M-Audio Midisport 2x2
M-Audio Midisport 2x2

Midisport 2x2, MIDI Interface from M-Audio in the Midisport series.

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Average Score:4.4( 4.4/5 based on 23 reviews )
 15 reviews65 %
 6 reviews26 %
 2 reviews9 %
Value For Money : Poor

JeffTadashi's review"A basic usb-midi interface"

M-Audio Midisport 2x2
The M-Audio (Formerly Midiman) Midisport 2x2 is a usb-midi interface with two sets of midi inputs and midi outputs. It is one of the smallest box-style midi interfaces available, and is suitable for most basic midi needs, where only one or two midi devices are being used. For my studio, I simply need one midi input from my larger keyboard midi controller, and this small box fits the bill perfectly. It sits on the floor under my desk, and I never need to touch any controls on it.


For the most part, the device does is not plug and play, as it usually requires downloading the correct drivers from M-Audio's driver website. Also, installing the drivers can be confusing, because there are two sets of drivers that need to load when you plug the Midisport 2x2 into the computer. Initially, I thought it was repeating itself (and thus something was wrong) and I aborted the second installation. With Windows 7 and Vista, the drivers may be easier to install than with my Windows XP system.

Functionally, I've had no problems or glitches with this midi interface. There is no lag or latency that needs to be compensated, and the lights on the Midisport easily let me know when it's sending and receiving data. There is a midi thru switch on the device that, if accidentally pressed, will disable some of the midi data transfer to the computer.


Overall, the Midisport 2x2 is a simple device that does it's job, and has lasted me for many, many years. My version is fairly old (still says Midiman), but the newer devices are nearly identical, they just have a different color design. That just shows how durable and lasting the technical design of this simple unit is. Great midi product, which is usually the case with M-Audio, one of the leading midi device companies out there.
FP User10/31/2008

FP User's review

M-Audio Midisport 2x2
I am very satisfied with this item. It's USB and I use for my desktop and laptop. I connect my Roland PC mkII controller and my TD-5 kit to it.

Price paid: $75? USD


Easy to install. Come from a great company that updates their drivers.

Very hard casing on the box.


Good for simple midi hook ups.

Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: Unknown ( 5-, 2002)
FP User10/31/2008

FP User's review

M-Audio Midisport 2x2
THe model itself is great. It's a 2x2 MIDI controller via USB. it works well. The driver, however, doesn't do sysex properly under OS 9 or OSX on macintosh. This is a bit of a disapointment when trying to use a sysex librarian to store patches, especially with the Electrix filter factory or mo-fx.

Price paid



Easy to use, easy to install the driver, works great (with exception of sys-ex)

pretty rugged. no issues in getting it to work (once again, see sys-ex)


Midi controller is midi controller. it's nice b/c it's small.

Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: Unknown ( 4-, 2002)

MGR/Terry's review"Midiman Midisport 2x2"

M-Audio Midisport 2x2
I paid $71 including tax at Guitar Center. I need midi inputs that were USB powered, because my sound card (Echo Mona) had no midi inputs.

The unit is very cool. It has a slow pulsing light to tell you that its configured for USB correctly. Then it has lights that flash to tell you that your transmitting midi information from your keyboard. It has a very robust, light lime green midi box which will look cool around anyone's computer. Also, the unit supports two midi in/outs and midi thru.

Installing the drivers under Windows XP was a very big pain. I finally downloaded the driver zip file from the Midiman site to a floppy, then read the installation instructions. It was all very bizarre and I was proud of myself, after 2 hours, that I got the installation correct.

The construction and quality is top notch. Look no farther for a USB midi unit.

The unit itself is great. The installation CD was of little or no help for Windows XP users, and the small manual that came with it didn't even refer to Windows XP. For some reason, Midiman products and Windows XP don't seem to agree. Usually the installation is an act of god if you can figure out how to get it installed.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com

wahed's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" My oldest companion"

M-Audio Midisport 2x2
Purchased in 2001 !!! At the time, a USB MIDI interface was all new to me. Used at the time in my studio with a AKAI S2000 and a Korg M1. It has been a few years my interface for concerts.


Everything has been very stable either on WinXP when I bought it on Mac or later. She never planted or showed any latency.


I have for 13 years. I used it daily for 7 years and more episodically since 2008, when it serves me in concert.
This is my oldest piece of equipment in the studio; it is indestructible. I'll never will get rid (unless they have the brilliant idea to make us obsolete USB).

lauke_lux's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Avoid this product"

M-Audio Midisport 2x2
Purchased in 2010 for programming a MIDI pedalboard not so easy?


Drivers from M-AUDIO is a mess without equal .. looking on the internet many complainants who had full c .. with this provider that beats in the c .... that almost nobody can simply install a driver without a tray 7 computer.
Since one of the last updates Windows7 SP1 installation is simply impossible that the police doing?


For 3 years with hugely problems (regularly had to reinstall the driver AND XP AND Windows 7 Here I shall adopt the fees, I throws;. Would be dishonest to sell such a product.
I had an M-Audio interface for audio, it was barely better
When he worked in the past, you appreciate the small size for a fairly reasonable price.
Never, ever M-Audio in the house, it's over, finished.
Doktor Sven10/02/2013

Doktor Sven's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" extremely simple and effective"

M-Audio Midisport 2x2
it is quite simple: 2 inputs, 2 outputs, USB. RAS


Used in PC (Windows XP) and Mac drivers stable, easy to install, no worries.


Used since 2007 or so, unstoppable, indestructible. For those looking for a small midi interface to complete a sound card that has no Midi inputs and outputs, it's a great plan.

roska's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A REFERENCE!"

M-Audio Midisport 2x2
The quality of the mark


The drivers are EXTREMELY STABLE unit is robust.
It is easy to carry and it works with everything.
Saturation, for my part, never took place.


I use it for two years without encountering any problems.

robi's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" handy"

M-Audio Midisport 2x2
Driven by: Dual input dual-output, price, size
Connected to a Yamaha P120 and a Korg Trinity
Setup: Once in XP, now with Windows 7 64bit, works fine.


Very stable drivers. To install it, however, he asked several times to install the drivers.
I happened to lose the XP driver if I change the USB port. Had to reinstall.
Software used: Cubase (from SL2 to Cubase 6 Trial in 64bit, it works fine. Today I am running 64bit Cubase 5.
I do not think there are any other updates since


I use it since its release (I do not know, at least since 2004. In short, it's solid
I used to interface with the printer port on Win98. I bought this one because of missing printer port config on XP.
What I like most: small button to bypass the drive directly via the In1 Out1 without going through the computer
Quality / Price impecable

I chose this remake eyes closed

nan3200's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

M-Audio Midisport 2x2
What technical specifications motivated your choice?
Price and brand

For what purpose?

master keyboard for commanders of synths and reels
What is your config (motherboard / CPU / Ram / Hard ,...)?
Which instruments or the Systmes do you use? ...

different, quite a few


The drivers are stable?

yes, but twice installation required, quite surprising, but it works!
Are they often put day?
no, no support to my vista connassance

What software do you use most often?
Do you ever happen to saturate the MIDI interface and if so, under what circumstances?



How long have you use it?

2 years
What is the particular feature you like best and least?

both ports noon thru function, the power supply usb
Have you tried many other models before acqurir?

How do you report qualitprix?

very good!
Exprience with, you will do again this choice? ...