Stand alone midi -> usb interface...

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shuutobi
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Stand alone midi -> usb interface...

Post by shuutobi » Thu Nov 10, 2011 12:56 am

I'm about to work with a drummer with an electronic kit for a side project, and the kit only has midi out...

What standalone midi interfaces would be considered decent these days under $150?

Motu midi lite, or would this be overkill when I only need 1 midi input?
http://www.americanmusical.com/Item--i-MOT-ML-LIST
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Re: Stand alone midi -> usb interface...

Post by Ryanmf » Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:18 am

Dude, 6 foot MIDI to USB2 cables run $4-8 shipped on eBay. They work fine.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?rt=nc&LH ... 86.c0.m283

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Re: Stand alone midi -> usb interface...

Post by shuutobi » Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:10 am

I've had bad luck in the past with those... I suppose I can give them a try again.
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Re: Stand alone midi -> usb interface...

Post by citizenchris099 » Thu Nov 10, 2011 1:51 pm

the Allen&Heath Xone 2D has usb and traditional midi ports.It can act as a midi interface and even has a dedicated midi clock. Arguably one of the most versatile pieces of gear I own
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Re: Stand alone midi -> usb interface...

Post by dancing Ray » Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:23 pm

a nice two channel solution...
http://www.thomann.de/de/emu_xmidi_2x2.htm
it´s 49 EUR.
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Re: Stand alone midi -> usb interface...

Post by m.o » Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:32 pm

dancing Ray wrote:a nice two channel solution...
http://www.thomann.de/de/emu_xmidi_2x2.htm
it´s 49 EUR.
Just got me one of those, works just fine! :D
But yeah if you're just looking to connect one instrument, get one of the < 10$ cables.

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Re: Stand alone midi -> usb interface...

Post by NRJay » Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:04 pm

Simple: Cakewalk UM-2G:
http://www.musicstore.de/de_DE/EUR/Cake ... 008557-000

I have one, and it's sweet!

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