Can I just send the same data from the Arduino (just parallel cables) to both?
Also, when you use MIDI out from the Arduino, does it mean you can't use something like an XBee at the same time?
QuoteCan I just send the same data from the Arduino (just parallel cables) to both?Funny you should ask...this just came up a little while ago and this is what we suggested:http://ruggedcircuits.com/html/circuit__29.html
It very much depends upon which I/O pins are being used for what. To tout or own solution, the Flexible MIDI Shield can be set up to transmit and receive on a variety of pins to try to avoid pin conflicts with other shields. You could even use two of these shields to send data over two different cables independently (though they don't stack directly on top of another because of how tall the MIDI connectors are -- you'd need another shield or spacer in-between).
That looks perfect! Does the code have to change any when doing that? (other than the appropriate MIDI messages)
Also, tried looking that IRLIB9343 up and I can't find it in the usual places. Is it difficult to come across?