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#2305359 - Today at 12:46 PM Getting started with MIDI: One question.
90SITA Offline
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Registered: 07/18/14
Posts: 1
Loc: Italy
Hi everybody,

I am total ignorant in this field, that's the reason I'm asking, may sounds stupid and sorry if it does, but I need to be sure!
Now, I own a Yamaha p35 and lately I realized I needed an Upright-alike sound (I play in a rockabilly/rock n' roll band, you know...), so I found out that my keyboard can be used as a MIDI controller with VST plugins. I got one, EZKeys Upright Piano plugin and sounds good to me. Now, in order to make it work, do I only need a MIDI-USB cable from the keyboard straight to the laptop or do I need some extra equipment?

Thank you for your time!

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#2305376 - Today at 01:20 PM Re: Getting started with MIDI: One question. [Re: 90SITA]
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You will need an interface along with cables since your DP doesn't offer USB MIDI. It will look something like this, although I cannot necessarily recommend this exact model:


Perhaps someone else can recommend a model they've used before. I have used smaller interfaces like this in the past and they've always broken on me after some time.
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#2305380 - Today at 01:24 PM Re: Getting started with MIDI: One question. [Re: 90SITA]
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Registered: 03/26/10
Posts: 257
Loc: Virginia, USA
Yes since it looks like your p35 doesn't have USB, you will need a midi to USB adapter similar to this one (link)

I don't know what is available in Italy, but it should be easy and cheap to find one.
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#2305386 - Today at 01:32 PM Re: Getting started with MIDI: One question. [Re: 90SITA]
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Registered: 02/13/12
Posts: 266
Loc: Hernando, MS
Hi 90Sita,
Yes, you'll need a midi to usb inteface to go from the midi out jack on your P35 to the usb input on your computer. You might need to install a driver for the Midi-usb interface. And you might need to change the midi transmit channel on the P35 so that it matches the receiving channel in the software (the P35 manual should explain how to do this, it's not hard). Also, you may want to set the local control value of your keyboard to off (that turns the sounds of the P35 off so that only EZkeys will be playing). Again this should be explained in the Midi section of the P35 manual.
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#2305430 - Today at 02:34 PM Re: Getting started with MIDI: One question. [Re: Kbeaumont]
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Registered: 12/26/12
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Loc: Richmond, BC, Canada
Originally Posted By: Kbeaumont
Yes since it looks like your p35 doesn't have USB, you will need a midi to USB adapter similar to this one (link)

I don't know what is available in Italy, but it should be easy and cheap to find one.

That' the one I've used. It's not expensive, and works well.

. Charles


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