Not for the faint hearted: DIY MIDI controller!

Discussion in 'Education' started by mrpsanter, May 21, 2016.

  1. mrpsanter

    mrpsanter Platinum Record

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    If you feel like building your very own MIDI controller, have a look...

     
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  3. SineWave

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    This is really easy to do. I think there are also bigger "Teensy" boards for more faders, pots, and knobs. Great stuff! :wink:
     
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    Great thread!!! :wink::like::wink:
     
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    this guy's a genius ( talk about fainting when i saw what he did to this novation :wow: )
     
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    huschiwuschi Producer

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    The issue with the Teensy is that building a custom controller gehts more expensive than buying a ready product no ? Fair enogh around 20 $ for just the board (which is out of stock :( )
    https://www.pjrc.com/store/teensy31.html
     
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    https://www.pjrc.com/store/teensy32.html

    Usually it is so, if You build it with new components, and want it to look nice and fancy,
    But if You don`t care how it looks, and use some parts of broken keyboards, than You can do it with a very little investment.

    At the end of the day, it works, and there is a satisfaction that You built it! :disco:

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    the WeMOS D1 is maybe a better alternative than the Teensy ?!?
     
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    mrpsanter Platinum Record

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    This is totally hardcore. :wink:
    And I see that he also uses some Kurzweil parts...
     
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    there is a lot of methods to build a DIY MIDI controller: Livid Instruments' products (Brain Jr, Brain V2 etc), Arduino, there are some fantastic things on SparkFun Electronics and SpickenzieLabs... I lately decided to build a DIY drum pad, just as a Roland SPD SX, but only controller. I think I'll stick with Arduino. I would have gone with Brain Jr. of Livid Instruments, but it does not support PIEZOs... :(
     
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