Notes: Continuing from the appeal of the G2M and B2M, the i2M Musicport combines the features of both these units (to support both guitar and bass) with an optimised USB interface for even faster MIDI performance. Featuring extended MIDI features and configurability to satisfy the most demanding users, and a high-impedance audio interface that won't suck the tone from your instrument, the i2M Musicport is the new way to connect your musical instruments to your computer.… Read more
Designed particularly for guitar and bass, it works with most musical instruments including wind instruments and the human voice. Now you can record great-sounding tracks and play synthesizers and samplers how you have always wanted to: by using your favourite instrument.
Plug and Play
Using class-compliant USB drivers built into your computer's operating system, and with no special instrument set up required, the i2M Musicport offers a true plug-and-play experience for all musicians.
Ultra-Fast Monophonic MIDI Conversion
Although latency is unavoidable when converting musical pitch into MIDI mes-sages, the unique technology used in the i2M Musicport reduces this to a minimum. Not only is the MIDI conversion extremely fast, but accurate and ro-bust. In fact, the pitch-bend detection of the i2M Musicport is more accurate than many popular guitar tuners!
Fine nuances of your playing are captured by the i2M Musicport: note velocity is determined from how hard you play; and subtle vibrato and bends are con-verted to ultra-accurate pitch-bend messages with virtually no latency. Every-thing from the emotional subtlety of a 'cello solo to the most extreme use of a guitar's whammy bar are tracked flawlessly.
The optimised USB MIDI interface further minimises latency by intelligently managing data packets and avoiding the inherent delays in the traditional MIDI hardware protocol.
Flexible MIDI Architecture
The MIDI converter architecture is very flexible and powerful comprising six zones (splits), each with configurable pitch bend, MIDI channel, transpose and other parameters.
Hi-Z USB Audio Interface
The i2M Musicport features a very high-impedance (Hi-Z) audio input circuit. This means it won't degrade the tone of your musical instruments, unlike typi-cal "line" inputs - often a problem with electric guitars and dynamic micro-phones. The input pre-amp also has adjustable gain to accommodate a wide variety of musical instruments.
High quality 16-bit, 44.1 kHz (CD quality), and 48 kHz (DVD quality) digital audio can be recorded into your favourite audio application, or used live, for example through amp-simulators with great-sounding results.
An ASIO driver (only supported on Windows operating systems) is available to provide low latency audio and features the unique ability to use any other au-dio device (even other ASIO devices) as the output audio device so you can hear everything you do in real time.
Future-Proof (Upgradeable Firmware)
To support new features and to make it futureproof, the firmware (internal software) of the i2M Musicport can be upgraded. This means you can invest with confidence in the i2M Musicport.
Pocket-Sized / Gigantic Possibilities
Fashioned as an in-line 1/4" jack-to-USB adapter, and about the size of a car key-fob, the i2M Musicport has an ultra-compact design that can easily fit into your pocket. But this tiny box will redefine your musical possibilities.
An invaluable composition tool, the i2M Musicport will let you access new sounds with ease, enable you to create tab and scores, provide you with new inspiration and let you have more fun than you thought possible.
Desktop Editor Software
The i2M Musicport features a very flexible and powerful MIDI converter archi-tecture with 6 zones enabling MIDI to be sent on up to 6 MIDI channels simul-taneously, with each zone being independently configurable. You can custom-ise each of the operating modes for your particular requirements and ex-change these settings with other i2M Musicport users.
Four presets can be stored on the i2M Musicport so you can switch between these without requiring the Desktop Editor Software. This software is available for Microsoft Windows, and OSX (10.5 and above).
Note: the i2M Musicport doesn't include its own MIDI sounds, you must use suitable software (sampler, synthesizer, sound module etc) or your computer to record or to hear the MIDI output.
Power supply: USB bus powered
Size: 75mm x 28mm x 28mm
Weight: 40 g
Input (Instrument): 6.35mm (1/4") mono jack | 10 MOhm impedance
Switches:MODE button to select active preset
Computer: Standard Type B USB socket
Drivers: Class-compliant (built into operation system)
Preamp Gain: -12dB (cut) to +15dB (boost) in 3dB steps
Audio: 16-bit, 44.1kHz (CD Quality) | 16-bit, 48kHz (DVD Quality)
Printed Operators' Manual (in English)
1m USB cable