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Play games or make music with this innovative multi-function controller

Make sweet tunes with a little (or a lot) of ingenuity.


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Posted on Nov 15, 2017   Updated on May 22, 2021, 11:03 am CDT

News alert: instruments are expensive. Instead of breaking the bank, you can simulate all kinds of cool sounds using the MagicKey 3-in-1 DIY MIDI Gamepad Keyboard.

This multi-function controller board lets you use anything conductive as the keys for your creations, from your computer to the fruit in your fridge (for real). Its MIDI function makes the same sounds as all kinds of different instruments. So you can create your own soundtrack without needing a guitar, drums or keys. In other words, you can make your own Coke can drums or banana piano. The world is your musical playground.

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That’s not all it does, though. The MagicKey combines gamepad, keyboard and MIDI functions in one. So you can build a creative controller for your favorite games or use it as a PC keyboard. Just use the buttons, the alligator clips or the pin headers for your inputs and visual programming language software to change up the values of your keys.

Challenge your creativity and turn your home into your own bonafide studio: get the MagicKey 3-in-1 DIY MIDI Gamepad Keyboard for $32.99 from the Daily Dot store — reduced from the usual price of $39.99.

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*First Published: Nov 15, 2017, 11:01 am CST