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iConnectivity PlayAUDIO1U Audio and MIDI Interface

Model: PlayAUDIO1U

iConnectivity PlayAUDIO1U Audio and MIDI Interface
iConnectivity PlayAUDIO1U Audio and MIDI Interface
iConnectivity PlayAUDIO1U Audio and MIDI Interface
iConnectivity PlayAUDIO1U Audio and MIDI Interface
iConnectivity PlayAUDIO1U Audio and MIDI Interface
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About: iConnectivity PlayAUDIO1U Audio and MIDI Interface

The PlayAUDIO1U is designed to support live performances at the professional level. It is a deeply-thought out, bulletproof, fail-proof, and made-to-tour interface that provides pristine audio output as well as comprehensive MIDI connectivity to your whole stage. It’s perfect for control and playback of backing tracks, virtual instruments, or most anything else you can think of that requires computers in a live environment.


  • 2x USB C type ports for connecting computing devices
  • Automatic and manual computer switching modes, for lightning-fast switching between connected computers
  • 2x 2 button  “Control” footswitch selectable input/outputs can be mapped to MIDI functions, control over numerous functions on the interface and/or sending control messages to compatible devices
  • Audio Protection helps stop unwanted noise from corrupt audio sources/files from making it into the audience
  • Auracle software enables you to tailor the PlayAUDIO1U’s settings to your exact needs
  • High-resolution audio - Studio sound quality for the live arena - up to 24-bit/96kHz AD/DA conversion
  • “MIDI learn” from external MIDI devices to control key functions on the interface
  • OLED screen for instantaneous status information and precise control
  • 1U ready-to-tour rack-mountable chassis
  • 12 Balanced panel reinforced XLR outputs
  • Integrated +48v phantom power protection on outputs protects your interface from accidental damage when plugging directly into consoles or stage boxes
  • 1x 1/4” TRS stereo headphone output with dedicated control for convenient headphone monitoring
  • USB MIDI host port, offering up to 8 ports worth of USB MIDI for Class Compliant controllers and/or modules
  • DIN-MIDI port built-in (1 in 1 out)
  • Ethernet MIDI with 22 ports of connectivity for rugged long-distance MIDI connections
  • Comprehensive audio mixing and routing between connected USB computing devices and analog outputs
  • Easy-to-use capacitive touch control and 2 rotary encoders provide software-less control over PlayAUDIO1U’s key features from the front panel
  • 100-240v switching power built-in with Industry-Standard IEC Power Connection

Layers of protection

Being built to tour means that even the little details get thought of.

  • PlayAUDIO1U fail-proofs your show by employing iConnectivity’s famous multi-computer redundancy. It listens to your software and when issues occur it automatically switches computers faster than anyone can hear. It does this by listening to either (or both) MIDI or audio coming from your computer.
  • PlayAUDIO1U introduces a new type of protection with your performance. In addition to listening for software or computer failure, it can listen to the audio streams coming from your computers and through itself. At the slightest hint of an audio problem, it can mute the audio to the main outputs and provide diagnostic information to the operator via its display. This helps protect everyone from bad audio, noise, etc. from passing through the outputs and into the PA system, Monitors, etc.

The PlayAUDIO1U Display - your virtual assistant 

Like your own virtual assistant, the display provides information about what is happening in your world. Enjoy real-time information such as MIDI monitoring and audio levels. The display will also provide you with warnings if computers fail or if there are issues elsewhere in the system. 

With PlayAUDIO1U’s display, getting setup properly and/or diagnosing problems has never been faster or easier. 

Made to tour!

  • 12 Panel reinforced XLR outs - The rear of PlayAUDIO1U is ready for your performance. Plug it right into your snake, loom, or stage box and go. Also, the XLR jacks are reinforced by the chassis, making them stand up better to the rigors of the road.
  • 1U Rackmountable chassis - Pop the PlayAUDIO1U into your rack or use it alone. It is super flexible.
  • Switching onboard power with IEC connector - No wall warts needed! Switching100v - 220v 50-60hz with IEC connection makes PlayAUDIO1U compatible throughout the world! Just plug PlayAUDIO1U in and go.

