Works great for my kurzweil's
Works great for my kurzweil's
Like I said in my earlier review of the Roland UMN-OME interface and why I was not able to
use it with my piano, the tech help was great. I am now working hard. But I also have to
give Jeffrey lots of credit for immediately telling me I could return the item. So I did. It was
easy as pie as they say here. And the day they received my return my credit card was
Ever since I first called Sweetwater way back in January 2014 and first talked to Jeffrey,
the only feeling I have ever gotten from everyone is that making it possible for everyone
to make music is the goal. And that goal has been met time and time again for me.
I want to thank Sweet water for helping me through all the hurrdles.
I ordered this shortly after I got my Roland Supernatural DP 90 Se piano. And like all of my smaller orders over the next week and a half, this item arrived pronto.
But I cannot use it with the DP 90 Se piano ---the piano uses a different cable connection to a computer-the A-B cable.
When I went to connect the computer to the piano, I realized that I had the wrong cable. I wished in some ways that I had asked Jeffrey Green which cable I would need. But now I realize that the freedom to make mistakes---as long as they do not cost much is a start to some good learning. And I appreciate
Jeffrey giving me the space to figure things out for myself as much as possible. Jeffrey doing this for me is
also helping me become a better teacher to my piano students.
But last Saturday when I set out to set up the connection between my piano and my computer, I realized that I needed some help. So I called tech support. Looking back on this experience, I have to say one great characteristic of Sweetwater is a sense of humor. I had no idea what the name ---meaning type of cable that I had in my hands. I could hear Andrew chuckle a bit when I described the part that should be
connecting to my piano. I was laughing a bit myself. He calmly said---let me look at the manual for the piano and see what cable you need. That took less than five minutes. He then told me I needed a simple A-B cable to connect to the piano and that I could get one from an electrical store.
I checked that afternoon on Office Max here in Norfolk and they had one. I ordered the Belkin A-B cable and got it Thursday. I got my piano hooked up and opened Finale. Using the Hyperscribe setting I played the piano to record a few measures. But when I went to listen to the music I had just recorded there was no sound. I was stumped again. So after trying several things I called tech support again.
This time the tech person-I think it was Eric---connected to my computer. In the five minutes or so that he was checking out the sound and its volume on my computer I learned more about how a computer produces sound than I have from the three books I got on recording. It was not really that complicated when I look back on how we got the music to play back but if you are a newbie to computers and recording it would have take a long time for me to figure all that out. And since Eric went to slowly enough I was able to write down what needed to be adjusted so that if my computer ever crashes and I need to re-install my programs I will know what to do.
I am going to keep the Roland Um_One because I think that this interface may be useful later on in my work. I also went into some detail about my struggles to get my computer recording music and being able to play it back because this experience really helped me realized that Sweetwater staff are great teachers and that I am not only getting my music studio set-up and going-I am also learning how to be a good teacher. I have also started searching through the wonderful glossary that your site has. It will make a great resource when I get to the point of teaching my students recording. It is also a great resource for me as I keep expanding my music studio. And if I get stuck on something I know that help will be just a phone call away
I bought this device to update my older Strymon Timeline. I have a Windows 10 Computer and the software installed easily. Using the Strymon Librarian tool (free from the Strymon website) I had the firmware updated in about a minute. I used it to check the new Mobius and Big Sky and all was good with those machines. This interface worked as advertised with no glitches or hiccups. As always, Sweetwater delivery was fast, and I always look forward to getting candy!
Works perfectely and easy installation. I recommend everybody to buy Roland UM-ONE Midi Interface. The company also has my 5 stars. Excellent support before and after.Thanks Sweetwater.
We first used the mio and that gave us lots of errors, we decided to give this one a try and it's been working flawlessly with no problems! If you have a Roland keyboard we have the fantom g8, purchase this to get connected.
If you only need one MIDI in and one MIDI out, this thing will do the job nicely. Less MIDI lag than the similar configuration EMU offers, works well with Win 7 Pro.
