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

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  1. dapeegoo

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    What is a CHEAP compatible MIDI cable to update my TimeLine?
     
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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.
     
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    I just bought this MIDI-USB cable from ebay. Does this cable work for updating the Timeline?
     
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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
     
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    Thanks! You're the man!
     
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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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    I borrowed a friends...... Worked a charm, and free!
     

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