So I was at an electronics junk store and found what appears to be a midi interface for video editing - that was made in the 80's. It's called a JS/200 from a company called ETC! (Editing Technologies Corporation, INC).
The connections in the back consist of a quarter inch, a power button, a power adaptor plug and a midi jack. None of them have any labels so it's more or less assumption telling me that the midi is midi out. The quarter inch jack I have no clue as to it's function.
I have the midi jack plugged into a midi/usb cable and everytime i push a button, adjust a fader I get signal blinks from my Midi/usb cable. Problem is Max doesn't show any midi input (using [midiin/midiinfo]). It shows the USB adaptor fine and I can select it but no midi info is coming in.
I open up ableton live and Live tells me that on certain buttons/faders/knobs it is getting midi information that it can use. However when I try to map it to something it won't map.
I notice that for the buttons that I push, I get two blinks from my Midi/Usb cable. One blink when depressed and another when released. I don't know if that helps, but I am super stumped and REALLY need a midi interface. I appreciate any help that you might be able to offer.