Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2.5 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician

Ad
Schumann's 4th Finger
Schumann's 4th Finger Enigma Resolved
(125ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad)
Modern Piano Moving
Modern Piano Moving
(ad)
Piano Buyer Guide
Piano Buyer Spring 2017
(ad)
Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restorations and sales
(ad)
Accu-Tuner
Sanderson Accu-Tuner
Who's Online
59 registered (AndyP, AZNpiano, AdrianR, Beemer, ando, 14 invisible), 1669 Guests and 6 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad)
Estonia Pianos
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#1321009 - 12/08/09 11:33 AM Midi Cable Recommendations
CyberX Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 12/10/08
Posts: 3
So i've finally found some time to start throwing down my compositions into sibelius, but first i need to find a midi cable.

Does anybody have any recommendations? I can snatch one up from Amazon for $6, but i want to make sure i'm not gonna have latency issues and that crap. I spent $1500 on the piano; to cheap out on the usb cable at this point would just be stupid.

Top
(ad) ROLAND

Click Here

#1321015 - 12/08/09 11:37 AM Re: Midi Cable Recommendations [Re: CyberX]
Morodiene Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/06/07
Posts: 15404
Loc: Boynton Beach, FL
It is my understanding that there is no difference between usb cables. Go for the $6 one.
_________________________
private piano/voice teacher FT



Top
#1321020 - 12/08/09 11:45 AM Re: Midi Cable Recommendations [Re: CyberX]
bobbo Offline
Full Member

Registered: 01/07/09
Posts: 120
All the same. I got a cheapo emux cable worked fine.
It's like manfacturers who claim their overpriced gold plated HDMI cables are superior to cheapo £5 ones but actually does the same job, its all Is and Os.


Edited by bobbo (12/08/09 11:47 AM)

Top
#1321024 - 12/08/09 11:54 AM Re: Midi Cable Recommendations [Re: CyberX]
appleman Offline
Full Member

Registered: 03/30/09
Posts: 188
Usually, if you plan on having a very long cable(20+ feet) and / or plug your cable in a heck of a lot of times(like hundreds and hundreds), a more expensive cable is beneficial. However, for most home usage, any cable is good enough.
_________________________
Dr. Appleman, former NASA engineer, Empire of Earth and B.S. of Ninjutsu at MIT.

Top
(ad)
Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#1321028 - 12/08/09 11:57 AM Re: Midi Cable Recommendations [Re: appleman]
CyberX Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 12/10/08
Posts: 3
Great, that's pretty much exactly what i was hoping to hear. Thanks for your help.

Top
#1321057 - 12/08/09 12:24 PM Re: Midi Cable Recommendations [Re: CyberX]
ChrisA Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Registered: 12/28/08
Posts: 3841
Loc: Redondo Beach, California
Originally Posted By: CyberX
So i've finally found some time to start throwing down my compositions into sibelius, but first i need to find a midi cable.


Do you mean a simple MIDI cable or a MIDI to USB interface? A "MIDI Cable" is something that connects two midi devices and has a round DIN plug on each end. Midi cables are always used in pairs and crossover the In and Out jacks.

If you are trying to connect a pair of round DIN plugs to a computer's USB then you need a MIDI/USB interface. Prices start at about $35. Be sure and buy one that has the LED activity indicators in the box. They help you debug. problems

Here is a common one...
http://www.sweetwater.com/images/closeup/750-Uno_img_boxshot.jpg

Latency issues are from the audio interface software built into Windows. If you are not using Windows there will be no latency problem and if you are only using MIDI there will be none either.


Edited by ChrisA (12/08/09 12:28 PM)

Top

Moderator:  Piano World 
(ad)
Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
What's Hot!!
New Forums Location & New Piano World Site
---------------------
Why Do You Play The Piano?
-------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums RULES & HELP
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

-------------------
Piano Classified Ads
ad
Pierce Piano Atlas


(ad)
Sweetwater Hiring Keyboard Player!
Sweetwater Hiring Keyboard Player
(ad)
Pianoteq
Grotrian Concert
Royal
for Pianoteq out now
(ad)
A. Geyer Pianos
A. Geyer Pianos
Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World) our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps Caster Cups and more.
Free Shipping on Jansen Artist Piano Benches
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Demo Songs on a Keyboard
by ManishP
Today at 12:18 AM
Samick (?) Knabes
by Andy W
Yesterday at 09:16 PM
The Mind of the Improviser:Musical Elements, Improv Concepts
by Dfrankjazz
Yesterday at 08:56 PM
Emanuel Ax in recital
by Hank M
Yesterday at 06:41 PM
Would you buy a white digital piano???
by JimmyDaGreek
Yesterday at 06:37 PM
(ad)
Sheet Music Plus
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
Forum Stats
87,484 Registered Members
44 Forums
179,157 Topics
2,618,385 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter |


copyright 1997 - 2017 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission