2013
01/28
iConnectMidi Best Midi Interface For iOS
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iConnectivity Namm 2013
iConnectivity WNAMM 2013

We had a wonderful time at Winter NAMM 2013. One of the many high lights included a personal demo at the iConnectivity booth. They demoed both the iConnectMIDI2+ and the iConnectMIDI4+, a set of revolutionary hybrid multi-host MIDI interfaces with audio pass-through technology.

iConnectMidi 2+ Midi Interface For iOS

iConnectMIDI2+ and iConnectMIDI4+ reinvent what it is to be a MIDI interface by introducing new technology and combining preexisting technologies in an intuitive way.

iConnectMIDI2+ is not only a 2 in 2 out MIDI interface for PC, MAC, and iOS. It also introduces two exciting new features to enable musicians to professionally integrate more than one computer or an iOS device into their music making environment.

The first of these technologies allows for more than one computing device to access the same MIDI resources. This is useful in many ways such as, sending midi from a controller or synth to daw and an iOS device simultaneously, setting up redundancy in a live MIDI environment, sending MIDI from multiple computing devices to one another, and more.

AUDIO PASS-THROUGH TECHNOLOGY

iConnectMIDI2+ also features Audio Pass-through. This patent pending technology is integral to using iOS, and multiple computing devices (Mac, PC, and iOS) in a professional environment by enabling the devices to pass not only MIDI data but also audio data from device to device. There are many practical applications for this technology, for example now musicians can use a DAW on their MAC or PC to control a virtual instrument or other music making program on their iOS or other computing device (PC, MAC, iOS) and send the MIDI data as well as audio data back to the DAW without extra cables, or signal degradation or additional analog to digital conversion.

With all of this connectivity comes possibility and nearly endless options. iConnectivity’s Port Manager software for Mac, PC, and iOS allows the user complete control over how MIDI is routed, remapped and filtered to and from all devices connected to it.

iConnectMIDI2+ delivers so much more than just a standard 2×2 MIDI interface even though it is at a similar price point. It is a fantastic option for any musician looking to integrate more than one computing device, iOS, or just looking for the most flexible 2×2 MIDI interface in the world.

iConnectMIDI2+ Features:
2 In & 2 Out Sets of MIDI DIN Connectivity
MultiHost Capability – Connect 2 Computing Devices Simultaneously
Supports MAC, PC, and iOS Computing Devices
Audio Pass-Through From One Computing Device To Another
Integrated MIDI Manager With Snapshot Preset Storage – For MIDI Thru, MIDI Merge, Filtering, and Advanced Routing Control

Minimum System Requirements:
Mac OS X 10.4 or greater
1 free USB port Windows XP SP3 or greater
1 free USB port iOS 4.0 or greater
CoreMIDI compatible app
MSRP $89.99

iConnectMidi 4+ Midi Interface For iOS

Setting a new benchmark in MIDI connectivity and iOS integration

iConnectMIDI4+ much like it’s little sibling iConnectMIDI2+ in that it sets out to reinvent what it is to be a MIDI interface by introducing new technology and combining pre-existing technologies in an intuitive way.

iConnectMIDI4+ is not only a 64 port MIDI interface for PC, MAC, and iOS*. It also introduces four exciting new features to enable musicians to professionally integrate more than one computer or an iOS device into their music making environment.

The first of these technologies allows for more than one computing device to access the same MIDI resources. This is useful in many ways such as, sending midi from a controller or synth to daw and an iOS device simultaneously, setting up redundancy in a live MIDI environment, sending MIDI from multiple computing devices to one another, and more.

AUDIO PASS-THROUGH TECHNOLOGY

iConnectMIDI4+ also features Audio Pass-through. This patent pending technology is integral to using iOS, and multiple computing devices (PC, MAC, iOS) in a professional environment by enabling the devices to pass not only MIDI data but also audio data from device to device. There are many practical applications for this technology, for example now musicians can use a daw on their MAC or PC to control a virtual instrument or other music making program on their iOS or other computing device (PC, MAC, iOS) and send the MIDI data as well as audio data back to the DAW without extra cables, or signal degradation or additional analog to digital conversion.

Many MIDI devices include a USB port for input/output of both audio and MIDI. iConnectMIDI4+ accommodates for this by addition of a USB host port that allows musicians to integrate their USB MIDI devices seamlessly. iConnectMIDI4+’s MIDI host port supports up to 8* USB MIDI synths, controllers, etc. enabling all computing devices that are connected to iConnectMIDI4+ to send and receive MIDI and Audio from devices that are connected to its USB host port.

