Interview with Spanish MIDI Pipe Maker Jose Angel Hevia

By Michael Simone –

My email box surprised me one day when I received this: “Hevia,  the inventor of the MIDI bagpipe, and the most famous player of the instrument, would like to introduce you to his new controller, the MBS 300, more advanced, powerful and realistic than ever.” I am clueless how I was on the receiving end of that email.

For the next 20 minutes I was transfixed, watching Jose Angel Hevia videos playing his MIDI Asturian bagpipes…or were they GHB pipes…or were they smallpipes…or were they violins…or were they a piano? Actually, all of them. (Do your self a favor and spend a few minutes at the site.) …Continue reading