I sent Andy a message saying I was thinking of getting a USB/MIDI cable (Icons passim) to help with transcribing music I have composed.
He replied, with what I took to be a photo of his home studio, saying "Hi Nick, this is what I have, it's a focus rite Scarlet 2i2, a nice simple piece if kit. Also on top is a mac interface (called dodocool) which gives a few more USB B and C slots."
I have had a look at the 2i2 on the manufacturer's website and it doesn't seem to have MIDI. I am very intrigued by being able to play my bass and guitar into it though, and record and process them.
Maybe I would be better off with the 4i4 (https://focusrite.com/en/usb-audio-interface/scarlett/scarlett-4i4)?
I will ask Mr Mulford what he thinks. (Note; also ask him about bundled software.)