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Can you recommend a good MIDI to USB cable? MIDI Processors
Old 2 days ago
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Can you recommend a good MIDI to USB cable?

I'm using a Windows 7 computer and just got a Focusrite Clarett 8pre to use for an audio interface. The Focusrite only has one MIDI in and one MIDI out.

I have 2 or 3 hardware instruments that I need to hook up with MIDI, and I don't really want to spend $100+ on a rack-mount MIDI hub. I'd like each hardware instrument to have it's own in/out, instead of trying to chain them all together using MIDI through.

Do the MIDI to USB cables work well?

I was thinking about buying a few of these, which would let me just plug my hardware instruments into the computer for MIDI.

Amazon.com: USB IN-OUT MIDI Cable Converter, LiDiVi Professional Piano Keyboard to PC/Laptop/ Mac MIDI Adapter Cord for Home Music Studio - 6.5Ft: Musical Instruments


Can anyone recommend any specific brands that are good or should be avoided?

Thanks!
Old 2 days ago
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I don't know the one you've linked, but I use this one: Roland UM-ONE mk2 | Sweetwater
I think somebody who knows what's inside these MIDI to USB cables could tell you if this is a good one. My guess is they are all the same.
Old 1 day ago
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Second vote for the Roland UM-One. I used it a couple of years and it does what is was meant to.
Old 1 day ago
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Thank you! It has a brand name that I recognize, so that gives me some extra confidence. Thanks for the help.
Old 1 day ago
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ESI MIDIMATE II, has the great advantage that the 2 plugs auto detect and so ca not only be used as midi in and out but 2x midi in or out as well.
Old 1 day ago
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Thanks! I'll take a look at those also.
Old 1 day ago
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Do you know, are they all created equal or are some better than others?

Can you use a bunch of them at one time or does it start getting wonky with timing?
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