5254 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Dec 5, 2007 8:49 PM by William Spragens
Welcome to the Discussions.
I don't have your answer, but I would suggest you head over to the MacOS 9 Discussions where you will find some very experienced contributors who are familiar with these software/peripheral issues.
For the MOTU interface to work, you need a serial port which can accept an external clock. I doubt any USB->Serial adapter can do that, since USB is a half-duplex connection (data goes one way at a time) and you need clock going to the Mac and MIDI going from it at the same time.
For desktop Macs, there was a gadget made called a "Stealth Port" by Gee 3 which replaced the modem PCB with a line driver chip and an 8-pin DIN port. I don't know if there is any such animal for PowerBooks, or if one of the desktop variety could be hacked into place. The Blue & White G3 modem looks very similar to the one in my Wallstreet, so it might be possible.
My guess is, it'll be much easier to get a USB->MIDI adapter for the Lombard. Or if you're set on the MOTU Timepiece, get a Wallstreet G3 PowerBook which has an old skool serial port and SCSI and all the other old fashioned amenities.