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  • PC1X Controller - won't convert from midi to USB

    I am trying to set up my PC1X as a controller. I have a Macbook pro and a Presonus audiobox interface. Since the PC1X does not have a USB port I connect it to the Mac with a midi to USB converter. I have tried an UNO, an ART and the converter I have to update a Nord Electro. None of the converters convert! The Kurz's signal stops at the converter box. Am I doing something wrong, or failing to set it up right? Please advise!

  • #2
    Am I doing something wrong, or failing to set it up right?


    Yes, you are doing something wrong but I have no idea what is is from what you've written so far.
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    • #3
      MIDI to USB converter???
      Do you mean a USB MIDI interface? There's nothing to "convert".

      What are you trying to control with your PC1X? When you say the "signal" stops, what signal are you talking about?

      Are you trying to record MIDI to your DAW on your Mac?
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      • #4
        I could be a simple mistake, like inserting the MIDI OUT in the MIDI IN, and the MIDI IN where the MIDI OUT is supposed to go. Try reverting those two cables, and report back.
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        • #5
          Are you using something like this?

          If it's not working, it could be because:

          . The driver didn't install properly
          . The driver installed more than once (if you switched USB ports that'll happen, it happens to my printer every time I have to disconnect it, even if I connect it back to the same USB port... it's annoying because I have to set the new driver as my default driver so the wife doesn't complain when the printer's not working again...)
          . Your host program (i.e. your DAW) is not set to USB MIDI for its MIDI In and MIDI Out devices
          . You don't have a host program
          . Your cable just doesn't work
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          • #6
            Thanks all. I will run through the possibilities and get back to you. I am enjoying trying to getthis to work; learning how this pc1x goes.

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            • #7
              FYI MIDI is not sound, just data. So if you want to record the actual sound of the Kurzweil on your computer you'll need an audio interface. This may seem like a silly thing to say, yet we see the same problem over and over again on here.
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              • #8
                FYI MIDI is not sound, just data. So if you want to record the actual sound of the Kurzweil on your computer you'll need an audio interface. This may seem like a silly thing to say, yet we see the same problem over and over again on here.


                This was one of the things I was wondering. The original post is unclear.
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                • #9
                  He did say he was using it as a controller, so I didn't think he'd try to send audio... but now I'm wondering as well...
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                  • #10
                    I just hooked it up wrong. Reversed the midi plugs and it worked.

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