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    Default Making A DIY Controller, need help.

    hello DJTT,
    ive been really bored with my DJ controllers and turntables as of late... guess im just loosing the fire, but there is still a flame burning, and that is a flame to make a DIY midi controller.

    im thinking of using an Arduino UNO as the brain, but i need to fond components to build it with. i need Arcade Buttons, Faders, and drum pads if i can get those... as well as a few knobs and etc. any websites you guys recommend? i'd love to support DJTT for the arcade buttons, but personally, i want the ones with the indent in them, and djtt doesn't carry those.

    sparkfun is a popular website, but they dont carry faders or drum pads, and i just cant seem to find a site that carry's faders and such, and maybe arcade buttons that aren't so deep through the surface...

    Help me DJTT? this is my first build, and i have no idea where to start.
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    http://www.mouser.com/

    Components and enclosures. Have fun

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    I would recomand a Teensy instead of a Arduino, A teensy can output MIDI data.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJDoubleYou View Post
    I would recomand a Teensy instead of a Arduino, A teensy can output MIDI data.
    So can an Arduino...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicky H View Post
    So can an Arduino...
    No it doesn't, and the teensy has more advantages than just MIDI. For example size & price.

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    Yes it does send midi.

    http://www.arduino.cc/playground/Main/MIDILibrary

    The teensy has code to recognise it as a USB midi device, thats all.

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    Sorry, you're right. I wasn't clear enough. But thats an huge advantage in my oppinion.

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