View Full Version : New Lightning iPad: Camera Connection Kit, or Micro-USB adaptor for MIDI keyboard?

Apr 11, 2013, 11:38 AM
Having just received my new 64Gb iPad Retina with Lightning and having upgraded to the iPhone 5 recently, I'm all Lightning'd up.

Now I have the joyous task of spending £100 to replace my 30-pin HDMI adaptor and SD card reader, whilst buying a 30-pin adaptor for my Phillips dock.

I'm also interested in connecting my USB MIDI keyboard to my iPad.

Would I be best off buying the Micro USB adaptor to do this; or the USB camera connection kit?

I'm guessing as the square-shaped USB adaptors tend to have a normal USB at the end, it will be the camera kit. Any clarity in terms of their power capacity would be useful information too though.


Apr 11, 2013, 09:56 PM
I'd get a MIDI interface like the iRig MIDI (http://amzn.to/10Xv6pd) and a 30-pin dock to Lightning adapter.

The Micro USB adapter won't work, as it isn't a host interface. If anything, then the Camera Connection Kit.

Apr 30, 2013, 11:32 PM
can this be used with the Canon 5 and 7Dís?

May 10, 2013, 05:23 AM
Like Giuly says, the microUSB adapter won't work. Just because you can physically connect something doesn't mean it will work.

Also, no need to buy any "made for iDevice" MIDI interface thing. Standard USB MIDI cables work just fine with the correct USB adapter, aka the USB camera adapter. Not called a kit anymore, each adapter (usb(sd) is now sold separately :S