Hello everyone, hope this goes here... I am mainly a guitar player but my question is not strictly guitar-related, so I believe it's legit Actually, it seems to me it's mostly a MIDI-related question. I am planning to buy a TriplePlay (a guitar-to-MIDI hex pickup) from Fishman and use it for driving a Yamaha Motif XS Rack. Here's the link to the PU. the TP is wireless, and the device transmits to a USB-stick receiver that needs a device able to read MIDI data from the stick. Is my understanding that, in order to avoid a computer and drive a sound generator, I'd need a USB Host to MIDI converter. I've found an interesting firm that develops MIDI-aware devices, and had a look at their Host MIDI Router. It seems to me that this would do the job. They also make simpler devices, but with the HMR I'd be able, IIGTR, to also connect an expression pedal and a switch for patch changing. Here is where your help would be appreciated: is my reasoning correct? Would this work? I guess i would not be able to use the Motif's USB port for the purpose (it seems it's just meant for connecting a computer)? If I would instead, would I otherwise be able to just use an even smaller device by CompasFlamenco, the MIDI USB-USB? Any suggestion about an as-simple-as-possible controller (2 Up/Dwn buttons and an exp pedal would suffice) I could use in conjunction with the HMR? What do you guys use for your sinths if you don't want to use your hands? Last, do you see any flaws in my little project? Anything obvious to you guys that's escaping me? Thanks for your help!