MOTU MIDI Express 128

8 x 8 Expandable USB MIDI Interface
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Connect Your MIDI Studio — Simply!

The MOTU MIDI Express 128 8x8 USB MIDI interface provides plug-and-play connectivity to your computer! Compatible with USB-equipped Mac and PC computers, the Express 128 gives you eight MIDI ins, eight MIDI outs, and 128 MIDI channels. You get convenient "hot-swapping" support, front-panel I/O, and a dedicated LED display showing MIDI activity. Connecting additional synths or modules is easy; simply add another MOTU USB MIDI interface via any USB port. Mobile musicians and producers will also appreciate the fact that the MIDI Express 128 is bus powered.

MOTU MIDI Express 128 8x8 MIDI Interface at a Glance:
  • Put MOTU quality and reliability into your MIDI setup
  • Plenty of channels plus expandability
  • Plug-and-play connectivity and bus power for convenience

Put MOTU quality and reliability into your MIDI setup
Built from the same technology found in MOTU's flagship MIDI Timepiece, the MIDI Express 128 is a professional MIDI interface that provides plug-and-play connectivity to any USB-equipped Macintosh or Windows computer.

Plenty of channels plus expandability
The Express 128 provides eight MIDI ins, eight MIDI outs, 128 MIDI channels, and compatibility with all Macintosh and Windows software. And, if you ever need more, it's expandable to over a thousand channels via a powered USB hub.

Plug-and-play connectivity and bus power for convenience
The MIDI Express 128 takes full advantage of USB, giving you high-speed MIDI throughput, sub-millisecond timing accuracy, support for "hot-swapping" and plug-and-play expansion. Need to connect another sound module or synth? No problem. Just add another MOTU USB MIDI interface via any available USB port. And the Express 128 is powered by USB — no wall wart or AC plug.

MOTU MIDI Express 128 8x8 MIDI Interface Features:
  • MIDI input indicators
  • Front-panel I/O jacks
  • 8x8 MIDI jacks
  • Plug-and-play connectivity to any USB-equipped Macintosh or Windows computer
  • Eight independent MIDI inputs and outputs supply 128 separate MIDI channels
  • Expandable to over a thousand channels via a powered USB hub
  • Dedicated LED for computer I/O activity helps you troubleshoot problems in your system.
  • MIDI output indicators
  • USB connector
  • Bus-powered
The MOTU MIDI Express 128 gives you an easy-to-use, flexible, and expandable MIDI interface solution!

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Tech Specs

Type Rack
Ports 8 x 8
Computer Connectivity USB
Compatibility - Mac OS9, OS 10
Compatibility - Windows Me, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
Power Bus Powered
Height 1.75"
Depth 7"
Width 19"
Manufacturer Part Number 4857

Customer Reviews

4.5/5
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5/5

MOTU MIDI Express 128

Greetings Sweetwater Sound, Dan Van has been my Sweetwater Engineer for the past 26 years and Yes, Time Flies when you are having Fun! The MOTU MIDI Express 128 is a great interface that has replaced my MOTU MIDI Timepiece MTPAV, because I have converted to a PC based system to allow more room for Memory, Cost of Hardware. It seamlessly fit into my home based post studio to allow my legacy gear to be integrated with my new keyboard, a Native Instruments 61. My current DAW is FL Studio 12.3 and I love it because it fulfills Audio, Midi, Samples and allows all of the sounds from the Native Instruments KOMPLETE package to be utilized via VST. Simply put, All of my sounds are now routed because of the MOTU Midi Express 128! This piece of gear is well worth the price point and amazing as I now have plenty of sounds with the Native Instruments 61, Korg M1, Roland XP-10, Roland Fantom XR with sampling option, Alesis DM5, and EMU Mo Phatt!!!
5/5

Great solution!

Im using it to send midi to some analog synths and drum machines, works perfect!Everything is synced, and thats the reason why I got it... :)
Music background: Dj and Producer
5/5

Works great with MacBook Pro

Keeps all 4 sound modules, a triton keyboard and an Mpc all playing nice together. 16 channels per piece lovely
Music background: Music Production
5/5

I can connect all my musical equipment to my computer

The MOTU MIDI Express Interface is a great product.
Music background: Pro Musician
5/5

Awesome!!!

Complete functionality with all my midi gear in one rackmount design, definitely makes my life a whole lot easier!!! No problems at all and really does it's job well. BTW latency is minimal, and I use an AXON AX100 MK2, so latency has been an issue in the past, but not with this thing!
Music background: Audio Software Engineer

Sweetwater Advice

Nick Schenkel

This rock-solid unit is the perfect central hub for your MIDI composition studio. Route MIDI messages from any one piece of gear to any other. Easy programming. Amazing dependability. Bargain pricing. A truly exceptional value!

Austin Moss

If you like MIDI modules and need the software routing functionality of a MTP, but don't need SMPTE, then the MIDIExp128 is what you need! Don't worry about yet another power conditioner, it's USB powered.
See also: MOTU, MOTU MIDI Interfaces