iConnectivity Debut mioX Series MIDI Interfaces


This week, iConnectivity announced “[their] best MIDI interfaces to date,” the mioX series.

The mio MIDI interface series, first announced in 2016, is designed to work both standalone or with multiple Macs and/or PCs at once. Where those original mio boxes featured built-in MIDI merging, filtering, remapping, and routing functions, the new mioXL and mioXM interfaces also offer “super-charged” network connectivity to add more computers (Mac, PC, and mobile devices).  Additionally, the mioX series have more USB ports for peripherals and onboard presets.

Introducing the new mioX series interfaces:


The mioXL is iConnectivity’s all-new flagship MIDI interface.

A 1U rack-mount unit, mioXL features DIN-MIDI, USB-MIDI, and RTP/Network-MIDI connectivity. iConnectivity is positioning mioXL as an ideal choice for studio installations or MIDI-intensive live rigs which require “huge” amounts of connectivity.

The mioXL has a new, high-resolution OLED display and encoder, along with expanded physical connectivity. 8-in 12-out DIN-MIDI ports, 10xUSB-MIDI ports and also 22 virtual RTP/Network-MIDI ports.

Brand new to the mioXL is also the ability to save and recall presets directly from the front panel of the interface, a handy feature for DAW-less performance rigs, or complex live setups.
iConnecctivity mioXL features:

  • 8 in x 12 out 5-pin DIN-MIDI ports
  • 10x USB-MIDI host ports support multiple USB-MIDI CLASS COMPLIANT MIDI peripherals
  • Ethernet RTP-MIDI Network port – 22 virtual network ports can easily be assigned to onboard DIN and USB ports as well as any other connected computing devices. These make all MIDI devices accessible to Mac, PC, iOS and other mobile computing devices via a single cable.
  • Connect multiple computers via assignable virtual network ports
  • USB Computer port supporting Mac, Windows, and iOS connectivity (iOS via CCK)
  • Plug and Play – no drivers required thanks to class compliant connectivity
  • OLED display with rotary encoder for navigating presets and real-time monitoring of MIDI traffic
  • iConnectivity’s Auracle 2.0 configuration software (downloadable for Mac & Windows) makes it simple to create and save filtering/routing/merging presets
  • Connect iOS devices via CCK, WiFi (using 3rd party Wi-Fi ethernet hub), or wired ethernet connections

mioXM takes the fundamental architecture of the mio series flagship mioXL, and puts it inside a compact, half-unit space enclosure.

Like its bigger sibling, the mioXL, mioXM has great RTP/Network-MIDI connectivity. Twelve virtual network ports, per mioXM, lets you assign an RTP/Network-MIDI port(s) for each of your connected peripherals and/or computing devices, and access them from virtually anywhere.

Four user-definable presets can be saved to the mioXM and recalled from the capacitive touch panel on the front of the interface. These presets allow the user to quickly toggle among four favorite configurations with a single tap.

Ideal for moderate-sized MIDI setups operating without a computer or any systems that require switching between multiple configurations on-the-fly,  iConnectivity is positioning mioXM as an ideal choice for compact, portable MIDI applications, or multiple placements throughout a studio, stage, or venue.

iConnectivity mioXM features:

  • 4 in x 4 out 5-pin DIN-MIDI ports
  • 4x USB-MIDI Host ports support multiple USB-MIDI CLASS COMPLIANT devices
  • Ethernet RTP-MIDI Network port – 12 virtual network ports can be assigned to onboard DIN and USB ports as well as any other connected computing devices. These make all MIDI devices accessible to Mac, PC, and mobile computing devices via a single cable.
  • Connect multiple computers via expandable virtual network ports
  • USB Computer port supporting Mac & Windows connectivity
  • Plug and Play – no drivers required thanks to class compliant connectivity
  • Capacitive touch control panel
  • Up to four user-definable presets can be stored and recalled from mioXM’s control panel
  • iConnectivity’s Auracle 2.0™ configuration software (downloadable for Mac & Windows) makes it simple to create and save filtering/routing/merging presets
  • Connect iOS devices via CCK to mioXM’s USB device port, Wi-Fi (using 3rd party Wi-Fi ethernet hub), or wired ethernet connections

Pricing and Availability. iConnectivity’s new mioXL ($399.99 US) and mioXM ($249.99) MIDI interfaces are available now at iConnectivity.com and via iConnectivity dealers worldwide.

