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I want to plug my keyboard into my USB port

I have a midisoft play piano program. It is suppose to plug into the joystick port in the back of the computer. My computer only has USB ports. I have the midi to USB cable but the program does not recognize it.

Is there something I can do to get it to work?

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I just found the same program with the same cables. I am going to try a usb to midi cable made by m-audio only because I have it hooked up right now to laptop running xp and the old version of Mircacle Piano which is the best by far and it works great. It is an M-Audio usb to midi cable called the UNO or something like that. its the one for 39 bucks very simple. It should work as long as your computer is running windows OS thats compatable or try running in 95 mode. Also some of these programs recognize processor speed and dont work on the newer systems. Good luck with it. have you ever used seen this software before? Ever see Miracle Piano? wondering how they compare.

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i will buy both stick and throttle off of you..."if" the price is right. ;-)

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