Raspberry PI MIDI interfaces for PI 3/4/Zero
Need to add MIDI capabilities to your Raspberry PI because commercial MIDI controllers are too limited? Here are our solutions below.
We now have MIDI hats (or shields) for your Raspberry PI 3/4 and Zero. With them you'll be able to build your custom MIDI controller. We use TRS MIDI connectors in order to have something really compact that will fit in most Raspberry cases, and reduce the cables clutter you'd get with fragile USB MIDI adapters.
Raspberry PI 3/4 SLIM MIDI hat
Its SLIM form factor allows you to avoid using bulky USB-MIDI cables. Simply add two holes for the two mini-jack connections to your existing Raspberry enclosure, and your Raspberry will be turned into a really small MIDI data processor.
Example of Raspberry MIDI software that can be used with the shields:
- PureData, open source visual programming language for multimedia.
- Octopy, Multi-channel midi-capable audio/midi player on the Raspberry Pi platform using Python 3.
- Custom Python scripts
Raspberry PI Zero W SLIM MIDI hat
If you're searching for something even more cheaper and compact, a Raspberry PI Zero has enough power to make a small MIDI processor. So we also have this hat ready to be used on your PI ZERO.
For a great tutorial on how to use this Raspberry PI MIDI hat and how to reconfigure the Raspberry serial port to 31250 bauds please read our blog post.
Both hats can be bought below: