Being able to have an idea, sketch it out, and construct your own MIDI instrument is a super power that many digital musicians wish they had. Anyone with a bit of patience can gain this skill. This course will take your from no knowledge to MIDI controller maestro!
To pay a pro, you're looking at some high expenses. With a bit of practice, you can gain the skills you need to design your own MIDI controller and build it.
Knowing how MIDI signals work and being able to construct any MIDI controller you desire introduces you to entirely new side of music - the technical side. Learning the technical side of music will open up a whole new world of creative possibilities for you.
There's a lot of demand for custom MIDI controllers, especially with DJs and live performers. Selling your creations or services is a great way to build a second income stream as a musician. No need to be a starving artist!
The first part of the course goes over the complete basics of circuitry and programming. By the end of the course, you'll learn more advanced topics.
The Arduino Uno will make circuitry much easier for you without limiting your possibilities.
If you have no desire to learn programming, simply copy and paste the example code.
Say goodbye to confusing code snippets with no explanation! Every line of code is gone over in detail.
Download HD images and schematics from the course, view them on your computer, tablet, smart phone, or simply print them out.
Learn how to use knobs, faders, buttons, LCD screens, and many other components in your MIDI projects.
LIFETIME Access To The DIY MIDI Controller Course
Even if there is a price increase or we switch to a monthly payment option in the future, you will forever have access to this course.
Sample Code & Exclusive Libraries
Get access to all of the project code used in the course. The code is 100% open source so you can use it in both personal and commercial projects alike. We also supply custom -built libraries to make programming certain components much easier.
Downloadable HD Images & Schematics
You’ll get images and schematics for each project. With these, you can easily print them off at full resolution if you desire.
It can easily be less expensive to build your own MIDI controller as long as you purchase parts for reasonable prices. Shop at expensive electronics stores and you'll pay more to build a MIDI controller. However, avoid expensive electronics stores and you'll be fine. In Module 2 Unit 2, we'll go over where to get the cheapest parts, without sacrificing quality.
Under each course unit is a discussion area where you can ask your questions and be as detailed as you desire. If your questions are not relevant to any particular unit, you can ask in the general discussions area. If you wish to ask your question to me privately, feel free to shoot an email over to Doug[at]DIYMIDIController.com.
Lifetime, baby! Even if there is a price increase in the future or we switch to a monthly payment model, you will never have to pay extra fees and will always have access to the course.
Email Doug[at]DIYMIDIController.com and I'll get back to you within 24 hours during a week day. Try to be detailed in the email, telling me why the course didn't meet your expectations.
No worries! The course starts off very basic, with beginner-friendly diagrams and progresses as the course goes on. I designed this course with the intent to make it friendly for any skill level.
Yep! As students submit more content ideas, I will do my best to add more modules and units.
The answer to this question will completely depend on your goals and what you desire to learn. I'd say a safe range for getting started is $40-$100 (even cheaper if you already have a soldering iron and basic electronics tools).