USB host-to-MIDI converter* for "class compliant" USB MIDI devices.
It provides MIDI In and Out sockets for USB MIDI keyboards and controllers which have only a USB B type socket. In this way USB-MIDI controllers can be connected not only to the computer but also to other gear with classic MIDI connectors. Your USB unit is connected to the "USB MIDI Host" instead to a computer. Devices like keyboards or USB controllers having only a USB TypeB connector will be expanded with a MIDI In and Out.
The device has a USB connector, a MIDI input and a MIDI output. Data received at the MIDI-In socket will be sent to te USB device, data from the USB device will be sent to the MIDI output. The USB device which is connected must be "class compliant". The USB MIDI Host is powered by a regulated, external 5V power supply and can provide up to 500mA via the USB buss power.
The MIDI USB Host mk3 now has additional features. In addition to the standard operating mode, there are now two further modes.
- Standard mode (LED Green):
MIDI data received at the MIDI In socket is sent to the USB device and MID data from the USB device is sent to the MIDI Out socket.
- Merge 1 mode (LED Amber):
MIDI IN does not go to USB device but instead is merged with MIDI data coming from the USB device which is then sent to the MIDI Out socket.
- Merge 2 mode (LED Red):
MIDI IN data is sent to the USB device & is also merged with MIDI data from the USB device which is then sent to the MIDI Out socket.
The modes are selected sequentially by pressing the recessed push button – the LED colour indicating which mode is current.
*Version mk3 since March 2021
Dimensions: 110 x 55 x 32 mm
Weight: 100g (excluding power supply)