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Old 10-13-2011, 06:27 AM   #1
Brent Hutto
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Default MIDI Keyboard: USB vs. MIDI Connection

I'm getting a Roland A-500s keyboard/controller that will be hooked up to my Win-7 laptop running Reaper. I also have an E-MU 0404 USB audio interface which brings my microphone's signal into Reaper.

Apparently the usual way to attach the MIDI keyboard is with a USB cable from the keyboard to a port on the laptop. I also have the option of running an MIDI cable from the keyboard's DIN connector to the MIDI input on the audio interface.

Is there any reason or advantage to doing a MIDI-to-interface connection instead of USB straight to the computer?
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