midi cables

i need to hook up a midi keyboard into the usb port of my macbook pro

  • Asked by Al S from Phoenix
  • Oct 12, 2009

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2 Answers from the Community

  • Your MIDI keyboard/controller will have a USB port and/or MIDI ports. If it has a USB port, just use a standard USB cable (with the appropriate connector for the port on the MIDI controller).

    If the MIDI keyboard/controller only has MIDI ports, you will need a MIDI to USB interface cable. Any decent music store will have these.

    • Answered by Kenneth D from Ottawa
    • Jan 8, 2011
  • The four and eight input M-Audio FastTrack recording interfaces, $249 and $349, both have MIDI connectors, and they will attach to your MacBook's USB port. You can get both from the Apple Store online.

    The low-end model of FastTrack ($99) doesn't have MIDI.

    • Answered by Michael H from Mercer Island
    • Mar 18, 2010