USB-Midi interface

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  1. NatronB macrumors regular

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  2. Omad0n macrumors regular

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    Deom my limited knowledge of garageband yes that will work. And yes you will need a cable to hook up the keyboard to it.
     
  3. neut macrumors 68000

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    Re: USB-Midi interface

    really??? that's weird. are you sure it's not a MIDI out? if it is serial, you will need an additional converter to go to MIDI.


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  4. Redboy macrumors member

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    I think the Alesis or the Roland keyboards had serial outs for a while.

    You want to make sure that whatever keyboard you have has a midi out port. Otherwise, it won't work with this midi box. It's a good price, I remember when you couldn't get one for under $80. I also remember when I had a mac with no serial port and there were no USB/midi boxes for the mac for around a year and a half or so. That was infuriating.
     
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    true, true. i forgot the PCs had serial/MIDI ports. i actually had a keyboard with serial out (when i had a PC)...wow, that was a long while ago.


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  7. neut macrumors 68000

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    that must suck...are there coverters for that?


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  8. cpjakes macrumors 6502

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    Nate - what's your keyboard? Many had direct serial connections and MIDI, but if you do need a serial connection, you can try a USB -> serial converter, like the ones made by Keyspan. Do some checking to be sure that it works, some serial devices have problems with the adapters.

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  9. NatronB thread starter macrumors regular

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    Serial/ MIDI out?

    Oh christ, ummm... perhaps I'm dead wrong.

    First off, I believe the keyboard is a casio (I'm at work now). It's pretty old (mid-late 80s), the port itself is labelled "Midi out" it looks like a big ole round ADB port from back in the day.

    -Nate

    PS- is there such thing as a RCA-> midi converter?
     
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    Re: Serial/ MIDI out?

    yeah, that's a MIDI port... and no, you can't convert analog audio to MIDI.


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  11. NatronB thread starter macrumors regular

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    how 'bout this.....

    Let's say, hypothetically, a friend of mine wants to use a turntable with a mac.... how would I he do that? Through the microphone port?

    Thanks!

    -N
     
  12. neut macrumors 68000

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    Re: how 'bout this.....

    go from the RCAs to the 1/8" line in on the mac (converter/splitter cable needed). if your not using a pre-amp the signal will be weak.

    good luck.


    peace.
     

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