PlayAUDIO1U is a MIDI maniac

At iConnectivity, we’re been the world leaders and innovators in MIDI connectivity for years now. We’ve put everything we know about MIDI in live performance into the PlayAUDIO1U.

PlayAUDIO1U can act as your chief MIDI manager for your live performance. Connect devices via its built-in 5 pin MIDI Din, USB host port, connected computers, and even on the network via RTP MIDI.

Once everything is connected, It lets you tailor what MIDI goes where and when. For instance, iConnectivity’s powerful MIDI processing lets you easily send MIDI to connected computing devices while only sending one set of program changes to connected peripherals, send all notes off when computer failure occurs to avoid stuck notes, filter out extraneous CC’s, and much much more…

It’s a MIDI beast. iConnectivity’s famous flexibility is built-in.

Bundled software & sounds

  • Big Fish Audio is a developer and distributor of premium virtual instruments, samples, and loop content. iConnectivity is proud to include a special sampler of Big Fish Audio samples and loops that's perfect to jumpstart or augment your production when you register your iConnectivity audio interface.
  • Ableton Live Lite is a fantastic music creation software and also live performance tool. Ableton Live Lite is available upon registration of your PlayAUDIO1U.


  • System Requirements
    • Macintosh
      • Mac OS X 10.11 or later (for Auracle control software)
    • Windows
      • Windows 10 (for Auracle control software)
    • iOS
      • iOS 8 or greater*
      • CoreMIDI compatible app
        • *Apple Lightning to USB Camera adapter required for use with Lightning equipped iOS devices (adapter not included)
    • Android
      • Android 8.0 or higher with USB-C connector
  • Audio
    • Digital Performance
      • 24-bit resolution
      • D-A Dynamic Range: 115dB
      • Supported sample rates: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, and 96 kHz
  • Line Outputs
    • Maximum Output Level -  +16 dBu, 13.8 dBV, 4.9 Vrms
    • SNR -  115 dB (1kHz, BW: 22Hz-22kHz, A-weighted)
    • THD+N -  -112 dB (1kHz, BW: 22Hz-22kHz, A-weighted)
  • Headphones
    • SNR -  110 dB (1kHz, BW: 22Hz-22kHz, A-weighted)
    • THD+N -  -100 dB (1kHz, BW: 22Hz-22kHz, A-weighted)
    • Power -  100 mW per channel, 32-ohm load
  • MIDI
    • 5-pin MIDI DIN I/O
    • Up to 10 MIDI ports (160 channels) per computer device (via powered USB hub, not included)
    • USB Host Port supports up to eight USB MIDI devices (via powered USB hub, not included)
  • USB Host Port
    • Power -  +5V DC, 500mA maximum
  • USB-C Ports
    • Connect to Windows or macOS computer(s), Android or iPadOS devices (USB only, Apple Lightning not supported).
  • Power
    • Input -  100V - 240V AC, 50 - 60 Hz 24W
    • Fuse -  1A Slow-Blow
  • Dimensions (WxHxD) - 19 x 1.48 x 7.87 inch (483 x 37.5 x 200 mm)
    • PlayAUDIO1U is 1u and will fit in standard racks
  • Weight -  8.73 lbs (3.96 kg)

What's in the box

  • 1x PlayAUDIO1U Audio + MIDI interface
  • 2x USB-C to USB-C cables
  • 1x USB-C (female) to USB-A (male) adapter
  • 1x (Each) Type B, G, and F type IEC power cables
  • 4x Rubber feet

UPC: 196288175995

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Warranty: iConnectivity PlayAUDIO1U Audio and MIDI Interface Warranty:

30 Days

Manufacturer's Warranty:

iConnectivity warrants to the original purchaser that this unit is free of defects in materials and workmanship under normal use and maintenance for a period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase. The warranty applies only to registered iConnectivity users that register their product(s) within fourteen (14) days of time of original purchase. 

Manufacturer's Warranty will cover parts, labour and return shipping back to you once repaired. Shipping into the service centre is not covered