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.
The CVToolbox is much more than a networked MIDI to CV interface. It's a complete standalone synthesizer control engine which replaces up to 24 Low Frequency Oscillators, 16 Envelope Generators, and 24 modulation matrices. The CVToolbox is designed to work with any vintage or modern analog machine, modular or desktop format. You can then keep the space in your synthesizer rack for signal generation and processing modules, and control these modules directly by the CVToolbox.The CVToolbox can be used in a completely standalone mode (controlled by a MIDI keyboard over RTP-MIDI, no computer being involved in the control scheme), but it can be used also as an expansion module for musical software like Max/MSP. You can then generate any control signal in the computer and send them to your hardware synthesizer in real-time, with full 16 bits precision. We also provide a VST control plugin, which allows you to control directly your analog synthesizer from any modern sequencer or Digital Audio Workstation.Each output of the CVToolbox supports 14 different operating modes, and can be assigned for polyphonic usage.