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Circuit Playground Express USB MIDI Controller and Synthesizer Using CircuitPython

A new guide in the Adafruit Learning System: Circuit Playground Express USB MIDI Controller and Synthesizer. Using CircuitPython, you can now program your projects to use USB MIDI!

This project turns the Circuit Playground Express (CPX) board into a touch pad USB MIDI controller with tilt control for modulation and pitch bend similar to the excellent Trellis M4 Expressive MIDI controller project.

A second partner program creates a basic MIDI-enabled synthesizer using the onboard speaker.

The USB MIDI features require the latest CircuitPython release (version 4.x) and a recent version of the adafruit_midi library.

No additional hardware is required beyond the Circuit Playground Express board. Multiple boards can be used to increase the note range on the controller or for simple polyphony on the synthesizer.

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