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Offline ipek

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usb midi interface - windows 10
« on: April 26, 2017, 06:39:51 PM »

Thank you very much for this great little tool and support here! I've just got one recently but couldn't get it work. I see the colour changes but we couldn't record anything since midi in does not seem to be working - light bulb on the midi interface does not light and also we do nto get any data on the monitor. since I use a windows 10 laptop, the cable options were few. I bought all the 3 below (Proster USB to MIDI, VicTsing USB IN-OUT MIDI Cable, TNP USB to MIDI Cable Converter  ) and these did not work. we also tried them all on a mac pro, they did not work as well. We saw that these cables sometimes work when out and in shifted, tried that, did not work. I'll try to find the cable - Emu X MIDI you have suggested and try it with a mac pro to see if it is actually the cable problem.  however i'm wondering if there are any other people working with windows10 and usb midi interface or these cables. any suggestions? what else could be wrong?

thank you.


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Re: usb midi interface - windows 10
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2017, 01:10:18 PM »
Hi there!

Have you downloaded the Midi Sprout Pure Data program "Midi Sprout Tools"?
Midi from the sprout wont register on my computer unless im running it...

I'm curious about the USB converter as well...

I have a midi keyboard that i've been using to convert midi to usb (MPK 249)
But i would like something that I can take out of the studio, wondering if you were able to get any of these converters to work, checkin on this one now...


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Re: usb midi interface - windows 10
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2017, 06:42:14 PM »
No, You do not need the MIDI Sprout Tools, it is a novelty program.

 You only need a USB to MIDI converter. The one you link is okay I use a different EMU unit (see my other posts on this topic). Your akai mpk is fine for MIDI to USB conversion.