Since I am both cheap and lazy, I cant see spending $40.00 + dollars for a Midi cable to download the filter settings from REW into my BFD. Yeah, I know that entering the filters into the BFD is not that difficult but there comes that lazy part
Has anyone built their own Midi to USB cable? Seems that there are only 2 wires for the signals and 1 wire for the shield. Anyone have any experience along this line.
I haven't... but the cable was cheap, it was the USB to MIDI interface that cost so much. I hated spending the money, but still haven't set it up yet either. Talk about lazy... I'm too lazy to set it up so that I can be lazy and not have to manually enter them.
I don't think the cable would be that hard to make but building an interface might be a challenge. Maybe someone can tell us.
So there has to be some type of interface? I was looking at the pin outs on the USB and Midi connectors and assumed that you could just connect them directly. Of course when I assume, I always get it wrong!
Thanks much for the MIDI info and this wonderful site. It sure makes playing with the BFD much more fun!
After some more research I found that my sound card actually has a Midi/Game Port connector on it!! It is amazing what you find out when you RTM The Midi to 15 pin D connector is about $15.00 so I will give this road a try.