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First post, by stalk3r

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Pretty much as the title suggests, I bought an MPU-401 breakout box but I don't have an interface card for it. Will it work if I hook it up to the MIDI UART port of a sound card? I also have a MT-32 module. I know I can connect this directly to a sound card, but want to test the MPU-401.

Reply 3 of 7, by Tiido

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You need the ISA interface card for it to be useful, the box alone won't do anything on its own.

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Reply 5 of 7, by Pierre32

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stalk3r wrote on 2022-02-11, 21:17:

That I know, I was just wondering if a sound card's UART port would suffice to bring it to life

Sadly no.

There are reproduction interface cards, but they don't support all breakout boxes. Some homework required: https://texelec.com/product/lo-tech-mif-ipc-b/

More reading:

https://nerdlypleasures.blogspot.com/2013/06/ … te-vintage.html

https://nerdlypleasures.blogspot.com/2010/03/ … land-mt-32.html

Reply 6 of 7, by AppleSauce

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stalk3r wrote on 2022-02-11, 21:17:

That I know, I was just wondering if a sound card's UART port would suffice to bring it to life

No you'll need that LoTech mif ipc clone card or a roland original and one of these unless you want to fry it.

https://www.amazon.com/Your-Cable-Store-DB25- … l/dp/B07JPDWNKY

Reply 7 of 7, by stalk3r

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AppleSauce wrote on 2022-02-11, 21:59:
stalk3r wrote on 2022-02-11, 21:17:

That I know, I was just wondering if a sound card's UART port would suffice to bring it to life

No you'll need that LoTech mif ipc clone card or a roland original and one of these unless you want to fry it.

https://www.amazon.com/Your-Cable-Store-DB25- … l/dp/B07JPDWNKY

This is the way. Thanks