In my workspace, I have a Synth ( PSR-A3000), a Foot Controller ( MCF10 Yamaha), and DAW ( Cubase 10 on MacOS Mojave). I am not sure how I am going to contact these? I have a USB-MIDI UM-2EX with two 5-pin DIN outs and 1 5-pin DIN in ports.
If I use the setup at the top of the image below, then I guess I need to buy an active merger which requires a batter.
However, if I set it up as the one at the button ( that I am not sure if it works!), I have mutual connection with only one USB connection to my DAW. But not sure if the Thru port of USB-MIDI cable would transfer the MIDI messages for DAW to my Synth.
Are these two diagrams are correct? Any better solutions please?
any help would be greatly appreciated.