starting with Arduino

I really can recommend the Arduino UNO to start working with Microcontrollers and MIDI. The Arduinjo UNO uses a programmable USB controller (Atmel 8U2) which can be used as USB MIDI (with MOCO LUFA firmware). You still able to use standard midi with DIN outs, there is nothing different in the programming, you just have to setup the correct MID baud rate (31250).

Here are 2 examples (check the arduino sketches!):
http://arduino.cc/en/Hacking/MidiWith8U2Firmware
http://arduino.cc/en/Tutorial/Midi

Arduino UNO is great, maybe you have to buy a second one for using it as ISP programmer, i use a AVR ISP MKii (costs around 40$). You need a programmer if your upload has crashed the microchip!

you find the firmwares in the Arduino IDE folder
XXXX:\arduino-1.0.3\hardware\arduino\firmwares\atmegaxxu2

FLIP (Flip 3.4.7) can be downloaded here:
http://www.atmel.com/tools/FLIP.aspx

Use the usb dfu drivers from the FLIP folder for installing the Arduino UNO to get it working in FLIP!
C:\xxxxxxxx\ATMEL\Flip 3.4.7\usb

http://arduino.cc/en/Hacking/DFUProgramming8U2

You have to flash the 8U2 with this midi firmware after uploading your program.
http://morecatlab.akiba.coocan.jp/lab/index.php/aruino/midi- firmware-for-arduino-uno-moco/?lang=en

Now learn to program the basics and then switch to using multiplexers (4051 (8channel/inputs) / 4067 (16channel/inputs).

http://quarknet.fnal.gov/fnal-uc/quarknet-summer-research/QNET2011/project_files/teacher_files/Getting_Started_with_Arduino.pdf

Here are a few articles about arduino, multiplexers,ISP and midi.

http://playground.arduino.cc/learning/4051
http://forum.arduino.cc/index.php?topic=108448.0
http://playground.arduino.cc//Main/InterfacingWithHardware#M IDI
http://arduino.cc/en/Hacking/MidiWith8U2Firmware
http://arduino.cc/en/Tutorial/Midi
http://forum.arduino.cc/index.php?topic=77753.0

http://little-scale.blogspot.de/2008/07/eight-pots-to-midi-c c-data.html
http://little-scale.blogspot.de/2012/10/a-very-simple-diy-us b-midi-controller.html
http://little-scale.blogspot.de/2010/01/how-to-use-passive-v olume-control-pedal.html

http://seetrontech.blogspot.de/2012/11/using-avrisp-mkii-wit h-arduino.html
http://www.johndimo.com/2012/01/18/programming-your-arduino- with-an-avrisp-mkii-with-new-1-0-ide/
http://myarduinobox.blogspot.de/p/source-code.html
http://outsidescience.wordpress.com/2012/10/23/arduino-revis ited-first-try-at-designingbuilding-a-multiplexer-shield/
https://www.sparkfun.com/products/9056
http://mayhewlabs.com/products/arduino-mux-shield
http://www.thebox.myzen.co.uk/Hardware/MIDI_Shield.html
http://bildr.org/2011/02/cd74hc4067-arduino/
http://itp.nyu.edu/physcomp/Labs/MIDIOutput
http://www.instructables.com/id/Send-and-Receive-MIDI-with-A rduino/

MIDI Messages List
http://www.midi.org/techspecs/midimessages.php#3

MidiOX – great MIDI tools
http://www.midiox.com/
http://www.midiox.com/

Bytechop Layersampler

Hej Folks,

here is my Layersampler for Native Instruments  Reaktor 5.8. Bytechop Layersampler v1 XT v1.2 a 4 voice layering sampler using one samplemap, various modulation sequencers and master fx.
http://co.native-instruments.com/index.php?id=userlibrary&type=0&ulbr=1&plview=detail&patchid=12079

bytechop_layersampler_v1_xt_screen

the simplified version is available here:
http://co.native-instruments.com/index.php?id=userlibrary&type=0&ulbr=1&plview=detail&patchid=12019

bytechop_layersamplerv1_screen

demo sounds of the snapshots