DV247 Forums - A Global Community for Music Makers Lowest Price Guaranteed, Free Delivery, Free 3 Year Warranty
Go Back   DV247 Forums - A Global Community for Music Makers > Music Equipment Discussion > Computer Hardware
Forgot Password? Join Us!
Home Register Groups FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Go to DV247.com
New to Forums or just joined? Why not start your journey here?

Computer Hardware Audio interfaces, MIDI interfaces, control surfaces, MIDI controllers & USB MIDI keyboards (not motherboards or system components)

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 5th July 2008 , 07:55 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 9
Question usb 2.0 midi interface cable?

When it comes to usb midi interfaces, is it any more advantagous to have a usb 2.0 than to have a usb 1.1 interface? I'm thinking that usb 2.0 may solve sticky note problems, although they are only occasional. Anyone out there know about the ESI Midimate usb 2.0 interface cable or CME's equivalent offering?
sigasa is offline Offline
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 6th July 2008 , 08:07 PM
Hell-Rider
 
JAYDMF's Avatar
          
           
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Gloucester
Posts: 940
Default

USB 1 only has bandwdith of about 12Mb sec whilst usb 2 has about 480Mb ( if i remember correctly) sec so it can handle far more audio channels and midi channels. Latency shouldnt be too much of an issue unless your using all available USB ports on your computer in which case your just jamming the USB bus on the Motherboard and there is no real solution to that short of using a PCI based expansion card. That can still be problematic if you have a few things (such as wireless cards and audio cards) on the PCI bus as is can only go as fast as the slowest card present. Generally tho jamming the USB bus s hard and youd have a lot of stuff running on it all at once to do it.
JAYDMF is offline Offline
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 6th July 2008 , 09:17 PM
Spectrum Idoliser
 
krykos's Avatar
          
           
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: London
Posts: 275
Default

USB 3.0 is coming out in September/October time anyway, which'll reach a bandwidth of 600MB/s (or 4.8 Gbits/s), which is 10 times faster than USB 2.0. I'm not definitely sure if current hardware is compatible with it, and hardware made specifically made for it will likely be released as of next year, but it could be beneficial to buy small now, and then upgrade when the resources become available.
______________________________
"The day we start thinking about what the audience wants we're going to make bad choices" - Andrew Stanton
krykos is offline Offline
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 7th July 2008 , 11:53 AM
Hell-Rider
 
JAYDMF's Avatar
          
           
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Gloucester
Posts: 940
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by krykos View Post
USB 3.0 is coming out in September/October time anyway, which'll reach a bandwidth of 600MB/s (or 4.8 Gbits/s), which is 10 times faster than USB 2.0. I'm not definitely sure if current hardware is compatible with it, and hardware made specifically made for it will likely be released as of next year, but it could be beneficial to buy small now, and then upgrade when the resources become available.
By Jasus thats gonna be quick are they planning on changing the interface to the motherboard of USB 3.0 do you know? as if they are going to keep it the same i can see the potential for a lot of bottlenecks if they dont implement it correctly
JAYDMF is offline Offline
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 7th July 2008 , 08:00 PM
Spectrum Idoliser
 
krykos's Avatar
          
           
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: London
Posts: 275
Default

I'm not sure really. All I've heard is that Intel is optimising it so that there's a greater protocol efficiency whilst using less power.
______________________________
"The day we start thinking about what the audience wants we're going to make bad choices" - Andrew Stanton
krykos is offline Offline
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
which usb midi interface? sigasa Computer Hardware 12 8th July 2008 12:17 PM


All times are GMT. The time now is 03:08 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.0
1999-2017 DV247 Ltd. All rights reserved.