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iConnectivity has announced iConnectMIDI4+, their flagship next generation MIDI interface for Mac OS, Windows and iOS systems.
iConnectMIDI4+ is a multi-host MIDI interface that bridges MIDI and audio between multiple computing devices, instruments, and the network by introducing four new technologies. The first of these technologies is multi-hosting. iConnectMIDI4+’s multi-hosting capability allows for up to three computing devices to share the same interface as well as access and share MIDI resources over its four pairs of MIDI DINs and its 60 additional user configurable ports.
As a part of its multi-hosting capabilities iConnectMIDI4+ also features audio pass-through. This technology enables multiple computing devices to not only pass MIDI data but also act as an audio interface between them, bridging each computing device into each other’s audio and MIDI environments.
iConnectMIDI4+ also accommodates for USB MIDI devices such as controllers, synthesizers, drum machines, etc., that have USB ports by including a USB host port that supports, via powered hub, up to eight USB MIDI synths, drum machines, controllers, etc.
Furthering its connectivity iConnectMIDI4+ also has an Ethernet port. Users can connect iConnectMIDI4+ to a wireless router, Ethernet hub/router, or any Ethernet enabled device via its dedicated Ethernet port. It's network discoverable, allowing for musicians to control any of the devices connected to iConnectMIDI4+ over a network connection via MIDI.
Controlling its expanded connectivity iConnectMIDI4+ includes iConnectivity’s Port Manager software for Mac, PC, and iOS allowing the user complete control over how MIDI is routed, remapped and filtered to and from all devices connected to it, eliminating the need for additional interfaces, extra cables, signal degradation, analog to digital conversion, and added complexity.
iConnectMIDI4+ will be available later this year with an expected manufacturer's suggested retail price of US$249.99 and street price of $199.99 from iConnectivity.com and iConnectivity resellers world wide.