MOTU FastLane USB

2-in/2-out USB MIDI Interface
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One of the World's Finest MIDI Interfaces?

Many of the folks at Sweetwater would answer with an enthusiastic "YES!" MOTU's FastLane USB MIDI interface offers a remarkable combination of convenience and power. What's more, the price is definitely right for the budget-minded! FastLane is a simple yet powerful 2-input, 2-output USB MIDI interface for your Mac or PC. The ideal professional MIDI interface for your home studio, the FastLane USB opens your computer to the advantages of all the numerous MIDI software programs available. It's compatible with virtually all computers and MIDI software!

MOTU FastLane USB MIDI Interface at a Glance:
  • Allows you to record, edit, and save your musical creations on your computer
  • Works with any MIDI keyboard or other MIDI controller
  • Supports 32 channels of record and playback
  • USB connectivity for convenience

Allows you to record, edit, and save your musical creations on your computer
If you're ready to save and edit your songs on your computer, in much the same way you use a word processor, it's time to get a FastLane USB MIDI interfaces. Having a graphical display, whether you choose sequencing software with Piano Roll view or Notation view, makes it very easy to fix any errors you may have made playing your song. Of course, composers like the fact that they can print their masterpieces. Once you've connected your keyboard to your computer with a FastLane USB, you're ready to go! There are many kinds of software available for computer music production.

Works with any MIDI keyboard or other MIDI controller
The MOTU FastLane USB MIDI interface works with any keyboard or controller that has MIDI jacks on the back (5-pin DIN jacks). Even digital pianos now feature MIDI jacks on the back. If your keyboard does not have a disk drive, one of the only ways you can save a performance permanently is to connect your keyboard to a computer via MIDI and play it into the music software. If you want to be able to make changes (edits) to the song and hear in real time what it will sound like on your keyboard, then you would want to have the computer and the keyboard connected together. That's where the FastLane USB comes in.

Supports 32 channels of record and playback
The MOTU FastLane USB MIDI interface can handle 32 channels of simultaneous playback. This will support your music production system with two MIDI OUT ports (32 channels) and two MIDI IN ports (32 channels). This gives you the flexibility to connect two independent MIDI controllers at one time.

USB connectivity for convenience
With a USB connection, you can connect and disconnect the USB cable while the power to the computer is on. The FastLane USB operates on USB bus power and does not require a power adapter or batteries. The indicator lights show if the FastLane USB is connected properly to your USB jack and there are also lights to indicate when it is receiving MIDI I/O. This is very handy to verify operation.

MOTU FastLane USB MIDI Interface Features:
  • 2-in, 2-out USB MIDI interface
  • Supports 32 channels of MIDI recording and playback
  • Includes CD with drivers and software
  • Runs on USB power - no adapter needed
The MOTU FastLane USB MIDI interface is an essential MIDI studio tool!

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MIDI Interface Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Type Desktop
Ports 2 x 2
Computer Connectivity USB
Compatibility - Mac OS X 10.2 or later
Compatibility - Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8
Power Bus Powered
Height 1"
Depth 4"
Width 3.75"
Manufacturer Part Number 2256

Customer Reviews

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5/5

Great

Typical great MOTU device.
5/5

Works great, great price too

This is a really great interface. I used on a Mac and a PC. Flawless. Nice to find something that works great and is reasonable in cost.
Music background: Recording Studio owner/engineer
5/5

Works as advertised

I loaded the drivers, connected the MIDI cables (10 meters) from the keyboards and electronic drums to the FastLane and then to Studio One 2 via USB and I was in business. No problems to date. It is an odd shape but small enough to fit under my laptop with other small items (hard drive, WiFI port) atop a Mighty Gig Rig.
Music background: Live Sound Engineer (Hobbyist)
5/5

Simple and Sweet: Fastlane USB

Everything I needed and nothing I didn't. Works great with my MacBook Pro Retina, Propellerhead Balance and ancient Korg 01/WPro!!
Music background: Worship Pastor, Song Writer, Recording Producer
5/5

Success with the MOTU FastLane USB

Ordered MOTU FastLane 2 x 2 USB. Received it from Sweetwater the next morning. Just about the best MIDI interface I have ever used. Loaded the software from the CD-ROM and connected the MOTU to drive soft synths on 2 other PCs. Worked perfectly instantly. Comes with a decent manual too! Good tech support available from both Sweetwater and manufacturer. Made in the USA too! Would highly recommend.
Music background: Classical Music Composer Hobbyist
See also: MOTU, MOTU MIDI Interfaces