My old Roland Um-1 did not work with Windows 10 - computer did not even recognize it. I sent an inquiry to Sweetwater, they answered very promptly, and I got the UM-ONE, which worked right out of the box with no issues. (I was connecting my old electronic keyboard to the computer to record music using Noteworthy Composer. No issues there, either.)
Works perfectly with windows seven.....the other brand didn't
I have a Roland TD 8 I needed to connect to Sonar for recording drum tracks, the MIDI converter I bought at guitar center would not connect. This Roland worked the 1st try. Thank you Sweetwater for the great product and price.
Very quick and easy to set up. No complaints
This unit has a COMPuter/TABlet switch, with the instruction to use the COMP setting with a Mac/PC after installing the driver and the TAB setting with a powered USB hub and a compatible iPad. I first connected the UM-ONE to my iPad Air via the Apple Camera adapter and a powered USB hub, and all was well.
Then, without thinking, I plugged the USB hub (with the UM-ONE still attached) into my MacBook Pro (running Yosemite) without having installed the driver. The OS recognized it just fine! I tested it while bypassing the USB hub, and it still worked. The UM-ONE would NOT recognize the USB connection to the MacBook while in COMP mode (and without a driver).
I was wanting a 1x1 interface that I wouldn't have to install drivers for, but I bought this anyway...and I got what I wanted unexpectedly--at least for simple operations. Time will tell with more complex signal-sending.
Finding a simple USB to MIDI interface that actually works as it should with Windows 8.1 x64 is a big deal.
I bought this to use with my iPad mini with lightning connector, to liberate the Animoog app from the confines of the iPad.
I was frightened at first when taking the UM-ONE MKII out of the package and looking over the instruction sheet which says to connect it to a powered usb hub and connect that to the iPad.
I decided to try it out anyway and, lo and behold, it worked flawlessly, plug and play. You do need the Apple camera connection kit to connect it to the iPad as the usb side of the UM-ONE MKII is just a standard USB plug.
I can't vouch for all models of the iPad, but it works fine with the iPad mini with lightning connector.
There is no notable latency that I could perceive. I connected the midi plugs to the midi in/out connectors on a Roland TR-8 drum machine which is connected via usb to Ableton Live. I was able to play and sequence the synths on the iPad using Ableton Push. Just what I needed to get those amazing Animoog sounds out of the iPad and get hands on control with a proper midi controller.
I'm sure it will work just fine with a midi keyboard as the controller as well.
I had been looking for some time for a Midi cable to use to upload presets onto an older multi-effect processor I had and my Sweetwater sales engineer recommended this one. I must say I really like it. It was really easy to use and it works with both my Mac and my PC. I recommend it to anyone looking for a midi cable.
Works perfectly. Really like the LED's that show if the USB connection is good and each time there is a MIDI IN or OUT signal. This is great for trouble shooting MIDI problems. Highly recommend and would buy it again. Sweetwater is the best dealer - hands down!
I bought a synthesizer from here and hooked it up via MIDI to Logic and it was acting so weird. Notes were randomly playing when i tweaked the parameters, notes wouldnt play back at the same time, sysex messages not sending etc. etc. At first I thought I didn't hook it up right. I contacted sweetwater about it and even though they never got back to me about it I decided to take my chances and buy this and right now everything is working just how it's supposed to. Don't go cheap with the ebay MIDI to USB's!!!!
I use 1 Mackie MCU Pro and 3 extenders with a Windows PC. I was never able to get all 4 surfaces to work with Pro Tools without causing all kinds of issues - PT crashes, the surfaces going "blinky light crazy", and PT refusing to reopen.
I recently upgraded to Windows 8.1 and PT11, and I was hoping these issues would go away. Unfortunately not. I've always run the 3 extenders to the MCU Pro, and then a USB cable to my PC.
I wondered if that much data was messing with the USB connection. It shouldn't, as the baud rate of MIDI is very slow. However , the USB connection from the MCU Pro is USB 1.1, so I decided to try separate USB MIDI interfaces to each surface. I chose these because Roland has up-to-date drivers for all Windows versions, including 8.1 X64. The drivers are all on their www site.
