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MoyaMoya

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Keystep woes
« on: November 07, 2019, 10:51:44 PM »
Have not been able to use the midi function of the awesome Gecho, but I have a sneaky suspicion my midi cable is the culprit.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/DIN-MIDI-5-Pin-Male-Plug-To-3-5mm-Male-TRS-Stereo-Jack-Audio-Converter-Cable-5FT/254370192186?pageci=37b07271-03e8-4378-844a-82133788c0ac

I have two of these guys, can anyone confirm weither or not these are compatible with the loopsynth?

Thanks in advance!

mario

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Re: Keystep woes
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2019, 11:16:01 PM »
Hi and welcome! :)

You're right, this is not a MIDI cable at all - there is tons of them on eBay and elsewhere labelled as such but with incorrect wiring. Well, actually the wiring is good as a stereo cable for old tape recorders like this and many other devices.

You need a cable that uses pins 4 and 5 for Keystep. For other Arturia devices that use TRS Jack it needs to be "Type B" polarity as described here.

Or just use the cable supplied with Gecho (3.5mm to DIN5 F) together with a DIN5 M/M cable. Gecho's cable is "Type A", compatible with Korg, IKM, Make Noise etc... But it works with all devices that have DIN5 port (as on that end there is only one standard).
« Last Edit: November 09, 2019, 09:49:39 AM by mario »