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MIDI Solutions Breathalyzer Breath Control Adaptor

Breath to MIDI converter for use with the Yamaha BC3A Breath Controller
Can be reprogrammed with new settings as often as needed
Generates continuous MIDI data corresponding to the amount of breath pressure applied
Product Name: MIDI Solutions Breathalyzer Breath Control Adaptor
Product Code: MID-Breathalyzer
Brand: Midi Solutions
MIDI Solutions Breathalyzer Breath Control Adaptor
RRP AUD $549.00
You Save AUD $130.00
Our Price AUD $419.00

MIDI Solutions Breath Controller

MIDI Solutions Breath Controller

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:
  • Aftertouch
  • Pitch Bend
  • Control Change
  • System Exclusive
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.

MIDI Solutions Breath Controller Block Diagram:

Breath Controller Application Examples

The Breath Controller converts the voltage from the Yamaha BC3A Breath Controller to continuous MIDI data and can be inserted inline anywhere in the MIDI data stream. By connecting the Breath Controller between a MIDI keyboard and sound module you can add control of various parameters such as volume, modulation, aftertouch, etc. (the message type is programmable to most types of MIDI messages).

Just like pedal controller you can set up the Breath Controller to control a specific System Exclusive parameter. This enables you to control synth parameters that cannot be controlled by MIDI controller messages. The Breath Controller allows you to send a System Exclusive message with a single variable byte, determined by the amount of breath pressure applied to the unit. These messages can be sent to synths that allow certain parameters to be controlled via sysex only, enabling you to experiment with sounds in new ways that were not previously possible.

Patchman Music produces a wide range of wind controller soundbanks that are the perfect companion to the MIDI Solutions Breath Controller. For more information see Patchman Music Wind Controller Soundbanks.

MIDI Solutions Breath Controller


weight: 4.1 oz.

dimensions: 4-3/16" x 2-3/16" x 1-3/32"