Does any one know what the pinout is for the connector between the 1u uMidi and the Midi Jacks? And are there any components on the Midi Jacks panel, or just the connectors? (I’m considering buying a uMidi, but I’d rather mount my own connectors on the back of my cabinet without using Midi Jacks at all if possible).
Also, there’s no information that I can find about what exactly the web configurator can control with uMidi: I can load the app in Google Chrome, but it won’t start without a uMidi present, so I can’t see what it can and can’t do. In particular, does anyone know if it’s possible to do the following:
Control pitch bend range
Pick which controller to use for the CC output (I’d rather use CC16 than Breath Control, since that’s what my Pro-2 sends out from its ribbon).
Turn portamento on and off (and set the time/rate). I know this can be done with midi controller messages, but that’s a bit awkward compared to an app.
And one last suggestion: according to the manual, the learn button sets the MIDI channel. It’d be nice if it could also set the CC number (by wiggling some controller when holding down learn).
the pinout for the connector should be in the manual? I’m sorry I really don’t understand midi very much. I just know that the uMidi is plug and play for the most part. it just works. Then you can have fun messing around with the more important sound stuff and not have to waste time with MIDI. But It would be cool, I agree, to have more CC outputs. Maybe an expander?
So I went ahead and bought one, and it all works nicely (including my wiring for the connectors on the back of my cabinet).
However, there’s one issue: it seems I can’t do (2) from the list above after all - that is I can’t pick a CC number for the CC output. The drop down list in the MIDI configurator tool only has two choices: aftertouch or breath control.
Please could you add the ability to pick any CC number!
The Pinouts are in the picture above! Or do you mean the wiring on the DIN socket itself? (That’s standard MIDI stuff - you can find that on the web. Something like this: MIDI Tutorial - learn.sparkfun.com
Hey Cormallen, I know it’s been a while, but I’m basically planning something very similar for my DIY Monster Case - but with far less electronics experience than you seem to have. That said, I’m good with a soldering iron!
Got some questions for you:
What wire did you use to connect the DIN socket to the MIDI 1U?
What were the end-points of the cable? Jumper style sockets, or just straight solder?
Did you ever get the MIDI Thru working by any chance? If so, how?
Sorry it’s been a long time since I did this, and I actually sold my uMIDI shortly after this, so I really can’t remember any details. (I designed and built a sequencer module that also serves as a 32-channel MIDI to CV converter, so the uMIDI became redundant).
Just whatever thin, multi-core cable I had lying to hand. It doesn’t much matter.
I don’t remember soldering directly to the uMIDI, so I’m guessing there was a header or something.
Never bothered trying, since I have an 8 port MIDI interface and only about 6 synths.