Handmade Music

making things for making music

Handmade Music NYC is returning. And we’re thrilled to welcome Modal Kombat, the real-guitars-play-games act that had to cancel back in August!


A hack-a-thon / workshop for using game controllers for music. Learn how to connect game controllers as musical controllers. Bring controllers you want to use (class-compliant USB, Wii, and Xbox controllers recommended) and try them out with music software, plus get a look at how you can turn the new Rock Band 3 keyboard controller into a cheap keyboard controller. (Not endorsed by Harmonix! We just
think it’s cute…)


  • MEEBLIP’S PUBLIC DEBUT – Get your hands on the MeeBlip, the new open source synth we unveiled this week, in person. Ask questions, make noises.
  • MODAL KOMBAT – real classic guitarists use real guitars to play video games like Tetris, Mario Kart, Mortal Kombat
  • MANO FICO – surf rock meets speed metal, with drums, glockenspiel, and three Casio VL-Tones, featuring world-famous glock and Casio artist Glockabelle! (Her hand, pictured below, armed with thimbles and ready to do battle with the glock.)
  • A GAME OF CHECKERS THAT PLAYS ABLETON LIVE – Play checkers… and it’s a step sequencer.
  • Added – EXILE FAKER Chip music favorite! Check out his tracks.
  • more surprises TBD!

Sunday, November 14
Lab 4:30p, Party 7p, FREE
presented at CULTUREFIX on the LES
gallery, bar & boutique
9 Clinton Street
New York, New York 10002
(between Stanton & E Houston, NYC)

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