I am ecstatic with the result! Now all 4 surfaces work instantly with no lag at all, and PT is totally stable! No crashes, no "crazy blinky lights", just the entire system fast, responsive, and working exactly as it should! And the Roland drivers didn't mess with Windows DPC latency! My interface latency is still very low with no pops or crackles.
These are AWESOME little units, and I highly recommend them for Windows users. And my sales rep, Mike Harris, rocks!
Roland, can beat Roland gear, it tracks like you want it to!
The Roland UM-ONE is a great USB / MIDI Interface. I have not had any issues with it and I like the length of the cords.
No problems at all, easy installation, gets the job done.
I'm using this cable with a Roland RD-700 from my church and a MacBook Pro running Mainstage 3. There's no hassle with this setup getting the device to be recognized or used by the software, just installed the driver, plugged it in and started playing. I've had other MIDI to USB cables before and the delay between the key press on the keyboard and the computer getting the signal and generating sound was terrible. This is a great little cable, we've used it in practice and will be taking it on the road this weekend.
I was looking for a Data Interface, for my Home Recording Studio, but did not know what I needed, or what would work best for me. I was informed of Sweetwater, by a friend and contacted them. They were great at helping decide, exactly what I needed, referring to the Roland UM-One, which I then purchased from Sweetwater. I use this device to patch my Keyboard directly through my Computer, and into my Professional Recording Program. I can also send the output of the Computer`s Audio, into my Digital 24 track. Works perfectly! I would highly recommend Sweetwater for any, and all, of your musical needs. Thanks Sweetwater, the one stop music center!
Works perfect with my Roland TD-12 The UM-ONE allowed me to update the system data/firmware of the TD-12 brain without any issues.
I recently purchased a rackmount Axon AX-100 synth that has a PC based Editor. My rack includes a laptop but the Axon only has MIDI connections it does not have a USB connection. I had tried a Hosa MIDI to USB cable (USM-422) but it would not connect to the Editor - even though it appeared to have connection between the laptop and the Axon. I emailed Bob Furlong at Sweetwater and included the appropriate section of the Axon manual and he recommended that I try the Roland UM-ONE. Even though I was skeptical I went ahead and purchased the cable and I am pleased to say it worked flawlessly. In conclusion, my advice to any Axon AX-100 owner is to purchase this cable - it works!
I was looking for a midi to usb cord for recording midi from my Roland V-Drums. Got the UM-One and couldn't be happier. Works great with V-Drums/Pro Tools and Toontrack EZ Drummer.
i had several different midi to usb cables before this one, which have all not worked for me. Geoff Allen recommended this one to me (which was cheaper than the others) & after downloading the drivers from Roland, I am able to plug it in & everything works!
Your best friend of its class, no matter you are on stage, or in your bedroom where your music ideas and compositions blow to its extreme levels, the Roland UMOneMk2 will co-operate with you with its high speed data transmission of 16 Midi channel keyboard, and laptop. LEDs data indicator lets you work in your dark bedroom too, so you donít disturb your partner.
Simple, effective and reasonable. Connected to mac and garage band easily. Needs additional adapter to connect to iPad. Solid product for someone beginning to explore digital music.
I purchased a cheap-o Chinese midi adapter for like $6 on ebay. It worked only for simple notes on my keyboard. When I plugged in my GT-8 effects unit, everything fell apart. The Chinese adapter is now in the trash, the ebay seller actually refunded my purchase and didn't even ask for the P.O.S. back.
Now, I have the UM-ONE working overtime sending messages to my whole rig, no errors, no issues. Worth the price to have something functioning properly.
The roland UM-ONE midi interface was as great price and simple plug and play. Using if for my Roland TD20 V-Drums and drumless music software. Would highly recommend.
We purchased this to use with a Roland midi controller keyboard and the Roland Apple App. It worked without issue with both an iPhone 6+ and an iPad mini (both with lightning plugs). We did have to purchase an Apple camera cable (lightning to USB), but that's no big deal, just don't cheap out. Buy actual Apple brand and save the frustration of returning cheaper parts. The unit is powered by the Apple equipment and has zero lag between unit and tones.
