How to get A300 Pro to transmit on 5-DIN MIDI port [SOLVED]

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How to get A300 Pro to transmit on 5-DIN MIDI port [SOLVED]

Postby cmscss » 06:57, 11 December 2016

I've been on this for several hours now so I'm obviously missing something basic.

Setup:
- A300 and MKS-30 are both second hand but new to me
- A300 Powered via USB
- MIDI cable plugged into MIDI out of A300
- Then plugged into MIDI in of MKS-30
- A300 set to MIDI channel 1
- MKS-30 set to MIDI channel 1

But nothing transmits - I've tried:
- Triggering MKS-30 with GI-20 Guitar module which works
- OMNI mode on A300 (suggested for other issues, not sure what it does)
- Factory reset of the A300
- A300 sucessfully transmits MIDI via USB connected to Logic Pro X
- A300 shows velocity on LCD when keys are hit

I'm not familiar with 5-DIN MIDI setup (have basic USB MIDI & DAW knowledge) so sorry if this is easy.

Any helpwould be much appreciated.

Cheers

Ben
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Re: How to get A300 Pro to transmit on MIDI port (not USB)?

Postby cmscss » 05:28, 12 December 2016

OK, so while Roland states everywhere that the power adapter is optional, it actually isn't if you want to use 5-DIN MIDI. I'd seen the diagram on page 72 but read the info differently - basically, you can't use USB and 5-DIN MIDI at the same time it would seem.

Anyway, I used a 9V power adapter and now the A300 triggers the MKS-30 via MIDI - hope that helps someone.

Cheers
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