Help with connections

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Posted by Nigel Ridpath on March 01, 2002 at 16:51:15:

I have built up a collection of midi instruments over the last 5 years and I'd like some advice on the best midi configuration. I have a PC, running Cakewalk Home Studio 8 and a midiman Midisport 2x2. I have a Yamaha CS1X, an Alesis QSR, a Roland SP808, a Yamaha QY100 and a Redsound Darkstar. At the moment the Midisport is servicing the CS1X and the QSR. To complete the picture, I also have a Fostex VM200/VR800 digital mixer/hard disk recorder and a Behringer Virtualizer and Ultramizer Pro, which also have midi (although I've never linked them up)

The key requirements are to use the CS1X as the controller for the other instruments and to be able to record midi events into Cakewalk. What configuration would you suggest to give me the best flexibility? Should I be considering a midi patchbay (and if so, which one?)?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Nigel Ridpath

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