Visit the iConnectivity site for more information.

14 thoughts on “iConnectivity Debut mioX Series MIDI Interfaces

  1. Well shit…just bought an ESI interface the other day.

    Then again, got it to replace the iConnectMIDI that’s always giving me grief so maybe I dodged a bullet.

  2. Holy cow. I love my mio10 and its massive array of MIDI ports. The mioXL appeals because it has a dozen MIDI outs plus a ridiculous number of USB host ports. Ethernet MIDI is interesting, too (although I’ll need a dongle to connect it to my laptop). Something tells me an XL will become part of my rig sometime in 2020.

    1. I dont agree on that. I like that the USB is also at the front, so i dont have to run a USB hub from back to front…..but just because you have the option, does not mean that you have to use it…its an option.,..;)

  3. I replaced an older iConnectivity with an even older (or longer running) MOTU MIDI Express XT because I had so much trouble getting the iConnectivity software to work correctly. MOTU’s software is pretty ancient but it works. I would love to move back up to an iConnectvity device like this but they have to get the software easy to use and working.

  4. As owner of the iConnectivity Mio 10 Interface, I was a bit disappointed to read in their Facebook group that they are not currently planning to make their new Auracle Software compatible with both Mio 10 and MioXL, only the new hardware.

    So, if you have both old and new devices from iConnectivity, then you need two different software and I think that is a mistake and mess from iConnectivity. :/

    1. I think the plan is to launch the XL with new software and eventually add the older units to work with it. I don’t think they’re abandoning their other products.

    2. That isn’t accurate. We’ve only said that Auracle for X Series is not compatible with anything but mioXM and mioXL at this time.

  5. I really wish they would go in the direction of more advanced MIDI functions such as conditional filtering and programmable MIDI effects.
    The SW for my mio10 never gets updated anymore, instead they made a new SW with ridiculously basic functions to the point it’s unusable.
    I really don’t understand where they get the idea that users buy a super massive MIDI router, but then they don’t want any functionality?!

  6. another complaint for iConnectivity Audio2 interface when working with PC… its frankly garbage as far as drivers are concerned… hardly works with any DAW, plenty of dropouts, glitches, etc… and ive got a little Soundcraft mixer with a USB connection that has been 100% flawless in comparison.. as was my previous m-audio interface

    when using the iConnect with the iPad exclusively it doesnt seem to have any issues… but the whole point was that it was supposed to bridge the iOS with the PC into a seamless whole… which it definitely does not do

    and that sucks because the idea is quite nice

  7. If just interfacing to a PC instead of standalone, 2 x Midisport 4×4 is almost the same for half the price and works with any OS. No drivers needed. For USB just buy a good USB hub. Seeing all the issues.. why not just drop the LCD, USB Hub and make a 1u or 2u class compliant 16 port midi interface without all bells and whistles and config software via midi sysex, WiFi or network. No drivers . And super stable and reliable. Keep it simple.

  8. I have two MIO10’s, and two dedicated music workstations, (one W10 and one W7) – and Auracle simply refuses to start up on both machines. The devices aren’t recoginized. Apart from vague promises no support whatsoever from Iconnectivity. Finally I found a workaround myself, by adding an iMac to my setup and use that to configure my MIO10’s. Very inconvenient.. for I can’t use the full functionality for which I purchased them.

    In the end they just stopped communicating, perhaps believing ignoring a problem is the best way of getting them out of the way.
    Now that I see this announcement I understand why they didn’t find time to come up with a working version of Auracle (or iConfig). I’m a huge fan of their promises and but find the reality of what they offer a big disappointment.

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