Is SQ midi controllable without a computer?

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  • #84760
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    Randahl
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    We are considering an SQ5 in the band, but I would like to select scenes using a midi controller *without* bringing a laptop to the venue. I understand that you can connect the SQ to a Mac using USB or ethernet, but can you also send midi events directly between a midi controller (such as a keyboard) and the SQ? Or do you need a computer between the keyboard and the mixer in order to have the SQ switch scenes when I select a preset on my keyboard?

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    Steffen R
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    Midi over ethernet works without computer as well
    you need something to convert the messages to normal midi

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    Randahl
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    Interesting. So lets say my keyboard normally delivers MIDI to my computer via USB, and my computer is able to deliver MIDI to the SQ via midi over ethernet, then what you are saying is, theoretically something else could act as the midi converter instead of my computer. But what would that something be if not a computer?
    My issue is, if I can avoid it, I’d prefer not bringing an expensive laptop along just to act as a midi converter. I am actually surprised, Allen & Heath did not just include old school DIN midi sockets like all the Behringer and Midas mixers do. Most midi keyboards and guitar effect boards have them.
    What would be really cool is, if I could connect the USB midi socket from my keyboard directly to the SQ, but I do not thing I can, because both are a USB-B connectors, and I have never seen a USB-B to USB-B cable. These cables are always USB-B to USB-A, and I am guessing this is because one is not supposed to connect devices that way, but I am not sure.

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    Steffen R
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    #84772
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    Steffen R
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    https://www.bome.com

    sorry was clicking to fast…

    #84774
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    Randahl
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    Great! Thanks Steffen.

    #84785
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    Randahl
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    I also found this device, does not support ethernet, but is also a bit cheaper.
    https://www.thomann.de/intl/kenton_midi_usb_host.htm

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