M-Audio Midisport Uno
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M-Audio Midisport Uno

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

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PaulyPaul10/17/2012

PaulyPaul's review"Very simple and works well. You will eventually need more MIDI INS and OUTS"

M-Audio Midisport Uno
The MIDI Sport Uno is a small plug and play MIDI device that is so simple to set up. You install the drivers then plug it in and you can use it right away. It does not require any power supply and it connects to your computer through USB. The problem that I had with it is that there was like a slight delay between sending out MIDI signals. Which really messed up my workflow a lot. I used it with my M-Audio MIDI controller when I was getting these issues.


UTILIZATION

The price of the Sport Uno is 40 dollars, you really can not beat that price but how long are you going to use this MIDI device? Do you plan on having more gear (MIDI)? That is where I had to get rid of it , this was the first MIDI device that I actually purchased and used it for about two months, then sold it and bought one with more inputs, the MIDISPORT 2 by 2, then I ended up selling that to get one with 5 inputs. So I wouldn’t waste your time buying this unless you only plan on keeping 1 MIDI connection. It would be better to just invest in a device that has enough MIDI for your growing set up over time. But if you don’t plan on growing and getting more MIDI gear then the Sport Uno will work great for you.


OVERALL OPINION

Setting it up was quick and using it is simple. Make sure if you are using it with a MAC that you have 10.1 OS or higher, anything lower than that it will not work. If you are on Windows you will need to download the proper driver especially if you are on a newer system like Windows 7 or even Vista 64 bit. This is a great MIDI device, but it will leave you needing to upgrade within a year.
JeffTadashi05/11/2012

JeffTadashi's review"Simple MIDI Interface in Cable Form!"

M-Audio Midisport Uno
The M-Audio Midisport Uno is a usb 1x1 midi interface that is compacted into cable form, thus making it pretty easy to connect a single midi device to a computer without the need for any additional midi cables. It is over 6 feet in length and can reach to any devices that are located near a computer setup. It includes both midi out and midi in, although it can be confusing which connection is which, since you would have to connect the Midisport's midi in to the device's midi out, and connect the Midisport's midi out to the device's midi in. It always requires some trial and error to make sure the Midisport is plugged in correctly.

UTILIZATION

The M-Audio generally requires the drivers to be installed separately, and at least on my older Windows XP system, two sets of drivers were necessary: Midisport drivers, and Midisport loader drivers. When plugging the Midisport into the computer for the first, time, it must run through both hardware driver installations for both the loader and the actual device. This can be confusing, and hopefully M-Audio has updated this driver system for Windows 7. I have no experience using this particular interface on a Mac system.

Like most midi interfaces, the Midisport works flawlessly, and I never noticed any signal lag or loss of signal or data. There are even LED's on the device that lets you know when the Midisport is powered, and when it is receiving midi in, and when it is sending midi out.

OVERALL OPINION

Overall, this is a great, simple midi interface if you only plan on using it with a single midi device. Being in cable form has it's advantages, but it can also be awkward if, for example, the cable does not reach far enough, or if in a certain wiring, the central box floats awkwardly in the air. But overall, it is extremely portable and works as advertised. Perfect for laptop setups!
themaddog10/06/2011

themaddog's review"Craptacular"

M-Audio Midisport Uno
The M-Audio MIDIsport UNO is a 1x1 MIDI in an out interface through USB. In theory, it should be used for encoding and decoding MIDI data to a sequencer in a DAW. MIDI has been around since the early '80s, and is a very basic digital code that keeps tracks of note and dynamic information. This means that any computer should be able to encode and decode this information, as has been around for years, was first used when Apple II's were all the rage, and USB offers plenty of bandwith and speed to run this information.

UTILIZATION

It is USB, so other than a driver installation, just plugging it in gets it to work. The drivers aren't operated often, but make sure you use the latest drivers if you decide to purchase this.

