Continuing from the appeal of the G2M™ and B2M™, the i2M musicport™ combines the features of both these units (to support both guitar and bass) with an optimised USB interface for even faster MIDI performance. Featuring extended MIDI features and configurability to satisfy the most demanding users, and a high-impedance audio interface that won’t suck the tone from your instrument, the i2M musicport™ is the new way to connect your musical instruments to your computer.
Designed particularly for guitar and bass, it works with most musical instruments including wind instruments and the human voice. Now you can record great-sounding tracks and play synthesizers and samplers how you have always wanted to: by using your favourite instrument.
- 16-bit, 44·1 kHz/48 kHz digital audio with Hi-Z input preamp.
- Any musical instrument can be used as a solo MIDI instrument.
- Optimised settings for: Guitar, 4-String Bass, 5-String Bass and
- No instrument modifications or special pickups required.
- Robust note detection — minimises wrong notes.
- Very low latency & ultra-fast tracking.
- Ultra-fast, accurate MIDI pitch-bend or chromatic mode.
- Ultra-compact, lightweight and portable.
- USB bus-powered (no power supply required).
- Future-proof upgradeable firmware.
“As it stands right now 'you can have my i2M musicport when you can pry it from my cold dead hands'. It works great. I have been a bass player for 46 years and I have been waiting for this since I first heard synthesizers.”
Plug and Play
Using class-compliant USB drivers built into
your computer’s operating system, and with no special instrument set up
required, the i2M musicport™ offers a true plug-and-play
experience for all musicians.
Ultra-Fast Monophonic MIDI Conversion
Although latency is unavoidable when converting musical
pitch into MIDI messages, the unique technology used in the i2M
musicport™ reduces this to a minimum. Not only is the MIDI conversion
extremely fast, but accurate and robust. In fact, the pitch-bend
detection of the i2M musicport™ is more accurate than many
popular guitar tuners!
Fine nuances of your playing are captured by the i2M musicport™: note velocity is determined from how hard you play; and subtle vibrato and bends are converted to ultra-accurate pitch-bend messages with virtually no latency. Everything from the emotional subtlety of a ‘cello solo to the most extreme use of a guitar’s whammy bar are tracked flawlessly.
The optimised USB MIDI interface further minimises latency by intelligently managing data packets and avoiding the inherent delays in the traditional MIDI hardware protocol.
Flexible MIDI Architecture
The MIDI converter architecture is very flexible and powerful comprising six zones (splits), each with configurable pitch bend, MIDI channel, transpose and other parameters.
Hi-Z USB Audio Interface
The i2M musicport™ features a very high-impedance
(Hi-Z) audio input circuit. This means it won’t degrade the tone of
your musical instruments, unlike typical “line” inputs — often a
problem with electric guitars and dynamic microphones. The input
pre-amp also has adjustable gain to accommodate a wide variety of
High quality 16-bit, 44·1 kHz (CD quality), and 48 kHz (DVD quality) digital audio can be recorded into your favourite audio application, or used live, for example through amp-simulators with great-sounding results.
An ASIO driver (only supported on Windows operating systems) is available to provide low latency audio and features the unique ability to use any other audio device (even other ASIO devices) as the output audio device so you can hear everything you do in real time.
Future-Proof (Upgradeable Firmware)
To support new features and to make it futureproof, the firmware
(internal software) of the i2M musicport™ can be upgraded. This means
you can invest with confidence in the i2M musicport™.
Pocket-Sized / Gigantic Possibilities
Fashioned as an in-line ¼" jack-to-USB adapter, and about the size of a car key-fob, the i2M musicport™ has an ultra-compact design that can easily fit into your pocket. But this tiny box will redefine your musical possibilities.
An invaluable composition tool, the i2M musicport™ will let you access new sounds with ease, enable you to create tab and scores, provide you with new inspiration and let you have more fun than you thought possible.
Go on: Unlock your music!
Desktop Editor Software
The i2M musicport™ features a very flexible and powerful MIDI converter architecture with 6 zones enabling MIDI to be sent on up to 6 MIDI channels simultaneously, with each zone being independently configurable. You can customise each of the operating modes for your particular requirements and exchange these settings with other i2M musicport™ users.
Four presets can be stored on the i2M musicport™ so you can switch between these without requiring the Desktop Editor Software. This software is available for Microsoft Windows, and OSX (10·5 and above).
Note: the i2M musicport™ doesn't include its own MIDI sounds, you must use suitable software (sampler, synthesizer, sound module etc) or your computer to record or to hear the MIDI output.