Frequently Asked Questions for iConnectMIDI2+

Issues upgrading firmware on iConnectMIDI2+ on Mac and device is stuck in boot loader mode.

iConnectMIDI2+ firmware upgrade can only be done when the computer is connected to the USB 2 Device Jack on iConnectMIDI2+.
iConnectMIDI2+ firmware port

  • Disconnect any devices on the iConnectMIDI2+ and disconnect the iConnectMIDI2+ from your computer.
  • Open your Mac’s Audio MIDI Setup and remove any iConnectMIDI2+ you may find in the MIDI Studio Window.

    iConnectMIDI2+ MIDI Studio - Audio MIDI Setup

  • Re-connect the computer to iConnectMIDI2+ USB 2 Device Jack and open iConfig.
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  • ​iConfig should recognize the iConnectMIDI2+ in boot loader mode and when selected from the 'Device selection' screen, it should prompt for firmware upgrade again.
    Accept to upgrade and iConfig should properly upgrade the device.
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How does the iConnectMIDI2+ Port Routing and work and what do these port names mean?

There are 2 sets of traditional IN/OUT 5-pin MIDI DIN connectors on the back of the iCM2 labeled: MIDI 1 & MIDI 2.

Each USB Device Jack on the iConnectMIDI2+ has 4 MIDI ports.
Considering that an iPad, or other iOS device is connected to USB 1 on the iConnectMIDI2+

iConnectMIDI2+ USB 1

If you open your iPad application’s Settings/Preferences for MIDI input/output, you should see 4 iConnectMIDI2+ ports available.

Animoog iConnectMIDI2+ MIDI ports

They should be labeled: DIN 1, DIN 2, USB 2 & none.
These port names correspond to the following ports on the iConnectMIDI2+

  • DIN 1 - MIDI 1 DIN
  • DIN 2 - MIDI 2 DIN
  • USB 2 - USB 2 Device Jack
  • none – extra MIDI port, by default unassigned

Assuming that a computer is connected to USB 2 on the iConnectMIDI2+

iConnectMIDI2+ USB 2

If you open your computer application’s Settings/Preferences for MIDI input/output, you should see 4 iConnectMIDI2+ ports available.

iConnectMIDI2+ MIDI ports computer application selection

They should be labeled: DIN 1, DIN 2, USB 1 & none.
These port names correspond to the following ports on the iConnectMIDI2+:

  • DIN 1 - MIDI 1 DIN
  • DIN 2 - MIDI 2 DIN
  • USB 1 - USB 1 Device Jack
  • none – extra MIDI port, by default unassigned


Windows Users please note!

When iConnectMIDI2+ is connected to a Windows operating system, the MIDI ports will be recognized as:

  • iConnectMIDI2+ - MIDI 1 DIN
  • MIDIIN2/MIDIOUT2 - MIDI 2 DIN
  • MIDIIN3/MIDIOUT3 - USB 1 or 2 Device Jack
  • MIDIIN4/MIDIOUT4 – extra MIDI port, by default unassigned


If you open Port Routing in iConfig, you see USB Device Jack 1 on the left in the Port window. Displayed under USB Device Jack 1, are the 4 available MIDI ports available for that Device Jack.

iConnectMIDI2+ iConfig port routing

The Ports populating the Port window are representing the source of the MIDI messages.
Port Routes (Destinations) is where these intended MIDI messages are being routed to on the iConnectMIDI2+.

Here the 4 available MIDI ports for the 2 USB Device Jacks are labeled as numbered left to right and corresponds to the MIDI ports as:

USB Device Jack 1 USB Device Jack 2
1 – DIN 1 1 – DIN 1
2 – DIN 2 2 – DIN 2
3 – USB 2 3 – USB 1
4 – none 4 – none

USB Device Jack 1

If you select DIN 1, you’ll notice on the right, under Port Routes (Destinations) that DIN Jack 1 is enabled (grey).

iConnectMIDI2+ iConfig port routing

Any MIDI generated from that iPad, will route to a device connected to the MIDI 1 DIN on iConnectMIDI2+.
*iPad would have to select the DIN 1 port in the app’s Settings for MIDI output.

