I just bought my first Arduino compatible device, and I am greatly enjoying it. I finally could not resist the urge after going to an Arduino meetup, where someone showed me their
Teensy connected to their laptop and reacting to MIDI signals over USB.
Not knowing anything, I bought my clone and soon learned about the whole
CH340G limitation where it doesn't "just work" (I cannot simply use the USBMIDI Arduino library), and instead I need to run a software MIDI-serial converter command (
ttymidi) in order to send the signals to my Arduino clone.
I've been reading up a bit (the amount of information out there is perhaps too vast and often outdated or simply doesn't exactly solve my problem) and have learned of V-USB and the project V-USB-MIDI but I am really out of my element here and do not know how to approach this to get it all working (since it is not just an Arduino sketch and
.h header). Or even if this is a solution to my problem. I've read about some solutions which require using an AVR via some of the pins (as opposed to over USB) since you have to reprogram the chip in such a way that it no longer is programmable over USB once the sketch is uploaded, but if I understood it correctly, you can't do even this on the
In any case, are there any examples of getting this working? A sketch or something? I downloaded the latest V-USB release, but I really don't want to make a mistake that will brick or otherwise ruin my device.
Basically: I want to just upload my MIDI sketch (with whatever necessary modifications or code) such that I do not need
ttymidi to have the device recognized as a MIDI device (over USB) that I can just "plug 'n' play".