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Alesis Command Drum Kit - MIDI USB Bi-directional?

Postby ClownPrince » Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:07 am

Hi all,

I hope you don’t mind me posting this here, but it seems this is a friendly forum with prompt and informative responses.

I have an Alesis Command drum kit which I have been playing for a while and I now want to get into using its MIDI functions. It has a USB MIDI port (as well as 2 x standard DIN MIDI ports). As I understand it, the USB MIDI port can be used to connect directly to a PC/Mac in order to trigger software based instruments using the drum pads.

But does anyone know if the USB MIDI port is bi-directional, i.e. can I send MIDI signals from a sequencer to the Command drum module to play sounds from it?

Or would I have to use the standard MIDI IN socket for this purpose (meaning I’ll need to buy a USB -> DIN ‘Y’ cable or a MIDI interface breakout box)?

Any help offered is appreciated.
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Re: Alesis Command Drum Kit - MIDI USB Bi-directional?

Postby Sam Spoons » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:40 am

USB midi is bi-directional. :thumbup:
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Re: Alesis Command Drum Kit - MIDI USB Bi-directional?

Postby ClownPrince » Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:27 am

:thumbup: Thanks for the quick reply Sam, that’s brilliant news.
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Re: Alesis Command Drum Kit - MIDI USB Bi-directional?

Postby Sam Spoons » Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:15 pm

No problem, and welcome to the forum :thumbup:
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