Conductive Labs has introduced two new devices, the MRCC µ88 advanced MIDI Router and the XpandR 4×1 expander for their powerful MRCC MIDI hub.
The MRCC µ88, with dedicated per port routing buttons, makes routing MIDI connections super quick! Simply select an input, then pick which outputs to route to. MIDI merging is automatic. Status and activity are displayed on per-port LEDs. More advanced features such as Filtering, Channel Split, Panic and MIDI monitoring are configured with dedicated buttons. When your performance setup is complete, save it for recall later. All without needing a PC for configuration.
When you have outgrown a MIDI thru box or 1×1 USB MIDI interface, the MRCC µ88 is what you are looking for. It has just the right number of inputs and outputs for a small desktop or live jamming rig:
- 4x 5-pin DIN inputs, plus a shared 3.5mm MIDI TRS
- 4x 5-pin DIN outputs, plus a shared 3.5mm MIDI TRS thru
- 4x USB MIDI virtual Inputs and Outputs
It’s killer for DAWless jamming, but of course you can use it in the studio as a USB MIDI interface for your PC, Mac, or tablet. It’s great for playing stand-alone soft synths, or connect it to your DAW and plug-in instruments. With the dedicated routing buttons, you can choose which inputs get routed to which output(s) at any time.
When MRCC’s 6 routable DIN and TRS inputs just aren’t enough, the MRCC XpandR 4×1 adds 4x DIN Inputs (and a shared 3.5mm TRS), and 1x DIN Output (plus 3.5mm TRS thru).
Up to four XpandRs can be attached to the MRCC’s USB host ports. Inputs and the Output are routed the same way as MRCC’s USB host MIDI virtual ports. So it’s quick and easy to route XpandR’s ports; it’s like they were built-in to MRCC.
The XpandR is also a 4x Input, 1x Output USB MIDI class compliant MIDI interface for your PC, Mac, tablet, or what have you.
More info at Conductive Labs’ Website