Matt Houghton wrote:Dave B wrote:I'm wary of the USB-midi cable thingy... Obviously, YMMV
That's a fair health warning, though I've used quite a few of them now, on both OSX and Win 7 and never had a problem. That said, I don't think I've ever tried to route lots of MIDI data through all of them at once. I tend to use them to hook things up conveniently, rather than drive a host of outboard in real time...
This is one of the great ironies of our time I suppose. MIDI has always been, and continues to be incredibly simple but totally reliable. But it's being replaced by technologies which seem to be less efficient, more complicated, less reliable and less future proof. I think there's a good reason all the high end synth manufacturers still put real MIDI in their machines.
Or maybe I'm getting old...! I must admit I don't enjoy keeping up with technological progress anymore (ahem, Apple). I crave stability and a choice selection of gear. I can actually make music that way!