What MIDI Cable do I get for a synthesizer/electric keyboard?

Specficially, I have an Alesis Micron. Do I have to get the Alesis USB MIDI cable, or can I just get one that is compatible with all synthesizers/electric keyboards? Also, where can I get a MIDI cable? And is there a specific program I need to use the MIDI cable with? Like, what is a legit one? I've heard of something called Fruityloops or something like that.

2 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    You should be able to get a MIDI cable from Radio Shack or any local music shop. There is no need for a special type. However, if you're connecting to a computer, a MIDI to USB cable is easier to use. And no, it doesn't have to be the one from Alesis. Fruityloops (now called FL Studio) should work just fine.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You can get a MIDI cable at radio-shack.

    It's called a 5 pin DIN.

    I use SONAR... to talk to my synths and record my audio.

    I love it.

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