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how can i make a usb midi cable ? Please Answered

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jeff-o (author)2010-12-01

Well, you could buy one for 8 bucks. That's likely cheaper than the parts would cost you individually:

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.11277

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lemonie (author)2010-11-27


What do you actually want to do?

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orksecurity (author)2010-11-27

USB and MIDI are different data protocols. A simple cable can not convert one to the other; you need a bit of computing power in the middle.

It may not have to be complicated. MIDI is essentially serial data, so you might be able to get away with a USB-to-Serial-port adapter and a bit of programming.

But the simplest thing would be to just buy an adapter cable. Amazon has them for as low as $20.

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NachoMahma (author)orksecurity2010-11-27

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.  You can find schematics/directions for building your own MIDI-to-USB adapter cable, but it doesn't sound like that's your best option.

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