[LAU] Outboard gear users: What MIDI interface are you using?

drew Roberts zotz at 100jamz.com
Sat Mar 13 08:04:40 EST 2010

On Saturday 13 March 2010 02:14:12 david wrote:
> Hmmm, how do you use more than one MIDI device per port?


MIDI setup
Keyboard MIDI OUT ------------> Computer MIDI IN
Computer MIDI OUT1 ----------> Keyboard MIDI IN
Computer MIDI OUT2 ----------> Synth MIDI IN
Synth MIDI THRU ---------------> Effects Box MIDI IN


Computer MIDI OUT2 is connected to Synth MIDI IN and Effects Box MIDI IN in a 

The warning from the page is:

When wiring up a MIDI device to another, there are different possibilities to 
consider, some MIDI devices only have only a MIDI IN or a MIDI OUT and some 
have both IN/OUT and THRU. The MIDI IN is always connected to a MIDI OUT 
device and vice-versa. The MIDI THRU is used to connect external MIDI 
devices, "

here it comes

"but it is best not to use more than three as any more can result in a slight 
delay which will decrease the quality of the music, as modules will sound 
slightly out of time."

I am largely ignorant here but had a vague memory from the 80s iirc and looked 
this up.

all the best,


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