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Re: MIDI-to-USB on Debian?




On Tuesday, February 13, 2018 09:09:12 PM Cindy-Sue Causey wrote:
> On 2/13/18, Doug <dmcgarrett@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On 02/13/2018 04:00 PM, Nicholas Geovanis wrote:
> >> Does anyone have a MIDI-to-USB adapter they could recommend for Debian
> >> and/or linux?
> >> This is just for a point-to-point connection from a Yamaha keyboard to
> >> a laptop. Software on the laptop remains undetermined, probably some
> >> combination of Rhythmbox, CSound, Supercollider and god knows what
> >> else. Thanks......Nick
> > 
> > Look for a PS2 to USB adapter. I have one that allows me to plug an IBM
> > model M keyboard into a Dell laptop, and it works perfectly. (No
> > manufacturer's name on it--it just says
> > "Made in China" like so much else these days.
> 
> Newegg has them, too, in varying prices. Both male and female
> directions on their various separate offerings. Am even looking at a
> pic for a dual PS/2 funneled into one USB connection.
> 
> How good they are, I don't know, but I've been using a 99 cent VGA to
> DVI-I adapter for almost a year with no obvious ill effects...

I guess until somebody knows that what I described in a recent reply on this 
thread, with the addition of a PS2 to old computer keyboard connector, we 
should caution everybody not to try this.