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I also can suggest Roy Whiteley - he made my midi tina - see https://pghardy.net/concertina/lachenal_30566_midi/lachenal_30566_midi.html

I was playing it yesterday, so it is surviving OK. I have recently changed to using CME WIDI Jack (https://www.cme-pro.com/widi-jack/) to reduce the cables by using MIDI over Bluetooth - works well.

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I recorded https://pghardy.net/concertina/recordings/midi_concertina_cello.mp3 on World Concertina Day 2022. It's Planxty Irwin using a Cello voice synthesized using ThumbJamb on an iPad, driven by midi from Lachenal 30566 described up the thread. There are more midi recordings at https://pghardy.net/concertina/recordings/#midi

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On 2/13/2022 at 1:03 AM, resistor said:

That's really interesting. Do you know how the pressure sensing works? I've thought about trying to build a MIDI anglo, but was never sure how the pressure sensing would work.

I assume it's some standard barometric sensor - either resistive (strain) or capacitive (parallel plate). Google search for "miniature barometric pressure sensor" for examples. I will note that it is important to power up the concertina (which sets the zero point) before picking it up, or else you end up in a mode where notes are louder on the push than the pull or vice versa!

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