theMIDInator MIDI controller has been created by Switch & Lever using an Arduino Mega with its 54 digital IO and 16 analog pins to provide a wealth of inputs enabling data to pass onto a digital audio workstation (DAW) to create the actual sound. Watch the overview video below to learn more about the project and the build process when creating an Arduino MIDI controller.
“What do you do when you don’t have enough controls on your MIDI keyboard? You build a MIDI controller of course! Using an Arduino and some basic components this is an easier feat than you may imagine!”
TheMIDInator is a MIDI controller based on an Arduino MEGA 2560. It uses a few potentiometers, rotary encoders, a joystick, switches and a keypad as inputs and sends MIDI commands via serial USB interface to the computer. For this controller to work properly a program such as Hairless MIDI to Serial Bridge needs to be running on the computer to receive the commands. This can then be piped into your DAW of choice.”