midi guitar to soundcard connection???

Discussion in 'comp.music.midi' started by richard richards, Jun 27, 2003.

  1. Am totally new to midi, so forgive lack of terminology, etc....I'm
    learning. I bought an old casio midi guitar synth at garage sale and
    have downloaded trial versions of both Finale Printmusic and Sibelius
    G7. From what they say I should be able to play in real time into the
    program and see the notation and then print it out. The casio has a 5
    pin midi out, so how do I connect from that to the 1/8" pin jack input
    on my SB Live soundcard. RadioShack doesn't have cord for this or
    adapter. I know the casio is not going to track well, but I'm
    experimenting with it before I go on to better midi guitars...like
    maybe Godin ACS. Is what I'm trying to do feasible and how do I do it.
    Where do I get 5 pin midi(male) to 1/8" male pin jack cord? Thanks
    for any advice to this newbie.
  2. Mike

    Mike Guest

    richard richards wrote:

    > Am totally new to midi, so forgive lack of terminology, etc....I'm
    > learning. I bought an old casio midi guitar synth at garage sale and
    > have downloaded trial versions of both Finale Printmusic and Sibelius
    > G7. From what they say I should be able to play in real time into the
    > program and see the notation and then print it out. The casio has a 5
    > pin midi out, so how do I connect from that to the 1/8" pin jack input
    > on my SB Live soundcard. RadioShack doesn't have cord for this or
    > adapter. I know the casio is not going to track well, but I'm
    > experimenting with it before I go on to better midi guitars...like
    > maybe Godin ACS. Is what I'm trying to do feasible and how do I do it.
    > Where do I get 5 pin midi(male) to 1/8" male pin jack cord? Thanks
    > for any advice to this newbie.


    Wrong plug. You'll want to find a gameport->MIDI adapter cable.
    Soundblaster and a lot of other cards will often combine the two if they
    don't provide seperate MIDI out jacks.

    Here's one:

    http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7...3123073703/g=home/search/detail/base_id/37654

    You can probably find cheaper ones. Also, most large computer stores
    will have such a cable, if nowhere else than in the music software area
    as a "PC MIDI starter pack" or somesuch, but the prices on those can be
    kinda high sometimes.

    Cheers,
    Mike

    Control MIDI with your Game Pedals!
    http://www.codevis.com/proj_midi.html
  3. Old Nick

    Old Nick Guest

    On 27 Jun 2003 09:25:04 -0700, jazzgitah@email.com (richard richards)
    wrote something
    .......and in reply I say!:

    Mike has set you on the right path. If I may, I will say only that:

    - with Gameport to MIDI adaptors, there does seem to be a rule that
    you get what you pay for :-<. They are not just a cable, and some have
    given less than good results with MIDI

    - on the Web, try searching "midi primer" as a phrase. This is not a
    dismissal of questions from you, but will provide a heap of reading
    that you can base questions on.

    Just to start off, MIDI is completely different from audio. Audio is
    the actual signal from a guitar etc. MIDI is simply a "piano roll" of
    events that tell a synth what noises to make at what time.

    >Am totally new to midi, so forgive lack of terminology, etc....I'm
    >learning. I bought an old casio midi guitar synth at garage sale and
    >have downloaded trial versions of both Finale Printmusic and Sibelius
    >G7. From what they say I should be able to play in real time into the
    >program and see the notation and then print it out. The casio has a 5
    >pin midi out, so how do I connect from that to the 1/8" pin jack input
    >on my SB Live soundcard. RadioShack doesn't have cord for this or
    >adapter. I know the casio is not going to track well, but I'm
    >experimenting with it before I go on to better midi guitars...like
    >maybe Godin ACS. Is what I'm trying to do feasible and how do I do it.
    >Where do I get 5 pin midi(male) to 1/8" male pin jack cord? Thanks
    >for any advice to this newbie.


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  4. JB Seattle

    JB Seattle Guest

    It is not worth the effort, the tracking is terrible and too slow for any
    decent input. Midi guitar is expensive, the minimum working setup is a
    Roland GR33 with a 13 pin midi pickup on the guitar or get a Roland ready
    strat.
    You get what you pay for in midi guitar.
    JB
    "richard richards" <jazzgitah@email.com> wrote in message
    news:6acf2c91.0306270825.49ae7007@posting.google.com...
    > Am totally new to midi, so forgive lack of terminology, etc....I'm
    > learning. I bought an old casio midi guitar synth at garage sale and
    > have downloaded trial versions of both Finale Printmusic and Sibelius
    > G7. From what they say I should be able to play in real time into the
    > program and see the notation and then print it out. The casio has a 5
    > pin midi out, so how do I connect from that to the 1/8" pin jack input
    > on my SB Live soundcard. RadioShack doesn't have cord for this or
    > adapter. I know the casio is not going to track well, but I'm
    > experimenting with it before I go on to better midi guitars...like
    > maybe Godin ACS. Is what I'm trying to do feasible and how do I do it.
    > Where do I get 5 pin midi(male) to 1/8" male pin jack cord? Thanks
    > for any advice to this newbie.
    >

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