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ESI M8U eX

MIDI Interface
Published February 2019
By Paul White

ESI M8U eX

In this age of USB controller keyboards and so many excellent plug-in virtual instruments, some users may never feel the need to go near a MIDI cable, but those with hardware synths or non-USB MIDI controllers still need those five-pin DIN ports. There are rather fewer manufacturers building MIDI interfaces than once there were, but ESI provide cost-effective solutions for those needing multiple MIDI ins and outs. Their M8U eX is a USB 3.1 multi-port MIDI interface. It offers 16 MIDI ports, though if that isn't enough, you can hook up multiple interfaces to the same computer courtesy of a DIP switch on the bottom of the unit which sets the device ID. If you don't need...

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Published February 2019