Best USB MIDI host solutions for all budgets
Need to use your USB music controller with your hardware synth? Then you need a USB MIDI host, a device that allows you to connect MIDI equipment that uses USB MIDI ports to older MIDI equipment that uses the traditional 5-pin DIN MIDI connectors.
We offer a range of products designed to facilitate the connection of your USB MIDI controller to other equipment and synthesizers. Each of these products boasts unique features and capabilities.
Below, we've organized them in ascending order of cost.
MVAVE MS1: USB host to 5 pin MIDI over Bluetooth
This is the cheapest MIDI USB host we have (< 30 euros), making it an excellent option for those on a tight budget or looking for a cost-effective solution to connect their USB MIDI controllers.
You simply plug your USB controller in the MIDI B adapter, using your usual power supply, and plug the 5 pins MIDI IN/OUT dongles in your synth. This MIDI dongle is powered with a small rechargeable battery and will last 6 hours on a single charge.
The wireless Bluetooth connection may be an advantage or not, depending on your setup, as the MIDI B, can connect to a tablet directly.
Wired USB MIDI Host Box to standard MIDI converter
If you find yourself hesitant to rely on a Bluetooth wireless connection for your MIDI needs, rest assured, there's a tried-and-true alternative – the classic Host MIDI to 5-pin MIDI DIN adapter. This trusty piece of hardware has been the go-to solution for musicians and producers who prioritize stability and reliability in their setups.
Our Host Box, compatible with all USB MIDI controllers, offers you the flexibility to bridge the gap between modern USB MIDI controllers and legacy MIDI equipment effortlessly. It's available in 2 versions: Low speed and High speed. The High Speed version is only needed for a handful of controllers listed on the product page.
USB RTP MIDI interface to Ethernet
If you need to connect your Usb Midi controller over a long distance and very reliably to a computer, then this USB-to-RTP Midi interface is for you. No more distance limitations and excellent reliability, perfect for live use!
Your USB controller will be connected to your Ethernet network on a switch/router. RTP Midi is supported as standard on MacOS and requires a fairly simple setup under Windows.
DIY with a Raspberry PI and our MIDI hats
For all you tech-savvy tinkerers out there with a Raspberry Pi collecting dust in a closet, here's a fantastic DIY project that will not only breathe new life into your Pi but also enhance your music-making capabilities – introducing our exclusive Domoshop 'Midi Hats'!
What makes this project even more appealing is the endless potential for customization and creativity. With your Raspberry Pi at the helm, you can experiment, modify, and personalize your MIDI setup to suit your unique musical preferences. Whether you're a seasoned Raspberry Pi enthusiast or a curious beginner, this project promises an engaging and rewarding journey into the world of MIDI technology.
Overall, a USB MIDI host can be a valuable tool for expanding your MIDI setup, improving compatibility between different generations of MIDI equipment, and facilitating creative possibilities in music production and performance.
Feel free to contact us for any MIDI adapter questions!