- First, install Virtual Com Port (VCP), USB to Serial driver,
- Second, install MIDI driver,
- Third, write program initializing serial port to 38,400 Baud rate .
1) Install the Virtual Com Port (VCP), USB to Serial driver is available from FTDI or as part of
Development Environment, with the Miduino connected.
2) Install the Windows XP/2K Roland Serial to MIDI driver, with the Miduino connected.
3) Once you have finished installing the drivers the Miduino is ready to be used over USB.
1) If MIDI communication is required NOT using the USB drivers, then normally MIDI works at 31250 Baud rate, so the Baud rate needs to be switched.
2) Running more than
one programme using the USB/MIDI Port can cause a conflict. Also sometimes
switching between programmes can sometimes cause an error on the USB/MIDI Port,
which generally can be cured by removing and replacing the USB cable from the
Other MIDI USB drivers are available from:
Yamaha , Kawai, Korg, (Note: I have not installed or tested these drivers)
Select the first option and
browse to a folder where you downloaded the FTDI drivers, Press 'Next'
After some time the Hardware Wizard will start installing drivers:
When it finished you will see this dialogue:
The driver should use COM1 or COM2. Open Device Manager and expand 'Ports(COM&LPT)' group. In this case it was using COM19:
In this case right click on the port and select 'Properties':
In the Properties window select 'Port Settings' tab and click 'Advanced':
And in the next window change port number to either COM1 or COM2:
and click 'Ok' and then 'Ok' again.
In the Device Manager, click 'Action->Scan for hardware changes' and after
that you'll see the port with the assigned port number:
The FTDI driver installation is now complete, but we are only half way through.
Open 'Control Panel' and click 'Add Hardware':
In the 'Add Hardware Wizard' click 'Next':
In the next screen select the first option:
Scroll down the list, choose 'Add a new hardware device' and click 'Next':
Select the second option and click 'Next' again:
In the presented list select 'Sound, video and game controllers':
On the next screen click 'Have Disk...':
And the browse to the folder where you unpacked the driver:
And 'Next' again:
It will start installing drivers:
This dialogue will pop up. Uncheck everything (e.g. Remove tick from 'Use Multiple Ports' box) and select the COM port which you set when installing the FTDI USB drivers:
And click 'Finish':
Then it will ask to reboot:
After the reboot you can see the 'Roland Serial MIDI Driver' in the Device Manager:
Miduino (or Arduino) is now ready to be used in any MIDI capable software. This is an example in MIDI-OX: