The Emagic AMT 8 is a simple eight channel MIDI I/O interface. It is USB based, so you're sending all eight channels of MIDI ins and outs to your computer. The unit simply has eight MIDI inputs and outputs and LED lights to help you decipher what is going through. I've used the AMT 8 with a number of different keyboards, but usually only use one or two of them at the same time. It is definitely nice to have the options, however. It is rack mountable and will take up only a single space.
Setting up and using the Emagic AMT 8 MIDI interface is an easy task. Simply make your MIDI connections, plug the USB port into your computer, and you're good to go. I've used the AMT 8 with a Pro Tools HD system and an Apple Quad Core computer, so there were no problems transmitting the signals from the computer. You can also just use the AMT 8 without a computer as a regular MIDI interface if you don't want or need it to be used with any software.
I can't really say that I have any complaints about the Emagic AMT 8 at all. It is a very simple MIDI interface, with plenty of connections and features to keep you busy and to get the job done. While there isn't anything bad about it, beyond its simple make up, there also isn't anything extraordinary. Having said this, I really wouldn't expect anything special from it, as it does what it is supposed to do and that is good enough for me. Emgaic has a few different models out there, including the Unitor 8, which also is a great MIDI interface. There are a number of nice MIDI interfaces out there, but those made by Emaigc seem to be superior because of their great build and versatility. The price isn't bad at all, so if you need an eight channel MIDI interface, I wouldn't hesitate to pick one of these up...
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8 port usb midi interface 8 IN 8 OUT, Rackmount and 19 operating in standalone
with a small range expander / sampler rack, I wanted to set up once and for all my connections noon to how to patch audio.
user interface a bit sober, lack a screen for standalone mode, but I chipotte.
while hardware, a mac, but I do not use. 100% autonomous / 0% depending on a computer.
drivers for PC, AC seems a bit complicated, I have a mac, two possibilities:
- Use the drivers provided by Apple in 2010
- Use a small freeware program that adds a control panel for specific AMT8 / unitor8 >> not even need to run the sequencer.
Linux, it seems that it is recognized automatically, to check.
I tested today and ca actually seems very well.
software utilies: Hard fan of the old versions, but anyway I no longer used.
last updated in 2010
a little test, nothing conclusive, however, I think it's rather expanders that saturate ...
- Hyper complete in terms of routing filtering,
- Computer mode / automatic autonomous,
- Several types of interfaces available on the same machine (RS232, host Mac / PC, USB)
- Chainable (up to 8 at the same time)
- Patch users stored on eeprom> no battery!
- USB interface,
- Stand-alone mode, convenient for the studio
- Very robust
- Blue aesthetical rack!
not need to smpte> AMT8 instead of a unitor8
frankly in terms of speed / stability, Verily there is no better, but can be chezMOTU with a USB AV miditimepiece
I did a little comparative study between
- Edirol / Midiman 8x8 ports, in expensive secondhand, rare and less advanced in terms of functionality
- A miditimepiece AV USB, more expensive battery bp
- A roland A880, but not limited merge function and USB
basically, the AMT8, more sober in terms of interface seems to me much better equipped and above all cheaper used ...