Video: Decode/debug MIDI Serial Data on an Oscilloscope

Have you ever needed to decode/debug your MIDI data stream in more detail than what conventional software allows? Your oscilloscope could save the day.

MIDI serial oscilloscope

Whether you’re just curious what serial data looks like, or if you’re in need of some serious debugging, using an oscilloscope to decode messages (in my case, MIDI) can be extremely useful.

Rigol 1054Z
Tymkrs MIDI In Me:
(any) MIDI controller:
(optional) Bus Pirate:
(software alternative)

MIDI  Messages (Dublin Institute of Technology):
The MIDI Physical Layer (Kent State Univ.):
MIDI Assoc.:

What tools do you use for this? Let me know in the comments below.

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