How To Build A DIY MIDI Sustain Pedal Circuit

Want an easy DIY music project that’ll result in a nifty MIDI sustain pedal? You’re in the right place.Let me show you how to easily create your own MIDI sustain pedal circuit.

Just yesterday, I broke out the old Axiom 25. The trusty keyboard I have had for about 10 years. The one that has stood the test of time through tours, clubs and drinks being spilled on it! I was going to play some chords for a new tune I was working on. There was a big problem though, I couldn’t find my sustain pedal. Luckily, I knew that the sustain pedal circuits are simple… like really super simple.

When you plug a sustain pedal into a keyboard and press down a simple circuit—as simple as it gets—is closed and the sustain MIDI signal is activated for as long as the circuit remains closed.

So I made my own and you can too! Not only that, but you probably don’t even need to go to a store for anything.

Read the Full Tutorial / Article : Ask.Audio/SustainCircuit

This is an excerpt of my article on Ask.Audio. Copied here with permission.

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Author: Joshua Casper

Joshua Casper is an Artist, Musician, and Blogger.

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