View Full Version : where to buy a MIDI interface

10th April 2005, 05:23 PM
I've spent the last week going into every computer store I know plus some. I'm looking for a USB MIDI interface and MIDI cables to attach my MIDI keyboard to my PB.
I walked all over the city, North Rocks computer markets, and a few other local computer stores and I haven't found anyone who sells them yet. This is really driving me nuts.
So if anyone knows a shop in Sydney that sells MIDI interfaces + cables, please let me know.


10th April 2005, 05:35 PM
Your mistake has probably been going to computer stores rather than music ones.

M-Audio make USB>MIDI (http://www.elfa.com.au/products?category_id=46&brand_id=19&keywords=&id=2&action=search&x=16&y=12) interfaces.

A list of their Sydney resellers is at ELFA's site (http://www.elfa.com.au/retail+search?id=15&town=sydney&postcode=&brand_id=19&action=search&x=11&y=12)

The UNO MIDI 1 to 1 has an RRP of A$89.

There are, naturally, other brands and products around as well.

10th April 2005, 05:43 PM
well, this page (http://www.macmidimusic.com/level.itml/icOid/6987) will help you with finding the products you want.

Now all you've got to do is find an australian distributor for those brands. :)

10th April 2005, 05:57 PM
A good quality choice is this: http://www.wickeddigital.com.au/*ws4d-db-q...kShow.ws4d?UM1S (http://www.wickeddigital.com.au/*ws4d-db-query-QuickShow.ws4d?UM1S) and it will ship for free for Appletalk user.....

10th April 2005, 06:57 PM
i find the best place for midi controllers is usually music stores. Computer stores do sometimes sell them, but unless its amateur musician working in a computer store to pay the bills before they make it big, they usually don't know all that much about them (althought i'm sure there are those that do).

In Brisbane, Allan's Music has a pretty big selection of midi stuff, and pretty much anything related to making music on your computer. here's the address for their Sydney store:
228 Pitt St Sydney City (opposite Hilton Hotel)
Sydney City
And to mail their computer/hitech sales guy to enquire: hitechsydney@allans.com.au
Their website is: www.allans.com.au

10th April 2005, 08:06 PM
Thanks for the replies Arty, Disko, Steve and OM.
I'll check out the Elfa retailers and Allans.

Does that come with MIDI cables?

Thanks again.


10th April 2005, 08:14 PM
Originally posted by wickeddigital@Apr 10 2005, 05:57 PM
A good quality choice is this: http://www.wickeddigital.com.au/*ws4d-db-q...kShow.ws4d?UM1S (http://www.wickeddigital.com.au/*ws4d-db-query-QuickShow.ws4d?UM1S) and it will ship for free for Appletalk user.....
I use an Edirol UM-1SX. Slightly different visually to the one recomended by Wicked Digital but same deal.

I would recommend it. Easy to setup and use and very portable as it is USB. I can easily switch between using my mac mini, powerbook and my P4 windows box when working on tracks.

You will need to buy your own midi cables too but they can also be picked up at any music store.

11th April 2005, 09:30 PM
Thanks for the reply timdotexe.

I checked out Allans Music on Pitt St today. They only had one model - an Edirol. What an excellent store though, they had literally hundreds of guitars, a stack of pianos, keyboards & percussion, as well as a great range of sheet music.
I'll check out the ELFA stores later this week.


11th April 2005, 10:18 PM
www.sounddevices.com.au (http://www.sounddevices.com.au/) should have a boat load of midi interfaces to choose from.

11th April 2005, 10:29 PM
Thanks Atomic.
I did go to their shop this morning but I was too early and I didn't have time to wait for them to open because I had to get back to uni. I'll be dropping into Sound Devices on Wednesday.

11th April 2005, 10:52 PM
Originally posted by p53@Apr 10 2005, 08:06 PM
Steve, Does that come with MIDI cables?
No it does not.....