Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by dapeegoo, Feb 2, 2012.
What is a CHEAP compatible MIDI cable to update my TimeLine?
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.
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.
Thanks! You're the man!
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).
I borrowed a friends...... Worked a charm, and free!