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    Unhappy Midi Help!!! Please

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    I'm quite frustrated of trying to configure my keyboard setup.. here's the problem.. I can't get my midi track (from computer) to play to my sound module (Turbo Phatt)...

    here's my equipment:
    MIDI Controller = Evolution MK225C
    Sound Module = E-Mu Turbo Phatt (upgraded version)
    PC
    Midi cable (joystick-midi)
    Sound Cards: M-Audiophile & a cheap PC sound card..

    note: I can't use audiophile for midi-out cuz I don't have a cable which has a smaller port than joystick.. i use the card for recording..

    anyways, here's the route..
    midi controller (midi-out) ======= (midi in A) sound module
    *works good*..

    midi controller (usb) ======= (usb port) pc
    *works good*..

    midi controller (midi-out) ========== (joystick port-midi in) sound card
    *works good*..

    ok, i can program/record midi tracks to my pc now.. the thing is..
    i can't midi-out em so the module can play em from the computer..

    (joystick port-midi out) ========= (midi in A) sound module
    *doesn't work... i don't hear any sounds*...

    I've tried to hook it up with midi B, using the same pattern as above.. it seems midi B, doesn't work.. i don't know why..
    I tried to hook up from
    (joystick port-midi out)========== (midi in B) sound module..
    *my computer crash!!* then the cable get hot..

    Can you guys please help me out.. i've been tryin' to figure this midi setup for more than 3 months.. well what i did was just hook up my midi controller to my sound module, then output the sounds direct to my Audiophile card or mixer... but i wanna work with midis.. I think it's much easier working with midi..

    by the way, what the hell is MIDI THRU???
    Gee-Q

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    Never heard of a midi cable getting hot.

    Get a budget midi interface and leave the pc audio card out of it all together. M-audio's Uno can be had for $40.
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    the problem is i can't use m-audio's midi port, cuz i lost the cable and I live in the Philippines.. so it may take awhile to get it ship from the us.. ;( is my routing right? do u guys suggest I get a midi interface for midi out to my sound module's midi in port???? what's the difference between midi interface and midi cable (joystick to midi).. aren't those the same???
    Gee-Q

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    You definitely need a midi interface to communicate between the computer and the outside world. Maybe you can find a cable for your unit in a store in Manila or ship one in from Japan or Australia. They are closer.

    Midi Thru is a connection to allow the midi single to be "amplified" and sent thru one unit into others. To learn more about Midi you should visit www.tweakheadz.com. Lots if info there.

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