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Thewball

Hello those of the Arduino Community!

As I am a noob, I have a few problems with my new musical instrument shield.

I currently have the four terminals (with a trace going to them) of the shield connected to the Arduino Uno through 2'' jumper wires. I loaded up the example code that SparkFun has posted on their web page, and when I power on the Arduino, I see the 'on' light illuminate on the actual Arduino, and the 'L' light comes on. Is a light supposed to come on the actual shield? When I plug in a amplifier/speaker, I get the sound of tapping, and I could assume that this is the actual Midi data being passed from the arduino to the VS1053. Am I right in this assumption? Also, What am I doing wrong? I assume that the code is bug-free, and I am pretty sure that my Arduino is functioning properly. 

I will post the code just in case anyone wanted to see it!

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/*
2-12-2011
Spark Fun Electronics 2011
Nathan Seidle
Updated to Arduino 1.01 by Marc "Trench" Tschudin

This code is public domain but you buy me a beer if you use this and we meet someday (Beerware license).

This code works with the VS1053 Breakout Board and controls the VS1053 in what is called Real Time MIDI mode.
To get the VS1053 into RT MIDI mode, power up the VS1053 breakout board with GPIO0 tied low, GPIO1 tied high.

I use the NewSoftSerial library to send out the MIDI serial at 31250bps. This allows me to print regular messages
for debugging to the terminal window. This helped me out a ton.

5V : VS1053 VCC
GND : VS1053 GND
D3 (SoftSerial TX) : VS1053 RX
D4 : VS1053 RESET

Attach a headphone breakout board to the VS1053:
VS1053 LEFT : TSH
VS1053 RIGHT : RSH
VS1053 GBUF : GND

When in the drum bank (0x78), there are not different instruments, only different notes.
To play the different sounds, select an instrument # like 5, then play notes 27 to 87.

To play "Sticks" (31):
talkMIDI(0xB0, 0, 0x78); //Bank select: drums
talkMIDI(0xC0, 5, 0); //Set instrument number
//Play note on channel 1 (0x90), some note value (note), middle velocity (60):
noteOn(0, 31, 60);

*/

#include <SoftwareSerial.h>

SoftwareSerial mySerial(2, 3); // RX, TX

byte note = 0; //The MIDI note value to be played
byte resetMIDI = 4; //Tied to VS1053 Reset line
byte ledPin = 13; //MIDI traffic inidicator
int  instrument = 0;

void setup() {
  Serial.begin(57600);

  //Setup soft serial for MIDI control
  mySerial.begin(31250);

  //Reset the VS1053
  pinMode(resetMIDI, OUTPUT);
  digitalWrite(resetMIDI, LOW);
  delay(100);
  digitalWrite(resetMIDI, HIGH);
  delay(100);
  talkMIDI(0xB0, 0x07, 120); //0xB0 is channel message, set channel volume to near max (127)
}

void loop() {




  //Demo Basic MIDI instruments, GM1
  //=================================================================
  Serial.println("Basic Instruments");
  talkMIDI(0xB0, 0, 0x00); //Default bank GM1

  //Change to different instrument
  for(instrument = 0 ; instrument < 127 ; instrument++) {

    Serial.print(" Instrument: ");
    Serial.println(instrument, DEC);

    talkMIDI(0xC0, instrument, 0); //Set instrument number. 0xC0 is a 1 data byte command

    //Play notes from F#-0 (30) to F#-5 (90):
    for (note = 30 ; note < 40 ; note++) {
      Serial.print("N:");
      Serial.println(note, DEC);
     
      //Note on channel 1 (0x90), some note value (note), middle velocity (0x45):
      noteOn(0, note, 60);
      delay(50);

      //Turn off the note with a given off/release velocity
      noteOff(0, note, 60);
      delay(50);
    }

    delay(100); //Delay between instruments
  }
  //=================================================================



/*
  //Demo GM2 / Fancy sounds
  //=================================================================
  Serial.println("Demo Fancy Sounds");
  talkMIDI(0xB0, 0, 0x78); //Bank select drums

  //For this bank 0x78, the instrument does not matter, only the note
  for(instrument = 30 ; instrument < 31 ; instrument++) {

    Serial.print(" Instrument: ");
    Serial.println(instrument, DEC);

    talkMIDI(0xC0, instrument, 0); //Set instrument number. 0xC0 is a 1 data byte command

    //Play fancy sounds from 'High Q' to 'Open Surdo [EXC 6]'
    for (note = 27 ; note < 87 ; note++) {
      Serial.print("N:");
      Serial.println(note, DEC);
     
      //Note on channel 1 (0x90), some note value (note), middle velocity (0x45):
      noteOn(0, note, 60);
      delay(100);

      //Turn off the note with a given off/release velocity
      noteOff(0, note, 60);
      delay(100);
    }

    delay(100); //Delay between instruments
  }
*/


/*
  //Demo Melodic
  //=================================================================
  Serial.println("Demo Melodic? Sounds");
  talkMIDI(0xB0, 0, 0x79); //Bank select Melodic
  //These don't sound different from the main bank to me

  //Change to different instrument
  for(instrument = 27 ; instrument < 87 ; instrument++) {

    Serial.print(" Instrument: ");
    Serial.println(instrument, DEC);

    talkMIDI(0xC0, instrument, 0); //Set instrument number. 0xC0 is a 1 data byte command

    //Play notes from F#-0 (30) to F#-5 (90):
    for (note = 30 ; note < 40 ; note++) {
      Serial.print("N:");
      Serial.println(note, DEC);
     
      //Note on channel 1 (0x90), some note value (note), middle velocity (0x45):
      noteOn(0, note, 60);
      delay(50);

      //Turn off the note with a given off/release velocity
      noteOff(0, note, 60);
      delay(50);
    }

    delay(100); //Delay between instruments
  }
*/


}

//Send a MIDI note-on message.  Like pressing a piano key
//channel ranges from 0-15
void noteOn(byte channel, byte note, byte attack_velocity) {
  talkMIDI( (0x90 | channel), note, attack_velocity);
}

//Send a MIDI note-off message.  Like releasing a piano key
void noteOff(byte channel, byte note, byte release_velocity) {
  talkMIDI( (0x80 | channel), note, release_velocity);
}

//Plays a MIDI note. Doesn't check to see that cmd is greater than 127, or that data values are less than 127
void talkMIDI(byte cmd, byte data1, byte data2) {
  digitalWrite(ledPin, HIGH);
  mySerial.write(cmd);
  mySerial.write(data1);

  //Some commands only have one data byte. All cmds less than 0xBn have 2 data bytes
  //(sort of: http://253.ccarh.org/handout/midiprotocol/)
  if( (cmd & 0xF0) <= 0xB0)
    mySerial.write(data2);

  digitalWrite(ledPin, LOW);
}



Thank you for your help. I truly appreciate it.
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