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I control my Roland BK5 using my Roland FA08 which is fine. The BK5 has a small screen and I can connect it to my Ipad Pro and use a program from Roland which runs on the Ipad. I can send Midi signals to select the rythmn/voices choices etc.

The question is can a Midi keyboard (BK5) receive signals from 2 different sources if I use a splitter on the cable going into the keyboard.

By the way - MIDI is very new to me.
 
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You would not accomplish this with a splitter.

One way you could do it is to input on the USB MIDI and the DIN MIDI simultaneously.

Another way would be to daisy chain the MIDI to MIDI IN on one board and output on MIDI THRU to the BK on the defined channel of the BK.

You could also use a MIDI Merge device to merge the MIDI signals.


The unit I listed does get mixed reviews though.

You cannot simply buy a special cable that accomplishes this.

Gary ;)
 
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Thanks for that - got so focused on the USB cable that forgot about the actual midi inputs.
Thanks for the quick reply.
 
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take 15 minutes out of your time and read this.


It does a very good job of explaining basic MIDI and how MIDI works. Terms that you need to understand what they mean and how they work:

* - midi channel
* - midi out
* - midi in
* - midi thru
* - midi merge

pay special attention to midi merge in this tutorial:

 
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take 15 minutes out of your time and read this.


It does a very good job of explaining basic MIDI and how MIDI works. Terms that you need to understand what they mean and how they work:

* - midi channel
* - midi out
* - midi in
* - midi thru
* - midi merge

pay special attention to midi merge in this tutorial:

Ok - have seen that and it is useful and gives me better understanding. Thx for the reply
 

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