Developers, makers and hobbyists that are looking for a way to convert MIDI messages into general-purpose output, are sure to find the new MIDIWidget board worth more investigation.
The MIDIWidget has been created by John Staskevich and has been specifically designed to provide an easy way of controlling real-world devices using MIDI messages that can be sent from your computer or MIDI controller, watch the video below to learn more.
The MIDIWidget project is currently over on the Kickstarter crowd funding website looking to raise enough pledges to make the jump from concept to production.
“You don’t have to write any code. The MIDIWidget already understands MIDI note, CC, program change, and sync messages. Use the drop-down menus in the MIDIWidget Configurator app (Mac, Win) to specify an independent behavior for each of the MIDIWidget’s 24 digital logic outputs. What are the applications? The MIDIWidget is the brain for all kinds of DIY projects:
– Robotic musical instruments (Here is a circuit diagram for controlling solenoids or power relays using the MIDIWIdget.)
– Guitar amp and effect loop switching
– Light control or general-purpose relay control
– Studio recording lights or other DAW status indicators
– Triggering a modular synthesizer or other instrument that can be triggered with a digital logic signal
So if you think MIDIWidget is something your projects could benefit from, visit the Kickstarter website now to make a pledge from $48 and help MIDIWidget become a reality.
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