MIDI Solutions Breath Controller
* Note that Yamaha has discontinued the BC3A, however we will continue to produce this product in the near term for customers that have previously purchased the BC3A.
The MIDI Solutions Breath Controller is a breath to MIDI converter for use with the Yamaha BC3A Breath Controller (TM). The Breath Controller accepts the BC3A as input and generates continuous MIDI data corresponding to the amount of breath pressure applied to it. The Breath Controller will also accept older Yamaha BC2 units.
The Breath Controller can be programmed to send:
The Breath Controller has a MIDI Echo parameter that is selectable on/off.
Another unique feature of the Breath Controller is its ability to add a variable amount of curvature to the response of the applied pressure of the BC3A. This allows you to correct for a nonlinear response, or to add greater response at one end of the breath range compared to the other.
The Breath Controller is programmed by sending it MIDI System Exclusive messages (see FAQs - Programming). Once programmed, its settings are retained even after power is removed. The Breath Controller can be reprogrammed with new settings as often as needed. The Breath Controller's factory default settings are for it to send CC #7 (volume) on MIDI channel 1, with the Echo parameter set to ON.
The Breath Controller is MIDI-powered, and requires no batteries or power supply to operate with most MIDI products (see FAQs - Power and FAQs - LED for more information). A MIDI indicator LED lights up when the product is powered and flashes when MIDI data passes through it.
weight: 4.1 oz.
dimensions: 4-3/16" x 2-3/16" x 1-3/32"
MIDI Solutions Breath Controller Block Diagram:
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