Re(2): Midi using joystick port

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Posted by Chris on February 03, 2001 at 03:28:20:

In Reply to: Re: Midi using joystick port posted by Bob on February 01, 2001 at 16:11:17:

: : I have a connector that bridges a game port to MIDI, but not sure where I can get the software to make it work. I'm not sure but I think I got the connector from an old SB board. My computer has the joystick port on the motherboard and it has an onboard Yamaha synthesizer. Any freeware anywhere that would turn the joystick port into MIDI??

: You need a SoundBlaster or compatible soundcard, the on-board joystick port will never work as MIDI port.
: Since you have a new computer, it probably has a USB port, so I would recommend a USB/MIDI cable
: called Roland UM-1. You can get it at the link below.

That's good advice, but you might find it easier to just buy a real soundblaster 16 card at around $5-$10, or a Live! (much, MUCH better card) for around $40. Check out

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