What Multi-port MIDI interfaces are good these days?

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What Multi-port MIDI interfaces are good these days?

Post by lahatte » Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:14 am

I have used the MOTU Midi Express interfaces in the past. What's the latest and greatest for 8+ MIDI ports?

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Post by l3v3l6 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:57 pm

I recently retired my MOTU Express 128 and upgraded to an iConnectivity mio10. I am very pleased with it.
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Post by lahatte » Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:23 am

Cool. Thanks.

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Re: What Multi-port MIDI interfaces are good these days?

Post by PeppaPig » Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:55 pm

The Alyseum U3-88c is a very compact, easy to configure 8 in/out midi box at a very attractive price, it's USB 2&3 compatible - one configured it works offline too. Unless you're trying to do something complicated I can't see the point of spending twice the cash for the same functionality, the major gripe/bonus with this box is the ins are on the front and the outs on the rear - which is a boon to some people and a PITA to others!
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Re: What Multi-port MIDI interfaces are good these days?

Post by lahatte » Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:07 am

I assume the Alyseum U3-88c shows individual ins and out in a DAW?

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Post by PeppaPig » Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:27 pm

It presents itself to the operating system as a single device with 8 ports.
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Post by lahatte » Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:36 am

Meaning that each port can be assigned individually in the DAW? I would assume so. Thanks.

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Post by eli_lilly » Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:59 pm

You can get those MOTU units dirt cheap on ebay and they work great under Windows 10. Just make sure you get the USB one and not the obsolete parallel cable one.
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Re: What Multi-port MIDI interfaces are good these days?

Post by SLL » Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:53 am

I've heard lots of good things about the https://www.alyseum.com/u3-88c.html interface. It offers usb3 compatibility driverless, which I think is a really good thing.

And then from one guy I know of that bought one, the midi stability and tightness should be fantastic.

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