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mechachoi

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Welcome! I’m Mike Choi AKA mechachoi (meh-ka-choi)! I’m super glad you’re here. I’m a self-taught musician, playing covers of mostly video game tunes, but I love playing all sorts of music. I’m also a hardware engineer by day, so I might use Twitch to stream fun projects!

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***Welcome!*** **I’m Mike Choi AKA mechachoi** (meh-ka-choi)! I’m super glad you’re here. I’m a self-taught musician, playing covers of video game tunes, but I love playing all sorts of music. I’m also a hardware hacker / engineer by day, so I might use Twitch to stream working on fun video game hardware projects.
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YES, I take requests! Here's how it works **be sure to read the rules first!** #How to Song Request For song requests, check out the [songlist here!](https://www.streamersonglist.com/s/mechachoi/songs) Or click on the big Requests image above! When the queue is open, anyone can request a song from the list! Please be patient as it may take a while for me to get to your request! ## Live Learns Below the chat box, you should see an icon of two green and yellow gears! These are Gears (our version of channel points). You gain them by sticking around the stream! Click on the Gears icon and then you can submit a live learn request by clicking on the Live Learn Request button. Live Learn requests cost 2000 points. If I veto your request then your points will be refunded! And that's all there is to it! All you need to do is sit back, relax, and wait for me to get to your request. ##Things to remember when requesting 1. Don't be shy! Taking requests is one of my favorite parts about making music. I love playing all sorts of music, but I specialize in jazzy renditions of video game tunes. 2. Don't take it personally if I don't play your song! Since I play by ear and **can't read sheet music**, I might butcher your song, or might not play it altogether if it's too complicated. (For example, I can almost guarantee that won't be able to play any complicated classical pieces.) 3. If I decide to veto your song request, just submit another request for a different song! Once I veto your request, your points will be refunded. I'll try my best to explain why I skipped it so that you'll have better luck with your next request.
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Everyone is welcome! Be friendly! 1. **Be positive, kind, and polite to one another in chat.** No racism, violence, or bigotry! **Please keep profanity to a minimum!** 2. **Yes, I take requests!** Don't be shy, you can make requests using the [songlist here!](https://www.streamersonglist.com/s/mechachoi/songs) For live learns, use Gears (our channel points). Read the rest of the rules first though! See the "Requests" Panel. 2. **Be patient:** I may take a little while to get to your request! Please don’t spam a request. Spamming will result in a ban! It also might take me a long time to figure out your song! 3. **I might decide to veto certain requests!** Requests are free, and nobody wants to watch someone play a song they don’t feel like playing. Don't take it personally! Just make another request! ;) 4. No blatant self-promotion! We love our shoutouts here, but don't chat just to promote yourself. 5. Please keep chat in English-only so that we can all understand what's going on. 6. Be respectful and have fun!
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[Twitter](https://twitter.com/mechachoi): Definitely the best place to see what I'm up to! Follow for stream updates, and updates on the other projects I’m working on! [Insta](https://instagram.com/mechachoi): if you want to see what kind of Korean food i cook [Youtube](https://youtube.com/mechachoi): I upload videos of my projects here! [Discord](https://discord.gg/VtRRa8A) Join our Discord to hang out, talk about music, video games, and random stuff! You'll also get pinged when I go live.
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**1. What instruments do you play?** I mainly play piano and keyboard related instruments! I also play a lot of melodica/pianica. **2. How long have you been playing?** I have been playing piano in some form for around 15 years or so. I’m entirely self-taught, and can’t read sheet music— which means that some songs can be a real struggle! **3. Do you have perfect pitch?** I definitely don't have perfect pitch! I have sort of OK relative pitch. If you stick around my streams, you'll definitely see that I don't have perfect pitch. LOL. **4. What gear are you using?** Piano / keyboard sounds: Korg Module iOS + M-Audio DCP-200 Microphone: Shure SM7B Flute pianica: Suzuki Andes P-25 Normal pianica: Yamaha P-37D Breath control digital pianica: [**PWI-1**](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMwzxHWR0Sg) (it's custom!) **5. How can I support the channel?** I have a tipping page [here](https://streamelements.com/mechachoi/tip) but if you'd like to support give me a follow and if you're really enjoying the stream, feel free to subscribe! Special thanks to [Mister Raroo](https://twitter.com/mister_raroo) for the spectacular channel art! He's the best. Check out his webcomic [Bug Boss!](https://twitter.com/bugbosscomic)
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**What's that crazy wooden keyboard thing!?** That's the PWI-1 (Piani-tar Wind Instrument) It's a custom MIDI-capable digital pianica-keytar that I built myself. It uses a Breath and Bite Controller which allows me to control the volume and vibrato with my breath, just like you would on a normal pianica. Essentially, it's a pianica that you can put whatever sounds you want on! [**Learn more about the PWI-1 here!**](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMwzxHWR0Sg)