I read the post about using other keys' cables.
My local music store couldn't get me the serial cable. They first said, "Alesis is going through a corp. restructuring..." Yeah. Which Inc. or [dot].com is not? Then when I mentioned that you can use the Roland or any DIN8 - serial adaptor he got lost.
I'd really appreciate some help locating a vendor. I found out that my PCMCIA cards (from laptop) don't work in the Alesis...Can't figure that out either. Do they have to be proprietary cards? Like "Q-cards?"