Arcade Joysticks and DIY MIDI controller QUESTION
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  1. #1
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    Dec 2016

    Default Arcade Joysticks and DIY MIDI controller QUESTION

    wassup guys, after watching djtechtools DIY MIDI video ( ) i decided to try making one...QUESTION: can i somehow add this joystick ( to my DIY controller..??? has anyone done this that has any tips or know of anyplace that has a tutorial on how to add and incorporate into a midi set up? holla

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    Yes, its effectively the same as wiring 4 buttons. On that wiring harness, one wire is the common ground, the other 4 are up, down, left and right. Wire it up to the arduino the same way as in the tutorial you linked.

    I don't see why you would want to use a joystick for midi as you are limited to what you can activate simultaneously using it, but its your custom midi controller so you do what you like with it. I made an arcade stick with cherry keyboard keys on it for someone this year so a midi joystick isn't the weirdest custom thing people have wanted.

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    Join Date
    Apr 2017

    Default Joystick as MIDI Controller

    I recently created this tool. It maps XBox 360 type usb joystick or mouse/trackball to MIDI Sysex. I then us Bome MIDI translator Pro to remap it to the MIDI message of choice. I runs on Windows 10.


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