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Re: Puts a whole new light on midi controllers....

Postby Folderol » Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:40 am

In my spare time (whatever that is) I've been playing with an Arduino Mega - that's the one with over 50 I/O lines, 16 of which can be configured as 10 bit analog, and 4 of which can be serial ports able to programmed to send and receive MIDI. I've been toying with the idea of building a complete interface to go with the Yoshimi Pi. It would be tedious rather than difficult, but just think 16 sliders programmable over USB with standard serial commands!

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Sorry, didn't mean to hijack the thread - that's a very professional setup. Must have access to some serious engineering kit.
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Re: Puts a whole new light on midi controllers....

Postby Eddy Deegan » Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:08 am

Wow, that's quite the hobbyist!
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Re: Puts a whole new light on midi controllers....

Postby BillB » Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:40 pm

Interesting, appears to be based around Doepfer USB64 which provides 64 controller inputs. Would be interesting to know a little more detail of the implementation and assignment of pots/switches to specific MIDI CCs. I guess if it is controlling a soft synth or app, the specific parameters are mapped in those apps, so relatively easy.

Very nice implementation though - I bet they are a pleasure to use.
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