How is it possible that the ml:1 does not need any drivers?

The drivers are already integrated into your operating system – the ml:1 uses the USB Audio Class 1 which was introduced in 1998 and is natively supported by all common operating systems (Windows XP/7/8/10 and higher, Mac OSX 10.5 or higher, FreeBSD 9 or better, most current Linux based distributions).

This means that the ml:1 simply works out of the box and NOTHING has to be added to get the ml:1 up an running (no drivers, no software), just wait until you computer enumerated the ml:1 as an audio device, then use it!

Tablets supporting this audio interface class can f.e. easily be converted into a shock resistant cart wall, jingle player or simple playback system.

Does the ml:1 work with my iPad or iPhone?

Yes! Using the USB adapters provided by Apple (typically called Camera Adapter or Camera Connection Kit), the ml:1 can be connected to many mobile Apple devices.

The following mobile devices from Apple have been tested with our ml:1:

  • Apple iPad (iOS 5 or higher) + Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit
  • Apple iPad Air + Apple Lightning to USB Camera Adapter
  • Apple iPhone5 + Apple Lightning to USB Camera Adapter

Simply connect the ml:1 with your mobile Apple device using the corresponding USB adapter – and the audio output will instantly be routed to the outputs provided by the ml:1.

Does the ml:1 work with my Android phone or tablet?

Yes and no – it depends on your device and the Android kernel version currently running on the device. Unfortunately, there are (too) many different Android devices with slightly different firmware/kernel versions out there, so it’s not possible to give a reliable compatibility list here. The ml:1 is USB Audio Class 1 (UAC1) compliant, so it will work with any device supporting UAC1. Officially, Android does NOT YET officially support UAC1, but there are modified firmware/kernel versions supporting UAC1.

Can I combine multiple ml:1s?

Yes, you can combine multiple ml:1s using the Aggregate Device function of OS X. In your Utilities folder on your Mac you find the AudioMIDI Setup application. Open it and click on the + sign in the bottom-left corner of the app. Click on „Create Aggregate Device“, name it and select it. Enable the checkbox „Use“ for each ml:1 you want to add.

For further details, follow the link to the Apple Support Page:

Does the ml:mio support 56ch and 64ch MADI frames?
(AES10-1991 with varispeed or 2003 revision of madi standard)


Is there an official MADI TP standard?

Up to now, there is no official MADI TP standard but a working group has been formed by the AES (AES-X213) to extend to currently valid AES10/MADI standard.

The MADI TP interface of the ml:mio complies to already available and widely spread MADI TP dialects on the market (e.g. by DiGiCo and Soundcraft).

Can individual channels be routed to different outputs?

No. The ml:mio can only convert, route and split complete madi streams.

What is the color coding of the output leds?

Each color indicates a different connection type:

  • green: BNC
  • red: optical
  • white or blue: twisted pair (TP)

Depending on the selected routing, the led of each OUTPUT indicates the color of the selected input. E.g. if the BNC input is routed to the TP output, the led of the TP will have a green color.

The color coding of the twisted pair interface shows the currently configured TP mode (DiGiCo or Soundcraft).

Does the ml:mio work on 115VAC voltage outlets?

Yes. The ml:mio is equipped with an autosensing switch mode power supply specified from 100-240VAC, 50/60Hz.