Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
(ad) Pianoteq
Latest Pianoteq add-on instrument: U4 upright piano
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
PianoSupplies.com (150)
Piano Accessories Music Related Gifts Piano Tuning Equipment Piano Moving Equipment
We now offer Gift Certificates in our online store!
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Piano
Quick Links to Useful Stuff
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano Accessories
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#1694032 - 06/11/11 07:50 PM Casio CDP-100 MIDI to USB w/Vista 64 BIT
Pwrmx24 Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 06/10/11
Posts: 6
I know it may be a long shot but has anyone purchased a cable for this setup that works? Before I spend money on a cable I was hoping someone might already know what works well. Thanks.


Edited by Pwrmx24 (06/11/11 10:10 PM)

Top
(ad) Roland

Click Here

#1694040 - 06/11/11 08:18 PM Re: Casio CDP-100 MIDI to USB w/Vista 64 BIT [Re: Pwrmx24]
TBrown Offline
Full Member

Registered: 02/28/11
Posts: 29
Loc: Wilmington, DE
While I don't have a Vista 64-bit system to test out, I am running my CDP-100 via a USB-MIDI cable on a 64 bit Windows 7 system. No problems whatsoever, although I'm a pretty basic user. I use it to compose sheet music and also with Pianoteq.

The main thing is to check to see if your USB-MIDI cable supports Vista 64-bit. I have one of the really cheap $5 ones and it seems to work fine with my setup.

Good Luck!
_________________________
"When words fail, music speaks."

Top
#1694093 - 06/11/11 11:28 PM Re: Casio CDP-100 MIDI to USB w/Vista 64 BIT [Re: Pwrmx24]
galaxy4t Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/28/08
Posts: 846
Loc: Lakewood, CA
The USB cable has nothing to do with it. This model does not have USB MIDI but has the 5 pin din jacks. You will need an audio interface to connect the piano to a computer and there is a driver that needs to be installed on the computer for the audio interface. As long as the interface has a driver or is class compliant with 64 bit operating systems, you will be fine.

Top
#1694220 - 06/12/11 09:42 AM Re: Casio CDP-100 MIDI to USB w/Vista 64 BIT [Re: Pwrmx24]
Pwrmx24 Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 06/10/11
Posts: 6
galaxy4t. Thanks. My post may not have been clear. I see that the CDP-100 doesn't have USB out to my computer directly, just has the 5 pin jacks. Really don't want to buy an "interface" per se like a M-Audio fast track pro, etc ($165). Just looking for the simplest, direct way to get the keyboard hooked to my computer's USB so when I play I can use Finale's Garritan sounds instead of the onboard keyboards sounds. Any ideas? Thanks.

Top
#1694272 - 06/12/11 11:15 AM Re: Casio CDP-100 MIDI to USB w/Vista 64 BIT [Re: Pwrmx24]
galaxy4t Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/28/08
Posts: 846
Loc: Lakewood, CA
I understand what you want to do now. A MIDI to USB adapter will do the trick to connect the piano via USB. I think there are some $30 USD adapters sold in music stores like Guitar Center, Sam Ash, and Best Buy (those that have musical instrument departments). There should be drivers that come with the adapter. As long as these are 64 bit compatible, you will be fine. An ASIO driver is best to avoid latency so if it has one of these, you will want to use it. If you have a laptop, the audio cards in them will give you problems with latency as well as audio pops and clicks. There are cheaper audio interfaces that can be used with USB Midi. The Steinberg C1 is an example


Edited by galaxy4t (06/12/11 11:55 AM)

Top
#1694282 - 06/12/11 11:25 AM Re: Casio CDP-100 MIDI to USB w/Vista 64 BIT [Re: Pwrmx24]
TheodorN Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 07/16/10
Posts: 1127
Loc: Helsingborg, Sweden
Just to make it clear, are the MIDI connections of the CP-100 like the one on the picture below?



I bought a MIDI 2x2 USB-MIDI interface from Miditech. It was not cheap, around $70, probably a lot cheaper in the U.S. But it has an advantage, I can connect two keyboards to it, though I haven't used that option so far. See next picture.



