16 switch input to MIDI module board

See also the AN-16 for our analogue input to MIDI module board.

£68.00 ex VAT
£81.60 inc VAT


This product is intended for anyone wanting to build their own custom controller or build projects where they need to turn several switch events into MIDI data. It comes as a ready built and tested circuit board only – no case, no power supply.

It has 16 switch inputs (normally pulled high, but switch pulls input low) and any MIDI data can be generated on any MIDI channel from any input, including sysex and NRPN messages.

The unit can be programmed using our free PC or MAC editor to send the data you want from any input. The unit runs from a standard 9 volt power supply (or can be supplied to run from 6V by special request).

The unit is effectively the button section of one of our MIDI controllers while retaining the highly flexible operating system for which our controllers are renowned.

Ideal for schools, colleges, research establishments, animatronics, automation etc.

Discounts are available for quantity purchase.

For variable analogue inputs please see AN16


Power Socket: DC jack 2.1mm centre positive

Power requirement: 9V DC (regulated or unregulated) 100mA
never apply more than 12V – (never use an unregulated supply greater than 9V as unregulated supplies typically give a higher output than shown)

Power supply NOT included

MIDI: 1 x MIDI In, 1 x MIDI Out

Weight: Approx 50 grams

Dimensions: 80 x 60 x 22 mm

More Info

The SW-16 is a cut-down version of the Control Freak Studio Edition controller – just inputs for the 16 switch buttons. To program it you need to use the free editor software on the website or a Control Freak Studio or Control Freak Live.

See the support section of the website for Control Freak Studio Edition manual and the Control Freak Studio Editors

Click here for the CFSE Manual

Click here for the CFSE Editors

Click here for a dimensions and connections information sheet

Switch inputs are internally pulled up to +5 Volts – connecting any to ground turns those switches on