Yamaha P115 / USB to MIDI interface


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Question: By using a Yamaha UX16 USB MIDI Interface, would I be able to trigger another "older" sound module, in my case a Kurzweil MicroPiano via its midi in port? I’d like to be able to use another piano sound other than the ones within the P115 when out playing live gigs.
 
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Short answer is "No" not directly.

Long answer is that there are workarounds,

1) Use a computer to handle the MIDI Routing.

2) Buy a dedicated USB MIDI Host to make the hookup.

http://www.kentonuk.com/products/items/utilities/usb-host.shtml

http://www.lab4music.it/index.php?lang=EN

Since the P115 possesses no genuine MIDI ports the USB port on the keyboard requires a computer to act as a HOST. If the Kurzweil has genuine MIDI ports then the UX16 would allow the Kurz to also talk to the computer.

Then all you'd have to do is run a MIDI Routing Software like MIDI Yoke and you'd be able to patch the piano to the module thru the computer.

Gary ;)
 

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Thanks. I looked for something like the USB Host yesterday and failed. Good to know that there's something like that out there.
 

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The Kenton has been around for years, but I'm not certain whether or not it only ships with a UK power supply.

The Sipario is a newcomer to the market. Looks nice but VERY pricey...

Gary ;)
 

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BTW, if you're handy with a soldering iron here's a schematic and instructions for building a simple DIY USB MIDI Host using about $20 worth of parts.

http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=9681.0

http://cyfrowogitarowo.pl/archiwa/124

http://cyfrowogitarowo.pl/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/MIDI-USB-HOST-DIY-tutorial.pdf

http://www.hinton-instruments.co.uk/reference/midi/promidi/index.htm

And here's an even simpler design I found on Google.

http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=16301.0


Gary ;)
 
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Question: By using a Yamaha UX16 USB MIDI Interface, would I be able to trigger another "older" sound module, in my case a Kurzweil MicroPiano via its midi in port? I’d like to be able to use another piano sound other than the ones within the P115 when out playing live gigs.
I had the exact same question using the exact same hardware for the exact same purpose. Yamaha P115 with a Kurzweil Micro Piano. Darned thing is a bookend now.
 

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