Thanks for the responses.
I have had contact with Beatbuddy Support (excellent btw) and they confirmed that their cable does exactly what my original Asus cable did, convert a PS2 port to MIDI in and MIDI out. The only thing I can think of is that maybe the cables each have the connections soldered to different pins, but I don’t know if that’s very likely.
Also had contact with the infamous Asus support, they used a lot of words to say: “you’re on your own.”
I’ll try to make my setup clearer, the goal is to use the keyboard to control midi instruments with acceptable latency in Ableton.
- General Music CD10 keyboard
- Male 5 pin MIDI cable in MIDI OUT of keyboard
- Male 5 pin MIDI cable in MIDI IN of Sync Cable
- PS2 from Sync Cable in MIDI I/O bracket from Asus Xonar D2/PM (you can also see the original cable in the picture below)
- MIDI bracket connected to main part of same sound card.
- Select MPU-401 as MIDI input in Ableton [ATTACH=full]2683[/ATTACH]
Something new just happened, the input turned orange since my previous attempt.
Apparently this usually indicates trouble with Windows interfering with a USB port when using an USB converter.
But even when all was “normal”, the box in the top right wouldn’t flash if I hit a note on the keyboard.
Could it be the problem is somehow related to the Asus drivers?
Once again, I’m very new to MIDI, could this setup work or am I missing something obvious?
Hope this made it somewhat clear, if you need more specific info just ask me.