This is a technical demo of a project I’ve been working on to allow a musician to perform (or rehearse) music with automatic backing. Think of it as playing with a virtual-reality ensemble, be it a band or orchestra.

The Android app is in its early development, so don’t be surprised that it looks a little ‘rough around the edges’. The demo itself demonstrates MIDI events being sent from keyboard to tablet (shown by on-screen keys changing colour), and from tablet to keyboard (as indicated by C3 quarter notes emitted by the MIDI Sync function).

As a bonus, you’ll hear an excerpt from the 2nd movement of my Piano Concerto No. 1 in D; this is still in development.