MAWIP – Mechatronically Assisted Wind Instruments Platform

Not on all instruments does a key or hole correspond to a note. On some instruments, lifting or lowering a finger is not enough to produce a tuned sound… even though it would be incredibly convenient. That’s how Mawip was born: a bassoonist, tired of tangled phalanges and tendons, decided to make the fingering of his instrument straightforward and progressive, drawing inspiration from the positions of the German fingering recorder currently used in primary and secondary schools throughout Italy due to its simplicity and immediate playability. The ultimate goal? Make fingering for all woodwinds easy and universal. How? Through electrical buttons, a computer that interprets hand gestures, levers, and servomotors that move keys and buttons. Let music finally be for everyone!