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Posted on: May 18, 2019 @ 12:07 PM
jblguy
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Hi, this is probably a stupid quesrtion but. I’d like to run my akai mpd18 (usb) in to my motif xs6 so i can trigger the drum sounds via the akai pads. Is there a way to do this? Is there a driver i need to download into the motif? I’m very new to this, any help will be appteciated.

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Posted on: May 18, 2019 @ 12:26 PM
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Although concerning a MOXF instead of an XS, the basics are here:
http://www.motifator.com/index.php/forum/viewthread/481024

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Posted on: May 18, 2019 @ 01:32 PM
jblguy
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Thanks for the quick response. In my motif xs manual it says it can send and receive midi through the usb port. So i went to utilities and selected usb for midi send and receive. I don’t have it hooked up to any computer. The keyboard is stand alone. I guess i’ll have to use a different pad unit that has a midi out connection.

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Posted on: May 18, 2019 @ 03:27 PM
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jblguy - 18 May 2019 01:32 PM

Thanks for the quick response.

You’re welcome.

 

jblguy -

In my motif xs manual it says it can send and receive midi through the usb port. So i went to utilities and selected usb for midi send and receive.

Unfortunately, such communication is only with a USB Host. That host can be a computer running the appropriate Yamaha USB-MIDI Driver, or a standalone host device. The XS itself can’t act as a host for the Akai.

 

jblguy -

I don’t have it hooked up to any computer. The keyboard is stand alone. I guess i’ll have to use a different pad unit that has a midi out connection.

That should work, or get a USB MIDI Host.

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Posted on: May 18, 2019 @ 08:26 PM
jblguy
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Thanks so much for the info!  I think i’ll look into finding one that’ll plug directly into the midi input.

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Posted on: May 18, 2019 @ 11:22 PM
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Hi,
there are some MIDI interfaces which can also act as a USBhost, nameley some from iconnectivity:
https://www.iconnectivity.com/midi-interfaces-1/

there are a few motre manufatureres, just ask google. Have a look at the manuals from iconnectivity.

best,
case

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