Patchman Music is the authorized USA dealer for the wonderful Kenton MIDI USB Host MKII.
If you are looking for a way to connect your Akai EWI USB or Roland AE-10 Aerophone to your MIDI synths- here is your solution. The Kenton MIDI USB Host MKII will interface with the USB port on your EWI USB or AE-10 Aerophone and provide a MIDI OUT connection that you can connect to your MIDI synths so that you can control them with the wind controller. We here at Patchman Music have tested this device with the Akai EWI USB and the Roland AE-10 Aerophone wind controllers and they worked great with the Kenton MIDI USB Host MKII!
Your USB device is plugged into the USB MIDI Host mkII instead of into a computer. It provides MIDI In & Out sockets for USB MIDI keyboards and controllers which have only a USB B type socket. It has a USB Host port (USB A type socket), a MIDI In and a MIDI Out (both 5 pin DIN). MIDI data received at the MIDI In socket will be sent to the USB device. MIDI data received from the USB device will be sent to the MIDI Out socket.
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Here is a link to the Kenton MIDI USB Host MKII Owner's Manual
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Patchman Music is an authorized dealer for the wonderful new Kenton MidiStream Wireless MIDI System. This wireless MIDI system has been tested with various wind controllers, the Zendrum drum controller, and numerous other MIDI controllers. Zendrum players be sure to check out the Battery Box Adaptor by Futureman tech- Chris deHaas!
The engineers at Kenton have done a superb job of creating a reliable wireless MIDI system. You get up to approximately four to five hours of battery time on a single alkaline 9 volt battery. And latency is very low- our lab measured approximately 3 milliseconds- which is the time it takes sound to travel about three feet. And the old problem of dropouts that has plagued previous and more expensive wireless MIDI systems has been addressed with 21st century technology. The Kenton error correction algorithms are very good- even with the immense amounts of MIDI data that a wind controller transmits.
Patchman Music is proud to be an authorized dealer for the Kenton MidiStream Wireless MIDI system. The MIDI world has waited long enough for an economical, and professional level wireless MIDI system. The Kenton MidiStream is a complete wireless MIDI system including the transmitter pack, the receiver unit, power supply for the receiver, and manual.
Probably the ultimate test for any wireless MIDI system is a MIDI wind controller since these MIDI controllers generate huge amounts of MIDI continuous controller data. We are very happy to report that the MidiStream can easily handle the intense requirements of a MIDI wind controller. Now wind controller players with battery powered controllers such as the WX7/BT7, WX11/BT7, WX5, MIDI EVI, and Casio DH-100 / DH-200 are free to roam the stage! No longer are you tied down by MIDI cables! Strap-on MIDI keyboardists that use a portable remote keyboard such as the Roland AX-1, AX-7, or Yamaha KX5 can now be free of tangles and constricting MIDI cables. Electronic drum players using the Zendrum and MIDI accordionists are now free to roam out into the crowd. Imagine the feeling of freedom that you can have being wireless. Another great application for the MidiStream is to link a front-of-house (FOH) MIDI sound or lighting desk to on-stage equipment.
The Kenton MidiStream has been designed specifically to address the problems unique to MIDI data transfer. It combines a high data rate with extremely low latency and low dropout rate. Should dropouts occur due to going out of range or interference from other sources, MidiStream is designed to handle these events without leaving notes stuck on.
The transmitter is a cigarette packet-sized unit, with a small antenna, an on-off switch, a MIDI IN jack and is powered from a single 9 volt alkaline (or rechargeable) battery. You get about 4 to 5 hours of battery time on a single alkaline 9 volt battery. Other types of batteries will give different results. The MidiStream even warns you of a low battery in the transmitter by blinking an LED on both the transmitter and the receiver.
The receiver is a free standing diversity unit (two antennas to maximize reception) and is powered by a small standard AC power supply. It has 4 status LEDs, an on-off switch and a MIDI OUT jack. The whole system has an extremely low latency. Our lab tests measured real world latency at about 3ms (the time it takes sound to travel about 3 feet!!). The range of the MidiStream in ideal conditions is about 260 feet outdoors and approximately 97 feet indoors. In less than ideal conditions range will be less.
Operation could not be simpler. Just turn everything on, plug your portable MIDI instrument into the MIDI IN of the transmitter, and the MIDI data appears at the MIDI OUT jack of the receiver ready to connect to your sound modules, laptop, synth rack, etc. MidiStream handles all MIDI data including clock, sysex, etc. So whatever MIDI data you put into the MIDI IN of the transmitter, it appears at the MIDI OUT of the receiver.
An optional Rack Mount Adaptor is available at additional cost. See below for details.
The US version MidiStream works at 914.5MHz, which is a different frequency from the UK/EU versions. There is no fundamental difference in the models except for the frequency of operation. MidiStream systems available from Patchman Music are suitable for use ONLY in the USA. (UK and EU versions are available direct from Kenton UK.)
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There is a rackmount adaptor unit for the Kenton MidiStream receiver (shown above).
This Kenton designed adaptor takes up a standard 1U rack space and brings the antennas around to the front of the unit for satisfactory operation in a rack situation. The complete receiver is screwed into the rackmount adaptor, the LEDs are visible through holes in the rack panel and tails from the front mounted BNC sockets are connected to the existing BNC sockets on the rear of the MidiStream receiver.
This adaptor will neatly organizes you rack system making set-up and tear-down a breeze.
(Kenton MidiStream receiver and transmitter not included)
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