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Connect USB Kybd direct to USB module?


Bill Spencer

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I don't think you can do it. There are these devices designed to address this problem:

 

http://www.kentonuk.com/products/items/utilities/usb-host.shtml

 

or

 

http://www.iconnectmidi.com/

 

but like a lot of MIDI equipment, particularly older devices, I don't think the XV-5050 would be "USB class compliant" and so may not work.

 

Best solution is to put the USB MIDI controller on eBay and get one that has a real MIDI connector, there are plenty to choose from. Then you'll have something that will work with everything.

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I have used the ancient DMC MX8 for decades, it still works fine, but I recently got the newest MOTU USB/MIDI 8 x 8 and it's incredibly well built and worth every dollar.

There are cheaper ones like the 5 x 5 that use the same software and electronics that is half the price of the unit I bought.

But these units are great as they have SMPTE, 30fps, 25fps, Frame Lock, MTC, MMC and LTC for SMPTE Out.

THere's nothing these units can;t do.

I actually bought the MIDISport 8 x 8 and got rid of it and kept my ancient MX8.

But the MOTU is as good as it gets if your into serious MIDI stuff.

I have lighting automations, controller data, etc. Lots of large merged streams and MOTU doesn;t blink.

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Jaime, I don't think that would be a solution for Bill, unless it's OK to always have the computer in the loop whenever he wants to use his keyboard and module together. But in that case, no MIDI interface is required.

 

You say there's nothing these units can't do, but I'm pretty sure they can't do what Bill wants (to connect two USB slaves together, without a computer).

 

The solutions are the ones Scott posted above. This question comes up a lot, and I believe those are currently the only answers. I agree with Scott that he'd be better off getting a new controller, especially if it's likely he'll want other modules and keyboards in the future.

 

You can always convert MIDI to USB with a $6 piece of hardware, but to convert MIDI/USB to MIDI DIN, it takes one of the more expensive gadgets above.

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You say there's nothing these units can't do, but I'm pretty sure they can't do what Bill wants (to connect two USB slaves together, without a computer).

 

^ This. :thu:

 

The solutions are the ones Scott posted above.

 

Even those are unlikely to work, as Scott pointed out.

 

+3 for getting a MIDI-equipped controller.

 

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