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#2963118 - 12/15/18 01:51 PM Keyboard with USB only
70x7 Offline
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Buying a Kurzweil with USB Host out only no midi
I have a Yamaha MX 61 with both Host and USB in

Can I go Host out of Kurzweil to USB in on Yamaha for midi?

Thanx

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#2963120 - 12/15/18 02:14 PM Re: Keyboard with USB only [Re: 70x7]
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see
http://forums.musicplayer.com/ubbthreads.php/ubb/showflat/Number/2959758/

ETA: Typically, even if a board has both USB connections, the host connection is only for a flash drive.


Edited by AnotherScott (12/15/18 02:18 PM)
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#2963158 - 12/15/18 07:30 PM Re: Keyboard with USB only [Re: AnotherScott]
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Yeah invested in a Kenton waiting for its arrival
But was wondering like USB Host out to a computer
I thought I could do the same with Yamaha
Kurzweil master Yamaha 61 slave

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#2963159 - 12/15/18 07:54 PM Re: Keyboard with USB only [Re: 70x7]
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No, you canít connect from USB TO HOST to USB TO DEVICE. It would be really nice if you couldó but, alas, no.
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#2963192 - 12/16/18 06:27 AM Re: Keyboard with USB only [Re: SeaGtGruff]
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Thanks Michael yes it would be nice and save me
$150

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#2963281 - 12/16/18 11:28 PM Re: Keyboard with USB only [Re: 70x7]
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Perhaps Iím misunderstanding the topics discussed but I can assure you I can go in and out USB, or mix them with 8 x MIDIPorts to configure my needs any way I want.
I run multiple editors, or just use an iPad + PC for 2 separate editors, or any combination on offer.

MIDI In USB out, USB In MIDI Out, USB In USB Out, MIDI In MIDI Out, and multiple flash drives too.

Perhaps the K4 is an exception to the rule.
I couldnít do without either of them, thatís for sure.



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#2963309 - 12/17/18 07:42 AM Re: Keyboard with USB only [Re: hardware]
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Right, we've been assuming the OP wants to connect the two keyboards directly. If you're willing to depend on a laptop or something, then you can route MIDI pretty much however you want.

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#2963328 - 12/17/18 09:15 AM Re: Keyboard with USB only [Re: bfields]
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I have tried to use my wife's Casio Privia 160 as a controller board, but it only has USB MIDI. I wanted to use it to play sounds off my Kurzweil PC3.

I assumed the only way to do this is to use a laptop as a MIDI bridge. Casio to laptop (via USB cable), and then laptop to PC3 via a USB/5-pin MIDI adapter.

That worked, but what a pain. Might as well just use VSTs on the laptop.

I presume from one of the comments above, that Kenton makes a little box just for this purpose?

What a pain. Couldn't they have just kept 5-pin MIDI on these newer digital pianos?
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#2963342 - 12/17/18 10:11 AM Re: Keyboard with USB only [Re: synthizen2]
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The Answer here folks Iím getting ...if your keyboard
Ie Casio has USB out only and you want to midi another keyboard
Without computer intervention...,you go out and buy a
Kenton USB/Midi host which will allow you to converse
With 2 keyboards

I have Kurzweil USB out only and want to control my Roland VK
8M organ module or my Yamaha MX 61 with the Kurzweil
Or control my Kurzweil with my Korg Krome

Kenton should do the trick

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#2963349 - 12/17/18 10:33 AM Re: Keyboard with USB only [Re: 70x7]
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Yes, Kenton, or any of the others I linked to in the thread I referenced above.
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#2963350 - 12/17/18 10:35 AM Re: Keyboard with USB only [Re: 70x7]
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Manufacturers can pretend they donít need 5 Pin MIDI, but itís just a convenient cost cutting measure.
We should be grateful mLan was never adopted.
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