:) Device arrived fast with nice package.
The most important feature for this midi interface is that it capable to send and received sysex massages, if you having issues with other midi sending and receiving patches or OS upgrades save yourself from spending $$$ on something else this will work with large sysex info.
The only down side is that you will need to follow Roland guideline and to install device drivers (Mac or PC) this is not simple plug & play.
This unit provide midi channels, and I was able to use it without any issues using USB hub which is big plus these days when computer providing less or shared USB inputs.
This unit was easy to set up. The driver install went great. Working fine so far.
It's working well. Only needs faster PC processor to sync the instrument keys with the sound produced by my pc ( maybe .5 second delay)
Hoping I can secure something that can hold multi tracks with a fair budget.
This little device does just what it's supposed to do. I didn't give it 5 stars only because it's hard to be "blown away" by a midi converter, if you know what I mean. I guess the least I can say is that if I lost this one, I'd buy one just like it as a replacement.
No problems with delivery or device. Sweetwater follow up is tops. Definitely want to buy more from them.
I used this for a quick tablet/laptop hookup when away from the main PC gear.
Not much to say other than the product works as advertised and the price was reasonable. The only reason I gave 4 instead of 5 stars is because the MIDI IN/OUT connectors are hard to read, especially in the dark. A nice touch would have been an easier to identify mark or color or tag indicating direction.
Didn't even remember to consider if this would work with Linux Mint 17.3 OS when I bought it, but happy to toss all the drivers and documentation to the side, plug into the keyboard and into the computer and pull it up on midi input in LMMS. Worked like a champ.
The device works just fine. I followed the simple install instructions supplied with the driver CD and was up and running in 5 or 10 minutes. I used the UM-One to connect a 25 year old Roland KR-3000 keyboard which I purchased at the dawn of Midi to my computer and my recently purchased Notion software. I thought that midi from a 25 year old device might cause problems for 1 year old software but everything works great.
Simple effective, compact device. Plugged in and it went right to work. No noticeable latency. The instructions leave a lot to be desired as they are confusing and not well written. It would be nice if the midi in and out plugs were better marked.
Bought this interface as a lightweight alternative to my full-featured MOTU breakout box for doing simple hardware-based work away from my main studio setup. Installation on my Macbook was very quick and simple, and so far I have had no troubles sending note or controller data. This was the right solution at the right price for what I wanted to do.
Easy to install, easy to use, clear when something isn't right and easy to fix.
There's no reason why it shouln't get a 5. I wasn't blown away but I was excited that it works with all my midi stuff. It's very portable too.
I purchased a generic interface cable that did not work with my Alesis synth connected to Windows 8.1. I struggled with it for a month then called Sweetwater for help after seeing an ad for the Roland UM-One. Product was backordered but was shipped one day later. It worked as I hoped, the directions were clear and the sales engineer followed up to make sure I was satisfied, which I am.
While there is not a lot to say about a USB midi cable I can say it works well on the Mac OS, no log jams, no clock errors. It is not bulky, the build quality is fine, not outstanding but good. I'd buy it again in a second.
It does what it's supposed to, and lets you send data from a USB port to a pair of MIDI ports. I've used slightly less expensive models that worked just as well, but this one does seem solidly-built, and there are very current drivers available from Roland, as of early 2013. If you're sure you only need one MIDI device bridged to USB, I'd recommend this one. Otherwise, a 2x2 adapter like the MoTU fastline is probably more bang for the buck.
They answered all questions accurately and gave great service. There's no doubt that I'll think of them next time I need accessories.
I had purchased the UM-ONE to accept the midi output from the pedal division of a 3 manual VP organ. The manuals already were equipped with USB outputs but the pedal devision was not. It worked flawlessly even though the OS was Linux, not one of the OSes mentioned on the package. The only confusion was with the Roland UM-ONE which, instead of accepting the midi out from the pedals to the midi in cable on the Roland, would only work going into the midi out cable of the UM-ONE. Once that was figured out, it worked as expected.
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