I have an electronic drum kit (Millenium MPS-100) connected to my laptop via a MIDI (5-pin) to USB cable (just a cheap cable, there's no brand/model on it). I can't seem to get any signal from the drum kit to my laptop. I'm using MIDI-OX to check the raw input, and its only sending an 'active sensing' command. When I hit the snare hard enough it also sends a 'timing clock' command (see screenshot).
This is the only signal I've gotten so far. I've tried another MIDI to USB cable (same type, but a second one), and nothing changed.
What am I doing wrong? Or is the MIDI output port of my drum kit just broken?
There are three LEDs on the converter: power, in and out. The power LED is on, and the in LED is flashing when an active sensing command is sent. When I hit any drum/cymbal, the LED flashes an extra time. Maybe this info is useful.