I have a new Yamaha Reface YC keyboard and a Casio piano. Now each has midi in and out, but the Casio is not compatible (as are Yamaha keyboards) to simply connect the two with midi in and out y cables so that each can transmit to the other. With two Yamaha products this is a snap and the results are a lot of fun.... full size piano keyboard playing through the organ.
However, Casio tech support tells me Casio cannot be connected this way (it uses a USB B jack for midi in and out and this, tech says, is only good fro connecting to a laptop. Whereas the regular din type jack on the Yamaha can connect to another keyboard and a separate USB A jack on the reface is available to the computer.)
Casio says the only way to communicate between the two keyboards with midi is to us the laptop in between with some midi software.
QUESTION: I am new at midi and working on this for my teenage daughter who is the keyboard player. What are some brands/names of midi software I might install and try on the laptop to allow this kind of communication or pass through? Do you think there would be too much of a lag trying to do it this way to make playing useful?
My final alternative to use that amazing little Yamaha Reface is to also buy a better Yamaha keyboard and just sell the Casio I guess.... although even for a budget keyboard the Casio has been great.
Thanks for any advice/tips or links.