Author Topic: Has anybody built a midi control surface?  (Read 8951 times)

deadastronaut

Re: Has anybody built a midi control surface?
« Reply #20 on: October 09, 2012, 07:16:48 AM »
from what i gather, he is using a prog (the download link for it is in the text ) to assign keys to controls yeah....(there are 128 midi commands) so you might need to configure em for what you want.... e.g  midi 7 is volume IIRC)

not sure on the usb keyboard to midi, but i'm sure there must be something out there.....ive used my qwerty to play keyboard midi notes before..a long time ago..

i guess you'd have to download the appropriate qwerty to midi prog and try it...

i don't use ableton myself, or i would try it...

i use cubase/reason...but iv'e been out of the loop (pardon the pun) with midi for a while....


he tried his on pc and mac....and saiad it was fine....



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vendettav

Re: Has anybody built a midi control surface?
« Reply #21 on: October 10, 2012, 01:53:53 PM »
well to be honest I am not using Ableton either. I'm using Reaper for recordings and I record heavier music as you might remember, not electronic music.

Anyways, I think I should have some Gameport joysticks laying around, and even one with a USB jack... Is it possible to rehouse the PCB and get new controller buttons to it or even add sliders or something?!
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deadastronaut

Re: Has anybody built a midi control surface?
« Reply #22 on: October 11, 2012, 04:28:18 AM »
you might want to talk to this guy...i think he built this to use with guitar rig soft...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPZWuMsCa6M

but he has rigged up an expression/volume on it too.... :)


it doesn't matter what music you record, its the midi that turns stuff on/off etc...a universal language.

check out youtube theres plenty of diy midi controller projects...

you'll need a midi mapping prog , like midi yoke...there may be others..


« Last Edit: October 11, 2012, 04:35:44 AM by deadastronaut »
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Re: Has anybody built a midi control surface?
« Reply #23 on: October 11, 2012, 08:49:40 AM »
well I found a joystick and it turned out otb e a gameport joystick which is all analog inside... dayum

gonna try and the USB one.
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potul

Re: Has anybody built a midi control surface?
« Reply #24 on: October 24, 2012, 11:06:33 AM »
Hi,

I designed and built myself a MIDI foot controller some time ago. It basically sends MIDI messages based on the configuration (preset changes, continuous control, etc...). It has some buttons and can get connected to 2 expression pedals.
Same concept could be extrapolated to a table controller. although I can tell you it's not a simple task to build (and program) one of those. If you feel brave enought, I can help you getting up to speed.

You can see a test of it here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTVphwkp_MQ&feature=plcp


Mat

vendettav

Re: Has anybody built a midi control surface?
« Reply #25 on: November 02, 2012, 05:40:41 AM »
Hi,

I designed and built myself a MIDI foot controller some time ago. It basically sends MIDI messages based on the configuration (preset changes, continuous control, etc...). It has some buttons and can get connected to 2 expression pedals.
Same concept could be extrapolated to a table controller. although I can tell you it's not a simple task to build (and program) one of those. If you feel brave enought, I can help you getting up to speed.

You can see a test of it here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTVphwkp_MQ&feature=plcp


Mat


thanks man, that stuff loooks quite neat to be honest.
I'm at a very financially bad situation at the moment so I'm not up for this project yet. I'll be purchasing an Arduino uno though once I get some more money coming along my way. I heard it easy to start with and has tons of support which would be really good for a starting point :) what do you think about it?
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potul

Re: Has anybody built a midi control surface?
« Reply #26 on: November 02, 2012, 07:42:53 PM »
Arduino is a good place to start. It has the advantage over PICs that it is easier to start with, and you don't need a programmer. On the other side is more expensive than a PIC based solution. But if you factor in the cost of a programmer... you are in the same page.