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Midi - in on Dell In spiron 6400 sound card

I am tying to record from a synthesizer and my sequencing software is saying that my soundard does not have a Midi-in port. Is that possible?

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  • angela980 Dec 12, 2008

    I have the midi-usb as well. The problem seems to be the sound card in my computer. It has a midi-out and could send songs to the synthesizer it just cant accepts songs in.



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That's correct. Most laptops do not have a midi port installed.
To record from your synthesizer, you'll need a midi-to-usb adapter. There are simple cables from usb to midi.

For example this one:
http://www.roland.com/products/en/UM-1EX/index.html

Posted on Dec 12, 2008

  • Thx_nb Dec 12, 2008

    Go to Control Panel -> Sounds and audio devices
    Check your audio input device. You can probably select the correct device there. Please tell me the options in the dropdown, and which one is selected.


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