MIDI/USB connection


#1

Hi!

I’m a noob, so bare with me here.

My build is just about done, haven’t had the chance to get a MIDI keyboard (will be at the end of the month), so I’m wondering if I can hook it up to my laptop to check its functionality? Do I then get a MIDI to USB cable or do I use the Pi’s USB connections?

I’m still learning, like I only just realised I’m not even sure how to power the thing! Haha

Loving it though. Soldering is relatively new to me too, but really enjoying it.


#2

You can use the qmidinet connection.If you have a linux machine ( perhaps another Raspberry Pi…? ) then qmidinet is easily installed sudo apt-get install qmidinet.
If you are on windows the trial version of ipMIDI will give you sixty minutes of use.

Then you will need to load up a virtual keyboard on your host machine.


#3

And then use a midi to usb converter I’m guessing?


#4

No, it works over LAN


#5

The connection between the Pi and Windows works over LAN? Sounds cool, but also sounds unlikely or I’m underestimating the Pi. Wouldn’t the Zynthian not need a physical connection with another machine such as MIDI to USB or anything to send data across?


#6

No, that’s what QMidiNet is for. @wyleu is the one with the experience.


#7

Oh that’s awesome! Guess I’ll give it a go once fully build. Thanks!