Nektar has introduced MIDIFLEX4, a compact USB MIDI interface. They tell us that it offers a lot of flexibility with 4 configurable MIDI I/O ports as well as stand-alone operation as a MIDI merge & split box. Here’s more details in their own words…
MIDIFLEX4 comes in a road-worthy housing with wrap-around aluminum cover and can easily be adapted to the ever-changing MIDI connection needs in a studio or on the road. It may be used as a 1 in / 3 out, 2 in / 2 out or 4 out interface on Windows, MacOS and iOS. Setup is instant: As MIDIFLEX is USB class-compliant it requires no custom drivers. Most DAWs recognize the ports automatically and the MIDI ports become available in the music software’s track routing options right away. What’s more, MIDIFLEX4 automatically detects if a MIDI in- our output is connected and displays the setting with its port MIDI indicators. For even more ports, multiple MIDIFLEX units may be used at the same time.
MIDIFLEX4 can also operate stand-alone without a computer connected. In this mode, it works as a MIDI 2-1 merge or 1-3 split box. A dedicated button on the unit ensures easy switching of the modes with instant visual feedback on the 4 MIDI LED indicators.
Pricing and Availability:
Shipping in March 2020, Price: 59.99 USD / 49.99 GBP / 59.99 EUR
Force 3.1, RC-505 MKII, Tascam 688
73 Keys, Dual Hydrasynth engine
On a 24 inch iMac
Have they really improved a classic?