Category Archives: midi

Teensy HID Midi Controller

Background Until recently, I had used an Arduino to output readings from potentiometers over serial USB, convert it to MIDI in Pure Data and then send it to Ableton Live. This convoluted setup has one clear drawback: you always have to have PD running to convert the serial to MIDI. I wanted something that wouldn’t [...] Continue reading

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Pre programmed PICs

Following some requests, I have listed pre-programmed PICs on ebay for a couple of my projects. If there is much interest (and its not all a massive hassle) I might also look into getting some PCBs made up and putting kits togetherFor now here are the … Continue reading

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Pre programmed PICs

Following some requests, I have listed pre-programmed PICs on ebay for a couple of my projects. If there is much interest (and its not all a massive hassle) I might also look into getting some PCBs made up and putting kits togetherFor now here are the … Continue reading

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POKEY sound chip experiments

The Atari POKEY was the classic soundchip in the Atari 8-bit home computers and many 1980′s arcade games. This clip shows some of my experiments in driving a POKEY from MIDI. A PIC receives MIDI data and two 74HC595 shift registers are used to assemble… Continue reading

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POKEY sound chip experiments

The Atari POKEY was the classic soundchip in the Atari 8-bit home computers and many 1980′s arcade games. This clip shows some of my experiments in driving a POKEY from MIDI. A PIC receives MIDI data and two 74HC595 shift registers are used to assemble… Continue reading

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Hand-cranked MIDI sequencer from a baked bean can

One empty baked bean tin, some lego and a stack of little magnets… stick magnets on the tin and slide them about to ‘program’ the sequencer, then grab hold of the ‘transport control’ and crank away…. The breadboard contains 5 hall-effect switches a… Continue reading

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Hand-cranked MIDI sequencer from a baked bean can

One empty baked bean tin, some lego and a stack of little magnets… stick magnets on the tin and slide them about to ‘program’ the sequencer, then grab hold of the ‘transport control’ and crank away…. The breadboard contains 5 hall-effect switches a… Continue reading

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MIDI Guitar on Stripboard… Kind of

Somewhere between the Omnichord and the Stylophone lies this thing… simple but suprisingly effective… a PIC16F688 microcontroller, 2 shift registers IC’s, 36 switches and a bunch of wire. The buttons select major/minor/maj7/min7/7/dim/aug chords ba… Continue reading

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MIDI Guitar on Stripboard… Kind of

Somewhere between the Omnichord and the Stylophone lies this thing… simple but suprisingly effective… a PIC16F688 microcontroller, 2 shift registers IC’s, 36 switches and a bunch of wire. The buttons select major/minor/maj7/min7/7/dim/aug chords ba… Continue reading

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Stylophone MIDI controller

A few months ago I used an Arduino clone board to send MIDI messages out of a Stylophone. I always intended to take it to the next level and get another Stylophone (preferably a broken one) and rip out the guts to fit all the electronics inside, and al… Continue reading

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