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Teensy MIDI USB foot controller for controlling Mobius Looper
Hey there, sorry for the late reply!It doesn't matter which Teensy you have, or which arduino based micro controller you have, for that matter. You just need to connect your components to dedicated digital pins on your micro controller. On the Teensy 3.1, all the pins that I have used are digital pins, as you can see in one of the pictures above (Step 2).Attached, is a pin out diagram of a Teensy 2. As you can see, 0 - 10 are digital pins, and you can use any of them for connecting your switches or LED's. You might want to exclude the LCD display since you do not have a lot of pins available on your Teensy 2. Let me know if you've got any more questions! Cheers.
Hey there, thanks you! I'm not sure I understand why you would need a midi controller to control your FX pedal, since the FX pedal itself can be controlled by your foot. What is the need for an additional layer of indirection? Do you perhaps have an FX pedal without foot controls? In either case, this is possible, but there is no easy way to do it. Let's explore:You write you code for the midi controller in C Language, and your computer recognizes this as a midi controller. Fine and good. Your processor however might be coded in another language or might be using its own proprietary language. So it's difficult to know if they can inter-operate. Also, there is the question of connecting the devices in the first place. How would you connect your midi controller to your FX processor? Your processor might have a USB Out which can be used to connect to an output device (your computer). But your midi controller is an input device and FX processor won't recoginze it, even if you manage to connect them.There is a situation where this may work. It depends on your processor. I have a Boss GT-10, and this has a software such that I can connect my processor to a computer, run the software and control my GT10 through the computer. In such a situation, you can connect your midi controller to the same computer, and control the software which inturn controls the processor. Sounds tricky! But I don't see a way around it.Let me know if you've got any more questions!
Ahh, my bad! This makes more sense. Yes you can definitely integrate a Teensy to your faulty midicontroller. You can strip out all the circuitry and just leave the switches in place. I'm guessing these are SPDT switches, even DPDT's are fine. You need to use the ground and Normally Open terminals of the switch. You can follow the rest of the tutorial for everything else. The Teensy 3.1 has 33 digital pins, and hence can accommodate 33 switches! So you are covered. If you are ever using Expression pedal port, you need to connect those to the Teensy's analog pin, but hopefully you are not going to be doing that, this tutorial doesn't cover that. Let me know if you've got any more questions!
Hi, sorry but i dont think i explained very clearly. I was asking how easy it would be to integrate the teensy into the faulty foot controller (replacong the faulty parts) and have it send the MIDI signals to the rack FX etc. I have a Behreinger FCB1010 at the moment but find it limiting (and too big as i dont need the expression pedals (and had thought of cutting that end of the unit off!)). The faulty Nobels MF2 i have is a better size (and build) and is ready built with all the switches ( and expression pdal inputs should i need them later) my only (?) Job would be to integrate the teensy and code it. What is the limit of the amount of switches etc i could connect to the teensy- the MF2 has 12switches and 4 input sockets for expression pedals. I hope this is clearer. Ian
Hi . Great tutorial. I have an old misi foot controller that wont pur out a MIDI signal. Therefore it has all the switches in place and i was hoping to for a teensy or arduino and LCD screen. My question is this, does the teensy/arduino put out a midi signal thatbi can use to control my FX processors? If not how would I get it to (if it's possible)?I hope this is bot a stupid question but my expertise is in the fabrication but programming etc is not.Thanks in advance. Ian
hi, I'm trying to do it using teensy 2.0 but I can not match the pins. you have any suggestions? many thanks, bye
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