Greetings, forum! This is my first post here.
I plan to make a MIDI pedalboard for a keyboard to play it like an organ (keyboard+pedals). My keyboard is a Yamaha PSR E433. It has USB to host and USB to device ports. My goal is to connect the pedalboard directly to the keyboard, so when a pedal is pressed, the corresponding note is played on the keyboard. I don't want to use a computer as a bridge between the pedals and the keyboard.
So, my doubt is: Can I achieve this with an arduino? Is it a good choice? I have worked with microcontrollers but I'm not an expert in the subject. I've never worked with any arduino nor other development boards. I'm also new to MIDI and USB. I have no qualms with C/C++ nor assembly programming.
I want to use an arduino because I will have to buy one anyway, for a robotics course.
Thanks! And please forgive my rusty English.