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Hi all,

So i'm not a master pianist, but I'd like to record with my midi-enabled keyboard here sometime, or even use it to notate into Finale, however i bought like, a $2 midi-cable that worked for about a week, and has yet to work again.

I was approached by my father asking what I wanted for my birthday and I had no answer, It has dawned on me that a new midi-cable is a must! However, I can't seem to find any good reviews or help on what brand/kind I should get?

I know many of you all out there use Midi keyboards to write your music, what brands do you all use or have used in the past that worked very well? What are some features I should look out for to get the most efficient use out of it?

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Ray -

its funny you posted that, i read the reviews on Phillip's suggestion and found that i would most likley expirience problems as I have a yamaha keyboard. The reviews on the E-MU were all good though, and I had bookmarked it just before you posted that link!

Thanks ;D!
Are you sure you want MIDI to USB cable? My Yamaha S90ES has pure USB connection and I do not need MIDI to USB cable. Just a USB MIDI driver downloaded from Yamaha working with pure USB connection.

I use the simplest possible cable for connectionm, just like a printer cable:
Of course, if you need Audio (not only MIDI) connection, you should do what Chris or Phillip recommend. In my rig I apply a separate cable for transferring audio from Yamaha to the soundcard (M-Audio Delta), and this is probably not the best configuration. I do not experience problems with it, but it's 2 cables instead of one.

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