New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Music, Audio, and Podcasting Do you use your Mac to create music? This is the place for discussions on creating and editing music on the Mac!

USB to Midi


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
aubrey.d

 
Member Since: Mar 02, 2010
Posts: 7
aubrey.d is on a distinguished road

aubrey.d is offline
Hi, not sure if this is right place for this question but here goes,
I have an M-Studio keystudio uSB keyboard controller that I use on my iMac with Garage Band, I also have a Roland Sound Canvas 55 which only has standard midi imput & output din sockets.
What I'd like to do is to be able to just use the M-Studio keyboard controller by plugging it directly into the Sound Canvas, ie plug USB into Midi din socket.
IS THERE A cable converter or a unit that I can do this with. main reason is so I don't take full control of computer when others need it as well. (I'm 67 you male,and play pedal steel guitar so I have heaps of unused (old fashion if you like midi gear as well)
Hope some-one will be kind enough to help and have a solution for me, apart from having to buy and old midi style keyboard controller.
Thanks Aub
QUOTE Thanks
Chud

 
Member Since: Feb 24, 2010
Location: NYC
Posts: 95
Chud will become famous soon enough
Mac Specs: 15" MBP 2.5Ghz C2D 4GB 500GB Seagate 7200RPM / 15" Powerbook G4 1.5Ghz 2GB 160GB Seagate 5400rpm

Chud is offline
Your Keystudio has a standard midi out jack on it as well, so you can just use that.

http://www.houseofsound.ch/shop_imag...ystudio49i.jpg
QUOTE Thanks
aubrey.d

 
Member Since: Mar 02, 2010
Posts: 7
aubrey.d is on a distinguished road

aubrey.d is offline
Thanks for that info, but it doesn't apply to my unit, my M-Adio/ KeyStudio is only very basic, it has a Power Switch Sustain Pedal Jack and a USB Jack,
definitely a cheap version I guess, so I still need help on a USB to Midi adapter
cable or such, as I'm only a learner and getting ancient by the day I don't want to pay an arm & or a leg for one though, nope I'm not a cheapskate,but realize it may be cheaper to try and find an older type midi keyboard.
Help would still be appreciated
QUOTE Thanks
Kevriano

 
Kevriano's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 02, 2006
Location: Crawley, England
Posts: 4,561
Kevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to all
Mac Specs: 20" Intel iMac 2.4 Ghz/3G Ram/320HD, Snow Leopard. PBook G4, 1.5Ghz/1.5 Ram/250 HD, Leopard 10.5.6.

Kevriano is offline
Amazon.com: M-Audio USB Midisport Uno MIDI Interface: Musical Instruments

That should be just the ticket. There are cheaper places to get it, google around, but that's what you need.

Try my custom Mac Forums Search Engine: Mac Forums Google Search

Please use the reputation system if you consider any help given useful (it's the little ✓/✘ on the left <---)

QUOTE Thanks
bobtomay

 
bobtomay's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 22, 2006
Location: Texas, where else?
Posts: 25,017
bobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 15" MBP 2.33 C2D 256 4GB, MBA 13" i7 1.8, MB 2.0 2GB, Nano 4th, 3GS, iPad 1

bobtomay is offline
It may not work in this scenario. I do not have experience with these midi devices, but I do with converters. Reading through the description, it only mentions going from midi to USB. Not once does it mention USB to midi. In practically all cases with converters, when the manufacturer fails to note that it is a two way converter, it is a one way converter only.

You'll surely need something similar to this. Just make sure there is some mention of the adapter/converter going in the direction you need. Again, I have no experience with these. After reading a couple others, it could be they are all two way like reviews on this one.

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.11277

I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.
QUOTE Thanks
JUKE179r

 
JUKE179r's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 01, 2009
Location: DohaLondonVegas
Posts: 882
JUKE179r is a jewel in the roughJUKE179r is a jewel in the roughJUKE179r is a jewel in the rough
Mac Specs: '07 MBP 256GB SSD/6GB RAM/SL <--DAW!!!

JUKE179r is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kevriano View Post
Amazon.com: M-Audio USB Midisport Uno MIDI Interface: Musical Instruments

That should be just the ticket. There are cheaper places to get it, google around, but that's what you need.
+1

This should work but I've never use a SoundCanvas before...
Keystudio's MIDI Out to Sound Canvas' MIDI IN,
Sound Canvas MIDI Out with MIDI to USB cable to USB In on Mac.


