New iConnectivity mio “problem-solving” MIDI interfaces available
Canadian interface specialists iConnectivity have released three new connectivity problem-solving mio MIDI interfaces. The mio2, mio4, and mio10 are PC and Mac compatible. The units’ advanced MIDI merging, filtering, routing and remapping functions can be used to replace additional hardware units. The interfaces can be purchased now from the iConnectivity site.
The iConnectivity mio line-up
The mio2 and mio4 can function as standalone devices or with up to two computers. The mio10 rack unit can operate standalone or with up to six computers. All the units are compatible with five-pin MIDI, USB MIDI, Ethernet MIDI and inter-computer MIDI. iConnectivity state they accommodate every modern music-making set-up.
iConnectivity VP of Sales and Marketing Al Joelson commented on the release:
“Before iConnectivity came onto the scene and stirred up the MIDI world, interfaces hadn’t changed since the ’80s! We now have a comprehensive line-up that completely re-imagines what a MIDI interface can do. Whether you’re designing a new setup or improving an existing one, we can offer a model that ties it all together.”
Plug and play functionality
The mio line can handle basic and extensive MIDI set-ups, both live and in the studio. The interfaces are MIDI Class-Compliant and are therefore plug and play. No drivers need to be kept up to date, and other musicians can plug in and start collaborating.
Atlanta electronic wizard Richard Devine, who recently contributed to the Doom 4 soundtrack, had the following to say after working with a prototype mio:
“iConnectivity’s new mio10 is the dream MIDI system I’ve been waiting for! Its routing system is very flexible and it’s a breeze to use.”
Mio models feature-set
The flagship mio10 comes in an estimated street price of $299.99. The mio4 will set you back $149.99 while the mio2 costs $69.99.
The mio10 is housed in a 1U rack mountable enclosure and has 56 user-configurable 16-channel MIDI ports and 10×10 5-pin MIDI ports. The USB Host Port supports a USB MIDI Class-Compliant device, while the addition of a powered USB hub allows connection of up to ten devices. You can monitor MIDI activity via a capacitive touch display.
The mio4 has 48 user-configurable 16-channel MIDI ports, 4×4 5-PIN MIDI ports and the USB Host Port supports up to eight USB MIDI Class Compliant devices. The mio2 has 10 user-configurable 16-channel MIDI ports and 2×2 5-PIN MIDI ports. The mio4 and mio2 are USB bus-powered.