M-Audio's MIDISPORT 1x1 provides your computer with one MIDI input and one MIDI output port, each supporting 16 MIDI channels.
MIDI stands for “Musical Instrument Digital Interface” and is the protocol used by MIDI keyboards and other devices (sound modules, sequencing software, virtual instruments, etc.) to communicate with each other. This interface’s Universal Serial Bus (USB) connection assures reliable and speedy transfer of MIDI data to and from the computer.
Furthermore, the interface is portable, self-powered, and can be conveniently attached to your computer’s USB port without requiring computer disassembly or an external power supply. MIDISPORT 1x1 is class-compliant, which means that Windows XP and Mac OS X can use the device without any driver installation.
Simply connect MIDISPORT 1x1 to your computer using the supplied USB cable and you will be up and running in no time.