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4.4.3) How can I adapt my IBM-PC parallel port to be a MIDI interface?




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This article is from the Electronic and Computer Music FAQ, by Craig Latta Craig.Latta@NetJam.ORG with numerous contributions by others.

4.4.3) How can I adapt my IBM-PC parallel port to be a MIDI interface?



From: cgd@ecmwf.co.uk (Dick Dixon) Subject: 'Paramid' parallel-port MIDI interface
Date: Thu, 22 Jul 93 9:08:33 BST

This is a build-it-yourself MIDI interface adaptor for PC
parallel port. So far as I know, it will work with any
PC (I have tried it with four; 286, 386 and portables).

MIDI in, out and thru are provided, with signal monitoring
LEDs. The posted zip file includes a driver for DOS Cakewalk
standard, plus some 'C' code to test the interface.

Not recommended as a first project for previous non-techies,
but no particular snags in construction are anticipated.

It can be obtained thus:

Site: ftp.cs.ruu.nl [131.211.80.17]
Login: "anonymous" or "ftp"
Password: your own email address (you@your_domain) File: /pub/MIDI/DOC/paramida.zip

regards

Dick Dixon

[SEE ALSO: the June 1986 BYTE magazine article on building a MIDI
board for the IBM PC -- crl]

 

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