Hi. I’m completely new here.
I have a background in furniture making, and as a musician, playing keys and guitars in a band. My soldering abilities are decent, as I’ve built guitars, pedals and guitar amplifiers in the past.
I’m building a midi foot controller based on Thoren Shluter’s midi mule. http://thoro.de/page/midi-mule-en? I need an 8 button foot pedals to send 8 specific instructions to my Yamaha MODX synthesiser (to switch scenes). This will allow me to do it without lifting my hands from the keyboard mid-song. I only need midi out on this, as I should be able to program it by USB.
I’ve built my enclosure, and wired it up as per the plans on Thoren’s website. I was going for a 70’s synth vibe, with wooden end panels. I’ve built it with 1mm stainless steel plate, which I bent into shape. Iroko ends routed to fit the steel ends, and glued on with JBWeld glue. This was sprayed with black truck bed liner paint, which has a matt black textured finish.
At the moment, the underside is a jumble of wires. I’ve directly soldered the generic Nano onto a through hole soldered board, and made all of the connections. I plan to re-make the board with a genuine Nano, and ribbon connectors for all of the wiring on header sockets, so that it looks nice on the inside.
As a complete beginner to arduino coding and programming, I’m kind of stuck on how to assemble the bits of code that I need.
I have downloaded the Arduino Midi Library and the Switch Debouncing library by Albert van Dalen.
I’m perhaps jumping in at the deep end here, but I really want this to work. I’m prepared to do research into this and learn what I need to, but I’d appreciate any help and pointers which you might be able to give me.