The E-Mu 1x1 USB is a simple MIDI interface that is to be used with your computer. It allows you to hook up any keyboard or MIDI device that has standard MIDI connections to your computer to control virtual synths. The device is simple in make up as it only has a MIDI input and output connection and on the other end is a USB cable. That is all there is to this - depending on what system you are running it on you will probably have to install a driver for this in terms of software.
Setting up and using the E-Mu 1x1 USB MIDI interface isn't hard at all as I was able to have it up and running within a few minutes. While I no longer need to use this as I have a USB based MIDI keyboard, when I did use it I never had any problems running it on my Mac Book Pro. The only real problem I can envision people having is latency, but as long as you have an adequate system to run your virtual synths on you should be okay.
All in all, the E-Mu 1x1 USB is a nice little MIDI interface. Obviously you can't do anything crazy with it, but if you are simply looking to hook up a MIDI keyboard to your computer so you can use virtual synths, this will do the job fine. If you are looking to get into using virtual synths, this is a great option because it is cheap and will introduce you into the world of computer based virtual synths without having to spend much money at all. You can use this with any keyboard that has MIDI connections and most that are made today have them so just about any digital keyboard will work with this. This is pretty much the cheapest way you can have access to virtual synths on your computer via a MIDI interface.
I look for a midi interface to connect my CHRE not ToneLab grate my mac and my patches: 29 euros in playback, great!
- As mentioned above, use prvu: connection to my ToneLab, midi in and out
- Connect a Mac running OS X.4 (powerbook G4)
- The results: excellent! branch to a mac and ToneLab cot on the other, I launched the software and config ToneLab PM: immediately recognized. And I have my patches IMMEDIATE gr. Total time: 6 seconds.
I purchased the E-MU MIDI 1X1, I must say that the install took me 1 minute, time to reboot the PC (160 GB, AMD 2800 + Semprom 512MB of RAM under WinXP).
If it again, I redeem the same interface, I know of no other but it worked the first time and perfectly meets my expectations, I'm super happy!!
I wanted to connect my keyboard to record and support me too, it clearly fulfilled its role.
No latency, synchro impeccable.
limitation of the instruments are in my config, internal sound card + keyboard option but to issue Limited audio interface, it is REAL, I recommend to buy the closed eyes, in addition to the cable is long enough> 2 meters my keyboard is far from my PC and it goes nickel.
Stability level I can not speak, the purchase is recent but I think that there is no problem.
I use Anvil Studio, because I can not use Live Styler is rather complicated to me.
Anvil is simple to use.
- 1 day.
- Excellent value for money, € 33
I do it again this choice.
What technical specifications motivated your choice?
For what purpose?
midi interface between my keyboard and master the software sequencer
What is your config (motherboard / CPU / Ram / Hard ,...)?
amd dual core, 4 hard drives, 4GB ram, sound card asio
Which instruments or the Systmes do you use? ...
TerraTec MIDI sequencer and keyboard and emu, sometimes yamaha sound module.
The drivers are stable?
perfectly stable, but difficult to install (slow), after all roll!
Are they often put day?
What software do you use most often?
Do you ever happen to saturate the MIDI interface and if so, under what circumstances?
No, no problems
How long have you use it?
one and a half
What is the particular feature you like best and least?
its simplicitbr /> Have you tried many other models before acqurir?
yes, a midisport m-audio, I have another config for the group
How do you report qualitprix?
excellent, even unbeatable!
Exprience with, you will do again this choice? ...
yes, it is simple enough but has simple needs: keyboard + sequencer.