Frequently Asked Questions for iConnectMIDI2+

iConnectMIDI2+ firmware upgrade issues, stuck in boot loader mode - Mac

Sat, 02/20/2016 - 05:48 -- rjkillinger

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

How does the MIDI routing work for iConnectMIDI2+ ?

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 01:43 -- webadmin

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.

Why do you suggest using the ASIO4ALL drivers for Audio passThru with Windows?

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 00:04 -- admin

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.

How am I supposed to power the iConnectMIDI2+ without a power adapter.

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 00:00 -- admin

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.

Is it possible to change the names of the ports on the iConnectMIDI2+?

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 23:57 -- admin

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.

Is the iConnectMIDI2+ able to operate at a different bit rate other than 16 bit?

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 23:56 -- admin

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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