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Can't Connect My Imac With My Pod 2.0

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Hi,

seems there are many people with this problem.

 

I'm running OS/X 10.8.5, and I have a cheapo generic USB to MIDI cable like this

http://www.amazon.co.uk/DIGIFLEX-Adaptor-Musical-Keyboard-Laptop/dp/B002MXP6YS/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1388874274&sr=8-2&keywords=usb+midi+cable

 

It's connected up, power on, Midi Out plug to Midi in socket on the Pod, and visa-versa.

 

I pressed the 'Midi' button on the Pod and selected channel 'A'.

 

When I run Line 6 Monkey & Line 6 Edit, it can't recognise the Pod.

 

I've also had a go at loading drivers from M-AUDIO which seemed to install, but still no joy.

 

I just want to download some settings from the database to try out on my guitar. I'm not prepared to splash loads more cash on this if I can't get it working.

 

Can anyone help with a solution ?

 

cheers

Sirbob - Frustrated Axeman

 

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Many, if not all, folks seem to have problems connecting Line 6 gear to those cheapie MIDI cables.  The least expensive recommended cable that works would probably be the M-Audio MIDISport UNO.

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Thanks for your reply BigChase. It's kind of hard to see what the difference is. After all, it's just a bunch of wires. What is the M-Audio MIDISport UNO doing that mine isn't ?

 

Like I said I'm not spending another £25 on this project. If it can't work with a cheapo cable I'll knock it on the head. I'll have to learn how to make my own crunching sounds by twiddling the knobs.

 

cheers

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I really don't know why it's different.  I've just seen that the cheap MIDI converters don't work with just about ANY Line 6 kit.  I have the MIDISport UNO and I've never had a problem.  I've used it with my POD 2.0, my DT25, and my M13 without a glitch.

 

Creating your own patches by twiddling the knobs is actually the bet way.  Best of luck. :)

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+1 to BigChase.

 

But it is more than just wires to convert MIDI to USB.

Lot's of the cheap midi to USB cables rely on stock Window's drivers or may not have as robust drivers, where as M-Audio makes pretty robust products (IMHO).

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