iConnectivity iConnectMIDI4+ MIDI Interface (Discontinued)
The iConnectivity iConnectMIDI4+ is a 4 In/4 Out is a versatile class compliant MIDI interface that supports Macs, PCs, and iOS devices.
Apart from supporting 4 MIDI In and Out ports, it can support up to 8 additional MIDI devices with the use of the USB host port as well as allowing digital audio passthrough via USB.
Its ethernet port is another built-in feature that can connect this interface to a wireless router, ethernet hub/router, or any ethernet enabled device.
There's a companion App to help you manage all of these capabilities as well as slice and dice your MIDI data to order. On top of that it can charge your IOS device with the supplied lightning cable.
- Number of MIDI Ports: 4 MIDI In, 4 MIDI Out
- Compatibility: Class compliant and compatible with Windows, Linux, Mac and iOS (directly via lightning cable)
- Power Supply: USB
- Size: 8.43"(W) x 5.51"(D) x 1.46"(H)
- Weight: 34.08 oz
Many users who work in studios found this easy to set up and helpful in integrating multiple MIDI devices. Even when connecting all 4 MIDI devices, there's no noticeable latency. Bruce Aisher from MusicRadar mentioned the Ethernet ports "can be connected directly to an Ethernet-equipped computer or via a switch or router (even wireless) and adds four additional 'ports' into the mix." which gives flexible MIDI routing. Paul Nagle said in his Sound on Sound review, "I'm left with a final impression of the iConnectMIDI4+ as a seriously capable and impressive piece of kit, even though it might have more power than many users will ever exploit"
Some reviewers said that this interface doesn't work well with other interfaces. Bruce Aisher from MusicRadar has tested connections in different range scenarios and concluded that it works better with Mac based DAWs compared to Windows.
This interface is an option if you want a versatile device that gives you the option to connect more than 4 MIDI devices, however it came off our recommended list in May 2018 due its ratings having slipped. You can see our current recommendations in our guide to The Best MIDI Interfaces.