Midi to USB cable

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by gadgetgirl85, Aug 17, 2006.

  1. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

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    Hi guys I want to use garageband and plug my keyboard into my mac but I need a cable. Is it a midi to USB cable and will anyone do? or do I need a specific one for a mac
     
  2. gadgetgirl85 thread starter macrumors 68040

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  3. bigrell486 macrumors 6502

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    I think they do exist, try your local electronics store.
     
  4. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

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    Any MIDI to USB cable should work fine. As long as your keyboard has MIDI out ports.
     
  5. gadgetgirl85 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    At the store they cost $99 but on ebay they are $20 would this one work?

    This one
     
  6. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

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    Yeah, that should be fine. I've seen them for $30-$50 at local stores near me, so $99 is just outrageous. This eBay auction looks like a decent price for what had been a 'cheaper' cable in the first place.
     
  7. Killyp macrumors 68040

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    The best one is the M-Audio Midiman 1x1. Very low latency levels and very well made.
     
  8. AviationFan macrumors 6502a

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    It depends on your keyboard. Some of them have USB boards built right into them, others have the round MIDI connectors. For the latter, you will need a USB-to-MIDI interface (it's really a little more than a cable). The good news is that they can be had for very little money (40 bucks and up new), and they are also often integrated into more generic audio interface units. Do a search for "MIDI" over in the Digital Audio forum and you'll find plenty of information.

    - Martin
     

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