MIDI

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I'm a beginner to MIDI - how can I learn more about it?

If you are new to the world of MIDI it can be a little confusing at first - but don't worry, it's really quite easy once you get the hang of it! Here's a great PDF booklet from the MIDI Manufacturer's Association explaining exactly what MIDI is...

What does the Host port on my iConnectivity interface do?

One of the unique features of iConnecitivity interfaces is the addition of a port marked Host. This port is not a normal USB port - it is designed solely to enable your interface to act as an independent host for USB-MIDI keyboards and modu...

Is my USB-MIDI device compatible with the iConnectivity USB-MIDI Host port?

  Many iConnectivity interfaces (e.g. PlayAUDIO12, iConnectAUDIO4+, iConnectMIDI4+, mio10 and mio4) feature a USB-MIDI Host connector that enables users to plug MIDI equipment directly into the interface via USB without requiring the use ...

What is the default MIDI routing on my iConnectivity interface?

You can view the spreadsheet we use to set up and test our default MIDI routing here: MIDI Patchbay Default Routing (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-CxUmnUP6dhF15cJoTJimxXCl_jQAnksLmWM2AE6JOk/edit?usp=sharing) Notes: Click on ...

How to use the USB-MIDI Host port to chain 2 iConnectivity interfaces together

Many of the iConnectivity interfaces feature a USB-MIDI Host port which can be used to connect up to 10 USB-MIDI controller keyboards and USB-MIDI modules. But the Host port can also be used to connect 2 iConnectivity interfaces together to e...

How do I use RTP-MIDI over an Ethernet or Wi-fi Network?

When most people think of MIDI they think of these things: DIN jacks. Each pair of DIN-MIDI sockets like these is one MIDI port and each port can carry up to 16 MIDI channels. Of course you can stack up more ports easily - for example the iConn...

Troubleshooting an RTP-MIDI Network

In most cases setting up an RTP-MIDI network with Ethernet should be relatively straightforward - see the article: How do I use MIDI over Ethernet or Wi-fi? (https://iconnectivity.supportbee.com/53-iconnectivity-knowledge-base/534-midi/2014-ho...

Do iConnectivity interfaces support MIDI Time Stamp?

We support MIDI Time Stamp on reception (incoming data) while using RTP-MIDI over Ethernet. However our USB-MIDI ports require the use of class compliant USB-MIDI which cannot support MIDI Time Stamp.

How does the MIDI routing work for iConnectMIDI2+ and what do these port names mean?

There are 2 sets of traditional IN/OUT 5-pin MIDI DIN connectors on the back of the iCM2 labelled: MIDI 1 & MIDI 2. Each USB Device Jack on the iConnectMIDI2+ also has 4 virtual MIDI ports. Operation with iPad Assuming that an iPad, or ...

Can I power other devices via DIN-MIDI connection?

The MIDI specification (https://www.midi.org/specifications-old/item/the-midi-1-0-specification) outlines an optional standard for supplying a form of "phantom power" over standard DIN-MIDI plugs. Very few devices take advantage of this option, ho...

How do I rename, reserve, and route MIDI ports using the iConfig software?

A common question we get is how to name, reserve and route MIDI ports within iConfig. The following video explains how: