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rs232 to midi

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Johnc.

I think that your best bet is to use the serial (RS232) interface capability of the MIDIBox. The serial interface is capable of sending and receiving using long cables. It has been mentioned that 4000’ can be used with an extremely good cable. Your 75’ should be no problem with a good cable. You will then avoid using mid distance boosters and other home made products. See http://www.arcelect.com/rs232.htm I don’t know what research is behind the information in this page but I think it worthwhile looking into.

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Johnc.

I think that your best bet is to use the serial (RS232) interface capability of the MIDIBox. The serial interface is capable of sending and receiving using long cables. It has been mentioned that 4000’ can be used with an extremely good cable. Your 75’ should be no problem with a good cable. You will then avoid using mid distance boosters and other home made products. See http://www.arcelect.com/rs232.htm I don’t know what research is behind the information in this page but I think it worthwhile looking into.

Prof Leo

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If this doesn't work you can also use a secondary computer, like a Pentium I with midiconnection, and use MidiViaNet, which sends midi over private networks. In this case your normal computer can stand where it is used to stand. But RS232 would be better.

http://www.hitsquad.com/smm/programs/MidiViaNet/

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If this doesn't work you can also use a secondary computer, like a Pentium I with midiconnection, and use MidiViaNet, which sends midi over private networks. In this case your normal computer can stand where it is used to stand. But RS232 would be better.

http://www.hitsquad.com/smm/programs/MidiViaNet/

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Steven_c

Will this work with windows 98 also?

Johnc

No idea!

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Steven_c

Will this work with windows 98 also?

Johnc

No idea!

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Another idea use:

Dutch: glasvezel

Deutch/english? glassfiber

I don't know if you've got to use a led or a laser for this one, but you've got to transform the midibytes into lightpulses, transport them through glassfiber and than transform this back. This is like a long range optocoupler, normaly used to isolate the midiapparatus. (6N138 if I'm not mistaking)

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Another idea use:

Dutch: glasvezel

Deutch/english? glassfiber

I don't know if you've got to use a led or a laser for this one, but you've got to transform the midibytes into lightpulses, transport them through glassfiber and than transform this back. This is like a long range optocoupler, normaly used to isolate the midiapparatus. (6N138 if I'm not mistaking)

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