Wednesday, 8 July 2015

MIDI for the Arduino - Understanding MIDI Language

Computer Science for Musicians


Have you ever looked at the back pages of a synthesizer manual? It's filled with charts and tables that resemble the markings found on debris from a UFO crash site. But do not despair!

The following video will provide a crash course in Computer Science to help you take control of your Midi device. As a bonus, you can astound your band mates with your new found knowledge of Hexadecimal to Binary number conversions. Enjoy!


2 comments:

  1. Good Day.. Watched the video and somehow got the idea about number systems. But still confused on the midi table provided on my manual and what value I should send to my midi device in order to change patch/bank. I use Boss GT-100, can you explain the values I should send from my micro-controller(arduino uno) to simply change patch/banks. Here's the link of the midi implementation on the manual.

    https://www.boss.info/us/support/by_product/gt-100/owners_manuals/cc75c9da-e9ed-4024-ad6b-9208323a3d8f/


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    1. Hi Lanze. I cover Program Change messages in this live stream: https://youtu.be/PlCY_ELYAfs

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