USB B to MIDI


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Dear Friends

I have Casio WK 7500 , which has USB B port. It worlds fine for connections to PC / IPAD.

I want to connect it to Alesis SR 16 to use its drum sounds.

The USB A to B adapter doesn't seem to work.

Some forums suggest iConnectMIDI2 or Kenton Host MKII , but they cost more than 80$.

Any suggestions for a cheaper option?

Mayo
 
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The Casio WK 7500 has true 5 pin DIN MIDI ports.

So does the SR-16.

All that you need are a couple of 5 pin DIN MIDI cables.


Connect IN on the WK to OUT on the SR and vice versa.

See Michael? This is why I won't recommend a device without true MIDI ports :D

Gary ;)
 
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Gary

Unfortunately WK 7500 doesn't have 5 pin DIN.

You're right not to recommend devices without this.

Regards

Mayo
 
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Thanks Michael.

This sounds better. At least, less expensive

Regards

Mayo
Hi Mayo!!
If you have already and IPAD, you can use it like a MIDI Host, it works great and it is better than a hardware one.
All you need, is an app like MIDIFLOW $6.99 (the one I use) or AUDIOBUS 3 $10.99
These Apps recieve MIDI data from your Input (WK) and send it to any other device (Keyboard or App).
It also has de capability of change it before routing it to you destination device (Alesis)



 

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Yes, a computer or laptop or tablet or smartphone is often a better, more flexible solution than buying a dedicated hardware USB-to-MIDI host device, especially since most people already have one of those anyway. :)
 
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Using your iPad won't necessarily save much money, though. You still need other pieces to plug a USB device (Casio) and MIDI device (Alesis) into the iPad,. You'll still probably ending up spending the $80 he doesn't want to spend. Typically $39 for the Apple CCK so you can plug in USB devices and also keep the iPad plugged in for charging if need be. Then either a multi-port interface (like one of the iConnectivity pieces), or a combination of standard USB cable, typical USB-to-MIDI interface like Roland UM-One (though there are some cheap non-name versions of that which some say work fine), and a USB hub to plug them both into the CCK. Not elegant. But the more of these things you already own (USB printer cable, USB-MIDI interface, USB hub, CCK, all of which are at least somewhat common), the cheaper it could be to implement.
 

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