MIDI Expression iO now available

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MIDI Expression iO now available

Postby Rob » Sat Apr 30, 2016 8:16 am

Audiofront releases MIDI Expression iO, a compact USB MIDI pedal interface with full size MIDI ports for $139 USD.

Features
  • 3 plug and play, pedal sensing inputs
  • Full size 5 pin MIDI In / Out Ports
  • Flexible routing
  • Key Commands
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Pedal Sensing Inputs
MIDI Expression devices offer the highest level of plug and playability. The inputs automatically detect and provide custom configurations for expression, sustain, footswitch, and force sensitive resistor type pedals. With their auto-polarity reversing inputs, you can be sure that pedals from different manufacturers will all be supported with zero fuss.

Full Size 5 pin MIDI In / Out DINS
The biggest addition to this new device are the full size MIDI ports on the back. These ports follow the MIDI specification guidelines including an optically isolated MIDI In and support for the complete gantlet of MIDI messages including full length SysEx.

Flexible Routing
All sources of data, including individual pedal inputs, MIDI In, and USB MIDI data can be freely routed to either the USB host or out the 5 pin MIDI Out connection using the optional MIDI Expression Control Application.

Key Commands
Build around a new, powerful and versatile 32bit ARM controller, the MIDI Expression iO supports sending key presses allowing the device to be used in new ways, including non-MIDI applications.

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Re: MIDI Expression iO now available

Postby deuns0615 » Sat May 07, 2016 9:20 pm

Hi,

What would a computer-free set-up look like with the Midi Expression iO? I'd like to control hardware stuff via the 5pin midi out, plugging expression pedals into the MEiO, i assume i'd still have to provide some power through the USB plug? would it work with a standard wall USB charger?

thanks!

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Re: MIDI Expression iO now available

Postby Rob » Sat May 07, 2016 11:36 pm

Yes, it does work in 'standalone alone mode' without a USB host. As long as you power the iO with a USB charger or battery pack you are good to go. When the device is powered without a USB host, all MIDI is automatically routed through the MIDI Out port. This sort of setup allows you to merge the expression pedal data with any incoming MIDI from the MIDI IN and pass them through to the MIDI Out.

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Rob

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Re: MIDI Expression iO now available

Postby RobH » Wed Jun 15, 2016 10:38 am

This looks awesome - and will solve a long-standing problem I've had with controller keyboards not having enough pedal inputs!

Can anyone suggest roughly how long shipping might take to the UK if I add the Priority Shipping option? Need to figure out if I need a plan B for a forthcoming gig :)

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Re: MIDI Expression iO now available

Postby Rob » Wed Jun 15, 2016 10:53 am

It should get there in 5-7 days.

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Re: MIDI Expression iO now available

Postby unknown » Sat Oct 22, 2016 9:23 pm

Hi, is it possible to make a midi expression pedal out of usual impression pedal with midi expression io?

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Re: MIDI Expression iO now available

Postby Rob » Sun Oct 23, 2016 12:11 am

I'm not sure what you mean.

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Re: MIDI Expression iO now available

Postby mikinova » Mon Jan 30, 2017 5:10 am

Can I assign any sysex message address to each expression pedal individually?
Is there a user manual for this product?

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Re: MIDI Expression iO now available

Postby Rob » Mon Jan 30, 2017 5:20 am

Pedals cannot send out sysEx messages. It's something I could look at implementing. The biggest issue would be the amount of onboard memory required to store the sysEx messages. How long of a message would you be looking to send?

The manual can be found here.
http://www.audiofront.net/MIDIExpression.pdf

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Re: MIDI Expression iO now available

Postby mikinova » Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:54 pm

Thank you for your reply
I need to assign each expression pedal with values ranging from 3 bytes up to 11 bytes.
Is it possible? if yes, how can I assign it?


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