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    Midi keyboard connection?

    I run GigaStudio and Cakewalk on a computer with 3 sound cards: an on mother board Crystal, a SoundBlaster Live, and a Layla. I would like to disable the Crystal, but I am only able to get my Midi Keyboard to input into GS when it is plugged into the crystal card. My keyboard only has a \"serial\" style connector, so I must connect it thru the \"joy stick/midi port on either the SB or crystal card. When I select SB midi in as the source in GS, the keyboard does not trigger sound. Why not? How can I get it to work? The keyboard works when I select Roland MPU40 which for some reason is the designation given my the Crystal Drivers to the Midi in. What\'s up? Please help a midi idiot.

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    Re: Midi keyboard connection?

    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size=\"1\" face=\"Verdana, Arial\">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by mauryw:
    I run GigaStudio and Cakewalk on a computer with 3 sound cards: an on mother board Crystal, a SoundBlaster Live, and a Layla. I would like to disable the Crystal, but I am only able to get my Midi Keyboard to input into GS when it is plugged into the crystal card. My keyboard only has a \"serial\" style connector, so I must connect it thru the \"joy stick/midi port on either the SB or crystal card. When I select SB midi in as the source in GS, the keyboard does not trigger sound. Why not? How can I get it to work? The keyboard works when I select Roland MPU40 which for some reason is the designation given my the Crystal Drivers to the Midi in. What\'s up? Please help a midi idiot.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
    how do you connect your keyboard \"serial\" to the \"joy stick/midi port\"? it is a Roland MPU401 compatible driver for windows whether SB or Crystal soundcards. In your case it is about right.
    If I understand it correctly that you might not need that connections at all (joy stick/midi port). As long as you connect the keyboard via serial port and if you install the windows serial-MIDI driver for it, you should be able to select it (keyboard Controller) as MIDI-IN for your cakewalk or/and Gigastudio.
    Hope this helps,
    LHong


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