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Comparison of different MIDIMATE models 2012-06-17 4877 KB00070EN.pdf compare
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Comparison of different MIDIMATE models

Over time, ESI has released a number of different products with the MIDIMATE name. This text explains about the differences. The different models are described first, followed by a table that mentions the differences of them.

XP MIDI Mate

XP MIDI Mate was sold with the AUDIOTRAK brand name. It can be recognized by the red PCB color under the transparent plastic case which is placed roughly in the middle of the cable and the large "XP" printing in white letters on a red sticker on the plastic case.

MIDI Mate (= Rev. A)

MIDI Mate was the ESI branded version of XP MIDI Mate. It has a white PCB under the transparent plastic case in the middle of the cable. The sticker has a dark gray ESI logo over the letters "MIDI Mate". We refer to this cable as Revision A in technical support.

MIDIMATE (= Rev. B)

MIDIMATE is a newer version of the cable in blue color. It no longer has the plastic case in the middle of the cable, making it the worlds first MIDI interface cable with the electronics inside the connector. We refer to this cable as Revision B in technical support.

MIDIMATE II

MIDIMATE II is the worlds first MIDI interface that features an automatic input & output detection, i.e. both connectors can be used as either input or output. It consists of a transparent cable with white plastic material inside the USB and MIDI connectors.

Comparison Table

The following table shows the important differences between these versions:

 XP MIDI MateMIDI Mate / Rev. AMIDIMATE / Rev. BMIDIMATE II
colorstransparent / redtransparent / whitebluetransparent / white
plastic caseyesyesnono
brand nameAUDIOTRAKESIESIESI
automatic I/O detectionnononoyes
max. number of input ports / channels1 / 161 / 161 / 162 / 32
max. number of output ports / channels1 / 161 / 161 / 162 / 32
Windows 2000 supportyes, via driveryes, via drivernono
Windows XP supportyes, optional driveryes, optional driveryes, nativeyes, native
Windows Vista 32-bit supportyes, via driveryes, via driveryes, via driveryes, native
Windows Vista 64-bit supportyes, via driveryes, via driveryes, via driveryes, native
Windows 7 32-bit supportyes, via driveryes, via driveryes, via driveryes, native
Windows 7 64-bit supportyes, via driveryes, via driveryes, via driveryes, native
Windows 8 32-bit supportyes, via driveryes, via driveryes, via driveryes, native
Windows 8 64-bit supportyes, via driveryes, via driveryes, via driveryes, native
Mac OS Xyes, nativeyes, nativeyes, nativeyes, native
downloadsdrivers & manualdrivers & manualdrivers & manualonly manual
product description & pictureclick hereclick hereclick hereclick here

"native" means that no driver installation is required and that no driver is available for download. You simply plug in the cable to the computer and the built-in support of the operating system for so-called class compliant devices supports the interface.

"optional driver" means that although the device is supported by the built-in driver for the operating system, we provide a driver for download that can be installed.

"via driver" means that a driver is required for the interface to work on that particular operating system.

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