[MPA] MIDI converter/device suggestion?

Scott Baldwin sbaldwin at san.rr.com
Wed Jan 21 10:03:55 PST 2004


Here are a couple of the simplest:



(I'm not necessarily recommending zzounds, I'm only using it for 
reference. )

More expensive interfaces don't provide better performance, but more 

Things to consider:

If you anticipate having more MIDI devices you may want to have more 
ports (ins and outs). Here's an example:


Do you want to move audio as well as midi in and out of your computer? 
(hook up a microphone and sing?) This USB interface is one of the 
simplest that does both:


although there are others.

More advanced features in an interface are the ability to sync with 
other external equipment such as various multitrack recorders and video.

What about software, what do you plan to use?

This is a good starter package:


Best of luck,


On Wednesday, January 21, 2004, at 05:45 AM, MacPro wrote:

> All
> since I have a MIDI capable keyboard what device would you recommend to
> use to hook it up to my Mac? Since this is just for home use something
> simple (less expensive) would be prefered unless there is a real reason
> to go with a more costly one.
> Thanks in advance,
> Frank Farwell
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