Edited by Pianotehead (06/12/11 11:30 AM)
_________________________
My YouTube channel:

http://www.youtube.com/user/thenorbass1

Top
#1694379 - 06/12/11 02:28 PM Re: Casio CDP-100 MIDI to USB w/Vista 64 BIT [Re: Pwrmx24]
Pwrmx24 Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 06/10/11
Posts: 6
Pianotehead: Yep. that's the 5 pin midi plug on the CDP-100.
Galaxy4t: Thanks for the advice. I will check on the adapter's manufacturer website for the drivers before purchasing.
TBrown: thanks for responding.
I'll post how it turns out in a couple of weeks. I have a buisness trip.

Top
#1694382 - 06/12/11 02:37 PM Re: Casio CDP-100 MIDI to USB w/Vista 64 BIT [Re: Pwrmx24]
TBrown Offline
Full Member

Registered: 02/28/11
Posts: 29
Loc: Wilmington, DE
This is the USB-MIDI Cable that I use with my CDP-100. Apparently there are some people that have had problems with the cable, but mine has been solid so far (1-2 months of almost daily use). I figured it was worth the $5 to try it out before I bought a $30 from Guitar Center, but it was sort of a gamble. It's not the fastest/best cable out there, but works without any problems for me.

Just for reference here are my setup specs:
CDP-100
MIDI to USB cable mentioned already
Dell Vostro - Windows 7, 64-bit

I use the default driver that installed itself when I plugged the cable in, then installed ASIO4ALL drivers to run Pianoteq through VSTHost. After changing some of the sample settings it works now with no latency issues.
_________________________
"When words fail, music speaks."

Top
#1695132 - 06/13/11 07:55 PM Re: Casio CDP-100 MIDI to USB w/Vista 64 BIT [Re: TBrown]
Pwrmx24 Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 06/10/11
Posts: 6
Thanks!

Top
#1732031 - 08/13/11 12:43 AM Re: Casio CDP-100 MIDI to USB w/Vista 64 BIT [Re: Pwrmx24]
Pwrmx24 Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 06/10/11
Posts: 6
So I went with the E-MU Midi 1x1 Tab cable. I downloaded the latest driver from E-MU and that went fine. (Windows Vista 64 bit) I've hooked it up to the keyboard and started Finale 2010. Set the Midi In device in Finale to E-Mu driver.
My keyboard has a MIDI setting on the power switch. When I hit the keyboard keys Finale plays the note and annotates it on the sheet music. So far so good.....except I can't get Finale to play the really nice Garritan sounds versus the (not so bad) softsynth tones. Any ideas?


Edited by Pwrmx24 (08/13/11 01:05 AM)

Top
#1735684 - 08/18/11 08:41 AM Re: Casio CDP-100 MIDI to USB w/Vista 64 BIT [Re: Pwrmx24]
crescendo Offline
Full Member

Registered: 08/17/11
Posts: 202
I have this exact model. Well, the model is the same but mine is a bit different from the picture shown is pianotehead's last post. Is this normal depending on countries?


anyway, I was wondering what are the advantages of connecting a piano to a computer.

Top

Moderator:  Piano World 
What's Hot!!
HOW TO POST PICTURES on the Piano Forums
-------------------
Sharing is Caring!
About the Buttons
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
Interesting books about the piano, pianists, piano history, biographies, memoirs and more!
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
Sheet Music
(PW is an affiliate)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
Download & Print Sheet Music Instantly
sheet music search
sheet music search

sheet music search
(ad) HAILUN Pianos
Hailun Pianos - Click for More
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Who's Online
127 registered (anrpiano, 36251, Al LaPorte, 49 invisible), 1355 Guests and 32 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
74269 Members
42 Forums
153622 Topics
2251632 Posts

Max Online: 15252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Hello + buying my first piano (long post)
by Ben_NZ
04/21/14 08:54 AM
Tunelab alternative partial settings?
by Beemer
04/21/14 04:52 AM
Noodling board
by Maarkr
04/20/14 10:20 PM
New Movement Composed "To Rule" 4/20/2014
by hsheck
04/20/14 10:17 PM
Understanding Sharps
by imustlearn
04/20/14 08:18 PM
(ads by Google)

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
| Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2014 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission