The CM-MIDI2 is a new product which integrates both the powerful RTP-Midi implementation of our MIDI2TR professional transceiver, and the USB-Midi communication standard encountered on many musical products. The CM-MIDI2 is ideal for musical applications where high speed communication between USB and RTP-Midi is needed.
The CM-MIDI2 acts as a gateway between the three available Midi interfaces, any Midi stream fed into one interface can be re-distributed to any of the two other interfaces. For example, Midi received on Midi IN DIN connector can be sent both to RTP-Midi and USB.
The RTP-Midi interface of the CM-MIDI2 can be used directly with Apple Macintosh and Windows computers. It manifests itself as a standard Midi interface, available for Midi software like Sequencers, Digital Audio Workstations, SYSEX Editor/librarians, etc...
The USB interface of the CM-MIDI2 is fully « class-compliant » and it is recognised as a standard Midi interface by Mac OS, Windows and even by iOS products ( iPhone, iPad, iPod ). Compared to other USB-Midi interfaces, the CM-MIDI2 fully unleashes the communication bandwidth between devices, since RTP-Midi offers 300x more bandwidth than Midi 1.0 interfaces.
And of course, the CM-MIDI2 can be controlled directly by any other RTP-Midi device, like a master keyboard or DAW controller, without the need of involving a computer in the network path.
The MIDI2TR allows you to use a standard Ethernet network to distribute the MIDI protocol to any part of your setup, whatever its size, using RTP-MIDI protocol. RTP-MIDI is an open standard, supported natively by Mac OS-X (no driver to install), and free driver is available for Windows (XP to Win8, 32 and 64 bits). And it is also compatible with iPad/iPhone over WiFi, without needing any extra computer as a bridge! The MIDI2TR is seen on these systems as a standard MIDI interface, compatible with any existing MIDI application, and it supports Plug&Play operation, using Bonjour protocol. An optional firmware is also available for "Simple UDP" communication modes.