iConnectAUDIO2+, 2-in, 6-out Audio and MIDI Interface, Now Shipping

iConnectAUDIO2+At Musikmesse 2016: Interface-maker iConnectivity has announced that the iConnectAUDIO2+, the latest in their series of audio and MIDI interfaces for Mac, PC, and iOS, is now shipping.

iConnectAUDIO2+ accommodates mics, synths, MIDI, instruments, speakers, headphones, and up to two computer devices simultaneously (Mac/PC/iOS). It features two “premium” combo inputs and six outputs, including an independent headphone mix and assignable direct monitoring. iConnectivity’s Audio and MIDI passThru technologies allow flexible routing between everything connected.

The most-used functions on the interface can be controlled from its touch panel, and iConnectivity’s iConfig software for iOS, MAC, and PC is included for setting up flexible audio and MIDI routing. Snapshots are then stored in flash memory on the device.
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‘Eye Conductor’ Brings MIDI To People With Disabilities

Interaction design student Andreas Refsgaard created Eye Conductor, an application that is essentially a MIDI interface that allows people with physical disabilities to play notes and build beats, through eye movements and facial gestures.

Using a $99 eye tracker and a regular webcam, Eye Conductor detects the gaze and selected facial movements of users, enabling them to play any instrument, build beats, sequence melodies or trigger musical effects. Continue reading

The MIDI Thing Brings MIDI Over Bluetooth Wireless To Hardware Instruments

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Developer Georgi Dianov has launched a Kickstarter project to fund the projection of The MIDI Thing – a wireless bridge that’s designed to bring MIDI over Bluetooth to standard MIDI hardware.

The MIDI Thing (TMT) is a bridge device that wirelessly connects your hadware MIDI instruments to your Mac or iOS device. Dianov says that it’s the first device to fully comply with Bluetooth LE MIDI specification recently released by the MIDI Manufacturers Association( MMA).

TMT will appear on your device as any other MIDI instrument, so you will be able to use it within your favorite music apps.

Here’s the official video intro:

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M-Audio Intros MIDISport Hub 2×2, 4×4 MIDI Interfaces

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2016 NAMM Show: M-Audio has announced the MIDISport Hub 2×2 and 4×4, two MIDI interfaces with 3-port USB 3.0 powered hub.

“A quality MIDI interface is a standard tool for musicians, like a screwdriver—you need one to get the basics done,” says M-Audio’s J.C. Sutherland. “But MIDISport 2×2 and 4×4 also have a 3-port powered USB hub conveniently built in, so these are like really cool Swiss Army screwdrivers. ” Continue reading