iConnectMIDI4+ Overview and Demonstration

This set of videos, via MusicInclusive, is a review and demo of the iConnectivity iConnectMIDI4+ audio and MIDI interface.

The iConnectMIDI4+ has several unique features. Not only does it support three computer devices simultaneously – Macs, PCs, and iOS (iPad, iPhone, iPod touch) – its Audio passThru technology routes audio between them digitally, with no signal degradation, simply appearing as an audio interface to the operating systems. Continue reading

$35 Gadget Adds Bluetooth Wireless MIDI To Your Electronic Music Gear

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Developer Sebastian Dittmann (Audiobus) lets us know about a new gadget that adds Bluetooth Wireless MIDI support to your electronic music gear, the mi.1.

In other words, attach these onto the back of your new or vintage MIDI gear, and you’ve added Wireless MIDI capabilities.

“The guys from Quicco Sound just posted the first public screenshot thingy of their new Bluetooth Low Energy to MIDI adapter,” notes Dittman. The mi.1 “connects to your synth’s MIDI in and out ports and transmits it via Bluetooth Low Energy. This little gadget could be a really great tool, bringing together mobile devices and synth hardware.”

Dittmann adds that he’s not involved with the project, but thought it’s cool.

The developers,  Quicco Sound, have launched an IndieGoGo project to fund the mi.1 Bluetooth Wireless MDI connector. Here’s the official intro video:
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Soundblox Hub v1 Turns Soundblox Pedals Into Integrated Multi-Effects System

soundblox-hubSource Audio have introduced the Soundblox Hub v1 – a hub that turns Soundblox 2 pedals into an integrated multi-pedal system.

This introduces scene saving functionality, enabling the creation of up to 128 single or multi-pedal presets (i.e. “scenes”), each recallable via MIDI Program Change messages.

The Hub’s connections include standard 5-pin MIDI IN, MIDI OUT/THRU, passive “TRS” expression pedal input, a Hot Hand Sensor Input, mini USB port, and 5 Multi-Function outputs. You can connect a Dual Expression Pedal and the Hot Hand Wireless Effect Controller to the Hub and assign external control to any pedal on your board.  Continue reading

CM-MIDI – A MIDI Transceiver For RTP-MIDI networks

kissbox-cm-midiKissBox has introduced CM-MIDI - a low-cost compact MIDI transceiver that provides 2 RTP-MIDI endpoints, each of them supporting up to 16 sessions in parallel.

RTP-MIDI is a protocol for transmitting MIDI over Ethernet & WiFi networks.

The CM-MIDI can be used directly with Apple Macintosh computer (RTP-MIDI support is fully integrated in OS X). It can be used also on any Windows machine using a free driver. The CM-MIDI appears as two independent MIDI interfaces, which can be used with any MIDI software like Sequencers, Digital Audio Workstations, SYSEX Editor/librarian, etc, Continue reading

Behringer Intros U-PHORIA UMC404 4×4, 24-Bit/96 kHz USB Audio/MIDI Interface

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At the 2014 NAMM Show, Behringer introduced the U-PHORIA UMC404 4×4, 24-Bit/96 kHz USB Audio/MIDI Interface.

The U-PHORIA UMC404 is a USB audio/MIDI interface that offers 4 MIDAS-designed mic preamps, which include +48 Volt phantom power for condenser microphones, all going through studio-grade 24-Bit/96 kHz converters. Continue reading

iConnectivity Announces iConnect Audio 4+ Audio/MIDI Interface

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At the 2014 NAMM ShowiConnectivity announced iConnectAUDIO4+, their newest audio and MIDI interface for Mac, PC, and iOS.

iConnectAUDIO4+ is a multi-host audio and MIDI interface for MAC, PC, and iOS that combines several of iConnectivity’s technologies in a single device. Continue reading