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    Electric piano 5 pin MIDI out to speakers - How?

    This is a bit of a weird problem (well for me at least). We have been given a very expensive Doepfler LMK4+ keyboard for my daugthers keyboard (now piano) lessons but are scratching out heads just as to the best way to get it connected to speakers as it only has 5 pin midi outputs.
    Is there a direct way I can connect this to say a set of PC speakers via adaptors, or do we have to do it via a 5 pin midi to USB and laptop configuration?
    This is quite new to me so before I splash out on anything I'd rather find out exactly what I need first.
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    That sounds like it's just a midi controller rather than a full blown electronic keyboard. In which case you need a midi instrument to make the actual noise, and latency may be an issue...

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    Does it not have any audio outputs (xlr or rca) ?

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    Maybe something like this http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/111443115904

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    Just google the said keyboard

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B000...&robot_redir=1

    Any good?

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    As others have said it is just a controller Keyboard (athough a feature packed one) it basically means that it has no built in sounds and will require a sound module to produce the sound

    the module sits in between the keyboard and the speakers, a laptop can be used but imo latency may be an issue especially for learners...

    a cheap(ish) module will sound good for what she needs and should also allow for different sounds if she ever wants to make it sound different

    HTH

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    Quote Originally Posted by sister_annex View Post

    a cheap(ish) module will sound good for what she needs and should also allow for different sounds if she ever wants to make it sound different

    HTH
    Worth looking for a GM (General midi) module on eBay, should be quite cheap now as most keyboards have them built in.

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    Thanks all. The KB isn't that old but does seem to require a general midi box. Will start bidding on one now as they seem thin on the ground for inexpensive new ones!

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    A Pianobox II is a good bet: easy to use and the sounds are decent



    about £100-£150 seems about right
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pianobox-II-.../dp/B00A39ZDBE
    http://www.soundtronics.co.uk/pianob...nd-module.html
    http://www.cableuniverse.co.uk/piano...m-sound-module

    However for ultracheap you could use any midi adapter and a PC/laptop to produce the sounds: E-mu Midi 2x2
    Last edited by Domino; 1st September 2014 at 01:54 PM.

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    Cheers Mike, exactly what we wanted

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