[sdiy] OT? MIDI to RS232 converter box?
grant at musictechnologiesgroup.com
Mon Jan 22 18:33:49 CET 2018
Just a wordy followup here ... as it turns out I have a combination that
works just fine!
I have an old Parallax USB-to-Serial converter that uses an FTDI part
and a Win8 laptop running Tera Term v4.80. Once you get to v4.66 it is
possible to "set" the baud rate rather than just "pick" from a
predetermined list. However, 31.25kbaud is not on the drop-down GUI list.
There may be a way to add it via INI or something more invasive, but I
went the .TTL macro route instead. I just created a macro called
SetBaud31250.ttl with this content:
;Change baud rate to 31250
;TeraTerm v4.66 or later
I then run that after opening the COM port. Low and behold I see
something that looks like 31250 baud on my scope. I do have a board
here that will take care of the RS232 level shifting <--> MIDI current
loop so that will be the litmus test but I'm pretty confident it will
work. So much easier than some of the other methods I might have had to
resort to. Thanks group!!
More information about the Synth-diy