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#4938 - 02/19/02 01:07 PM SBLIVE Front Panel-MIDI IN/OUT whaa the heezee?
dookiebot Offline
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Registered: 02/19/02
Posts: 6
I bought an SBLIVE Platinum with a front panel.

The front panel has MIDI IN/OUT ports so I bought 2 MIDI cables but when I went to plug my keyboard into the SBLIVE front panel, the MIDI cable were too big.

I called some music stores and they said all MIDI cables are the same size and should fit but it doesn't.

What kind of cables do I use to hook from my keyboard into the front panel?

Is there a such thing as mini-MIDI cables?
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#4939 - 02/19/02 02:30 PM Re: SBLIVE Front Panel-MIDI IN/OUT whaa the heezee?
kozykeys Offline
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Registered: 01/16/02
Posts: 196
Loc: york england
Hey that is what happened when I tried to plug midi cables into my sbl ive front panel
these cables fitted everything else so it must be the sb. I fitted my cable to the back game port like I did when i had the old sound card it works fine, but it was rather a waste buying the new card. also I get far more crackle when recording audio than Idid with the old one. I've never heard of mini midi cables. I think the problem is that the sockets are set too far back into the case so the plastic ends of the cables are too wide


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#4940 - 02/19/02 02:41 PM Re: SBLIVE Front Panel-MIDI IN/OUT whaa the heezee?
dookiebot Offline
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Registered: 02/19/02
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Thanks for the reply.

I'll just return these cables and buy one that plugs into the game port in the back.
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#4941 - 02/19/02 05:28 PM Re: SBLIVE Front Panel-MIDI IN/OUT whaa the heezee?
TheSonicEnergyAuthority Offline
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Registered: 07/14/00
Posts: 307
Loc: Peterborough,Cambridgeshire,UK
Yes indeed some one at Creative had 'brainfade' when they put those non-standard MIDI connectors on there.
Perhaps when you buy the whole lot (card+drive) you get adapter leads too?
I know there's now a remote sensor as well now, but I sure there's enough room on the front panel to allow every to fit on it.
I've a Drive II version which uses the normal sized connectors.
The joystick/MIDI port on the back is the same MIDI connection, so jsut get one of those special leads to split the signals. You may find a use for those MIDI leads after all.

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