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Jaay

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New Roland modules don't have MIDI IN jacks!
« on: June 19, 2012, 04:11:35 PM »

So I just looked at Roland's website to scope out the new TD-15 and -11 modules.... lo and behold, no MIDI IN, just OUT.

This worries me.  I'm assuming the USB port on the back is the new MIDI IN, but how is that supposed to work for a Zendrum?  USB-MIDI interface going the other way? 

Makes me wanna shake my fist and tell some kids to get off my lawn....

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Re: New Roland modules don't have MIDI IN jacks!
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2012, 04:17:07 PM »

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« Last Edit: June 19, 2012, 04:18:07 PM by Inspector 109 »
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Re: New Roland modules don't have MIDI IN jacks!
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2012, 04:34:18 PM »

Here's the owners manual:
http://www.roland.com/support/article/?q=manuals&p=TD%2D15&id=62307132

Page 37 would imply that the USB MIDI supports MIDI IN.   The fact that there are both USB A and B connectors would seem to reinforce that.

I would test it before buying, but I would think a simple USB to MIDI cable would do the trick.
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