Someone just created a MIDI keyboard the size of your credit card

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Is your MIDI keyboard small enough to fit into the palm of your hand and the pocket of your pants? Well, this one is.

Meet MIDICard, the ingenious credit card-sized creation of creative technologist and software engineer Alana Balagot, designed for on-the-go music creation whenever and wherever inspiration strikes.

Measuring at just 3.5 by 2 inches and less than ¼ inches thick, MIDIcard is said to be the “world’s smallest MIDI controller”. Such extreme thinness is achieved by manufacturing directly on a case-less PCB board, which lends the controller its sleek, futuristic look.

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MIDIcard is a bus-powered, class compliant MIDI keyboard with an 18 key keyboard (octave and a half range), sustain, velocity selection for dynamics, and octave selection buttons. Full polyphonic capability allows you to get wild with chords — that is, if your fingers can fit. The controller also comes with class compliant USB-C connectivity for you to plug into pretty much everything from your laptop to your iPhone and Android devices.

Each MIDICard also comes bundled with a short USB-C cable, and per instruction from its creator, moderate caution should be taken to avoid static electricity and water.

The first batch of MIDICards has completely sold out, though a new batch is scheduled to arrive next week (26 February). Secure your pre-order now for £50 (£60 for the Lightning cable version) through the MakerProducts Etsy page.

Check out the MIDICard in action below.


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