My trusty midex8 ceased to work recently following one of the windows 10 live update packs.
I run cubase 8.5 for its midi implementation depth and still operate a bunch of hardware synths or drum machines with DIN 5 -pin midi connections. I gotta believe i’m not the only one in this world in that situation.
After some research, ESI M8U EX seems like a valid replacement but i’d love to see a Steinberg follower to the midex series that have now been discontinued for over 10 years.
Does Steinberg/Yamaha have any plans for releasing updated midi interfaces?
Incredibly sad. This is one of the things holding me back on Win7. Nervous to have midi problems. I have a sizeable rig and I have 2 midex8s connecting everything. Have a spare laying around just in case.
Wouldn’t it be great to have a modern MIDI interface that also acts as a powered USB hub, oh and has individually assignable ports so you can have 8ins and 8outs or 1ins/15outs - or anything in between, even better individual ports assignable to merge data or as a standard “thru” box - Perhaps a standalone mode for live use? It would be really cool if you could add multiple interfaces for really big setups, and have a status LED per port to show config and activity. The icing on the cake would be an attractive and robust case.
Oh I probably mean something like this: https://www.esi-audio.com/products/m8uex/