MIDI thru to another keyboard

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2017/03/03 17:10:49 (permalink)

MIDI thru to another keyboard

Hey, guys!
I was thinking - I'm planning to purchase a new keyboard soon for my studio, but a lot of models these days have all but done away with standard 5-pin MIDI ins and outs.
Leads me to my question - if I want to use a piano with no MIDI output (besides USB), but I want to daisy-chain it to another keyboard to use that keyboard's sounds for live performance, is there are way to do this?
I can't imagine that there's any  sorta "USB to MIDI" cable out there, obviously. But I don't want to have to run the whole system through a computer and deal with latency and all *just* for the sake of using a rhodes sound instead of grand piano.
 
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    Re: MIDI thru to another keyboard 2017/03/03 18:03:42 (permalink)
    Hi Dave,
    Not sure if this will solve your question, but there's a wealth if info here: http://forum.cakewalk.com/Midi-Gurus-Please-help-m3557159.aspx

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    Re: MIDI thru to another keyboard 2017/03/03 20:58:28 (permalink)
    There are MIDI USB to 5 pin DIN convertors, but they are a bit pricey. Google Kenton D-Sync. If you are running a computer and a MIDI interface or Audio Interface with 5 pin DIN in the setup, there several ways to echo MIDI coming in by USB to the out via DIN.  
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    Re: MIDI thru to another keyboard 2017/03/03 21:20:06 (permalink)
    Some of the iConnect interfaces might fit the bill -
    Might be worth a look.

    I know Sweetwater carries them...
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    Re: MIDI thru to another keyboard 2017/03/03 22:05:26 (permalink)
    Thanks for the replies so far, guys. Reading the responses, I realized I might not've been so clear as to what I'm looking for;
     
    A way to run a USB-ONLY keyboard into a keyboard with ONLY 5-pin midi inputs and outputs, without the use of a computer. In the same way you'd connect a MIDI keyboard-out into the MIDI input of a keyboardless synth, but with a USB-B "printer cable" instead of a 5-pin MIDI connecter.
     
    The more I think about it... the more it sounds like a pipe-dream!
     
    Then again perhaps I didn't quite understand some of the solutions - correct me if I'm wrong :)

     
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    Re: MIDI thru to another keyboard 2017/03/04 08:21:50 (permalink)
    davdud101
    I was thinking - I'm planning to purchase a new keyboard soon for my studio, but a lot of models these days have all but done away with standard 5-pin MIDI ins and outs.

     
    If you really also want to use it for live performances I would invest a few $$ more and ensure that the keyboard has 5-pin MIDI IN/OUT and is also made for use on the road.  There are so many choices these days, I'm sure you will find something ... maybe extend your search a bit to other brands / sound engines and you might end up with a killer combination for your live performances

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    Re: MIDI thru to another keyboard 2017/03/04 15:34:24 (permalink)
    M-Audio Keystation 61 61-Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller MKII  US $135.00
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    Re: MIDI thru to another keyboard 2017/03/04 19:35:57 (permalink)
    davdud101
     
    Then again perhaps I didn't quite understand some of the solutions - correct me if I'm wrong :)




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    Re: MIDI thru to another keyboard 2017/03/04 21:51:35 (permalink)
    Kenton Electronics MIDI USB Host INTERFACE - NEW  $99.00
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    Re: MIDI thru to another keyboard 2017/03/11 11:26:22 (permalink)
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