iConnectivity (www.iConnectivity.com) has released iConnectAUDIO4+, their next-generation audio and MIDI interface for Mac OS X, Windows, and iOS systems. It has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of US$349.99.
iConnectAUDIO4+ is a multi-host audio and MIDI interface. Its Multi-Host technology supports multiple audio and MIDI peripherals, and also multiple computing devices simultaneously. It can handle any combination of up to two Macs, PCs, and iOS devices as well as up to nine connected MIDI peripherals.
You can control a virtual instrument (or any music program) on one computer device from another one. Audio and MIDI flow back and forth without extra cables, and with no audio degradation. All the computer devices act like a single integrated machine.
Many peripherals use USB for MIDI I/O, but an iOS device can only access one of them with its single port. The iConnnectAUDIO4+ Host Port eliminates that limitation, enabling users to connect up to eight Class-Compliant USB MIDI devices at the same time by using a standard USB powered hub.
On the stage, iConnectAUDIO4+ can also operate stand-alone without a computer. It mixes/merges audio, and hosts sophisticated MIDI routing and processing set-ups (both 5-pin and USB).
iConnectivity’s iConfig software (included) for Mac OS X, Windows and iOS offers complete control over iConnectAUDIO4+’s I/O, providing direct control over audio and MIDI routing. Snapshots are then stored in flash memory on the device.