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What is a CHEAP compatible MIDI cable to update my TimeLine?

teleclem

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How can we know if it's compatible (apart from buying and trying)? I know Strymon recommends a particular unit, but it's a bit pricey for me for just updates.

I've read that some people have had issues with cheaper alternatives. With shipping costs/wait time, I don't want to run into that.
 

your name here

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I just bought this MIDI-USB cable from ebay. Does this cable work for updating the Timeline?
That's the exact cable I just used. Worked perfect with my MacBook. I had to slow down the transfer speed, though- it wouldn't work at 100%. I used 53%, as I read in an earlier thread that it had worked for someone else. However, I'll bet any number around 50% would do the trick. Also, I was using the recommended SysEx librarian software. The update took about two minutes.

Good luck!

:beer
 

dapeegoo

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That's the exact cable I just used. Worked perfect with my MacBook. I had to slow down the transfer speed, though- it wouldn't work at 100%. I used 53%, as I read in an earlier thread that it had worked for someone else. However, I'll bet any number around 50% would do the trick. Also, I was using the recommended SysEx librarian software. The update took about two minutes.

Good luck!

:beer
Thanks! You're the man!
 

tibbon

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Really any USB to MIDI cable should do the trick. It isn't like MIDI is a data-intensive or difficult process by today's standards (31500 baud serial line). The USB to MIDI cable is basically just a USB to serial cable really. Just get whatever is cheap and works with your computer (I haven't found a USB/midi device that won't work on my Mac).
 




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