Got a gig coming up and wanted to avoid using my entire drum2musocv system. “I know”, I thought, “I’ll use that Arduino USB host shield that I’ve got lying around to make a simple device to sync my Arturia Beatstep and add some CV clock pulse outs, too. Should be easy!”
But after getting the USB Host Shield working (eventually), I found that the Beatstep wasn’t receiving any data, even though the library was detecting and identifying it perfectly. After asking on a thread with similar symptoms (https://github.com/YuuichiAkagawa/USBH_MIDI/issues/73) and applying the two-line fix by the author, I was getting MIDI notes and CC info transferring both ways, but still not MIDI clock.
Since dipping my toes into Eurorack (which explains why I’ve not actually finished any music since last summer..), I’ve been writing this Arduino Zero and MidiMuso CV-12 based project to control it from my DAW and add stuff like Euclidian rhythms. Available for your consideration over at github.
Been a while since I’d updated this site, so its a sudden spam of new posts, but I’ve now added some new releases to the Music and Videos pages!
I’ve also uploaded an album and a small selection of tracks to Spotify, Apple Music etc using DistroKid, so you can now stream or buy some of my music on other platforms. If you like my stuff please go and give me a follow and listen!
More to come soon, but I update somewhat more regularly at the doctea and vurfx facebook pages x
Dead chuffed that I managed to get this sucker working (in the end)!
Based on the ARMSID SID replacement chip, with an Arduino Uno handling the USB, MIDI and chip-controlling bits.
Also includes an FLStudio dashboard to control it with and enable saving presets etc. Flashed the bootloader with USBMidiKliK to make it appear as a class-compliant MIDI device and now I can just plug it in to USB and my default FL template has the generator all set up and ready to go with a preset loaded ready to start tweaking and recording!
I built a MadLab Noise-X kit, cool thing, great scifi bleeps, drones and siren type noises.
I’ve put together a cheat sheet for controlling it. I’m planning to get this printed onto a mouse mat or something for easy reference and to stop it sliding around on the desk to much. Might be useful to someone else too!
I’ve also created an FL Studio Patcher preset and dashboard, set up to control the various Noise-X parameters. Some trial and error and figured some other things out from the source. Click here to download it