I didn’t know about all that USB stuff Pat, good to know
But yeah…Good Ol’ midi just WORKS, while I find USB midi is finicky …my YouRock midi guitar had been working with USB, but when one day for the LIFE of me I couldn’t figure out why it stopped working…wasting most of the time i had to spend on my music hobby…NO JOY! I just use it’s standard midi connection now.
Similar thing with my Motu midi 8X8 MTP AV’s, though they have USB interfacing to my computer, due to USB midi being more trouble than it’s worth, I ended up just using one of the Motu’s standard midi outputs into the midi input of my audio interface…not a biggie as I don’t really require that much simultaneous I/O midi traffic, and it works well all of the time!
In a way, these hassles can be compared to having good Ol’ knobs & buttons VS endless menu’s & presets to scroll through…sometimes you just wanna ‘Get R’ Done’ man! With standard midi it’s just that…you’re just done!