Love the iConnectivity stuff and I've been using the MIDI4+ connected to the PA12 via USB Host for Audio / Midi Failover. We then run 50' (sometimes 100', and it's worked out so far) midi cables from the MIDI4+ to reach various equipment on stage with some Mergers / Thru boxes in between. It's been rock solid but now we need longer than 50' MIDI runs.
I want to try to expand to midi over ethernet now that Auracle has a graphical interface. Previously configuring RTP midi was over my head.
I was wondering if you could take a look at my MIDI diagram and see if there are any potential issues with the proposed setup or if you see a more streamlined way of doing this setup. What I'm most confused about is the 4 port limit over RTP midi and if that just applies per Midi device (In this case Mio4 & MIDI4+) or if thats for the total network.
For example — In the setup below will the PA12 / Ableton receive more than 4 ports of midi thru ethernet from the switch or is there a bottle neck of 4 MIDI Ports at the PA12? The reason I need the MIDI to funnel into the PA12 is for the MIDI Failover since the computers are both sending and receiving MIDI.
I believe what I have below is 4 Midi Ports total with MIDI channels to spare. Am I maxed out of ports with this setup?