Ready-Made MIDI Modules

This page collects together any "ready to go" MIDI interfaces that I've used for any of my projects.  It will be updated as I discover and try new ones.  If you want to build your own, there are plenty of ideas on the Arduino MIDI Interfaces page. Note: I have no affiliation or interest in … Continue reading Ready-Made MIDI Modules

Lo-Fi Orchestra – 1812 Overture Finale

In celebration of this being the 100th post on this blog, the Lo-Fi Orchestra is proud to present the finale from Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture. Utilising elements of the MIDI file by Scott P. Anderson from Classical musical midi composers biography free classical midi. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNIXccdZGl0&feature=youtu.be Featuring the full line-up from the Lo-Fi Orchestra with extra special … Continue reading Lo-Fi Orchestra – 1812 Overture Finale

LOLShield MIDI Lighting Effects

This project goes back to the LOLShield and uses it to trigger some LED animations in response to MIDI events. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hu4hc7NGaGI&feature=youtu.be 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 are the key Arduino tutorials for the main concepts … Continue reading LOLShield MIDI Lighting Effects

JQ6500 MIDI MP3 Player Module – Part 2

Having played with my JQ6500 a little now, I just wanted to finish the project by building a shield to support the module's use with an Arduino Uno. 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 are the … Continue reading JQ6500 MIDI MP3 Player Module – Part 2

JQ6500 MIDI MP3 Player Module

As I mentioned last time, I want to turn m JQ6500 into a MIDI-driven sample player.  This project describes how to do that. In part 2, I turn this into a simple shield. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mvTisAVe5o&feature=youtu.be Warning! I strongly recommend using an old or second hand keyboard for your MIDI experiments.  I am not responsible for any damage … Continue reading JQ6500 MIDI MP3 Player Module

AD9833 MIDI Signal Generator – Part 2

This project builds on the AD9833 MIDI Signal Generator and adds a second signal generator for some simple additive synthesis. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32NULaB28QM&feature=youtu.be 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 are the key Arduino tutorials for the main concepts used … Continue reading AD9833 MIDI Signal Generator – Part 2

AD9833 MIDI Signal Generator

This project adds MIDI receiving to the AD9833. In part 2 I add a second oscillator. In this final part, I add multiple oscillators. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7y-fDsf5tE&feature=youtu.be 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 are the key Arduino tutorials … Continue reading AD9833 MIDI Signal Generator