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a pair of m-Audio 61es boards

Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:23 pm
by silentfilmmusic
Am trying to work with a set-up using two M-audio 61es keyboards (Mtz 216). In Miditzer Settings, they both show up with identical names. Any suggestions for telling which one is which? I don't want to have to figure it out by trial and error every time I set up. Is there an order they get loaded based on midi channel number or position in the USB hub?

Am tryng to graduate to this for my home/portable rig instead of toting a single 76-key keyboard that's split in the middle.

Thanks.

Ben

Re: a pair of m-Audio 61es boards

Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:37 pm
by reuel
I have 2 M-audio Oxygen 61 Silver.
One keyboard has to be connected thru MIDI-OUT port (will need AC adopter too) using Roland UM-One.
Could not connect both m-audio keyboards via USB as they will have the same name. If you always load them in sequence, you can use them but must be set up everytime.

Buy boards with MIDI-OUT port always or buy 2nd keyboard from another brand.

Re: a pair of m-Audio 61es boards

Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:11 am
by ChuckH
Hi Ben,

I had the same issue earlier this year with Acorn midi controller keyboards. After exhausting other possibilities, I ended up removing the top casing, removing the top two PCBs and removing the keys and key contact PCBs to get to the solder points on the other side. I then removed the diodes and soldered new wires to the key contacts. The other end of these wires were connected to a 16-wire ribbon cable with a suitable connector at the other end to match the Midi-Boutrique midi encoder. From there, a Midi-USB cable connected the encoder to the USB port on the PC mother board I had installed in back of the Conn's console.

Hope the attached is of some use to you.

Charles (Western Australia)

Re: a pair of m-Audio 61es boards

Posted: Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:13 pm
by johnh
I think if you buy a cheap MIDI USB hub, plug the keyboards into it and then the hub into the PC using the same port each time the identification should be stable. Plug the keyboards into the hub first.

---john.

Re: a pair of m-Audio 61es boards

Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:26 pm
by ChuckH
Hi Guys,
I also had tried a midi-USB hub but it made no difference in my case to differentiating between the identical keyboards so I ended up having to scrap the hub idea.
Charles