Animoog iConnectMIDI2+ MIDI ports

If you select DIN 2, you’ll notice on the right, under Port Routes (Destinations) that DIN Jack 2 is enabled (grey).

iConnectMIDI2+ iConfig port routing

Any MIDI generated from that iPad, will route to a device connected to the MIDI 2 DIN on iConnectMIDI2+.
*iPad would have to select the DIN 2 port in the app’s Settings for MIDI output.

Animoog iConnectMIDI2+ MIDI ports

If you select USB 2, you’ll notice on the right, under Port Routes (Destinations) that USB Device Jack 2 - 3 is enabled (grey).

iConnectMIDI2+ iConfig port routing

Any MIDI generated from that iPad, will route to a computer (or iOS device) connected to USB 2 on iConnectMIDI2+.
*iPad would have to select the USB 2 port in the app’s Settings for MIDI output.

Animoog iConnectMIDI2+ MIDI ports

If you select none, you’ll notice under Port Routes (Destinations), that there are no ports enabled. As stated prior, this is an extra MIDI port and can be assigned accordingly.

iConnectMIDI2+ iConfig port routing

USB Device Jack 2

Selecting DIN 1 under USB Device Jack 2 in the Port window, you’ll see DIN Jack 1 – DIN 1 is enabled.

iConnectMIDI2+ iConfig port routing

Any MIDI generated from that computer, will route to a device connected to the MIDI 1 DIN on iConnectMIDI2+.
*Computer would have to select the DIN 1 port in the computer application’s MIDI Settings for MIDI output.

iConnectMIDI2+ MIDI ports computer application selection

If you select DIN 2, you’ll notice on the right, under Port Routes (Destinations) that DIN Jack 2 is enabled (grey).

iConnectMIDI2+ iConfig port routing

Any MIDI from that computer, will route to a device connected to the MIDI 2 DIN on iConnectMIDI2+.
*Computer would have to select the DIN 2 port in the computer application’s MIDI Settings for MIDI output.

iConnectMIDI2+ MIDI ports computer application selection

If you select USB 1, you’ll notice on the right, under Port Routes (Destinations) that USB Device Jack 2 - 3 is enabled (grey).

iConnectMIDI2+ iConfig port routing

MIDI generated from that computer, will route to an iPad connected to USB 1 on iConnectMIDI2+.
*iPad would have to select the USB 2 port in the app’s Settings for MIDI input.

Animoog iConnectMIDI2+ MIDI ports

*Computer would have to select the USB 1 port in the computer application’s MIDI Settings for MIDI output.

iConnectMIDI2+ MIDI ports computer application selection

If you select none, you’ll notice under Port Routes (Destinations), that there are no ports enabled. As stated prior, this is an extra MIDI port and can be assigned accordingly.

iConnectMIDI2+ iConfig port routing

DIN 1

If you select DIN 1 in the Port window, USB Device Jack 1 – 1, USB Device Jack 2 -1 & DIN 2 ports are enabled.

iConnectMIDI2+ iConfig port routing

Any MIDI from a MIDI device connected to MIDI 1 DIN on iconnectMIDI2+ will pass to iPad (USB Device Jack 1 -1), computer (USB Device Jack 2 – 1) and another MIDI DIN device connected to MIDI 2 on the iConnectMIDI2+.
*iPad would have to select the DIN 1 port in the app’s Settings for MIDI input.

Animoog iConnectMIDI2+ MIDI ports

*Computer would have to select the DIN 1 port in the computer application’s MIDI Settings for MIDI input.

iConnectMIDI2+ MIDI ports computer application selection

DIN 2

If you select DIN 2 in the Port window, USB Device Jack 1 – 2, USB Device Jack 2 - 2 & DIN 1 ports are enabled.

iConnectMIDI2+ iConfig port routing

Any MIDI from a MIDI device connected to MIDI 2 DIN on iconnectMIDI2+ will pass to iPad (USB Device Jack 1 -2), computer (USB Device Jack 2 – 2) and another MIDI DIN device connected to MIDI 1 on the iConnectMIDI2+.,/p>

*iPad would have to select the DIN 2 port in the app’s Settings for MIDI input.

