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MOTU Midi Express XT (1995?)
« on: December 23, 2015, 04:12:24 PM »

http://web.archive.org/web/19991128042137/http://motu.com/english/hardware/mtpxt/mtpxt.html
http://web.archive.org/web/19961018005440/http://motu.com/pages/ExpressXT.html

updated version of the earlier non-XT model:
http://www.oldschooldaw.com/forums/index.php?topic=545.msg568#msg568



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MIDI Express XT - 8-in/8-out MIDI/SMPTE interface/patchbay/merger
($395 Mac/Windows)

MIDI interface and SMPTE synchronizer for Macintosh and IBM PC/compatibles running Windows 3.1 or Windows 95. Based on legendary MIDI Timepiece technology. Provides 8 MIDI IN, 9 MIDI OUT, and 128 MIDI channels. Plug-and-play compatible with all Macintosh and Windows software. Parallel port connection to any PC, including laptops (no cards!) Sixteen convenient, one-touch front-panel presets (8 factory and 8 user programmable). Software console for both Mac and Windows provides comprehensive routing, merging, and muting.

Converts and stripes SMPTE in all frame formats (24, 25, 29.97 drop and non-drop, and 30). SMPTE jam sync with adjustable freewheeling for drop-out free sync. Supports MIDI Machine Control. Serves as either an MMC master or slave; distributes MMC transport commands to all other MMC devices. Pedal input for momentary foot switch or audio click-to-MIDI conversion. Internal power supply (no wall-warts!).

No other MIDI interface offers this much value at such an affordable price.

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Custom-designed VLSI technology
Front panel buttons and LED's for choosing presets (8 factory, 8 user)
Front panel SMPTE stripe button
Front panel SMPTE lock and tach LED's
Status lights for MIDI IN/OUT and computers
Front panel MIDI IN and OUT ports
Panic button
17 MIDI connectors
2 SMPTE quarter-inch phone (line level)
1 pedal quarter-inch phone input (configurable for switch pedal or click-to-MIDI conversion)
2 Mac mini-DIN 8 serial
1 IEC power connector (switchable 115V - 220V)
Includes: Software console for Macintosh and Windows, 1 power cord, 1 Mac serial cable, 1 PC parallel cable