MATRIXSYNTH: The Wavy Industries Monkey is the tiniest MIDI master keyboard

Sunday, April 28, 2024

The Wavy Industries Monkey is the tiniest MIDI master keyboard

video upload by Floyd Steinberg

"The Wavy Industries Monkey ( ) is a tiny 2 octave #midikeyboard that comes with a 16 track #sequencer /looper, #arpeggiator with different styles, and a lot of built in MIDI effects (delay, stutter...). This video is a short walkthrough and also a rant on the state of bluetooth midi on Windows and Linux

00:00 demo 1
00:27 hi
00:58 bluetooth MIDI on Windows - oh well
02:32 hardware walkthrough
06:45 call for papers ;-)
07:07 16 track sequencer demo / jam
10:45 verdict
11:26 extra: playing a hardware synth, and bluetooth MIDI on Linux - oh well
13:59 bye-bye

Wavy Industries Monkey
Mini PC [Amazon DE], [Amazon US]
Bluetooth MIDI on Raspberry PI:
Linux Bluetooth Basics


"Monkey is a pocket sized Bluetooth MIDI keyboard. It has several built in unique MIDI effects, a drum machine and a looper. Each of the effects is equiped with 10 different algorithms. Monkey is optimised for low latency and low power consumption, enabling several months of usage without changing the battery. It connects to lots of hosts including macOS, OP-1F, ipadOS, Windows and Android.

We believe Bluetooth has great unutilized potential. But we can not tap into this without making Bluetooth very easy and practical to use, and providing high reliability. Monkey is our first product which taps into this. From our perspective we don't see a bunch of Bluetooth-centric MIDI devices on the market. This is the core idea from where Monkey originates from: lets make a device which only connects via Bluetooth and explore which new form factors and workflows spores out of this idea."

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