I have an old Korg 01W music workstation, and I hope to be able to use it as a midi controller with Renoise. But where I live, there is no midi to usb cable. I have an old gameport midi cable, so I was wondering if such cable, hooked to a soundblaster sound card, would be compatible with Renoise by any chance?
I’ve added an old pci sound card to my computer. I’m not sure if it was installed correctly. In device manager, I see under ports: communication port (com1). Is that what a midi port is called? or should it read a midi port?
After connecting my 01w, Renoise didn’t see it. In preferences > Midi > In device A: none. In device B: none.
I went to 01w manual, which said “To use the 01 as a MIDI Controller without having the 01 play its own notes, set Local Control to OFF”, which I did. But still nothing…
No the MPU401 is just terribly deprecated hardware from the old ages.
I think the most affordable solution is buying a Midi to USB interface: http://www.thomann.d…i_midi_mate.htm
If you can’t get it in a local store then Internet shops should really do the trick.(I don’t know where you really live, but it shouldn’t be too hard to get this stuff from online shops)