Does anybody use midi controllers for sound design?

More specifically does anybody use a monome?

  • IF you stick to in the box techniques, people can translate your work better between sessions.
    – Jennifer
    Apr 20, 2011 at 23:09

3 Answers 3


It's not your traditional sound design, but the guy over at SeeYouInSleep uses one all the time.


I use midi for standard stuff like filter sweeps and granulation control. The monome is an interesting idea. You could definitely use it to augment ambiences/drones in a more linear/musical kind of way and keep in time with the score (if there is one).


monomes are for music and you should never use them or any other midi controllers in sound ediiting

  • 3
    there's a couple of broad statements for ya. sounds like rules that are asking to be broken to me. :)
    – Rene
    Apr 20, 2011 at 17:41
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    lol kinda like saying celery is only for cooking and shouldn't be used for sound design!
    – Andy Lewis
    Apr 20, 2011 at 19:22
  • You're playing devil's advocate, right? Please tell me you're playing devil's advocate.
    – g.a.harry
    Apr 20, 2011 at 20:24
  • basically anything you use out of purpose is a step backwards in tech
    – Jennifer
    Apr 20, 2011 at 23:08
  • @Jennifer, don't you think using things out of purpose one of the joys in sound design? Great fictions like Jurassic Park, Star Wars or Terminator seem to be based on that. Apr 21, 2011 at 5:42

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