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USB Midi to 5-pin

Postby Elias » 30 Sep 2019, 14:43

Hey all of you who know much more about synths and keyboards!

I have a Yamaha DGX-650 and it only has USB Midi out. I would want to use it as an external controller for piano sounds with other keyboards but the Stage 3 Compact(that I hopefully will own in the future) does not take in USB Midi as far as I know.

Is there any way I could connect the DGX to synths like the Stage 3 or the Roland Juno DS61 that I own at the moment?

Thanks a lot!
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Re: USB Midi to 5-pin

Postby Schorsch » 30 Sep 2019, 14:50

Hi Elias,

I think this should be able to do it: https://m-audio.com/products/view/midisport-2x2-anniversary-edition

But I think that the Stage 3 supports Midi over USB
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Re: USB Midi to 5-pin

Postby maxpiano » 30 Sep 2019, 15:12

Schorsch wrote:Hi Elias,

I think this should be able to do it: https://m-audio.com/products/view/midisport-2x2-anniversary-edition

But I think that the Stage 3 supports Midi over USB


Nope, that's for providing MIDI DIN to a computer and NS3 supports USB MIDI connection to a computer only, not to another device... :thumbdown:

As discussed also on NUF a few times already, USB MIDI Host is needed to adapt a USB MIDI device to MIDI DIN, examples of USB MIDI Hosts boxes are the "Kenton Midi USB Host, the "Miditech Midi USB Host" or the "Mode Machines Cerebel USB" ;)

PS: unless you are OK to use a computer/tablet as a USB MIDI router, which is a 0 cost solution (of course if it is already part of your setup)
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Re: USB Midi to 5-pin

Postby pablomastodon » 30 Sep 2019, 15:39

BomeBox makes an excellent USB host and is capable of performing all sorts of other cool tricks in the process. Very highly recommended!
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Re: USB Midi to 5-pin

Postby Elias » 30 Sep 2019, 15:44

maxpiano wrote:Nope, that's for providing MIDI DIN to a computer and NS3 supports USB MIDI connection to a computer only, not to another device... :thumbdown:

As discussed also on NUF a few times already, USB MIDI Host is needed to adapt a USB MIDI device to MIDI DIN, examples of USB MIDI Hosts boxes are the "Kenton Midi USB Host, the "Miditech Midi USB Host" or the "Mode Machines Cerebel USB" ;)

PS: unless you are OK to use a computer/tablet as a USB MIDI router, which is a 0 cost solution (of course if it is already part of your setup)


Thats what I thought.
I think I will probably go buy one of those hosts as I don't think I want to carry around my computer just for that purpose.

Many thanks!
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Re: USB Midi to 5-pin

Postby Elias » 30 Sep 2019, 15:47

pablomastodon wrote:BomeBox makes an excellent USB host and is capable of performing all sorts of other cool tricks in the process. Very highly recommended!


Ok. I'll check if I have any use for it. Otherwise I will just get a simple adapter since its going to be temporary anyway.
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Re: USB Midi to 5-pin

Postby Schorsch » 30 Sep 2019, 16:17

maxpiano wrote:
Schorsch wrote:Hi Elias,

I think this should be able to do it: https://m-audio.com/products/view/midisport-2x2-anniversary-edition

But I think that the Stage 3 supports Midi over USB


Nope, that's for providing MIDI DIN to a computer and NS3 supports USB MIDI connection to a computer only, not to another device... :thumbdown:


oops, oh yes you're right - mixed it up :oops:
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Re: USB Midi to 5-pin

Postby weremole » 04 Oct 2019, 18:16

pablomastodon wrote:BomeBox makes an excellent USB host and is capable of performing all sorts of other cool tricks in the process. Very highly recommended!


THIS! I cant believe this thing isnt more popular - I used to have a lot of MIDI boxes and cables for all sorts of configurations but now I just have one green box. Best investment ive made so far in my rig.

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