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DIGIFLEX USB Midi Cable Lead Adaptor for Musical Keyboard to PC Laptop XP Vista Win 7 Mac

by Digiflex
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (169 customer reviews)
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  • USB to MIDI KEYBOARD PC INTERFACE CONVERTER CABLE
  • Plug one end of the cable into a USB port and plug the another end into the keyboard or any MIDI device
  • Enables you to play songs on your piano keyboard and then mix and edit them on your PC
  • Hot-swappable so you can connect and disconnect whenever you want.
  • Fully powered by its USB connection
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Technical Details
BrandDigiflex
Item Weight181 g
Product Dimensions23.4 x 12.2 x 4.2 cm
Item model number5060188011019
  
Additional Information
ASINB00K4UXH5Q
Best Sellers Rank 3,471 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight299 g
Date First Available26 Aug 2009
  
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Product Description

USB to MIDI KEYBOARD PC INTERFACE CONVERTER CABLE

Features

Plug one end of the cable into a USB port and plug the another end into the keyboard or any MIDI device

Enables you to play songs on your piano keyboard and then mix and edit them on your PC

Hot-swappable so you can connect and disconnect whenever you want.

No software installation required

Fully powered by its USB connection

Support Windows XP/Vista/Win 7 and Apple MAC

Contents

1 x USB MIDI Cable 2 Metres



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53 of 53 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worked as advertised out the box 21 Nov 2009
I will confess to being a bit dubious about this product at first. There are an awful lot of very expensive midi converters on the market; surely there must be a reason for this? Seemingly not. Plugged it straight into the piano at one end (little midi lights come on to tell me I got it right, which is handy as it is a common error to get the midi cables the wrong way round), plug it into the PC at the other (more little lights to guide you) and my PC (windows 7, if that helps anyone) wakes up and goes "ooh, looks like we need some drivers". So off it romped, found some drivers, and we were away. All without intervention from me.

My music composition software (Sonar) spotted the device straight away and that was that. No noticeable latency (any there might be can be squarely attributed to my sound card) and it's been working reliably ever since. Bingo.

NB since I wrote this review I've replaced my sound card, and this confirmed that this product was not the source of the latency. 6 Months on, its still working well.
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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Does what is expected of it 5 Jan 2010
By Sussex by the Sea VINE VOICE
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I wanted a cable to connect my Yamaha to my mac (10.6.2, iLife 09), so I could use it in GarageBand. I'm very happy to report that this one did exactly what I wanted it to, and worked flawlessly, negating the need to buy the expensive Yamaha cable.
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
By D. Shaw
This product appears to be identical to the LogiLink Adapter USB to Midi In-Out.
As that product had mixed reviews, I did wonder what the differences might be with the more expensive items and if it would work at all.

Thankfully, when I used this product to connect my old Casio CZ1 to my laptop it worked fine first time. It was nice not to have to instal drivers for this USB device. There was no problem with ordinary recording, playback, note timing, pitch bend, modulation wheel, etc.

Excellent value for money.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A word of advice... 28 Jan 2012
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I've had a few of these for some time and they do what they are supposed to as long as you remember this handy hint.

When connecting your keyboard / drum machine / controller / MIDI enabled mongoose the plug marked IN goes to the socket marked OUT (or OUT / THRU if that's how the device is configured)and the plug marked OUT goes to the socket marked IN.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Hopeless 17 Oct 2013
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First of all let me start by just writing a few words giving you a sense of my technical background. I've been a music producer and a recording engineer in a past life, at one stage in my own studio. This was back in the day when reel to reel tape was the only option for laying down tracks, valve equipment was old hat (and not neveaux retro), and when MIDI was the next big thing. More recently I qualified with a BSc in IT and computing. With this background, I imagined I was well qualified to make this product work correctly. Not so; though I am probably able to review it with some authority.

Put simply, I know my control-change data from note-off information, which is more than this product does.

Here is what should happen: all MIDI data from the controlling device - in my case a not inexpensive Yamaha SY35 keyboard, should be translated accurately into the receiving device - the software on the other side of my USB port.

