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Viewing topic "How do I connect my Classic Motif 6 to a slave USB keyboard?"

     
Posted on: November 25, 2020 @ 10:51 AM
torsogong
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As you know, My Motif has only MIDI IN, OUT and THRU. I just purchased another 16 track workstation keyboard that only accepts USB. How do I get them to “talk” to each other in the simplest and least expensive way? I do not want to connect my Motif to my computer, except for, perhaps the purpose of using the Voice Editor. I’ve seen that a simple MIDI IN and OUT to USB cable only works for connecting my Motif to a computer. It seems I need a host box. The host boxes I’ve seen start at 600 dollars! My goal is this: When using my sequencer on my Motif (or the controller in this case), I want to be able to set things up to where I can dedicate a sound from the slave unit to a track instead of of one of my Motif’s sounds. Thanks for the help!

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Posted on: November 25, 2020 @ 04:12 PM
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What is the model of the “16 track workstation keyboard that only accepts USB”?

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Posted on: November 25, 2020 @ 11:10 PM
torsogong
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It is the Casio WK-7600. Thanks

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Posted on: November 26, 2020 @ 11:46 AM
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torsogong - 25 November 2020 11:10 PM

It is the Casio WK-7600. Thanks

OK. I wanted to make sure that your keyboard was USB “class compliant”, meaning that it doesn’t need external drivers. Fortunately, Casio says it is class compliant:
https://www.casio.com/products/electronic-musical-instruments/workstation-keyboards/wk-7600

A USB host shouldn’t cost anything near $600 (US dollars, that is). See this:
https://www.casiomusicforums.com/index.php?/topic/15884-computerless-usb-midi-solutions-for-the-modern-casio-user-connecting-usb-midi-devices-without-a-computer/

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Posted on: November 27, 2020 @ 11:53 AM
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WOW! And I thought I was good at research. Thank you SO MUCH for the heads up!

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Posted on: November 28, 2020 @ 02:04 AM
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torsogong - 27 November 2020 11:53 AM

WOW! And I thought I was good at research. Thank you SO MUCH for the heads up!

You’re welcome! Hopefully you’ll now be able to affordably connect the Casio and use it with your Motif.

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