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Constructing a MIDI Calliope
By Dick Partos

Hi Joe,  take a look at my calliope at 
I'd be glad to offer you any help in building a similar instrument.

As far as the MIDI interface goes, it's simply a matter of using any
software MIDI player (I use Winamp) outputting via a USB MIDI cable to
a hardware MIDI decoder in the calliope.  The decoder controls the 44
solenoid-operated pipe valves.  The decoder I use can be seen at  and more such boards are listed at 

Dick Partos

(Message sent Thu 23 Jul 2009, 22:55:18 GMT, from time zone GMT-0700.)

Key Words in Subject:  Calliope, Constructing, MIDI

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