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(Solved) MIDI to USB cables

Post by mm1 » Thu Nov 12, 2015 7:47 am

So I bought one of these things on ebay:
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& I found out that these things don't have the standard midi circuiting
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So apparently the only solution online is to solder & do all that stuff yourself but I really can't be stuffed doing that (plus I don't have a soldering kit) So I'm wondering, does anyone know where I can find a midi to usb cable with the correct circuiting?
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Re: MIDI to USB cables

Post by mm1 » Thu Nov 12, 2015 8:07 am

nvm found some

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Re: (Solved) MIDI to USB cables

Post by meatballfulton » Thu Nov 12, 2015 1:10 pm

The missing piece is an opto-isolator. It's to prevent ground loops.

It's pretty amazing how much electronic junk that doesn't work properly gets sold on eBay.
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Re: (Solved) MIDI to USB cables

Post by LordVampyre » Thu Nov 12, 2015 5:22 pm

mm1 did you find them online? If so could you share the address ?

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Re: (Solved) MIDI to USB cables

Post by HaziaJuno » Thu Nov 12, 2015 7:42 pm

I saw these and was curious about them!

The only MIDI controller I currently have only puts out USB signal, and I need a controller for the Chip Maestro for Nintendo NES. This was a helpful post and kept me from buying something that wouldn't have even been useful. Thank you! :)

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Re: (Solved) MIDI to USB cables

Post by blueknob » Fri Nov 13, 2015 8:54 am

I bought 6 of these off eBay and all were faulty, I returned them and got a refund. There is something strange going on with these items. They seem quite good when they arrrived, great promise but when connected either they did nothing or my computer complained "not a recognised USB device".

I suspect for some stupid reason, (ok money) someone in China went to the great expense of making these, they would have cost something to make, only to fill them with "landfill" - sadly making the whole item landfill.

I view them as: China -> UK -> Landfill

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Re: (Solved) MIDI to USB cables

Post by Weirdofromouterspace » Fri Nov 13, 2015 10:24 am

LordVampyre wrote:mm1 did you find them online? If so could you share the address ?
I use the ESI Midimate II, for instance for playing softsynths with a MIDI keyboard, or for uploading sysex data into my Yamaha DX synths. Never had any problems so far.

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Re: (Solved) MIDI to USB cables

Post by thefonz003 » Mon Nov 16, 2015 6:11 am

mm1 wrote:So I bought one of these things on ebay:
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& I found out that these things don't have the standard midi circuiting
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So apparently the only solution online is to solder & do all that stuff yourself but I really can't be stuffed doing that (plus I don't have a soldering kit) So I'm wondering, does anyone know where I can find a midi to usb cable with the correct circuiting?
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