ESI M8U eX 16-Port USB 3.1 Gen 1 MIDI Interface with USB Hub

BH #ESIM8UEX • MFR #ESI-M8UEX
ESI M8U eX 16-Port USB 3.1 Gen 1 MIDI Interface with USB Hub
Key Features
  • 16 x MIDI 5-Pin Ports
  • Per-Port Input or Output Functionality
  • Integrated 3-Port USB Hub
  • Automatic Signal Detection
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The ESI M8U eX is a 16-port USB 3.1 Gen 1 MIDI interface with a USB hub offering automatic port configuration and flexible routing for composers, producers, beatmakers, and synth aficionados. Ideal for connecting a variety of keyboards, drum machines, and synth modules with or without a computer, it supports standalone and USB-to-host operation. It features 16 MIDI 5-pin ports—each automatically assigned as an input or output according to the signal detected—and per-port red/green LEDs for easy I/O status indication.

An integrated 3-port USB hub on the rear panel allows convenient hookup of USB devices such as a keyboard, mouse, and authorization dongle. The M8U eX is class compliant with macOS and Windows computers, and connects to your host via USB 3.1 Gen 1. It can be powered via USB (excluding the USB hub) or a 5 VDC power supply (including the USB hub). The M8U eX is supplied with a USB cable and power supply.

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ESI ESI-M8UEX Overview

The ESI M8U eX is a 16-port USB 3.1 Gen 1 MIDI interface with a USB hub offering automatic port configuration and flexible routing for composers, producers, beatmakers, and synth aficionados. Ideal for connecting a variety of keyboards, drum machines, and synth modules with or without a computer, it supports standalone and USB-to-host operation. It features 16 MIDI 5-pin ports—each automatically assigned as an input or output according to the signal detected—and per-port red/green LEDs for easy I/O status indication.

An integrated 3-port USB hub on the rear panel allows convenient hookup of USB devices such as a keyboard, mouse, and authorization dongle. The M8U eX is class compliant with macOS and Windows computers, and connects to your host via USB 3.1 Gen 1. It can be powered via USB (excluding the USB hub) or a 5 VDC power supply (including the USB hub). The M8U eX is supplied with a USB cable and power supply.

100% class compliant, works without driver installation
Compact MIDI interface with 16 MIDI ports; eight on the front and eight on the rear
Automatic signal detection allows each MIDI port to work as an input or output
Front-panel LEDs indicate each port's status as input (green LED) or output (red LED)
Operates in standalone or USB-to-host mode
Dedicated mode selector and status LED
Integrated 3-port USB hub allows connection of USB devices such as a keyboard, mouse, and dongle
Standalone mode enables MIDI thru and MIDI merge configurations without a computer
Backward compatible to USB 2.0
Rear-panel laptop lock connector
Supports simultaneous use with multiple units (available separately)

ESI ESI-M8UEX Specs

Interface TypeUSB MIDI Interface
Connectivity
MIDI I/O16 x DIN 5-Pin In or Out
USB Ports3 x USB Type-A (USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen 1)
Host Connection1 x USB Type-B (USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen 1)
Wireless ConnectivityNone
Compatibility
OS CompatibilitymacOS (32-Bit, 64-Bit)
Windows 78.1 / 10 (32-Bit, 64-Bit)
Required HardwareAvailable USB 2.0 Port
Supported Drivers/API & Plug-InsmacOS Class-Compliant (No Driver Needed)
Windows Class-Compliant (No Driver Needed)
Power
Power RequirementsAC/DC Power Adapter (Included), USB Bus Power
Power Supply Output5 VDC
Physical
Dimensions12.8 x 1.8 x 5.7" / 32.5 x 4.5 x 14.5 cm
Weight3 lb / 1.4 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.14 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)16.95 x 6.75 x 3.55"
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