#1
Ive been looking to buy an audio interface for some time now but have been unable too due to unsufficient funds.

Messing around I just noticed that old keyboard ( yamaha psr-175) has 2 sockets at the back. Above it says Midi 'in' and 'out' . I'tll be great if I dont have to buy a separate interface. Can i just plug a microphone in the 'in' socket and have line going from the 'out' socket straight to the computer?

Thanks in advance
#2
er no
MIDI and audio are about as far separate things as you can get. MIDI is a stream of numbers and audio well is audio
#4
No. MIDI just tells the computer what note to turn on. It doesn't make any sound by itself. What you are wanting to do won't work.
#5
you need a midi interface and a program in which midi can control different sounds.
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#6
Quote by kayman121
you need a midi interface and a program in which midi can control different sounds.


If he wants to plug a mic into his computer, he needs an audio interface.
#7
What i gathered is hes trying to record his keyboard (midi) with a mic cable which isnt even compatible, unless of course he hooks it up to an audio interface with MIDI I/O like the PreSonus Firebox or Edirol FA-66
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Last edited by kayman121 at Nov 10, 2008,
#8
MIDI - Data
Audio - actual sound

Read up on MIDI, it really is a huge help to have in any studio:
http://www.tweakheadz.com/how_to_get_started_with_midi.html


I personally just started using MIDI a few months ago (Starting by triggering my software drums with hardware e-drums) and now I use my keyboard with cheap on board sounds to trigger software synths. I hardly used my keyboard until I started working with MIDI so it gives that another purpose to keep in the studio.