We’re committed to sharing our knowledge and expertise in Assistive Music Technology, offering training to artists and community musicians, teachers and health and social care staff.
For many years we have been training teachers, community musicians and health and social care staff in the specialist technology we use. We want to help individuals and organisations to become self-sufficient in using inclusive music making and assistive technology, so that the legacy of our projects can live on after our work ends.
An important aspect of our training is to focus on how to use assistive technologies in a creative way. We’re also great advocates of keeping things simple! If a piece of free software or widely available hardware can do what we want, then that’s what we’ll train people to use.
For organisations or individuals who want to invest in the specialist technology needed to become self-sufficient in using inclusive music making, we’re happy to advise on what technology is available, where to buy it any ideas on how to use it.
How do you use a Theremini as a midi controller?22nd April 2022
We’re always on the lookout for new instruments and music technology to see how they can interface with our accessible software. Rachael Moat, one of […]
Midi Creator30th January 2022
The Midi Creator is a great piece of kit we’ve used for years but is now sadly no longer made. It was originally designed by Phil Bates of the York Electronic Centre, the commercial arm of the Department of Electronics at the University of York.
Apollo Ensemble software and hardware30th January 2022
Apollo software is great for using in music workshops. It’s very quick to use and highly flexible and can be made to do most things – short of making tea and toast, and it may well be able to do that in the near future!
The system is made up of two main parts – hardware and software.
Soundbeam30th January 2022
The Soundbeam converts movement into music. We could also call it a movement to midi convertor, or even a gestural synthesiser. It really is a fantastic bit of kit and has been a mainstay of our workshops for many years.
Thumb Jam Tutorial12th June 2020
Thumb Jam is a virtual musical instrument with a large range of sounds. The sounds are played by moving fingers over the note stripes on […]
Garageband Tutorial10th June 2020
GarageBand is a fully equipped music creation studio for Apple Macintosh — with a complete sound library that includes instruments, presets for guitar and voice, […]