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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 4
  • Quality: 3
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 5
Works so nice, I bought it twice – USB to MIDI Cable with 16 MIDI Input/Output Channels (1.8-Meter) Reviews

posted by lexein on 04/06/2009 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month

Pros:
No mechanical problems. Connectors fit very well and don't slip. MIDI status LEDs bright enough to be usable, but not distracting. Lag is managable - I expect by adjusting priorities it can be minimized. Installs easily. I didn't have any device conflicts like the Logitech user, although I might have, since I planned at some point to install the QuickCam. So far, no crashes - no forced USB plug/unplugs; this is an improvement over my "old unstable" Mark of the Unicorn Fastlane 2x2.
Cons:
Inconsistent in-out lag after several USB plug/unplugs. Restart solved this with no lag issues as long as USB stays in. All my testing was on XP SP2 all updated.
Other:
There has to be a catch. Maybe it will die after it gets hit with ESD, or corrodes due to too much solder flux residue. Doesn't matter - it works for now, and beats my other USB-MIDI converters hands down. I hope it will become available with USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, and in a 2x2 configuration.
Bottomline:
Not a bad deal at the price I paid ($17.02). I would def buy another as I need them.

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