MIDI CPU: Instant DIY MIDI Controller

The new MIDI CPU accepts input from switches, potentiometers, rotary encoders, switch matrices and external digital & analog signals.  In response, it generates virtually any type of MIDI message.  Buy now!

The MIDI CPU ships fully assembled.  Simply attach MIDI connectors, control components, and a battery or DC power supply.

Features include:

  • 24 independent input terminals
  • Monitors up to 128 switches, 14 potentiometers, or 12 encoders
  • Allows mixed input types
  • Merges MIDI input with locally generated messages—multiple units share a single MIDI Out port
  • Powered via battery or DC supply between 3.3V and 12V
  • Measures only 66mm x 38mm (2.6″ x 1.5″)
  • Configured via MIDI SysEx message
  • User-upgradeable firmware

The MIDI CPU has a long list of potential applications.  Build your own traditional footswitch, keyboard, or “knob box” controller.  Build your own alternative MIDI controller—optical theremin, fret-based controller, etc.  Generate MIDI note patterns or CC waveforms from digital or analog signals.  Re-purpose a “consumer” keyboard, calculator, game controller, or other electronic device as a MIDI controller.

These possibilities will be explored with “how-to” information at the blog and forums.

Have you registered yet?  The forums are the best place to ask for product information or technical support.