August 24, 2012

DIY Arduino-based MIDI foot pedal

 Musician and instructables member 'robtoole' was looking for an easier way to trigger audio samples from MIDI equipment during performances, and turned to the Arduino world for a solution. Using a simple digital input and output, he published a method that encloses the hardware in a foot-pedal, and can trigger any MIDI device. In this example, he has used an iPhone running Garage Band and a MIDI adaptor. 

Quite an inexpensive way to solve the problem, and easy to recreate. So to get started, head over to the instructions here. And we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.

Thinking of embedding an Arduino-compatible board in your next project? consider the Freetronics LeoStick:

 Apart from being one of the smallest Arduino-compatibles on the market with USB, it also has an onboard RGB LED and piezo which can be used a knock sensor and various tune and sound effects. For more information and to order, click here.

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