MOTU is the world leader in MIDI interfaces and really always has been. They provide the best bang-for-the-buck as well as the most features and RELIABILITY. The MicroExpressUSB is no exception. With SMPTE striping and syncing ability, 4 in and 6 out MIDI, footpedal input (for locking a human drummer to MIDI clock!), and USB connectivity, you can't beat the MicroExpressUSB for $250!!! IF you don't need 8 ins and outs, get the MicroExpress!
From old school MIDI studios to Film and Post production facilities, this little 1/2-rack will be a loyal liason between the outside MIDI world and your computer DAW/sequencer.
Extremely Please with the Micro Express
Very easy to install drivers & setup. I bought this to use with Cakewalk Pro Audio ver 9 & Roland VS recorders. (VS-1680 & VS-880ex) I was having problems with a Midi Sport 2x2. Cakewalk kept crashing when using MTC. Once I plugged everything in with the Micro Express it worked extremely well & in sync. I found the unit to be well built, solid & expert workmanship. This is a high quality unit. No regrets. I'm back recording again.
Very easy to route any midi instrument!