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Music Maker to play midi files.
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Music Maker to play midi files.

by rwl7532 on Sat Mar 06, 2021 6:59 pm

I bought your Music Maker Shield for my Arduino Uno. The VS1053 datasheet on pages 44 and 86 refers to midi files. How do I play a midi file? All the Adafruit VS1053 library examples have successfully been run.
A simple sketch example should be sufficient.
Thanks

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Re: Music Maker to play midi files.

by blnkjns on Mon Mar 08, 2021 1:54 am

How did you hookup stuff? What board, what connections?
It seems you need to feed the MIDI data to the UX/TX pin, and how do you get it there? Did you set up a 32U4 based board as MIDI forwarder? It needs true MIDI stream data, not MIDI files! So you could have a computer generate USB midi from a MIDI file.

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Re: Music Maker to play midi files.

by rwl7532 on Mon Mar 08, 2021 9:36 am

blnkjns wrote:How did you hookup stuff? What board, what connections?
It seems you need to feed the MIDI data to the UX/TX pin, and how do you get it there? Did you set up a 32U4 based board as MIDI forwarder? It needs true MIDI stream data, not MIDI files! So you could have a computer generate USB midi from a MIDI file.


I'm anticipating a reply from Adafruit support.

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Re: Music Maker to play midi files.

by rwl7532 on Wed Mar 17, 2021 7:46 pm

rwl7532 wrote:I bought your Music Maker Shield for my Arduino Uno. The VS1053 datasheet on pages 44 and 86 refers to midi files. How do I play a midi file? All the Adafruit VS1053 library examples have successfully been run.
A simple sketch example should be sufficient.
Thanks

@adafruit_support_bill Has any support tech seen my post?

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Re: Music Maker to play midi files.

by blnkjns on Thu Mar 18, 2021 9:00 am

You can wait for that, but their documentation says MIDI streams, no MIDI files.

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Re: Music Maker to play midi files.

by rwl7532 on Thu Mar 18, 2021 11:04 am

blnkjns wrote:You can wait for that, but their documentation says MIDI streams, no MIDI files.

"The VS1053 datasheet on pages 44 and 86 refers to midi files."
Is the datasheet incorrect?

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