usb/midi adapter - which ones work well?
gustin at echostar.ca
Mon Jan 26 21:45:19 GMT 2009
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Atom Smasher wrote:
> On Sun, 25 Jan 2009, Atom Smasher wrote:
>> and i recently bought what seems to be the worlds cheapest usb-midi
>> adapter. when i connect it to my pc1600x, i have to add >40uS delay per
>> byte, or else amidi doesn't get to see all of what's coming in. at
>> least, a delay of 40uS/byte lets the computer receive a complete sysex
>> dump (~19K), but i'm still loosing a lot of CC info when i move sliders
>> on the pc1600x (verified with a few different midi monitors). this seems
>> like a problem with the usb-midi adapter having too small a buffer...
>> even using amidi to monitor the input from the usb adapter (pc1600x -->
>> usb adapter), and using the pc1600x just to send control change
>> messages, a lot of it is not getting past the adapter. if i use the usb
>> port on my controller keyboard (bypassing the cheap usb-midi adapter),
>> and turn a knob, EVERYTHING comes through. so, what should i be looking
>> for in a low-end/entry-level usb-midi adapter that can handle large
>> sysex dumps and plays well with linux?
> it seems like that didn't get any attention with a subject "dumb midi
> questions", so here it is with a different subject.
> so, should i expect the problem, above, to disappear with a less crappy
> usb/midi adapter? which ones are ya'll happy with?
I have two of the M-Audio midimans (one 1x and the other 2x). They seem
to work fine, I have not noticed any problems when using an external
The midi input I use the most is the one on my RME 9652 soundcard. It
has been solid for a couple of years.
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