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using more than one iConnect MIDI interface

I'm thinking of upgrading my mio4 to either a mio10 or instead getting another iConnectivity interface in addition to the mio4.  I'm tryng to figure out if it would add a layer of incompatibility or inconvenience by adding a second interface as opposed to replacing my current mio for a new one.

I understand that a second iConnectivity interface can be plugged into the host port of the first and then they will both show up in iConfig or Auracle.  In that case will they both show up in iConfig on the same matrix of inputs and outputs?  Can ports be freely connected between two iConnectivity interfaces when used together?

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  • Hi, has this been sorted out? This question is pending for me as well.

  • Here's a screenshot using the latest released version of Auracle. It's a mio4 with a MIDI2 connected to its USB-MIDI Host port. This is how it will look when you plug it in without changing any of the port names:


  • Hi, if I plug in a iCM4+ into the host port of another iCM4+, how many ports of the second will be available to the one that hosts? I understand that if I interconnect them using ethernet and a switch, I'll only have 4 gateway ports (correct me if I'm wrong) but what about USB? Limited to 8? Thanks
  • Yes, 8 virtual ports in total on a USB-MIDI Host port.

    If you connect each of them to a computer via Ethernet you will have 4 virtual ports per interface.
  • Ok thanks. But if there's no computer involved, just a ethernet switch, each interface will see the other one's 4 ethernet ports, is that correct? Sorry to ask possible redundant questions.....

    The case is: my iCM4+ is totally populated, including 7 of the 8 USB host ports, routing and filtering has been used in extenso, and I need to add some more equipment that needs bi-directional midi AND individual routing/filtering (so daisy-chaining via thru ports using separate channels is not an option). Because 7 out of 8 USB ports are populated, it makes not much sense to plug in an additional iCM4+ in the 8th slot because I only will have 1 gateway port. I could do with 4 gateway ports over ethernet but as I said, there's no computer involved in this set-up so I just want to make sure I order the right product . So same issue as OP: expand by adding a box, or change for a mio10. I'd rather expand.... my current set-up took me over 6 months to fine-tune.
  • But if there's no computer involved, just a ethernet switch, each interface will see the other one's 4 ethernet ports, is that correct? 

    Yes.

    Tricky choice. You would probably be better off with a mio10.
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