HDE USB to MIDI Cable PC to Synthesizer Microphone Keyboard Instrument Converter Adapter for Home Music Studio
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- Easy to install with built-in driver; USB powered, no AC adapter needed
- 1 in + 1 out MIDI interface; 16 MIDI input channels & 16 MIDI output channels
- LED power indicator; MIDI in & out signal indicator;
- Turn your computer PC into a personal music studio for recording and mixing your music; Be your own producer!
- Supports: Windows Vista, XP, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10 (32 bit only)
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- Very easy setup, driver installs automatically within seconds
- Windows XP, Vista 32 and 64-bit compatible
- Very cheap, while offering an authentic USB MIDI interface
- Cord is a little too short for me--about 5 feet
- High latency. Latency is the time it takes for input from your keyboard to reach your computer, and in my experience the latency for this interface is really high--around a quarter to three quarters of a second. This makes it very hard to play live accompaniment to background music you've created. However, if you disable MIDI playback in your sequencing program and just listen to the notes as they're played on your keyboard, you can shift all of the notes in your program after you've finished and it works just fine. It's a couple extra steps per song, or a couple dozen more dollars for a faster cord :3
- Those lights on the converter are annoying!
- When setting up, if you are getting no sound, try switching the MIDI IN/OUT ports on your input device. On Yamaha products, "MIDI IN" goes into the keyboard's "MIDI OUT" port, etc. so you can't just match them up!
I bought this to work with a game like guitar hero, but for the piano, Synthesia. The game plays the notes on your computer screen, and then the music comes out your keyboard (best to prevent lag).
I experience practically no lag when working with Mixcraft, using the sound driver "Wave-RT" in the settings. Mixcraft is a fun music recording studio program.
I was initially discouraged at buying this product, because some reviews said it may not work with all hardware configurations, but I figured for the price (about eight-ish dollars after shipping), that I could take the risk, rather than spend $30 on a similar cable that had possible no greater chance of working.
I'm glad I did. The cable works as I expected it. I initially was confused about the IN-OUT method of the ports, but figured it out. The lights on the cable light up when the cable is receiving a transmission from either the USB side or MIDI side of the cable, which was very useful in troubleshooting technicalities and configurations. The Blue light on the Midi side of the port is a little bit too bright and a little blinding if facing right at the user, but this really doesn't detract from the functionality of the cable.
Construction of the cable felt sturdy.
Windows 7 X64 edition set up the cable, and selecting the USB Midi Connection in Synthesia, setting my YPT-320 to PC2 I was able to jam away. I could even have the program playback notes to the keyboard. I did not notice any major lag between the program and the keyboard through the cable.
I also briefly tested the same setup with the FL Studio 9 trial, and it seemed to work equally.
I would recommend this product, cheap and functional.
Today, when I substituted the USB MIDI Cable Converter for the Santa Cruz Sound card, I noted that certain keypresses (so far a G above middle C, and middle C, and an F about 2 octaves above middle C, caused the output sound to hang; all notes in the measure sound continuously. I had to minimize the Finale window to stop the sound.
Unless I can discover a "work-around" this adapter will be useless for my purpose (music entry) Obviously, if I were to play live in a perfomance, these "ciphers" would be distracting to say the least.
Chances are that I will have to search for a current sound card with MIDI controller.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Piece of junk!!!! If you are trying to hook up your keyboard to your computer via a MIDI cable this one will not work. Read morePublished 29 days ago by TracyR
This item doesn't work. A closer look at the reviews shows it is not a 3.8 star item, but a 5-star item if it works (3 out of 4 people), and a 1-star item if it doesn't work (1 out... Read morePublished 1 month ago by A reader