MOTU Midi Time Piece II MIDI Router 1995 #MTPIIG15406

Sale price$49.00
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Used midi router in good working condition for its age. Caps on knobs have all fallen off as is common for these units. 

Powers on, all buttons and knobs seem to be responsive. Other than that the pedal has not been tested extensively as we do not have the equipment to test it. Sold as-described. 

Onboard CR2032 battery has been replaced with a brand new one. 

Made in USA 1995 Serial #MTPIIG15406

Comes with standard IEC power cable, no other accessories included.

Please note this is not a modern MIDI interface and while it has a serial RS232 port to connect to a computer, without special software and drivers it does not communicate from your computer like a modern MIDI interface.  This is not the type of MIDI hub you want if you want to use external gear with your DAW, specialists only!

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From Sound on Sound Feb 1993:

"As a MIDI processor, the MTP II offers multi-merging, programmable controllers, channel mapping and MIDI muting. However, it cannot match the processing facilities of many stand-alone devices, nor the Patch Document and Virtual Controller capabilities of the Opcode Studio 4/5 via OMS.

Perhaps the most important MIDI processing omission is the ability to store MIDI program changes within the MTP II in a stand-alone application. For example, on receipt of a single MIDI program change (on a user specified input/channel) dedicated standalone MIDI patchbays, such as the MIDITemp PMM-88 and the Audio Architecture Function Junction, can transmit a MIDI program change on each channel, to every output. Thus each MIDI instrument (or subinstrument for multi-timbral devices) can be set to a specific tone.

Other criticisms include the lack of an indication within Console 1.0 that MIDI data has been routed successfully into and out of the Mac; you have to run an MTP-aware application to check. I also found a few errors in the example-free user manual, and more disturbingly, several instances when the Console 1.0 application displayed corrupted windows, failed to load MTP II files, or failed to recognise the MTP II configuration. In addition the Input/Output cable concept is unnecessarily confusing. Finally, the BaseSetups/Modifier is a little complicated and it takes awhile to hit home, even for the seasoned MIDI-head.

So, despite the MTP II's stand-alone skills, PMM-88 and Function Junction owners will be reluctant to trade in their systems due to the lack of Patch transmission facility mentioned earlier. However, for Mac-controlled live set-ups, or networked studios/programming suites, the MTP II's network capabilities are for the moment unique. Opcode's Studio 5 network update should be available shortly after you read this. Assuming Opcode match the MTP II's prowess in this respect, two MTP IIs (2 x £649) are a good deal cheaper than the two Studio 5s (2 x £1,099.95) required to implement networking. If, however, you don't need networking, the Studio 4 offers similar facilities as an interface to the MTP II — paying £169.05 more for the latter buys you stand-alone operation and those 128 Patch memories."

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