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jman 31
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Re: Guitar-to-MIDI project article
« Reply #100 on: November 12, 2010, 08:08:56 AM »

Sorry, Here my revised schematic. SCHEMATIC

EDIT: Fixed my first post. Sorry about the double post!
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jman 31
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Re: Guitar-to-MIDI project article
« Reply #101 on: November 12, 2010, 10:32:07 AM »

Well, I breadboarded it today with the original schematic and what do you know, no click! So I have screwed up somewhere in my schematic or layout.
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Gurner
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Re: Guitar-to-MIDI project article
« Reply #102 on: November 16, 2010, 09:43:40 AM »

I'd lay money on those LEDs being the source of your click (I can't say why when you've breadboarded it, that the click disappeared - you schematic photo/scan isn't complete).

When the PIC switches on those LEDS, there's a small transient of current running which get's into the PIC VCC rail, this in turn gets into the TL072 supply, which in turn gets into your signal....becuase a guitar signal is so small, this current jolt is right there in with it & gets amplified up big time.

The solution is normally to have a separate regulated rail for your digital & your analogue (and the ground planes come to that) ...or you could disconnect the LEDs!
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jman 31
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Re: Guitar-to-MIDI project article
« Reply #103 on: November 16, 2010, 10:17:07 AM »

Hi Gurner and thanks for the response. I already tried removing the LED's and it didn't change anything. My next thing to try though is to separate the rails like you suggested. I haven't had time in the last few days to mess with it, but that was my next thing to try. You may still be on to something with the LED's, though I'm not sure what. I didn't include them when I breadboarded it.

Thanks,
J
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potul
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Re: Guitar-to-MIDI project article
« Reply #104 on: November 20, 2010, 01:09:31 AM »

Hi J,

What's the difference between the original schematic and yours? I've taken a quick look at both and the only difference I spot is the filtering on the 7805. I think in the original, the 2 condensers are in the output of the 7805 while you have put them in the input.

Potul
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jman 31
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Re: Guitar-to-MIDI project article
« Reply #105 on: November 20, 2010, 05:26:43 AM »

That's pretty much it Potul. I've added an alternate output, but I'm pretty sure that is not what is affecting it. And I don't have the power switch on through the audio jack (seems that should help, not hurt). I've even added the filtering back in like the original schematic to eliminate that difference. I'm afraid it may be my power trace routing on the PCB, but I haven't had much time to look at it this week. I'm hoping to get back on it soon. This is very frustrating. I am working on a surface mount version right now, so I will test that when I get it done to see if it has the same issue. I sure hope not.
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HB
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Re: Guitar-to-MIDI project article
« Reply #106 on: March 12, 2013, 04:35:58 AM »

I've just bought the EPE magazine October 2009 back issue but the software/source code is no longer available to download from EPE's website.  Does anyone know where I can find it (I have searched hard on the Internet) or can someone please post it to download.
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potul
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Re: Guitar-to-MIDI project article
« Reply #107 on: March 12, 2013, 05:42:29 AM »

From this link you can download the one that I modified, but I don't have the original one anymore.


https://sites.google.com/site/potulfx/marketing-docs/G2Mplus.asm?attredirects=0&d=1

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HB
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Re: Guitar-to-MIDI project article
« Reply #108 on: March 12, 2013, 06:22:21 AM »

Thank you very much Potul.

Would you mind explaining the hardware modification that you made for the hammer-on/slide mode selection?   I think you have added a switch so that the comparator input RA1 can be set to high or low, but you also mention including a resistor - is the resistor connected between the switch and pin 18 (RA1) as a current limiter?  What value did you use?

regards

Harry
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potul
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Re: Guitar-to-MIDI project article
« Reply #109 on: March 12, 2013, 07:22:13 AM »

The change you need to do is add a switch and a pull-up resistor. So, RA1 should be connected to either 5v or 0v. I don't remember what position is what... (I think 0v is "legacy mode" and 5v is "hammer on mode")

This version is configured for MCLR pin acting as MCLR, because my programmer requires it. This means you need an additional conection of the MCLR pin of the PIC to 5v through a 10k resistor. If you want to make it compatible with your hardware you may need to change the configuration bits.


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deadastronaut
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Re: Guitar-to-MIDI project article
« Reply #110 on: April 23, 2013, 09:36:49 AM »

 Smiley
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Lurco
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Re: Guitar-to-MIDI project article
« Reply #111 on: April 23, 2013, 11:17:07 PM »

Polyphonic without special pickup? Is it real? http://www.jamorigin.com/midi-guitar/
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potul
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Re: Guitar-to-MIDI project article
« Reply #112 on: April 24, 2013, 01:32:25 AM »

wow....
It's not the first polyphonic recognition we see (remember polytune), but for midi.... that's a challenge. I've downloaded the demo to try... tonight I will try to test it.

Mat
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Jdansti
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John


Re: Guitar-to-MIDI project article
« Reply #113 on: April 24, 2013, 02:00:26 AM »

I'm going to give that app a try. I've got a Sonuus G2M, but it's monophonic and I don't play clean enough for it to sound decent.
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deadastronaut
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Re: Guitar-to-MIDI project article
« Reply #114 on: April 27, 2013, 12:43:09 PM »

thanks to artifus i'm now building the Guitar 2 midi  project...(even though its only mono i'm looking forward to hooking it up and messing around with it as my first introduction to midi guitar)

i have to wait for my 18pin socket for the pic, but other than that its ready to go... Cool

below are the files artifus kindly sent me. Cool




https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/7464107/G2MaPCB.pdf

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/7464107/G2MaRob1.pdf


@potul/john  did you try that demo plugin?

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Jdansti
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Re: Guitar-to-MIDI project article
« Reply #115 on: April 27, 2013, 08:02:19 PM »

^ I haven't tried the plugin yet. It's been a while since I've used my DAW due to having to overhaul my computer. I hope to give it a try after my wife turns me loose from my remodeling work. 
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potul
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Re: Guitar-to-MIDI project article
« Reply #116 on: April 28, 2013, 12:38:54 AM »


@potul/john  did you try that demo plugin?


not yet. This weekend my home PC decided to stop working... looks like the HDD passed away.  Once I have this fixed I will try

Mat
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deadastronaut
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Rob H. LONDON


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Re: Guitar-to-MIDI project article
« Reply #117 on: April 29, 2013, 07:08:16 AM »

update on those pdf's..

reverse the 7805. Wink...other than that all fine. Wink

voila' i have a midi guitar now...its pretty cool with the glide/slide mode... icon_cool

a little tinkering on resistor values that i had subbed and its good to go i think...

its brilliant playing the synths in cubase/reason etc....lots of fun to be had...even though its mono its great to mix with guitar...or on its own

get it to trigger 5ths and octaves  or sus2's / chords and your laughing.....well worth a build imho...

i'll try and do a vid, but my soundcard doesn't like cubase and windows movie maker on at the same time.. Roll Eyes...

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deadastronaut
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Rob H. LONDON


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Re: Guitar-to-MIDI project article
« Reply #118 on: April 29, 2013, 08:25:27 AM »

ok really bad phone demo vid...the mics on phones just cant handle it...but you get the idea..

sounds superb in reality..

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/7464107/mifdimovie1.wmv
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Jdansti
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John


Re: Guitar-to-MIDI project article
« Reply #119 on: April 29, 2013, 08:43:48 AM »

Very nice Art and Rob!  Sounds great!  Now you can play the oboe!  Wink

How clean did you feel you had to play to get a good sound?  What happens with a little overlap between notes?
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