old midi controller to USB?

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old midi controller to USB?

Post by AdamGBB » Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:42 am

I have a midi controller that is probably older than the invention of usb. Also, it only has a midi out. If I had a midi/usb cable and hooked it up to a computer or something, would the keyboard still be able to control the sound module successfully as if it had midi in?

Also, it seems that all midi/usb cables have 2 separate midi jacks presumably for midi in and midi out (and/or midi thru). As I said, my keyboard at the moment only has a midi out. Would it still function if I plugged only one of the 2 midi jacks into the midi out on my keyboard? If not, what can I do to ensure that it does work?

Sorry if these questions sound retarded, we weren't all born with vast expanses of knowledge of synthesizers and midi :)

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Re: old midi controller to USB?

Post by Stab Frenzy » Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:23 am

Yes, you can.

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Re: old midi controller to USB?

Post by Blue Monster 65 » Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:05 pm

http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/XMIDI1x1/

Yes, it will work with just your midi out. MIDI jacks are not set up like complete circuits - they are unto themselves and do not require both "sides" to be connected to work.

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Re: old midi controller to USB?

Post by extinent » Thu Jun 04, 2009 7:24 am

I ran into this problem with multiple devices and the easy out is dj io box or m audio fast track. expensive but you can rig anything audio after a you run a mixer into a laptop and audio box. I've ran in and out of an open vcr just to get warped sounds off the vhs tapes to have on file.
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