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SysEx with p zero?

Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:38 am

my name is Matteo, I am 30 years old, I'm from Italy and I have a passion for synthesizers.

In fact I would like to create a simple device, that allows me to send to the USB (type B) of my synthesizer, a SysEx message of 61 bytes containing the information necessary to change the type of sound to the instrument.
Currently I do this through an App on the tablet but I would like something small and immediate to use in live. (for example 8 buttons each associated with a different sysex).
The Raspberry Pi Zero look very small, is it suitable for my purpose?

Thanks in advance to everyone.

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Re: SysEx with p zero?

Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:36 pm

The Pi Zero should be able to do what you want. It should be possible to create a hardware MIDI Out connection with nothing more than a couple of resistors and a 5-way DIN socket. I would also have thought a Pi Zero operating in gadget mode should be able to supply the SysEx through USB.

It would be worth searching the forum for posts on using PI's with MIDI.

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