MIDI OVER NETWORK ENABLED

iConnectMIDI4+ also has an ethernet port. Users can connect iConnectMIDI4+ to wireless router, ethernet hub/router, or any ethernet enabled device via its dedicated ethernet port and is network discoverable, allowing for musicians to control any of the devices connected to iConnectMIDI4+ via network connection, adding further control and connectivity options.

WIth all of this connectivity comes possibility and nearly endless options. iConnectivity’s Port Manager software for iOS, MAC and PC allows the user complete control over iConnectMIDI4+’s I/O by providing direct control over how MIDI is routed and filtered to and from all devices connected to it.

With all of its new technology and innovation iConnectMIDI4+ sets a new benchmark in MIDI connectivity and iOS integration, delivering so much more than just a standard 4×4 or 8×8 MIDI interface even though it is at a similar price point. It introduces new concepts designed to make life easier and opens new doors of creativity by enabling music makers new and exciting types of workflow. All of this and more makes iConnectMIDI4+ an essential tool for today & tomorrow’s music makers.

iConnectMIDI4+ Features:
4 In & 4 Out Sets of MIDI DIN Connectivity
Supports 8 additional MIDI devices via USB Host Port + Powered USB Hub
MultiHost Capability – Connect 3 Computing Devices Directly & More via Network
Network Connectivity
Supports MAC, PC, & iOS Computing Devices
Audio Pass-Through Between Up to 3 Computing Devices
Integrated MIDI Manager With Snapshot Preset Storage – For MIDI Thru, MIDI Merge, Filtering, and Advanced Routing Control
USB MIDI Class Compliant
Supports Over 64 Ports of 16 Channels of MIDI I/O Per Port
Plug and Play – No Drivers Needed
Charge iOS Device

Minimum System Requirements:
Mac OS X 10.4 or greater
1 free USB port Windows XP SP3 or greater
1 free USB port iOS 4.0 or greater
CoreMIDI compatible app
MSRP $249.99

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2012
01/26
Behringer iPad Dock iS202
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Giving the Alesis IO Dock a run for their money is Behringer BEHRINGER iSTUDIO iS202 iPad dock.

Features:
Professional iPAD Docking Station with Audio, Video and Midi Connectivity
Universal Docking Station for APPLE iPAD and iPAD2
Connect your microphones, instruments and audio sources to virtually any audio/MIDI app with the iSTUDIO
Core Audio/MIDI compatible for use with any iOS App
Versatile I/O functionality with adjustable headphone output and direct monitoring control
Separate Video output for connecting your iPAD to TVs and projectors
Standard MIDI I/O plus USB-to-host connectors for ultimate MIDI connectivity
iPAD powering and battery charging via the iSTUDIO dock
Ergonomic design layout – all control elements on top panel with headphone connector on front
Slide-in access for mating with iPAD dock connector (suitable for iPAD 1 & 2)
Locating holes for BEHRINGER P16-MB mounting bracket to attach iSTUDIO to a standard mic, music or drum stand (P16-MB not included)
Universal switch-mode power supply with country-specific wall socket adapter included
High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life

Buy the iS202 here on Amazon: BEHRINGER iSTUDIO iS202

2012
01/12
Griffin iPad Audio Midi Interface
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Griffin StudioConnect For iPad

Connect your guitar, bass and MIDI instruments to your iPad and GarageBand.

StudioConnect gives your iPad: audio in and out, MIDI in and out, and a stereo headphone jack with its own volume control so you can monitor what’s going in (or out).

Whether you’re a serious musician, a confirmed hobbyist, or a budding composer, you know about MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface). Unlike audio recording, MIDI lets you capture the digital instructions for a musical performance, and then play them back later on a MIDI instrument.

In one compact device for your iPad, StudioConnect combines both the audio and the MIDI hemispheres of the audio world.

Audio In and Out

Plug your guitar into StudioConnect’s mono 1/4″ instrument jack and play directly into GarageBand or other apps.

Plug a recorder or mixer into StudioConnect’s stereo 3.5 mm input jack and connect the whole band to your iPad.

Left- and right-channel RCA plugs give you line-level stereo audio-out.

For your headphones, there’s a separate front-panel 3.5 mm stereo jack with its own volume knob.

MIDI In and Out

For your MIDI controller or drum pad, StudioConnect’s rear panel gives you a standard 5-pin DIN MIDI-in port.

For MIDI Out, there’s another 5-pin DIN MIDI connector on StudioConnect’s rear panel. Connect it to your sequencer, patch bay, or other MIDI gear. This lets you launch your favorite MIDI controller app and use your iPad as a musical instrument.

StudioConnect lets you connect everything for music-making to your iPad, and connect your iPad to everything musical. And as if that weren’t enough, it even charges your iPad while you play.

BUY Griffin StudioConnect with Lightning Connector for iPad 4, iPad Air, iPad mini – Audio and MIDI + Charging Dock

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