Simple USB-MIDI to MIDI

Having experimented with the Hobbytronics USBMIDI device, I always wanted to see if it was possible to build my own using an Arduino. And it turns out to be a lot simpler than I expected, as least to use the USBMIDI keyboard for MIDI OUT to another device. Warning! I strongly recommend using an old or … Continue reading Simple USB-MIDI to MIDI

Arduino MIDI Channel Monitor – Part 2

I liked the way my Arduino MIDI Channel Monitor turned out so much that I decided to tidy it up and commit it to stripboard after all and I'm pretty pleased with the results. https://youtu.be/mgPapCQgJ7g In the video you can see the LED for channel 10 lighting up when the drums are played and the LED … Continue reading Arduino MIDI Channel Monitor – Part 2

Arduino Piezo MIDI Controller

This project uses piezo sensors to build a simple "drum" MIDI controller.  This is a relatively simple build, but there are a number of excellent examples of doing this "properly" out on the Internet. Here are some that are particularly great: Marco's DIY Percussion Kit. todbot's Arduino Drum MIDI drum kit. The YAMMI Drum with … Continue reading Arduino Piezo MIDI Controller

Arduino USB MIDI VS1053 Synth

This project builds on the Arduino MIDI VS1053 Synth but introduces a neat little module  from Hobbytronics.co.uk that lets you use a range of USB MIDI controllers with the Arduino. Warning! I strongly recommend using an old or second hand keyboard for your MIDI experiments.  I am not responsible for any damage to expensive instruments! These … Continue reading Arduino USB MIDI VS1053 Synth