If you look at the Casio WK-3200 keyboard, at the back there are the usual dual MIDI input for the cables. However on the newer model, the Casio WK-3300 keyboard, if you look at the back, there are no MIDI inputs but there is a USB input.
MIDI cables can allow 16 instruments or 16 channels to play at the same time and one can record these on a computer via a MIDI to USB adapter perhaps.
I read somewhere that a single USB cable [no MIDI] can support 16 sets of 16 channels or something like that.
My question is, can USB actually support multi MIDI channels? I mean, on new workstations keyboards/synthesizers and on even MIDI controller keyboards, I often see USB inputs alone and no MIDI inputs.
Therefore do you think I would have no issues when I connect the USB from the WK-3300 to the computer software - do you think I would be able to split the 16 channels of my compositions without issue?
Also, the type of cable I would need is a USB A-B cable. A goes into the computer and B plugs into the keyboard. In terms of this cable, do I need to buy a special kind? I mean, that cable is identical to my printer cable and I want to use that cable but I read somewhere about some USB cables that contain a wire that transmits electricity which may be harmful to some equipment.
Please advise on the questions above. Thanks!