Arduino USB MIDI Merge

This project uses two off-the-shelf Arduino shields to provide a USB and Serial MIDI merge to a single Serial MIDI OUT. Warning! I strongly recommend using old or second hand equipment for your experiments.  I am not responsible for any damage to expensive instruments! These are the key Arduino tutorials for the main concepts … Continue reading Arduino USB MIDI Merge

MIDI Connections Cheat Sheet

It seems that every time I start to wire-up a MIDI socket or plug I'm looking up, yet again, both what goes to pin 4 and pin 5, and also which pins on a MIDI socket are pins 4 and 5! So I thought I'd hunt around once and for all for everything I can … Continue reading MIDI Connections Cheat Sheet

Raspberry Pi, Clumsy MIDI and MT32-Pi

If you're a regular reader of this blog, you'll have noticed my trusty Roland MT-32 MIDI sound module in various experiments. It even featured in my "Raspberry Pi Plays Bach" video which was my first play with MIDI on the Raspberry Pi Pico. I've been wanting to experiment with some of options for using a … Continue reading Raspberry Pi, Clumsy MIDI and MT32-Pi

Raspberry Pi Pico MIDI “pack” Interface

Having now done both MIDI In and MIDI Out for the Raspberry Pi Pico, and having seen the Adafruit MIDI Feather Wing and the design for "packs" ("shields" in Arduino speak or "wings" in Adafruit Feather speak) from Pimoroni, I wanted a convenient equivalent for my MIDI In and Out and this is the result. … Continue reading Raspberry Pi Pico MIDI “pack” Interface

MIDI, MicroPython and the Raspberry Pi Pico

It was an exciting day on Thursday this week on Twitter.  I was able to watch the release of the Raspberry Pi Foundation's new microcontroller board, the Raspberry Pi Pico and it looks like it will have lots of features that will be of interest for Simple DIY Electronic Music Projects. And the best bit?  … Continue reading MIDI, MicroPython and the Raspberry Pi Pico