Yamaha PSRE400W to ALESIS SR18


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Hi all, would like to midi my Yamaha PSRE400W to my ALESIS SR18 to drive the drum beats, but the Yamaha doesn't have the good 'ol 5 pin din for midi out, just the more modern usb and the smaller type usb, but the Alesis has the 5 pin din midi in/out.
I believe it can be done via my desktop using my DAW which is mixcraft 8 Pro, but I would like to use them on the road, without the need of a computer. Even then, the Alesis would have to be connected via one of those hit and miss usb to din cables, which I have, but dont really like as they can be a bit suss. Any ideas would be great. Many thanks.
 
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Probably answering my own question here, but I think a iConnectivity Mio 2 would do the trick? Had a look at their web site, and it seems to cover my needs, but would just like a second opinion before purchasing.
 

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I think that some of the iConnectivity interfaces will work, but not all of them-- look for the ones that mention having a "USB host" connection.

You can also use a Kenton MIDI USB Host: http://www.kentonuk.com/products/items/utilities/usb-host.shtml
If you're in the US, it's surrently on sale from this site: https://www.perfectcircuitaudio.com/kenton-midi-usb-host-mkii.html

Hi all, would like to midi my Yamaha PSRE400W to my ALESIS SR18 to drive the drum beats, but the Yamaha doesn't have the good 'ol 5 pin din for midi out, just the more modern usb and the smaller type usb, but the Alesis has the 5 pin din midi in/out.
I believe it can be done via my desktop using my DAW which is mixcraft 8 Pro, but I would like to use them on the road, without the need of a computer. Even then, the Alesis would have to be connected via one of those hit and miss usb to din cables, which I have, but dont really like as they can be a bit suss. Any ideas would be great. Many thanks.
 
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Found a device from the UK, Hobbytronics has a little unit called a midi convertor which accepts usb and 5pin din devices and lets them communicate without a computer in sight. At around 36 pounds UK it is a lot cheaper than the Kenton and iConnectivity devices for doing the same job. Just letting people know that it is available if they need to do what I am doing.
 
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