all kinds of fun.

"I want to keep you alive so there is always the possibility of 
murder... later"