Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2.7 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!

SEARCH
Piano Forums & Piano World
(ad)
Best of Piano Buyer
 Best of Piano Buyer
(ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
Find a Professional
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

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

Advertise on Piano World

(ad)
Accu-Tuner
Sanderson Accu-Tuner
Who's Online Now
135 registered members (AnnInMiami, ADWyatt, Akaitsuki, alexk3954, anamnesis, agraffe, Animisha, anotherscott, 35 invisible), 1,247 guests, and 5 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad)
Estonia Pianos
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
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?
*Directory/Site Map
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords & Scales
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
i need a midi expert... #676211
12/22/06 09:25 PM
12/22/06 09:25 PM
Joined: May 2006
Posts: 18
C
cyrus_xi Offline OP
Junior Member
cyrus_xi  Offline OP
Junior Member
C

Joined: May 2006
Posts: 18
or someone who know enough to help...

ive got all these old wires. one is connected to a webcam. but they all are parallel port connections with a 'mouse-looking' connector or a midi connector.

[Linked Image]

can i use these to connect my piano to my computer? when i tried, nothing happened. the only cd that came with my piano just had a format converter on it. do i need a special driver that i have to find myself or something? nothing was found when i did a new hardware search.

i suppose i could just buy a midi-usb connector, but if i can get this to work, it would be very helpful. but for all i know, there might be absolutely no way this would work.

(ad) ROLAND

Click Here

Re: i need a midi expert... #676212
12/22/06 10:12 PM
12/22/06 10:12 PM
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 173
Groningen, Netherlands
Arjen Offline
Full Member
Arjen  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 173
Groningen, Netherlands
That is a MIDI Gameport connector, and would usually be connected to the soundcard in your pc, where you'd normally have your joystick/gamepad/whatever. If you connect it you'll be sending MIDI signals, not actual sound. To record antyhing you'll need a sample library that converts the MIDI signal into the sound of a piano being played.

Re: i need a midi expert... #676213
12/22/06 10:19 PM
12/22/06 10:19 PM
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 22
E
euclid10540 Offline
Full Member
euclid10540  Offline
Full Member
E

Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 22
I have a similar problem. I am using the gameport MIDI connector. MIDI out is working fine. But MIDI IN from my keyboard is not working. I know the keyboard is working, because I tried it with my laptop. So, it's either the MIDI cable (doubtful) or a problem with WINDOW/XP. How can I troubleshoot this problem?

Re: i need a midi expert... #676214
12/23/06 03:53 AM
12/23/06 03:53 AM
Joined: May 2006
Posts: 18
C
cyrus_xi Offline OP
Junior Member
cyrus_xi  Offline OP
Junior Member
C

Joined: May 2006
Posts: 18
well, ive got acid music 6, which has a midi thingy and an option to anable a midi device. i tried connecting this to my parallel port but it didnt see it. should i try connecting it to that game thingy port, or did you mean that thats where my sound card would be IF i had this particular one?.

(ad)
Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
Re: i need a midi expert... #676215
12/28/06 11:56 AM
12/28/06 11:56 AM
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 94
Brunei
MeLuvMusic Offline
Full Member
MeLuvMusic  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 94
Brunei
I am having similar problems...but I think mine is even worse....I don't even know what to do to connect my px110 to my XP Computer...sigh~
I don't even have the CD pack..and where can I find them?? Any additional softwares needed and can anyone suggest which one should I get. I just want to save my playing....and now I've got the piano and what should I do now??? Help Help Help! =S


Currently working on:
1)Schubert Impromptu Op.90-2 and 3
2)Hungarian Rhapsody No.12
3)Etude Op.10-5 and 12
4)Libestraum No.3 and Un sospiro by Liszt
New:
Chopin Ballade No.4
Field's Nocturne No.4
Mozart Sonata in C, K330

"Without Music, Life is A Journey Through a desert" -- Pat Conroy
Re: i need a midi expert... #676216
12/28/06 12:09 PM
12/28/06 12:09 PM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 2,462
Denver, CO
DragonPianoPlayer Offline
2000 Post Club Member
DragonPianoPlayer  Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 2,462
Denver, CO
Cyrus.

The MIDI cable you are showing needs to plug into the joystick port on your sound card, not the parallel port. The driver would also need to come from your sound card as well.

If this does not work, look for a USB to MIDI adaptor / cable. The one that I use came with cakewalk USB Music Pakc.

Believe in yourself,

I'm not sure what products are available in Singapore, but you might look for software that comes with a USB / MIDI adaptor.

Hope this helps.
Rich


[Linked Image] [Linked Image]

Moderated by  Piano World 

Shop Our Online Store!
Shop Our Store Online
Shop PianoSupplies.com

Did you know Piano World has an online store, and that it's loaded with goodies pianists and music lovers want?
Check it out and place your order.

Special Purchase!
Keyboard and Roses Piano Bench Cushion Keyboard & Roses 14"x30" piano bench cushions Regularly sold for $79 to $100, now only $39. (while supplies last)

(ad)
Pianoteq
PianoTeq Bechstein
(ad)
Faust Harrison Pianos
Faust Harrison 100+ Steinways
New Topics - Multiple Forums
give me a Chopin
by Elysia. 04/24/19 01:36 PM
Digital pianos and humidity (Kawai CA98 vs CA78)
by alexk3954. 04/24/19 01:08 PM
Entry level piano for around €500?
by CyberGene. 04/24/19 01:03 PM
How do I upload songs?
by ADWyatt. 04/24/19 11:40 AM
Gear Poll
by puremusic. 04/24/19 11:25 AM
What's Hot!!
PIANO TEACHERS Please read this!
-------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums RULES & HELP
-------------------
ADVERTISE on Piano World
Forum Statistics
Forums41
Topics191,643
Posts2,821,315
Members93,137
Most Online15,252
Mar 21st, 2010
Please Support Our Advertisers
Faust Harrison 100+ Steinways

Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver

Sweetwater

 Best of Piano Buyer

PianoTeq Bechstein
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 - 2019 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.2