I‘m working on a project which has several switches and potentiometers that will be used to control parameters in software via (e.g.) MIDI and would like to know how to get the pots set up without using an Arduino.
The path I started down was to use a (following the MIDI example) 7-bit Flash ADC IC to convert to a digital signal, but am unsure how I could convert this to serial to be sent over USB. Is there some microcontroller which could be programmed to send out MIDI information based on the values received from the ADC?
I‘d like to cut out the Arduino to save space, be able to make a more customised device, and would also like to learn more about how this works. If there‘s a different path (such as using a different type of ADC other than Flash) I should look towards, please point me in the right direction.