Don't mind the MC-303 and the red lines in the picture. Also replace the MIDI Interface for your SoundCanvas module...


And remember... MIDI is not an audio signal but a computer encoded signal.

MBP 3,1 & 4,1 w/ Vertex 4 SSD | Logic Pro 9 | Ableton Live 8 | Traktor Pro 2 | AKAI MPK-49 | Roland MV-8000, TR-808 & TR-909 | Ensoniq ASR-10 | x0xb0x #911 | Denon DN-MC6000 | (3) Technics SL-1200MK1 | 3000+ vinyl records
QUOTE Thanks
Kevriano

 
Kevriano's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 02, 2006
Location: Crawley, England
Posts: 4,561
Kevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to all
Mac Specs: 20" Intel iMac 2.4 Ghz/3G Ram/320HD, Snow Leopard. PBook G4, 1.5Ghz/1.5 Ram/250 HD, Leopard 10.5.6.

Kevriano is offline
Just to answer Bob. It does go both ways. I use one for transferring data between my E Drums and my Powerbook.

Try my custom Mac Forums Search Engine: Mac Forums Google Search

Please use the reputation system if you consider any help given useful (it's the little ✓/✘ on the left <---)

QUOTE Thanks
bobtomay

 
bobtomay's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 22, 2006
Location: Texas, where else?
Posts: 25,017
bobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 15" MBP 2.33 C2D 256 4GB, MBA 13" i7 1.8, MB 2.0 2GB, Nano 4th, 3GS, iPad 1

bobtomay is offline
Thanks Kev, I know a lot of folks end up buying video cables that won't work because they're one way. Just didn't know if these were more like most other computer data cabling that are all 2 way or not.

I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.
QUOTE Thanks
aubrey.d

 
Member Since: Mar 02, 2010
Posts: 7
aubrey.d is on a distinguished road

aubrey.d is offline
Thanks for your help guys, but what you have mentioned is for connection of Midi Sound Module to & from Mac computer, not as I'm after M-Adio keyboard Studio USB to Midi in Sound Module, it would seen as if there is no such adaptor, it is strange as there must be thousands of midi sound modules out there un-usable, I'm amazed some electronic/computer person has already done it. ( probably have if I knew where to look,eh!)
Thanks again, Aub
QUOTE Thanks
Kevriano

 
Kevriano's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 02, 2006
Location: Crawley, England
Posts: 4,561
Kevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to all
Mac Specs: 20" Intel iMac 2.4 Ghz/3G Ram/320HD, Snow Leopard. PBook G4, 1.5Ghz/1.5 Ram/250 HD, Leopard 10.5.6.

Kevriano is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by aubrey.d View Post
Thanks for your help guys, but what you have mentioned is for connection of Midi Sound Module to & from Mac computer, not as I'm after M-Adio keyboard Studio USB to Midi in Sound Module, it would seen as if there is no such adaptor, it is strange as there must be thousands of midi sound modules out there un-usable, I'm amazed some electronic/computer person has already done it. ( probably have if I knew where to look,eh!)
Thanks again, Aub
Not sure what you mean now

Are you connecting a keyboard to a Mac or not?

Try my custom Mac Forums Search Engine: Mac Forums Google Search

Please use the reputation system if you consider any help given useful (it's the little ✓/✘ on the left <---)

QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Using and Connecting Audio Motherboard | Album artwork, itunes. »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
USB to MIDI cable wilito2000 Music, Audio, and Podcasting 3 11-24-2009 03:14 PM
Audio Midi problem and USB hubs? droogiefret Music, Audio, and Podcasting 5 09-20-2009 08:04 PM
First-gen Macbook not recognizing Ext. HD on USB AnaLorenzo Apple Notebooks 0 08-24-2009 12:10 AM
keyboard and mouse won't work with powered usb hub nordy69 Other Hardware and Peripherals 8 04-29-2009 04:24 PM
What is the Most idea USB Port Replicator for MB Air ? danger450 Other Hardware and Peripherals 0 08-07-2008 07:47 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:15 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?