Yamaha S90 Keyboard
Emu Audity 2000
Emu Proteus 2500
Alesis Ion
Novation Supernova II
Ibanez RG350EX Elec. Guitar
Tanglewood Acoustic Guitar


TC M One XL Multi Effects
TC Triple C Compressor
Yamaha MG 16/4 Mixer
RME ADI-8 DS Dig Converter
SPL Transient Designer 2
Focusrite Twintrak Pro Preamp
Line 6 Pod XT Guitar Processor
AKG C4000b Microphone
AKG C451b Stereo Pair Mics
Shure SM58 Microphone
Sennheiser HD280 H/phones
AKG K240DF Headphones
Neutrik Patchbay


Millennium Dual Athlon PC
RME Hammerfall HDSP 9652
> MOTU Midi Express XT <
Universal Audio UAD-1 card
TC Powercore Firewire
M-Audio Firewire Solo
Sonar 2, 3 and 5
Wavelab 4
Cubase SX 2 and 3
Steinberg Groove Agent
Fxpansion BFD
NI Kontakt 2
Vember Audio Shortcircuit

MOTU Midi Express XT USB Midi Interface

MOTU Midi Express XT
An 8 in 9 out midi interface capable of striping Midi Time Code. 19" rackmount, 1U space. It has various different modes of operation depending on whether you are using it with a sequencer or just stand alone.

It talks to your PC using a USB cable, which is nice and convenient, WDM drivers exist for windows. Seems to do the job okay, doesn't seem to cause any major problems in the PC and looks ok. The flashing display on the front is a bit tacky for my taste though and the on off switch is a bit suspect. One useful thing is that it has one in and one out on the front panel in case you just want to plug something in quickly or temporarily, there is also a pedal input on the front panel too. Switching and routing is done using the pc and you can set up your own presets or use the factory presets it comes with - I tend to leave mine on Sequencer 30fps and that's that, but I could see the need for a full merge mode - if you don't want the pc on but you do want to play a module or something.

Quite cool, but a tad pricey.

Visit the MOTU Website Here

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