Help On Starting Out

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Tonydelero, Oct 1, 2004.

  1. Tonydelero

    Tonydelero Guest

    Hi I am Just Starting Out In Music Production and I am looking for some help on setting up my midi equipment. I have an evolution 249c midi keyB and an opcode 64x midi interface. I am wanting to know how to conect them to my pc. I have an audigy sound card with a game port.

    Do i connect my sound card to my midi interface using the game port and then the keyb to the interface....?

    I do not have any midi cables as yet as i am unsure as which ones to get. The game port is a 15 pin but the interface has 9 pins.

    If anyone could point me in the right direction i would be very greatfull.

    Tony.
     
  2. kevinwhitect

    kevinwhitect Active Member

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    Tony, I'm not certain you can connect midi to a game port. I'm not even sure there is an adapter you can use.

    You'll need a midi in port on your sound card to get what you need done.

    Best-

    Kev.
     
  3. Tonydelero

    Tonydelero Guest

    Thanks for that Kev.

    Do you recommend any Good sound cards with a midi in port on.....

    Tony.
     
  4. Big_D

    Big_D Well-Known Member

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    Tony, Your game port is also a MIDI port. All SB's use this combo port You just need the proper adapter from SB. You can get it here.

    http://us.creative.com/shop/shopcategory.asp?category=1

    Choose Sound Blaster Accessories, and then scroll down to Sound Blaster Midi Adapter P/N 1013251001 $19.99
     
  5. Tonydelero

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    Big D your a Star..........

    Thanking you

    Tony.
     
  6. kevinwhitect

    kevinwhitect Active Member

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    Evidently I was 100% wrong. You can use the game port and there is an adapter you can use.

    :)

    I haven't used an SB equivalent since my second computer. Thanks for straightening things out Big D.

    Kev.
     
  7. Big_D

    Big_D Well-Known Member

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    No problem guys, glad to help
     
  8. Tonydelero

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    Hello Again people.

    I have just bought myself the midi lead that was kindly suggested by big D for my sound card, and I was just woundering if anyone knows anything more about midi interfaces that could help me....?


    I have a Opcode studio 64x 64-Channel Midi Interface/Patchbay and am a bit confused about how to connect my equipment to it. On the back of the interface are 2x 5 pin connections one called pc thru and one pc computer. there are also 6x midi outputs and 4 midi inputs.

    I am wanting to connect the midi interface to my pc sound card and my evolution keyb to the interface.
    What is the correct setup i should use...?

    I am using cubase sx and reason 2.5, and i am looking into getting myself a roland MC-307 GROOVE BOX and Roland EF-303 DJ GROOVE EFFECTS. and may be some other midi stuff.

    Sorry if this is a really dum question but i am a beginner....


    Tony
     
  9. Tonydelero

    Tonydelero Guest

    ok, i take it that was a silly question then.....

    what i mean is....is this set up right...

    Computers com port goes to midi interface
    then new midi lead goes from soundcard midi/joystick too, 1 midi input and 1 too, midi outputs slot on interface..

    then midi keyboard which only has one midiout, goes to midi input on interface...?????? do i use the midi keyboards usb as well...????

    also i have something called SMPTE on the back of the interface. one in and one out, what does this do.??

    thanks
    Tony
     

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