M-Audio MIDISPORT 2x2 Anniversary Edition USB Bus-Powered MIDI Interface (Discontinued)

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M-Audio MIDISPORT 2x2 Anniversary Edition USB Bus-Powered MIDI Interface

The M-Audio MIDISPORT 2x2 was part of M-Audio's 20th anniversary celebration, it expands on the features that are found on the first edition model released in 2000.

Aside from offering two of each MIDI inputs and outputs, it features a stand-alone MIDI merge and THRU functionality, ideal for connecting multiple MIDI devices and daisy chaining.

Connectivity is made easy by simply plugging it into a computer device, and is also powered via USB.

Specifications

  • Number of MIDI Ports: 2 MIDI-In/2 MIDI-Out
  • Compatibility: Class-compliant operation under Windows XP, Vista and Mac OS X
  • Power Supply: USB powered
  • Size: 7.6"(W) x 6.5"(D) x 2.4"(H)
  • Weight: 14.4 oz

Pros

Musicians with a professional background found this interface to be reliable and effective for connecting MIDI gear to their PC or Mac, especially for live settings. It provide no midi feedback problem and zero latency when it comes to both recording and playback of MIDI. It's quite functional with old MIDI equipment, not to mention easy to set up. In addition to that, it is lightweight yet feels very sturdy in regards to its construction. One reviewer mentioned that its LED is excellent for MIDI testing, for finding out if it's configured and operating properly, and checking the status of the signal.

Cons

A few reviewers mentioned it consumed a lot of power from their devices and preferred it to have an external power source.

Overall

Unfortunately it's difficult to find in stores these days so if you're looking for an alternative then check out our guide to The Best MIDI Interfaces.