I own an Alesis io2 Express recording interface with midi in and midi out. I would like to buy a keyboard controller to work together with the interface. Most beginner keyboard controllers have midi through USB which connect directly to the PC. The question is, is it better to acquire a keybord with midi output and connect it to the Alesis io2 midi in, or could I connect a standard MIDI/USB keyboard to another USB port of the PC (another USB port with the Alesis io2 connected)?
I have read that using two USB ports at the same time could generate latency and sync problems. What do you suggest?