[LAU] [LAA] First release of Wiimidi

Kelly Hirai khirai at ongaku.isa-geek.net
Thu Jan 10 16:12:53 UTC 2013

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On 01/10/13 10:53, Carlos sanchiavedraz wrote:
> 2012/12/6 Roland Mas <lolando at debian.org>:
>>   I'm both pleased and surprised to announce the first real public
>> release of Wiimidi, which I've arbitrarily numbered 0.5.
>>   Wiimidi is a gateway for turning a Wiimote, possibly with an attached
>> accessory such as a Guitar Hero drumkit, into a source of MIDI events.
>> While that's far from original, I seem to have gained a very excited
>> user who encouraged me to actually make the program more visible (hence
>> this email) and to add features, to the point that now it may be useful
>> beyond just my own personal use case.  The aforementioned user
>> apparently used it with a hacked Wiimote as a pedal board during a jam
>> session, and reports that it all went fine (hence his excitement)
>>   The “interesting” features that may or may not differenciate Wiimidi
>> from other similar projects:
>> - customisable mapping of the Wiimote buttons (and drumkit pads) to
>>   arbitrary actions;
>> - actions are either MIDI signals (notes, program changes, controller
>>   events, or actually any arbitrary MIDI messages), action on the
>>   Wiimote LEDs (on, off, toggle, or even an animation for more visible
>>   feedback), or a set of such actions: one button could send a
>>   program-change and change the LED status to reflect on it;
>> - actions can be grouped in "cycles", and a button/pad can then execute
>>   a different set of actions on each hit; useful for toggles or to go
>>   through presets;
>> - drumkit pads can generate different actions based on the strength of
>>   the hit, allowing for open/closed hi-hat sounds without a separate
>>   control for instance.
>>   For more information, a little documentation and the pointers to the
>> actual code, see the Wimidi page at:
>>   http://roland.entierement.nu/pages/wiimidi.html
>> [About the name: I'm aware that there are several other projects around
>> with the Wiimidi name; however, none of them seem to have seen any
>> activity in recent years.  Whether mine will follow the trend or break
>> it, only time will tell.]
>> Roland.
>> --
>> Roland Mas
>> One... two... one, two, many, lots!
>>   -- Lias, in Soul music (Terry Pratchett)
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> Hi Roland.
> Just wanted to report that there's an error with the link to the zip:
>    http://roland.entierement.nu/pages/wiimidi-0.7.tar.gz
> I think it is:
>    http://roland.entierement.nu/pages/wiimidi-0.5.tar.gz
> (...then you could change also the version number on the info page, 0.7 -> 0.5)
> Thanks for sharing.
> Regards
> P.S: Some yeras ago I started a similar project that was also to be
> called "wiimidi", but never got time to finish it properly. But at
> least I got to integrate the Wiimote in Pd and in CLAM.

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