Fun Fact Friday - Phantom Power, 48v, and where did it come from?
Set up your iConnectivity MIDI interface for basic MIDI sequencing
Who came up with the idea of Phantom Power, and WHY did they choose 48 volts rather than 50, or 40 or anything else?
Here’s the spinXLR.
A quick how-to setup your iConnectivity MIDI interface with your sequencer
Check out these two files for a great comparison between an iTunes download version and the original vinyl record.
New stuff from iConnectivity
How to set up your Clock Source for best audio quality when you are using aggregate devices.
Connect iConnectivity Interfaces via USB!
Hey, did you get the newsletter about our two new products for early 2017? They're now shipping.
Sponsorship of 6 x Audio2+ for Beats Across Borders and Rumkraft
Say, do you have an iConnectivity interface with a USB MIDI Hosting jack (mio4, mio10, iConnectMIDI4+, iConnectAUDIO4+)?
Are You Unbalanced? - Balanced vs. Unbalanced Audio
This is a Scandinavian initiative teaching kids to make their own music in dedicated workshops throughout the region.
How to use an Apple Camera with an iConnectivity interface
(and other yuk-yuks riffing on balanced vs. unbalanced audio) iConnectivity's founder and CTO came up with a couple of very good video links about why balanced audio is a good thing.
Electronic Musician magazine really likes the iConnectAUDIO 2+
The easy solution to using an external audio interface with the camera in your Mac or iOS device to get great-sounding audio!
Geary Yealton of Electronic Musician magazine doesn't just like the iConnectAUDIO2+, he actually uses it in his live rig. That's why it's such a great review - he really gets the interface inside out, and what makes it special.
iConnectAudio 2+ nominated for prestigious TEC Award
Our mio10, mio4, and iConnectMIDI4+ interfaces all feature an Ethernet jack for Network MIDI. It's a perfect example of our "solving your connection problems" raison d'être. 10/13/2016
The iConnectivity Difference
TEC stands for “Technical Excellence & Creativity.” And in all humility we think that's entirely appropriate for the iConnectAUDIO2+.
Latency - when it is and isn't important, and how to deal with it when it is
All this for the price of a generic MIDI merger?!
iConnectivity exists to solve your connection problems. Our mio2 is the perfect example. MIDI merging?! Heck, we do that before breakfast. And only $69?! Game over.
In praise of Solid State Drives
Because latency is one of the first topics people ask about our interfaces, here are a few general points about it - where it comes from, when it is and isn't important, and how to work around it.
Latency is just the time it takes something going into your audio system to come out your speakers. It always takes *some* processing time, whether you're playing a MIDI instrument, singing into a mic, playing a guitar or bass, DJ-ing... anything.
If you're using a computer, here's a recommendation in case anyone isn't aware: if your computer has standard spinning hard drives, Solid State Drives (SSD) have become the best bang-for-buck upgrade you can make.
How to use a foot controller with the iConnectAUDIO4+ (great video)
Not a lot to say about these guys. They're great! Dig the iConnectMIDI4+, then just watch, listen, and enjoy!
n With Aggregate Devices
A great tutorial video from user André Neumann. He needs to keep his hands free to play his guitar, so he controls his Elektron Octatrack with a foot controller in his iConnectAUDIO4+.
You do need a special kind of personality to consider aggregate devices fun. Yet they're an important part of iConnectivity's interface concept.