I am building my own zynthian box from scratch and after some trouble (probably i picked up a broken touchscreen trying forever to get it working) i have the thing up and running on my hdmi computer screen and the Audio test functioning. However, at first i couldnt get the midi from the aio module working and tried midi over usb. i go into one of the usb ports with my m-audio code master-controller. the webconf tool shows that it pops up and i can log the midi messages in the webconf. however the zynth itself does not show any signs of playing a note or recieving anything (no green M or anything) when i hammer on the keys. Tried in single channel mode also. Is there a way of following up what the zynth does and how it is handling the incoming MIDI, e.g. through monitoring via ssh. I also logged some xruns on the way when using the zynthian.sh over ssh and, for that matter, quite many of them, which results in short overloads and blips and crashes. Also i need to test again with the AIO up and fixed.
The unit sometimes freezes when trying to select midi channels, as in the zynthian logo moves forever and i cannot do anything. Is there some way of adding a menu for selecting MIDI devices? I am comfy using this with midi channel assignment only but it would be fancy seeing if a MIDI device was identified and which port it uses, maybe even thinking about putting up a decent MIDI mapping with my CODE 61, because i would love to use the box as a standalone. However i am not quite sure on where to start such an implementation.
i got DIN socket midi circuit working now after some testing with my arduino and, as a sidenote here, i found that the scheme posted in this thread:
has the midi socket connections and LED’s in another way as when i follow the official WIKI scheme and numbering given there. On the latter, the connections on the MIDI IN/THRU/OUT are numbered according to the electrical wiring scheme uploaded in the Wiki and in the building process the numbers are given when connecting MIDI sockets and leds but it ends up being swapped compared to the former.
With the former scheme my midi circuitry works. I hope it is clear what i am asking here, i guess it needs some clarification on the scheme put up in the wiki. Hoever, along the way i was getting really confused after tripple checking everything for mistakes, so maybe its on my part as well.
Nonetheless, this is a really cool DYI project and i hope i can get it up and running. Help would be much appreciated!