We tested it out yesterday at a picnic with 4 musicians and it worked great, our timing problems are resolved as we move towards a jam with 20 musicians! * I gave high notes for communication and documentation even though none was needed, it's just that the 'field is required'.
I use a beat step pro as the main brains of my set up with hardware. i can now connect all my gear to the 10 way midi thru splitter and still have open spots for other gear when i jam with friends or acquire more gear:}. i plugged it in and my gear into it the day i got it and have had no problems with midi signals or audible noise from the unit.
shipping took 2 weeks as is expected from taiwan.
it is exactly what i needed for my hardware set-up.
thank you jack! and greetings from the mountains of colorado.