Kenton Intros USB To MIDI Interface, Eliminates Need For Computer

Kenton USB MIDI Host

UK MIDI specialists Kenton have introduced MIDI USB Host – a way to connect any ‘Class Compliant’ USB device to a standard 5-pin DIN MIDI device without the need for a computer.

This lets you, for example, connect a USB controller or keyboard directly to another MIDI instrument that has only a 5-pin DIN MIDI connection.

Specifications:

  • Power Input: 5V DC (regulated) – use only the supplied adaptor
  • Power: 90mA, 2.1mm plug (centre positive) – 510mA available for attached USB device
  • MIDI ports: 1 x In, 1 x Out (both 5-pin DIN)
  • Weight: 100g (excluding power supply)
  • Dimensions: 110 x 55 x 32 mm
  • Power supply: A 5V power supply appropriate to the destination country is supplied with the unit.
  • Leads: No leads are supplied with the unit

The Kenton MIDI USB Host is available now for £70 (ex. VAT), £84 (inc. VAT).

19 thoughts on “Kenton Intros USB To MIDI Interface, Eliminates Need For Computer

  1. Yes, bravo.

    Question: What happens when you connect a USB Hub? Will all USB devices be recognized.

    Of course, the real key to success for something like this is whether or not the hardware or app can give you full control over all MIDI parameters such as clock master/slave, channels, etc.

  2. Been waiting for this for ages! Appears to be more reasonably priced than the more fully-featured iConnect Midi.

  3. Wondering why it have not appeared much-much earlier and from a major company. Compactness of USB controllers seemed to be lost when you had to carry laptop with them, but it has to be not very widely considered issue if such a device appears only now.

  4. I live in Belgium and i should pay it 100 £ to get it.
    That is toooo much for just plug my usb device not in a pc or laptop.
    Around 50£ is a fair price for what it is.

  5. @awsosphic– If your USB controller can be powered by batteries, then you can buy one of these for a lot cheaper: http://www.amazon.com/MIDI-Cable-Converter-Music-

    The Kenton device will provide power through the USB cable to your device.
    It seems like this may be a solution for iPad users to provide power to the iPad while connecting to another device via MIDI (?)… It would be nice to know.

  6. @awsosphic– If your USB controller can be powered by batteries, then you can buy one of these for a lot cheaper: http://www.amazon.com/MIDI-Cable-Converter-Music-

    The Kenton device will provide power through the USB cable to your device.
    It seems like this may be a solution for iPad users to provide power to the iPad while connecting to another device via MIDI (?)… It would be nice to know.

  7. @awsosphic– If your USB controller can be powered by batteries, then you can buy one of these for a lot cheaper: http://www.amazon.com/MIDI-Cable-Converter-Music-

    The Kenton device will provide power through the USB cable to your device.
    It seems like this may be a solution for iPad users to provide power to the iPad while connecting to another device via MIDI (?)… It would be nice to know.

  8. @awsosphic– If your USB controller can be powered by batteries, then you can buy one of these for a lot cheaper: http://www.amazon.com/MIDI-Cable-Converter-Music-

    The Kenton device will provide power through the USB cable to your device.
    It seems like this may be a solution for iPad users to provide power to the iPad while connecting to another device via MIDI (?)… It would be nice to know.

  9. @awsosphic– If your USB controller can be powered by batteries, then you can buy one of these for a lot cheaper: http://www.amazon.com/MIDI-Cable-Converter-Music-

    The Kenton device will provide power through the USB cable to your device.
    It seems like this may be a solution for iPad users to provide power to the iPad while connecting to another device via MIDI (?)… It would be nice to know.

  10. @awsosphic– If your USB controller can be powered by batteries, then you can buy one of these for a lot cheaper: http://www.amazon.com/MIDI-Cable-Converter-Music-

    The Kenton device will provide power through the USB cable to your device.
    It seems like this may be a solution for iPad users to provide power to the iPad while connecting to another device via MIDI (?)… It would be nice to know.

  11. Why choose 5V? Is this to make us buy yet ANOTHER proprietary AC/DC converter???? Yes and why not battery driven as mentioned earlier. I am accumulating too much stuff!

  12. I want to connect a TC Helicon voice module that uses a 5-pin midi connection on a keyboard that only has the square usb port type B (similar to printers). Does this equipment solve? Where do I find it in Brazil and what is the price?

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