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Topic: VERY Basic MIDI Controller Help (Read 1 time) previous topic - next topic


Hi everyone,

For my final year project at University I intend to make a MIDI Controller which utilises the Arduino Uno.

It's still in the very early stages as I'm still getting to grips with coding (not exactly my forte!)

At the moment, I have a linear potentiometer that is sending serial data to my computer, which I can view in the serial monitor window. Unfortunately, I cannot set the Baud Rate to 31250 as I cannot view anything in the serial monitor window otherwise (anyone know a work around for this?)

All I want to do at the moment is get the potentiometer to send MIDI information to my computer, so I can change the volume or something in a DAW. Ideally, I'd like to do this via USB. I don't really know where to start - I've been desperately searching the internet for some coding tutorials for Arduinos and MIDI, but no luck.

I understand I probably sound a little ignorant and for that I apologise - but I'd really appreciate any help anyone can give.



If you're not sending the data to an actual MIDI device and just need to view it on a computer, just set the baud rate to some more normal rate, like 115200.
You don't have to use the serial monitor, you can use any terminal emulator, like puTTY.
Or have I not understood the question?
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Ooops, sorry I mean I want to use the controller to control things in a DAW, like Logic or Pro Tools.


Post the code that you already have so we can all see what's missing.

I am assuming that you have looked up the MIDI specification and know the codes and messages to send to the device to do what you want?
Arduino libraries http://arduinocode.codeplex.com
Parola hardware & library http://parola.codeplex.com


- I've been desperately searching the internet for some coding tutorials for Arduinos and MIDI, but no luck

Come off it the Internet is crawling with MIDI arduino stuff.
Just look at one of my projects for a start, and there is more on that site as well.


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