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MIDI Drum Machine Software
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MIDI Drum Machine Software

by dawoodjr on Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:47 am

The tutorial for Circuit Playground Fruit Drums states that the MIDI Drum Machine Software was only tested on Linux.

I found an Instructible that covered how to use Hydrogen on a Windows PC (http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Midi-Drum/) and I have adapted and extended that instruction below:

You will also need to install the asio4all drivers

http://www.asio4all.com/

Using Hydrogen

Make sure the CircuitPlayground is connected to your computer and it is running the CapTouchMIDIDrums sketch.
You should also have the Serial Monitor running. (If the Serial Monitor is not running, there may be a time lag between when you tap an alligator clip and when Hydrogen plays the sound.

Configuring Hydrogen

After you download Hydrogen and asio4all:
1. Open Hydrogen.
2. Go to Tools -> Preferences
a. Go to Audio System -> select Port Audio
b. Go to Midi System -> Midi driver: select PortMidi and Input: CircuitPlayground
(It is possible that CircuitPlayground doesn't show up yet.)
c. Click OK. When the message shows up to restart drivers, click OK
3. If CircuitPlayground was not yet available, repeat Step 2 and it should be available.

If you quit Arduino while Hydrogen is running, and then re-open Arduino and run the CapTouchMIDIDrums sketch,
you may need to tell Hydrogen to re-find the CircuitPlayground:
Go to Tools -> Preferences
Go to Midi System
Click the Input dropdown list and re-select CircuitPlayground
Click OK. When the message shows up to restart drivers, click OK.
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