KissBox 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,
The CM-MIDI can be installed directly near your favorite hardware synthesizers, without the need to care about the distance between the computer and synthesizers. The CM-MIDI can also be controlled directly by any other RTP-MIDI device, like a master keyboard, without involving a computer in the network path.
- Ultra-compact ruggedized design (aluminium alloy), ideal for live/stage applications
- Fully compliant with RTP-MIDI open protocol
- Two RTP-MIDI endpoints (1 endpoint = 1 MIDI IN + 1 MIDI OUT)
- Appears in MIDI applications as two independent MIDI interfaces
- Plug&Play using Apple’s Bonjour protocol
- Session initiator functionnality, for direct peer to peer application with iOS devices (iPad, iPhone, iPod) over WiFi, without needing any USB adapter connected to the iOS machine
- Supports both peer-to-peer and computer controlled communication
- Interoperable with any other RTP-MIDI product
- Powered by USB charger
- Ready for the new MMA “HD” protocol
The CM-MIDI is expected to be available March 1, 2014. Pricing is TBA. See the KissBox site for details.