Pi 4 as a MIDI hub thing!

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bendy
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Pi 4 as a MIDI hub thing!

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Hi

I would love to be able to have a Pi 4 managing all my midi stuff, and seamlessly transferring/routing MIDI traffic over 5 PIN midi cables, USB, Bluetooth, WIFI, etc.

Does anyone know if this possible? A stupid idea as its impossible. Or somewhere in between.

Thanks for looking
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Re: Pi 4 as a MIDI hub thing!

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Have a look at https://zynthian.org they have a kit which includes DIN midi, or you can build your own thing that uses the OS image which can do some midi routing and has qmidinet and rtp-midi. I used it only last week to route a DIN Midi keyboard to my new NTS-1 that uses a microusb connector.
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Re: Pi 4 as a MIDI hub thing!

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Routing

PiMidiBOx
https://github.com/geeksunny/PiMidiBox

Auto Midi Connect
Auto connection of MIDI Devices (something like this is used in Patchbox OS)
https://github.com/stevelittlefish/auto_midi_connect

Mididings
*I have not tried this yet on Raspberry Pi - but it sounds close to what you might want to try:
http://das.nasophon.de/mididings/

Wireless MIDI:
CME Widi
Recently I picked up a CME WIDI Bud (USB) and CME Widi Master (Wireless MIDI Dongle) which work with Raspberry Pi. The WIDI Master is new and allows groups and connections with 4 devices.
https://www.cme-pro.com/widi-master/

RTP via Ravelox MIDI
RTP MIDI can be used to connect Windows, iOS, and linux devices over Wifi. I had success using my Raspberry PI to broadcast MIDI coming from an iConnectMIDI USB interface (connected to PI and a MIDI device) wirelessly to an iPad and a Windows DAW simulataneously for playback on different synths.
https://github.com/ravelox/pimidi

USB MIDI
Here's a project for Raspberry Pi as a USB host/hub.
https://github.com/gdsports/rpi-usb-host-midi-hub

USB/MIDI host
https://neuma.studio/rpi-as-midi-host.html

Patchbox OS
While Patchbox OS does not have direct features for a MIDI hub, it's a great image to explore any audio/midi project:
https://blokas.io/patchbox-os/
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