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MOTU MIDI Express XT USB Interface  

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Overview
  • USB MIDI interface for Mac and Windows
  • Stand-alone MIDI patchbay/merger/processor
  • SMPTE time code sync in all formats (includes new support for 23.976 fps time code)
Description & Specs
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    $395.00
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  • Your Price:
    $34900

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8-in/8-out MIDI interface, patchbay, and merger with time code synch

Built with MOTU’s award-winning MIDI interface technology, the MIDI Express XT is a professional MIDI interface and SMPTE synchronizer that provides plug-and-play connectivity to any USB-equipped Mac or Windows computer.

The Express XT provides 8 MIDI IN, 9 MIDI OUT, 128 MIDI channels and compatibility with all Mac and Windows software. Sixteen convenient, one-touch presets (8 factory and 8 user programmable) give you instant front-panel access to multiple operational configurations.

The included ClockWorks console software for Mac OS X and Windows provides comprehensive MIDI routing, merging and muting.

As a professional-grade SMPTE time code synchronizer, the Express XT converts and stripes SMPTE in all frame formats (23.976, 24, 25, 29.97 drop and non-drop, and 30). SMPTE “jam sync” with adjustable freewheeling provides glitch-free sync.

The Express XT also supports MIDI Machine Control (MMC), with the ability to serve as either an MMC master or slave. The Express XT can distribute MMC transport commands to all other connected MMC devices.

Connect a foot switch to the convenient front-panel pedal input and then program it to generate MIDI data when pressed. Send the data to any connected devices. For example, you could send MIDI patch changes to synths and sound modules during live performance.

The MIDI Express XT takes full advantage of USB, giving you high-speed MIDI throughput, sub-millisecond timing accuracy, support for “hot-swapping” and plug-and-play expansion. Need to connect another sound module or synth? No problem. Just add another MOTU USB MIDI interface via any available USB port. And the Express XT’s internal international power supply delivers reliable performance and professional operation.

Features
  • USB MIDI interface for Mac and Windows
  • Stand-alone MIDI patchbay/merger/processor
  • SMPTE time code sync in all formats (includes new support for 23.976 fps time code)
  • 8x8 MIDI merge matrix: connects any device to any other
  • 16 front panel presets
  • 8 independent MIDI IN
  • 8 independent MIDI OUT (9 output connectors)
  • 128 MIDI channels
  • Supports MIDI Machine Control
  • Pedal input for momentary foot switch
  • 16 presets with 8 programmable, battery-backed memory
  • MIDI Time Stamping (MTS) for sub-millisecond timing accuracy
  • Includes updated drivers and ClockWorks software for Mac and Windows
  • Internal Power Supply
MIDI Processing
  • Merge any inputs to any outputs
  • Route any inputs to any outputs
  • Mute any MIDI data on any cable
  • Re-channelize on input and output
Synchronization
  • SMPTE time code (LTC) generater and reader
  • Converts LTC to MIDI Time Code (MTC) to sync a Mac, PC or any other devices to SMPTE time code
  • Converts all SMPTE frame rates (23.976, 24, 25, 29.97 drop, 29.97 non-drop, 30)
  • Stripes SMPTE time code in all frame rates (23.976, 24, 25, 29.97 drop, 29.97 non-drop, 30)
  • Converts MIDI Time Code to SMPTE time code
  • SMPTE "Jam Sync" with adjustable freewheeling for dropout-free sync
  • Supports MIDI Machine Control - serves as either an MMC master or slave, distributes MMC transport commands to all other MMC devices

No other MIDI interface offers this much value and performance at such an affordable price.

 

MIDI Express XT USB Interface Specifications:

  • Custom-designed VLSI technology
  • Front panel buttons and LED's for choosing presets (8 factory, 8 user)
  • Front panel SMPTE stripe button
  • Front panel SMPTE lock and tach LED's
  • Status lights for MIDI IN/OUT and computers
  • Front panel MIDI IN and OUT ports
  • Panic button
  • 17 MIDI connectors
  • 2 SMPTE quarter-inch phone (line level)
  • 1 pedal quarter-inch phone input
  • 1 IEC power connector (switchable 115V - 220V)
  • Includes: Software console for Macintosh and Windows, power cord, USB cable
  • Chassis dimensions, excluding rack ears: 19 × 7 × 1.75 inches (48.26 × 17.78 × 4.45 cm). With rack ears attached, fits standard 19 inch (48.26 cm) rack at 1U high.
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MOTUMIDI Express XT USB Interface
 
5.0

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Pros

  • Easy to use (3)
  • Functional (3)
  • Good quality (3)

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      5.0

      Another great Motu piece.

      By Kbmaestro

      from Egg Harbor Township, NJ

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about MOTU MIDI Express XT USB Interface:

          It works great just like all the Motu gear I use!

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          5.0

          Great product!

          By MrClean59

          from Stockton, CA

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about MOTU MIDI Express XT USB Interface:

              I connected an M1, Yamaha KX76, TX81Z, TQ5, RY10 & a MicroKorg. It works beautifully.

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              5.0

              Exactly as advertised

              By Rob E.

              from Virginia

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality
              • Midi Routing

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Hybrid Environment

                Comments about MOTU MIDI Express XT USB Interface:

                Performs exactly as advertised. Once presets are set, it's an easy swith from performance to recording. Definitely the product I was searching for.

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                5.0

                MOTU midi express XT USB is awesome!

                By Mark Vander Lugt

                from Boulder, Colorado

                Comments about MOTU MIDI Express XT USB Interface:

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                I recently purchased a brand new USB version of the midi express XT to replace my older parallel version. The older parallel units require a parallel printer port directly attached to the motherboard of your PC (add-on parallel ports will not work!) and support for the older parallel units stops with Windows XP. Parallel ports are going away and support for Windows XP is nearing its end. I wanted to be able to upgrade my computer in the future without losing the functionality I depend on with the midi express XT, which is the focal point of the functionaility I enjoy with midi portion of my recording studio.

                A while back I freaked out when the midi express XT came off the market. There is no other product like it in the market place. Recently, however, MOTU brought back the midi express XT, for which I am very, very grateful.

                When it arrived, I pulled the old unit out of my rack and replaced it with the new unit. The driver install was simple and I had no problems. The unit works flawlessly. Thank you Musician's Friend and thank you MOTU!

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