Animoog iConnectMIDI2+ MIDI ports

*Computer would have to select the DIN 2 port in the computer application’s MIDI Settings for MIDI input.

iConnectMIDI2+ MIDI ports computer application selection

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Can I use the Apple Lightning to 30-pin connector of the Apple Camera Connection Kit?

Until we can supply our own Lightning equipped connection cables, the Apple 30-pin to lightning adaptor will indeed work with our 30-pin connection cable. The Camera connector will not work with our unit.

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As many know, the best solution for low latency in Windows is ASIO. Many refer to it as ASIO drivers, but this is actually an inaccurate way of describing what ASIO does. ASIO is in fact a communication object that bypasses the Windows Media System (the latent part) to allow an application to directly communicate with the drivers. The device drivers are in fact the same if you use the ASIO comm object or not. Unfortunately, although ASIO satisfied the need for low latency as best it could with Windows systems - it does have another shortcoming. Only ONE ASIO Comm object can be executing in the system at any one time. So all of that said, creating a dedicated ASIO Comm for iConnectMIDI2+ would only solve half of the problem. There would still be the challenge of attempting to use more than one ASIO object simultaneously. We investigated solutions to this problem and discovered that the team from ASIO4ALL solved this problem quite some time ago in a fairly elegant and easy to use way. ASIO4ALL is stable and typically delivers comparable (or in some cases better) performance than device dedicated ASIO comm objects and also allows Windows users to create an aggregate ASIO device out of multiple compatible audio peripherals.

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I received your iConnectMIDI2+ and there's no power adapter with it. How am I supposed to power the device?

While the iCM2+ can be powered by the Optional Power Transformer, it is only of necessary use in having the iCM2+ charge an iOS device connected to Port 1 on the iConnectMIDI2+. You can power the device two other ways without the Power transformer:

  • connecting to a Mac or PC USB port and connecting to port 2 on the iCM2+ to power by USB power
  • connecting from USB port 2 on the iCM2+ to a wall charger that you would normally get with an iOS device.
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You can change the port names on the iConnectMIDI2+ within the MIDI Info section of the iConfig application. After changing the names you will need to select “Commit Changes to FLASH” in iConfig and then disconnect iConnectMIDI2+ from your Mac. Open up Audio MIDI Setup and delete any iConnectMIDI2+ images that are in the MIDI window. When you reconnect the iConnectMIDI2+, the Mac will retrieve the new names. To have the custom names reflect on your iOS device, you need to reset the iOS device. You can do this in Settings/General/Reset/Reset All Settings. The “Reset All Settings” option will not delete any of your media or data. Do NOT tap the "Erase All Content and Settings", that setting will remove all data and media on your iOS device. After doing this, the new custom port names should be displayed on your iPad. Unfortunately at this time, PC’s are not able to reflect these changes. Something to be aware of: when changing the names under the specific USB Device Jack, it is how the computer or iOS device connected to that specific Jack will recognize it. For example, if you change the name for DIN 1 under USB Device Jack 1 and you connect a Mac to USB Device Jack 2, the computer will still recognize that port as DIN 1. You would need to change it under USB Device Jack 2 for that connected device to see the new name for that port.

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Using the iConnectivity iConfig application, you can change the audio configuration for the iConnectMIDI2+ to any of the options below:

  1. 44100Hz, 4 Channels, 16bit
  2. 48000Hz, 4 Channels, 16bit
  3. 96000Hz, 4 Channels, 16bit
  4. 44100Hz, 8 Channels, 16bit
  5. 48000Hz, 8 Channels, 16bit
  6. 44100Hz, 4 Channels, 24bit
  7. 48000Hz, 4 Channels, 24bit
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