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#1323644 - 12/11/09 08:04 PM ??MIDI question??
biznetplus Offline
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Registered: 12/10/09
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I recently purchased a Casio Privia PX-130

This keybpoard has a MIDI interface through USB. As in no 5 Pin old school midi connectors. I want to connect it to a MIDI sound bank device like a Kurzweil. Of course all these devices on accept the standard 5 pin connectors.

Does anyone make a product that converts from a USB back to MIDI? I know there are other products that convert from MIDI to USB but I need pretty much the opposite of that.

If that isnt clear let me know I can be much more detailed

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#1323666 - 12/11/09 08:49 PM Re: ??MIDI question?? [Re: biznetplus]
ChrisA Offline
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Registered: 12/28/08
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Originally Posted By: biznetplus

Does anyone make a product that converts from a USB back to MIDI?


Yes. It is called a "Macintosh computer running Logic." But I imagine other computers and other software might also work, Just route the midi out from the computer to a USB/MIDI interface cable.

I think that is the problem with USB MIDI, they can only conect to computers, not other MIDI gear.

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#1323697 - 12/11/09 09:56 PM Re: ??MIDI question?? [Re: ChrisA]
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ChrisA is correct. The "USB to Host" connection on your PX-130 will only connect to a USB port on a computer. I'm not aware of any way to send the MIDI data out of your keyboard's USB port through a converter and directly into a 5-pin connector.

If you're using a PC you can control an external sound module "via" your computer using an intermediate software program and any USB/MIDI adapter. The routing would look something like this:

1) PX-130 MIDI into the computer via "USB to Host" connection.
2) Using MIDI Connection Center you "connect" the MIDI In of the PX-130 to the MIDI Out of whatever USB/MIDI adapter you also have connected to the computer.
3) The USB/MIDI adapter is connected to the 5-pin MIDI input of your sound module.

The key, of course, is that the MIDI Connection Center is just re-routing the MIDI input from your keyboard right back out the USB/MIDI adapter into whatever sound module you have hooked up to the adapter.

Fortunately, any PC with 2 USB ports should work. You're only moving MIDI data around so a sound card isn't even needed.
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