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Digital Piano

Q.My Roland piano has MIDI connectors, but it's not equipped with a USB port. What equipment do I need to use my piano to record MIDI into my USB-equipped computer?

A.

You'll need the following two items in order to record MIDI on your computer using a non-USB Roland piano.


  1. USB-MIDI interface
    In order to connect the Roland piano to the USB connector of your computer, you'll need to obtain a USB-MIDI interface, such as the Edirol UM-1EX.

    Connections:
    Connect the UM-1EX (or other USB-MIDI interface) to the USB connector of your computer, and connect the other end of the interface to the MIDI OUT / MIDI IN connectors on your Roland piano.

    Note:
    Before making these connections, you must install the USB driver included with the USB-MIDI interface in your computer.

  2. Music production software
    To record MIDI data on your computer, you'll need to install music production software, such as Edirol's "Music Creator 2."

Note:
When purchasing a USB-MIDI interface and software, be sure that your computer meets the operating requirements for the products you're purchasing.

Note:
Refer to the following FAQ to learn about things that are possible when you connect a Roland piano to your computer.
Related FAQ:
What can I do when I connect a Roland piano to my computer?

(2006/03/17)

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