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Do you need midi in and out?
Old 4 weeks ago
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Do you need midi in and out?

I need to get a midi keyboard but this is still a new topic for me. I have got my eyes set on the Maudio keystation but it only has midi out? Aren't midi keyboards supposed to have midi in and midi outs?
Old 4 weeks ago
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If it’s purely a MIDI keyboard, rather than a more general keyboard with its own built-in sound engine or something, there’s not much point in it having a MIDI in (unless it has a THRU port as well, or it has built-in displays of some sort that can be updated via MIDI).
Old 4 weeks ago
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Originally Posted by adrianww View Post
If it’s purely a MIDI keyboard, rather than a more general keyboard with its own built-in sound engine or something, there’s not much point in it having a MIDI in (unless it has a THRU port as well, or it has built-in displays of some sort that can be updated via MIDI).
Ok so do you know why the Maudio keystation 88 has a usb AND a midi out?
Old 4 weeks ago
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So you can choose what you want to use (you can power it via USB if you want).
For what reason would you want to send MIDI to the keyboard?
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You couldn't use USB without a computer (or at least a hardware usb midi host)....and you couldn't use 5 pin without a midi interface.

Both connections means it work in all situations.
Old 4 weeks ago
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Yep, as BT64 and stella465 said - it will have USB to connect it to a computer (and possibly as a power source) and it will have MIDI out to connect to other devices with MIDI in ports (synths, sound modules, other keyboards, etc. etc.)
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