Mark of the Unicorn (MOTU) is shipping Fastlane-USB, a 2-in, 2-out, 32 channel MIDI interface for USB-equipped Macs.

FastLane, priced at £59, is available in five iMac colours, as well as black. It plugs into a standard USB port and connects any MIDI device, such as a synthesizer or sampler, to the G3 Mac or iMac for playback and recording with music software.

Two sets of jacks provide 32 simultaneous MIDI channels of input/output. A MIDI THRU button lets users play a MIDI sound module from their MIDI keyboard even when the computer is turned off, without having to reconnect MIDI cables.

The THRU button also provides MIDI splitting from each input to both outputs. Four LEDs indicate MIDI activity. FastLane ships with a USB cable and software drivers, and is compatible with FreeMIDI and OMS, the widely-supported MIDI system extensions for Mac OS.