OVERALL OPINION

For my purposes this device is unusable. I wanted to record MIDI in real time, but this piece of junk is way too slow with way too much latency for this purpose. The only way this thing could be used in a studio environment is as a step recorder, not a real time recorder. I guess it would work for transcribing music, but again, this is not how I intended to use it. I no longer use this (although I still own it, somewhere...) but instead use the MIDI input and output from my Delta 1010 LT. Even though M-Audio manufactured both items, the Delta 1010 LT is much more stable and much faster. There are some latency issues with the Delta, but at least it is useable. The MIDIsport Uno is nearly useless compared to the Delta 1010 LT's MIDI interface.
moosers02/12/2009

moosers's review

M-Audio Midisport Uno
I bought the M-Audio Midisport Uno because I was looking to hook up a keyboard I had that had MIDI ins and outs. This allows you to send that MIDI signal to your computer via USB and control virtual instruments. This makes the the sounds you can play with a MIDI keyboard just about endless, providing you have the software. The only downfall of this is that it only has one MIDI input and output. It is basically a cable that has a MIDI converter in the MIDI and lights that show up when a signal is being either sent or received from the unit. I use this with a Yamaha Keyboard and a Mac Book Pro computer with a 2.2 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo processor and 4 GB of RAM.

UTILIZATION

I use the Midisport Uno to control virtual instruments like Arturia Moog Modular and Native Instruments Elektrik Piano. It allows me to get a plethora of sounds with my keyboard that would not be possible without controlling it via MIDI. I can't think of a time that I really had a problem with this unit as it has always worked pretty well for me and has always run stable.

OVERALL OPINION

I've had the M-Audio Midisport Uno for about five years. It is nice to have around because I don't have a MIDI interface and I like to hook up my Yamaha keyboard that has MIDI jacks. I didn't want to spend too much on a MIDI interface becuase I'm not a huge MIDI guy and I don't use it all that often. This lets me use it when I need it without having to invest an expensive piece of gear. I would definitley recommend this to those who have a keyboard with MIDI jacks but don't have a way to hook it up to their computers.
Amok_12/03/2012

Amok_'s review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Convenient and reliable"

M-Audio Midisport Uno
1 I / O USB noon
Used windows XP and windows seven pc with desktop, laptop and EEPC
Connection of a keyboard and control expanders, synth racks

UTILIZATION

This interface is nickel and super reliable.
Installs without problem.
No saturation sending 10 MIDI tracks to an expander.

OVERALL OPINION

I bought 5 years ago and I used it extensively for 1 year.
I went to a motu for more inputs / outputs, but I always use the nomad uno with my EEPC.
vibes09/07/2012

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

M-Audio Midisport Uno
It's been at least 8 years that I use to connect my synths hardwares with my sequencer Ableton (versions 4 to 8), and then also to connect my synths hards them via MIDI-OX. I recently had my Ipad connects directly via USB adapter, it works perfectly.

UTILIZATION

It's plug & play, it works alone and worry-free stability.

OVERALL OPINION

Really very good stuff. on the other hand I was the big sister to me Midisport 8X8 released after 5 years, with no stable drivers and software unfriendly ...
purpletrain09/07/2012

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

M-Audio Midisport Uno
This device is cheap, but when you have the right card, it is no use.

USE

Drivers ??

NOTICE GLOBAL

Unnecessary
croqueur6408/11/2012

croqueur64's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" very good quality / price ratio"

M-Audio Midisport Uno
a small price and a very reliable material

UTILIZATION

stable drivers
used with ableton live

OVERALL OPINION

2 years and use it no worries.
quality / price 10/10
tagj3r03/03/2012

tagj3r's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Nothing to say for the price"

M-Audio Midisport Uno
Used to connect my PC keyboard controller noon, before a sound card that features a MIDI port.

Since I have a sound card with midi I do not use any more, but I keep it as a fallback one day to buy a more expensive sound card, without having to take it with midi ports!

UTILIZATION

Stable drivers (used in Windows XP 32bit).
I have never updated, because I run on a dedicated PC to computer music. So when something works, I do not touch it!

Never had a problem of saturation.

OVERALL OPINION

The product does exactly what it is made.
He does it well, no frills.

In short, it is a choice that I will ever, especially for the quality / price.

If I do not put a better note, it's just because it requires an extra driver on the machine. But it is unfair for me because it's still somewhat the principle ... ;)
fabiin02/28/2012

fabiin's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Works with Linux"

M-Audio Midisport Uno
Simplicity.
I had seen on the web that there were drivers for Linux.

UTILIZATION

Works great with Linux. (Even no drivers to install with Ubuntu 10.04)
Is well recognized by the system and especially by the Jack audio server as midi device.

I use it on a Yamaha keyboard midrange (P-85).

OVERALL OPINION

I use occasionnelement for 2 years.
I have no other material for comparison.