Author Topic: Getting Started with DSP and MIDI  (Read 2676 times)

John Egerton

Getting Started with DSP and MIDI
« on: April 19, 2007, 12:38:48 PM »
Hey guys...

I've been building and tweaking effects pedals for a couple of years now and would like to start getting into DSP.

I'm a programmer fluent in C# and Java. Would this aid me?

Could anyone direct me to any articles or projects to get me started?

Any guides for some really simple projects t whet my appetite?

I want to build my knowledge up until I can make and design my own MIDI program changer that can also handle control changes...

Thanks as always guys...

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Re: Getting Started with DSP and MIDI
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2007, 03:17:56 PM »
You can do plenty of DSP simulation in Excel or Scilab (open source version of MATLAB) - I find that it's more useful to play around with algorithms in this way as the results are instant and you can easily plot results and such.  You will then be more confident of things working when it comes to a real implementation.  Knowledge of any programming language is beneficial, they are all pretty similar when it comes down to it.


Re: Getting Started with DSP and MIDI
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2007, 09:49:30 PM »
You could check out the VST-SDK from Steinberg.  It's C++ and there are examples in there to get you started.  You can then try out you DSP algo's in a VST host like cubase, abletone or bidule. 

Check out the music-dsp source code archive for lots of code snippets that will be very useful for trying this stuff out.

Something like pure-data or max/msp is good for prototyping ideas also.