24th April 2012


The MOJO is a performance MIDI controller designed by Moldover. Scroll down for more details. Scroll even further for a sales pitch where we try to build & sell you one.



The MOJO has gone open source. Everything you need to build your own MOJO is contained in the following file:

MOJO Open Source Archive (94MB .zip file)

What’s inside?:

  • A brief instruction guide and Q&A. (Note: BRIEF being the operative word. There is no 100-page step-by-step guide to the various technical and electrical challenges behind completing this build.)
  • ORIGINAL design files for Laser Cutting and Milling.
  • Full Parts list.
  • MIDI Mapping reference: overlay pictures and programming files.
  • Two Ableton Live templates mapped to the MOJO. Use them with your own MOJO, or just steal the incredible effects chains.
Also, check this video for an in-depth look at a typical MOJO build.


“Don’t mistake it for a shiny, well built box with fun buttons. This is a true instrument, I approach and play it in much the same way I approach my horn. There really is nothing quite like it.” — Geoff Countryman



MOJO Features (begin sales pitch):

  • Works with all MIDI compatible music software
  • 10 ultra-responsive touch strips
  • 24 full-sized, competition-grade arcade buttons
  • Rubberized knobs, rugged faders and burly toggle switches
  • Assembled by hand in San Francisco, CA
  • Scratch-resistant anodized aluminum faceplate
  • All 18-8 stainless steel hardware
  • Environmentally sealed twist-lock USB cable included
  • USB bus-powered
  • Class-compliant USB device (no driver to install)
  • Dimensions: 11.5″ x 18″ x 4″, 7.5lbs
  • Available NOW for $1999.00 (USD). Scroll down for details.

“As a musician/instrumentalist, I had been frustrated by controllers that lacked an expressive interface — button grids simply did not do it for me. Then the Mojo came along. With its combination of ribbons, switches, buttons, and ergonomic design, I was in controller heaven. Playing with sound had never been so much fun!”
 — Goyopod



“The Mojo is the single greatest controller in the history of MIDI. If it had a vagina I would never leave the house.” — Ill Gates


Super Fun Instrument Design from Nathan Lively on Vimeo.

The MOJO is available for $1999.00 (USD). Please contact for details!


  • MOJOs are built by hand as orders are fulfilled. They do not ship immediately upon purchase.
  • Shipping is $60.00 to USA destinations.
  • The MOJO pictured above comes from the initial production run; subsequent MOJOs will have slight cosmetic differences.
  • An additional 8.5% sales tax will be added to orders shipped to California.
  • International Shipping rates will vary.
  • Prices do NOT include foreign sales tax, import fees, tariffs or VAT.
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