Step One - MIDI to USB Connector
You will need a MIDI-to-USB connector of some sort to connect your MIDI keyboard to jOrgan. In my case, with the previously mentioned Casio keyboard, the connector is an M-Audio MIDISport Uno (Fig. 4.3) and a pair of MIDI cables. sing the MIDI cables, I connect the keyboard s’ MIDI out to the Unos’ o-MIDI-Out port. ere is no need to connect anything to the keyboard s’ MIDI in. With the keyboard turned o, I plug the Unos’ USB connector into an open USB port on my PC, then turn on my keyboard.
Because USB is hot-swappable your PC will recognize your “new” USB device as whatever it is—in my example an M-Audio MIDISport Uno—without further action on your part.
jOrgan automatically recognizes any MIDI-to-USB connector so we will keep the discussion generic and refer hereafter—not to a particular device like my MIDISport Uno—to a generic MIDI-to-USB Connector.
(Picture of M-Audio or generic MIDI to USB conector—to be inserted)
Fig . 4 .3 - M-Audio MIDISport Uno