MIDI to Control Voltage Converter

elkayem has made a custom MIDI to control voltage converter (in a nifty 3-D printed case) that works as an interface between a computer (or iPad) and an analog synthesizer.

It’s a multi-channel USB MIDI to CV converter based on the Teensy 2.0, the perfect interface between your computer or iPad and an analog synthesizer. It can independently drive up to three oscillators with 1V/octave CV inputs.

This device has the following features:

  • Three channel Note CV output (88 keys, 1V/octave, MIDI channels 1-3) using a 12-bit DAC
  • Configurable note priority for each channel (Top Note, Bottom Note, or Last Note Priority)
  • 5V Gate/Trigger outputs, where each channel can be independently configured to either output a gate (output high for entire length of time that note is on) or trigger (20 msec pulse each time a new note is initiated)
  • Velocity CV output (0 to 4V) for each channel
  • Pitch Bend CV output (0.5 +/- 0.5V), which can be configured for channel 1, 2, or 3
  • Control Change CV output (0 to 4V), which can be configured for channel 1, 2, or 3
  • OLED user interface, used for setting parameters and saving to EEPROM

Project files as well as detailed project build information can be found on this GitHub page.