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M-Audio MidAir Wireless USB MIDI Transmitter

On-stage or in the studio, untangle your web of cables with this wireless MIDI transmitter. This device works at distances up to 30 feet. (3) Read 1 review for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

Bring your MIDI gear into the wireless age with the M-Audio MidAir system. Comprised of a portable transmitter and receiver, the MidAir allows you to wirelessly transmit data from any device that outputs MIDI data--keyboards, drum machines, electronic drums and more.

Just plug the battery-powered transmitter into the MIDI Out port on your controller of choice and connect the receiver to the MIDI In port on the device you'd like to control, and you're set. As a 2.4 GHz wireless device, the M-Audio MidAir enables you to interface MIDI hardware at distances up to 30 feet with the same feel and response as a wired unit. The M-Audio MidAir receiver includes a USB port and functions as a class-compliant 1 x 1 MIDI interface, so you can also wirelessly control soft synths from your favorite MIDI controller.

Control It All

Designed for both studio and stage applications, the M-Audio MidAir system makes it possible to control everything from keyboards and sound modules to multi-effects units and stage lighting rigs wirelessly. The system works with any with any devices that send and receive MIDI data. Onstage, you can turn your favorite keyboard or MIDI instrument into a wireless controller and control an entire rack of MIDI gear without cables. In the studio, the M-Audio MidAir system is the perfect way to eliminate excess clutter and long cable runs.

Front of House and Beyond

Have you ever wondered what your favorite keyboard patch sounds like in the audience? With the M-Audio MidAir system, it's no problem to just pick up your MIDI controller with attached MidAir transmitter and check out your sounds from the floor. You can also control onstage effects from the FOH mix position or vice versa.

Multiple Frequency Channels

Much like wireless phones, the M-Audio MidAir automatically switches channels to insure a clear and unique signal. This means that you can use multiple M-Audio MidAir systems in the same stage or studio environment.

Sync Your Stage

Tempo-based effects are among the most exciting things you can add to your guitar, bass or keyboard--and more and more guitar and bass effects are offering this functionality. But trying to sync multiple units has traditionally required running MIDI cables from a master keyboard or clock source to each player's effects unit--including trying to find cables long enough. With the M-Audio MidAir, you can achieve the same functionality without those extra cables. Imagine the creative possibilities of being able to control the timing of your band's effects units from a single keyboard, MIDI instrument or computer. (Multiple MidAir systems and appropriate multi-port interface or splitter are required.)

zZounds is an authorized dealer of M-Audio products.
Wireless platform: 2.4 GHz radio frequency

Operating range under typical conditions: 30 feet (10 meters)

power requirements
Receiver power requirements: 9VDC, 500mA

Transmitter power requirements: 2 AA batteries, or 9VDC, 500mA

Battery life power requirements: exceeds 20 hours of continuous power (variable based on battery brand)

Compatibility
MME

Mac OS X Core MIDI

Minimum System Requirements (PC)

Pentium 3 600 MHz

256 MB RAM

DirectX 9.0c or higher

Windows XP (SP2) or higher (Windows 98, Me, NT or 2000 not supported)

*Please also check the minimum system requirements for your software, as they may be higher.

Minimum System Requirements (Mac)
Macintosh G3** 600/G4** 667 MHz or higher (CPU may be higher for laptops)

OS X 10.3.9 with 256 MB RAM, OS X 10.4.5 or greater with 512 MB RAM (Mac OS 9 or earlier not supported)

*Please also check the minimum system requirements for your software, as they may be higher.
**Native USB port required; G3/G4 accelerator cards are not supported.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 401-658-5765
Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 (3 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
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Sound: The wireless signals do not interfere with any other wireless system you may have (In my room, I happen to have wireless internet modems, headphones, and gaming controllers). The sound of course is crisp just as if you were playing a wired controller, and as far as range is concerned.. This baby is excellent! Feature: VERY EASY Plug-n-play capabilities. I was able to use it right out of the box, as it comes with DC Plug for the receiver, and AA batt's for the transmitter. The receiver itself has both MIDI IN and OUT ports, as well as a USB port which can be used to link your controller to your computer, without any additional MIDI cables or interfaces. Ease of Use: Plug 'n Play! Just open the box, strap on your controller (or whatever else you plan on using), connect the receiver to your rig/module/master keyboard, turn the on switch on the transmitter, then push the button on the receiver, and you're done! I have had the same two AA batteries on the transmitter for over a week now, and I play 2-5hrs daily. Quality: Compared to similar products (MidiJet, Kenton Wireless) which cost more than twice what the midAir costs, this seems like a steal. I've had experience with all three, and they are all excellent. The MidAir does look best, and is the lightest and seems to be the most reliable. My *ONLY* issue with the M-Audio MidAir system is that the included Receiver cable (Midi on one end, Telephone plug on the either) is far too short, and I'm force to use a transmitter baggy to hook it to my strap, otherwise it won't stay. Value: Compared to MidiJet and Kenton, considering it can do all the others can, PLUS more (USB to computers, MIDI Out) and costs less than HALF, this has got by far the BEST value. Manufacturer Support: Very descriptive manual (included CD), easy to use instructions, and very helpful online staff. The Wow Factor: Looks awesome!! Sleek design, strategically placed LED lights that are only visible to you, lightweight, and just overall awesome looking! Overall: This product has DEFINITELY made a huge difference in my playing. Before, although I had a wireless strap-on Midi controller/Keytar, I was still restricted by my MIDI cable running through to my Korg X50 Sound Module. Now, with this system, while in the studio I can have my controller, sound module, additional keyboard/controller/module, AND my computer all hooked up at the same time, with ONE system! The battery life for the transmitter is definitely more than 15 hours, since I have used it for about 15 hours and still haven't had the "low batt" LED light go on. DEFINITELY BUY THIS and not MIDIJET or KENTON WIRELESS. Those are ripoffs!! This is just as good, even better, and less than half the price!
Style of Music: Melodic and Symphonic Metal
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