I've spent a number of years putting up with a MOTU Microlite 5-in 5-out MIDI interface that required drivers to run it and the flakey performance, regular freezing and crashes that occurred. A recent spate of crashes sent me scurrying to the Internet in search of what I thought by now must be rewritten Windows drivers. Alas the exact same troublesome driver was all that was on offer and I decided to investigate an alternative unit.
Imagine my surprise to find this 4-in 4-out driverless plug and play little gem. Having downsized slightly on my hardware I now didn't need the extra 16 in and out channels. It worked instantly out of the box and the LEDs showing MIDI activity for each in and out meant that its features were much the same as the MOTU but at a fraction of the price of the MIcrolite. What's not to like?
Pros Well made sturdy design, driverless, bus powered, 64 MIDI channels, fantastic value for money.