What actually happens: some note-on note-off data gets through, but not if you play chopsticks any faster than walking pace. This means that some notes are missed in their entirety, while others will sound, but not stop when you release the key. As other reviewers have mentioned, you will get some truly 'creative' results if you deign to employ a pitch bend wheel (a very unmusical glissando that refuses to silence), or the modulation wheel to, for example, switch a simulated Leslie speaker from slow to fast). In the latter example the results are literally random - I couldn't achieve any type of repeatable results.

Also mentioned in other reviews are that the MIDI cables are easily mixed up: the de facto and de jure standards for this are that 'IN' is plugged into 'OUT' and vice-versa.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Do exactly what it says! 17 Dec 2009
By GrahamG
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Received this promptly from my supplier 'Digiflex' and I'm happy with the service I got from them.

I glanced at the manufacturer's instructions briefly (and they are, it must be said, very tiny, brief instructions) , plugged the lead in, watched Windows XP go through the motions of recognising it, waited for the 'your new hardware is ready to use' message and then found that neither my sequencer nor Windows XP had this lead selectable for MIDI input or output. As far as they were concerned, the midi input/output did not exist, although other existing alternatives such as the MPU401 type MIDI in/out on my old soundcard were still being offered.

Upon re-reading the instructions I realised that the first described step was to plug the MIDI IN and OUT into a midi device and it turns out that this IS important. The chip inside the bulb in the middle of the lead seems to be a multifunctional USB audio/MIDI device and if it doesn't have a live MIDI device plugged into it on the MIDI side when you first plug it into your computer, the MIDI interface part of the lead may not be recognised by the install process.

To get out of this I had to system restore back to a recent restore point (one saved prior to my attempted installation of the lead) and this time I made sure the MIDI cables were plugged into my synth and the synth was turned on FIRST. Then, when the lead was plugged into the USB port of the computer, roughly the same 'new hardware found' messages came up, but after the 'your new hardware is now ready to use' message I found that I could now select 'USB Audio Device' for MIDI input and output.

Tested briefly with Quartz AudioMaster Freeware and this unit seems to work OK with that.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
easy connection.
Published 4 days ago by Chris
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent srvice
The cable arrived within 36 hours of ordering. It is good quality and works so far (plug & play) although I have some problems with my MIDI equipment & software which may or may... Read more
Published 13 days ago by Jack
5.0 out of 5 stars Look no further!
Perfect product! Sturdy and it charges my iPhone as well as the one it came with. Excellent value for money.
Published 23 days ago by jenny galloway
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor
It just didn't work. Plugged it in to my USB hub and directly in the USB port on my Mac, nothing !
So I purchased the real thing, an M Audio one, perfect. Read more
Published 29 days ago by R Tynan
3.0 out of 5 stars OK for old style midi Keys but rubbish for GR55 guitar syth
I wanted a simple solution to my emagic MT4 which I have hooked up to my GR-55 Guitar synth, something that wasn't bulky. I have tried it with midi keyboards and it works OK. Read more
Published 1 month ago by P. Trevorrow
4.0 out of 5 stars nearly
still struggling to get it 100% communicating - maybe software problem rather than lead - next few days should tell
Published 2 months ago by John Lynch
1.0 out of 5 stars Misses 'note off' messages and other problems
In very simple cases this seems to work. However when I tried to use this to capture a performance from a Roland stage piano it missed loads of the note off messages, so it was as... Read more
Published 2 months ago by John Holcroft
1.0 out of 5 stars digiflex usb cable
would not work with myyamaha keyboard so bought a midi keyboard so Idont need a usb connection as it is built in with midi keyboard
Published 3 months ago by Mrs. Doreen M. Marsden
5.0 out of 5 stars This works!
We use this to connect a Yamaha E233 keyboard to an iMac running Garage Band and Logic Pro.

We've tried a few of these and this is the first one to actually work.
Published 3 months ago by LayniBee
2.0 out of 5 stars Fails to transmit sysex
Bought this to connect a midi foot pedal controller to a mac. It didn't work. Granted it will connect and allow you to play a keyboard and such but it doesn't transmit midi syses... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Paul Titcomb
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