MIDI In/Out Cables

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  1. Capt.Sparrow

    Capt.Sparrow New Member

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    I'm looking for a reasonably priced midi in/out cable for a yamaha which plugs into usb the only ones ive found so far have been around £50 -60 i need a usb one because i use my laptop and it doesnt have a port that normal midi cables use. Does anyone know of any online shops where i can get one?
  2. Graeme

    Graeme New Member

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    Surely, what you need is a USB cable, not a midi cable (these have 5 pin DIN plugs on each end)? Your local computer shop should be able to sell you one of these - and it should cost a lot less than the sort of figures you are talking about.
  3. Jack

    Jack New Member

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    Ye I beleive that Cables that you are talking about are around 20.00$ Can. At any local music store.
  4. Capt.Sparrow

    Capt.Sparrow New Member

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    thanks guys ill check it out
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    xskhaos04 New Member

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    midi cables

    A midi cable is a midi cable pretty much
  6. Capt.Sparrow

    Capt.Sparrow New Member

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    no most midi cables don't plug into usb they plug into a port my laptop doesnt have, thats why im looking for a USB one
  7. Graeme

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    So, coming back to my first post - what connector is on the output of the Yamaha whatever-it-is? If it's USB, you just need a USB cable - which you can get from any computer dealer for a lot less than the figure you mentioned.
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    Yamaha do a Usb to midi convertor with the cd software drivers, basically any keyboard with midi in and out (5 pin connerctors) is linke to this little "hub" which has a usb cable straight to computer. Retail at £49.00 in most Uk music stores.

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