M8U XL offers maximum MIDI connectivity with 8 independent MIDI inputs and 8 independent MIDI outputs, providing 128 MIDI channels - all via a single USB 2.0 (or USB 1.1) connection to your PC or Mac.
The 1U sized replacement for M8U provides 1 MIDI input and 1 MIDI output on the front for easy access, next to status LEDs for all MIDI I/O ports. All the the other MIDI I/O connectors are on the backside of the unit.
Like with all current MIDI interfaces from ESI, M8U XL shows the real meaning of Plug-n-Play as the installation could not be more simple: under Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Mac OS X, no driver installation is required.You simply plug-in the unit and the device with all MIDI I/O port will be detected automatically and can be used imediatly. The unit is fully class compliant, making it compatible with various other operating systems like various Linux distributions.
If you need more than 8 MIDI in and outputs simultaneously, you can even use two M8U XL on the same computer at the same time. Using the optional downloadable driver, M8U XL becomes multiclient capable, allowing you to use its MIDI I/O ports in several applications simultaneously.
19" / 1 HE Case
8 MIDI in / 8 MIDI out - 128 MIDI channels
high-speed connection to USB-equipped PC or Mac
MIDI activity indicators for each port
Plug & Play installation
compatible with Windows XP and Windows Vista/7 (32-bit/64-bit) and Mac OS X
multidevice & multiclient driver available for Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8
fully class compliant, making it compatible with other operating systems