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10yearold
03-09-2010, 03:48 PM
Hi all,

I'm new to the forum and new to Basic Stamp.

Which model of Basic Stamp would be most suitable to use for a midi controller? I am thinking of making a button-keyed midi controller to use in place of a regular piano type keyboard.

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Post Edited (10yearold) : 3/9/2010 10:27:56 AM GMT

hover1
03-10-2010, 03:15 AM
Does it have to transmit AND receive at the same time? If it does, the Basic Stamp is probably not a good choice.
See:

http://www.audiomulch.com/midipic/



Neither the medium range PICs (such as the PIC16F84) nor the Basic Stamp (any model) are particularly suited to simultaneous MIDI reception and transmision as they do not support buffered serial communications. On the Basic Stamp II, any MIDI coming in while the Stamp is processing will be lost.

The propeller chip is well suited for MIDI control. Look at:

http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&rlz=1T4HPIB_enUS308US266&q=MIDI+Propeller+chip+site%3aforums.parallax.com

and

http://obex.parallax.com/objects/search/?q=MIDI

to start with.

Jim


10yearold said...
Hi all,

I'm new to the forum and new to Basic Stamp.

Which model of Basic Stamp would be most suitable to use for a midi controller? I am thinking of making a button-keyed midi controller to use in place of a regular piano type keyboard.

10yearold
03-10-2010, 04:06 AM
[quote]Does it have to transmit AND receive at the same time? If it does, the Basic Stamp is probably not a good choice....

Thanks Jim, I think you are right.

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