Be a Control Freak
In this installment of the MIDI for the Arduino series, we will look at using MIDI CC messages to control our Arduino board.
Before You StartIf you are new to this series you will first need to build the MIDI Input circuit described HERE.
You will also need to install the Arduino MIDI library as described HERE.
What is MIDI CC?The 'CC" in MIDI CC stands for Continuous Controller or Control Change. Like everything on the internet, there is much debate over the correct term. I like to think of the physical knob as a Continuous Controller and the data it produces as Control Change messages. Everybody wins!!
See The LightTo demonstrate this topic, we will build up a little LED light show that can be controlled by incoming CC data. Don't be fooled by the simplicity of this project. With the right interface circuit, you could run full size stage lighting using this concept.
Build ItDownload the software HERE and upload it to your Arduino. ** NOTE - Make sure you disconnect the wires from your Arduino's RX and TX pins before you send the program. If you don't, you will get an error message and the upload will fail. **
Now watch the video and follow along. Have fun!