Keyboards with built in ‘smarts’ about Music Theory - both conventional (eg TheoryBoard) and Microtonal (eg Lumatone) and everything ‘in between’ - including Brain Interfaces

Speaking of ‘unconventional input devices’; Here’s an interesting research project that was designed to test a model of human music perception. They played a song, it happened to be Another Brick in the Wall by Pink Floyd, to about 30 people while they monitored their brain activity via EEG machines. They were later able to reconstruct the audio from the brainwaves. It sounds a bit muddled-‘underwater’, but quite recognizable.

Seems like a step towards either ‘Real Life Neuromancer’ or a direct Brain-Daisy controller!

Here’s the article and the research paper:
“Reconstructing Pink Floyd from human auditory cortex”
the article (with an audio sample):

The research paper (lots of choices for audio towards the end):


Thank you for sharing! Fascinating stuff!!
Brain-controlled Daisy synth would be awesome! Something that can help artist create sounds that they hear in their head but are tedious or difficult to sound design. Or for quickly sketching out musical idea.

And I’m really excited for the assistive technology application too :slight_smile:

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