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edwardonsax
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first time trying.midi

Post by edwardonsax » Tue Feb 09, 2021 3:40 pm

Can I hook 2 midi keyboards together with no connection to a computer so one controls another? I was wondering if there waa some type of 88 key keyboard I could hook directly to my 61-key by midi so I could play a wider range.

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Re: first time trying.midi

Post by meatballfulton » Tue Feb 09, 2021 6:21 pm

All you need is a MIDI OUT jack on the 88 key instrument and a MIDI IN on the 61 key instrument. They both look like this:

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Then you need a MIDI cable that looks like this:

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Instruments that have only USB connections and no MIDI jacks will not work, like this:

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Re: first time trying.midi

Post by Weirdofromouterspace » Mon Feb 15, 2021 3:03 pm

In addition to what meatballfulton wrote:

Make sure the sending and receiving units are set to the same MIDI channel, or the receiving one is set to "receive all".
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