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MOTU Fast Lane USB MIDI Interface Hybrid CD Win/Mac

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The MOTU FastLane installs in seconds and opens your computer to a world of music software. A unique MIDI thru button allows you to play to your gear even when your computer is turned off without havi... Read More

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The MOTU FastLane installs in seconds and opens your computer to a world of music software. A unique MIDI thru button allows you to play to your gear even when your computer is turned off without having to disconnect cables. The audio interface is engineered to operate with multiple USB devices. In/out status lights for each port provide easy monitoring of transmissions. No power required. Includes USB cable.

MOTU and Apple have been working closely together to ensure a smooth transition to Tiger (Mac OS X 10.4) for you. Tiger compatible versions of MOTU products are now shipping. In some cases, you may need to download the latest driver package or software update.

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3.8

(based on 4 reviews)

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5.0

Good Deal

By Daniel Cairney

from Minneapolis, Minnesota

Simple, effective, low cost, need i say more? Have 2 set up on a hub, NO latency, runs smpte fine, Have a very questionable trick setup and it runs just dandy w/no flaws, drops, ect. Don't understand why others have problems. Win/7 get driver update at motu. No big deal.

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1.0

No output on mac os x (10.6.8 and 10.7.x)

By jorge opaso

from santiago

I recently bought this device and I can't get any output from it on snow leopard. I make tests on lion too, and... the same problem. Even, I used two differents computers. Many people have the same problem, many, and MOTU does nothing about it. Why they still selling it? I really feel cheated.

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Software Driver is Flakey

By James

from Arlington, TX

I purchased this device w/ the intent of utilizing the THRU function so that I didn't have to have my Logic Pro 9 DAWS running to use my external Roland synth. I installed everything per the instructions. Mac Core MIDI recognized the unit right away and allowed easy configuration as it always does. Logic Pro 9 initializes to Core MIDI at start up, so it saw the MOTU also - no prob, right? Wrong. The interface work one time (first time); allowing MIDI IN/OUT/THRU to my external synth from my keyboard and Logic Pro. But after that one time, the unit stopped working w/ Logic Pro or Garage Band or anything from my MacBook Pro. The THRU function still worked fine between the keyboard and the synth; but no MIDI data from the computer. Core MIDI still recognized it though. Waste of money. I purchased because I have the MOTU 8pre that works very well and I expected the same of this item, but was sadly mistaken. MOTU has a serious USB/MIDI driver flaw in Mac OS X. Returning unit and will try an M-Audio unit instead.

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4.0

Keep It Simple Stupid

By Nico

from Brooklyn, NY

As far as MIDI interfaces go, they tend to have most of the same features. That?s why the MOTU Fastlane is so good, it provides the basic features of a MIDI interface (good compatibility, MIDI through) and package it in a small, portable, easy to set up interface. It?s small enough to toss into a keyboard bag or a backpack, and since it doesn?t have any power supply, it?s ideal for using with a laptop or to bring over to a buddy?s house.

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