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Roland MIDI output into music software

Matt Butcher

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Another lazy question but I couldn't make head or tail of the manual in this area.

Now I think you should be able to play the Roland MIDI output into a computer and the computer's music software should be able to turn it into a score (if it can understand MIDI which ours does).

Can this be done? (If I just need to try a bit harder and read a certain section of the manual, do feel free to direct me that way...) Thanks, Matt.
 

JIM D.

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There are some kits that will allow you to mate midi signals to your computer. Amazon UK has some attachments just go to the site a type in usb to midi . JIM D.
 

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Most USB audio interfaces have midi input. There are loads on the market starting at pretty reasonable prices and you have added advantage if a half decent audio interface as well.
 

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Idle question maybe from me too - but not stated in the manual AFAICS- the ones I see on amazon et al are to 2 x 5 pin plugs - Roland looks like a nine pin combined in and out socket. What plug am I looking for usb to what? 9 pin DIN?
 

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Maplins......look at the Maplins web site .....and I don't mean "Hi-de-Hi" Maplins either :roll:
 

Glenn

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I don't have a Roland but i assume there is a special lead that goes from the 9 pin to two 5 pin DIN ( 2x4 plus one common earth).
 

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jarvo said:
Maplins......look at the Maplins web site .....and I dont mean Hi-de-Hi Maplins either :roll:
Neither helped - I need to know what its called to search. Prob ask Roland or Yahoo groups and have to sign up for loads of junk mail...:(
 

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Honestly I have never thought about it. The last time I plugged my JV-1080 into my roland fr 3x I used the same cable that I used to plug in my Elkavox. It was just the standard round midi connector cable.
Ben
 

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Search for "audio interface PC".
Something like an Alesus IO2 or something from Edirol.
These devices are well under £100 and have excellent audio inputs and usually some pretty nifty recording software.
 

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It's the pic in the manual - its not the same as reality on the box itself. Its actually a 5 pin din -so should be no trouble. Should have checked earlier, sorry.
 

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Can't get much cheaper than that Jarvo. Well spotted.
This must do the job without doubt for someone only needing a MIDI interface.
Cheap as chips in my opinion.
 

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When you get to READ the linked item it 'isn't available to purchase' on that site, now.
 

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Soulsaver said:
When you get to READ the linked item it isnt available to purchase on that site, now.


You have to watch these guys :hb ....but look down the list below there may well be something else there !
 

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