MIDI interface for OS12

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MIDI interface for OS12

Post by John Ruggero » Mon Jul 18, 2022 2:19 am

Does anyone have a recommendation for a MIDI interface to connect an 1993 Kurzweil Mark 5 (standard MIDI ports) to an M1 Mac mini? My Midisport 2x2 appears to be obsolete.
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Post by John Ruggero » Mon Jul 25, 2022 10:15 pm

Anyone using the Roland UM-ONE mk2 Midi interface to connect an M1 Mac mini to a keyboard with a standard Midi interface?
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Post by bkshepard » Mon Jul 25, 2022 10:30 pm

Yes, I bought one recently to connect an old Roland D50 to my M1 Mac. The first one stopped working after a few minutes, but Amazon replaced it and the second one has been fine. Be aware that there is a tiny little switch on the side of the interface labeled TAB and COMP. While it might appear "obvious" to put the switch at the COMP (Computer) side, that only works for machines that have the Roland MIDI driver installed. If you want it to just work out of the box with your regular MIDI driver in the Mac OS, put the switch on TAB instead. Other than that, it works great.

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Re: MIDI interface for OS12

Post by John Ruggero » Tue Aug 02, 2022 12:53 pm

Thanks for the great information, Brian! I will probably get the Roland.
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