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what is it?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Hookha, Jan 29, 2006.

  1. Hookha


    Nov 6, 2005
    what is it?
    what is do?

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  2. BillytheBassist


    Aug 18, 2005
    midi jack?.....allows you to hook up a midi connection, great for computer recording etc. I could be wrong.
  3. I can't quite see in the picture.

    But is it an XLR out along with the 1/4" jack?
  4. Trev


    Feb 23, 2004
    Yeah I think thats a MIDI output jack.
  5. looks like a mic jack. I guess MIDI uses the same jacks as mics?
  6. no...midi uses a midi jack and mics use xlr jacks

    they do look similar however, because they're both roundish with some metal pins or contacts in the middle.

    From that picture it's hard to tell which it is, but I would think that it's a midi jack cuz that would make more sense right?
  7. BillytheBassist


    Aug 18, 2005
  8. Hmmm....
  9. Tony G

    Tony G

    Jan 20, 2006
    is it a speakon jack?
  10. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    It's a midi jack.

    They use it to get different sounds. Like vox, piano, etc etc. I don't find much of a pratical use for it personally.
    i know Al Caldwell's 11-string has one.

  11. Midi isn't a direct sound recording like microphone recording is.

    Midi is the recording of the note information and such.

    I saw on this show a guy that used midi to transcribe what he was playing directly into sheet music and tabs at the same time through a computer program, just by playing his bass hooked up to it.

    He could then take that midi info and play what he just did on a keyboard, note for note while choosing if he wanted classical piano, organ, brass bells, whatever.