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Is it possible to make a bass drum kick pedal that runs on usb and would be compatible with midi? Answered

I've got a midi drum controller that I like using [and would rather not destroy for the project], but I would much rather use a kick pedal for bass than my fingers. I was wondering if there was a way to make a bass drum kick pedal that was compatible with midi live (for example usb or something), as opposed to having to convert the audio to midi and all that mess.

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Best Answer 9 years ago

Do you already have the kick pedal?

not as of yet. I was going to wait to see if there was something specific I should get

There are several options available The kick pedal (a piezo sensor) hooked to a drum controller (which you have) A kick pedal, connected to a custom circuit that senses the kicks and converts to midi. Theres an arduino project that does midi and could easily be adapted for velocity sensitive midi interface. Theres also a software library to convert arduino serial to midi inside the computer - saving one of the steps.

Thanks, I'll more than likely go with the arduino route.