arduino MIDI Communication MIDI THRU Example


The MIDI Thru is simple and easy to test. When working properly you will be able to install your Arduino project between two MIDI devices, MIDI IN to MIDI OUT and you will be able to verify that the two device operate together. If you have the ability to measure latency, you will see an increase due to the serial buffer capture and re-transmit instructions.

// This is a simple MIDI THRU.  Everything in, goes right out.
// This has been validate on an Arduino UNO and a Olimex MIDI Shield  

boolean byteReady; 
unsigned char midiByte;

void setup() {
    // put your setup code here, to run once:
    //  Set MIDI baud rate:
    byteReady = false;
    midiByte = 0;  

// The Loop that always gets called...
void loop() {
   if (byteReady) {
        byteReady = false;

// The little function that gets called each time loop is called.  
// This is automated somwhere in the Arduino code.
void serialEvent() {
  if (Serial.available()) {
    // get the new byte:
    midiByte = (unsigned char);
    byteReady = true;