iOS4.2 and Midi?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by poloponies, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. gatearray macrumors 65816

    Apr 24, 2010
    Yes, this is going to be a killer feature!

    Building Core MIDI right into iOS was a great move by Apple, and this looks like such a better alternative to the Line 6 MIDI Mobilizer device and/or the DSMIDI wi-fi solution.

    I already use the Camera Connection Kit to plug in a USB condenser microphone (the BLUE Yeti) to the iPad for multitrack recording and it works great.

    There are loads of great synth and sequencer apps already in existence that could benefit from this capability, with more to surely come, and I for one can't wait!
  2. tekchic macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2010
    Phoenix, AZ
    I'm excited about this as well. Looking forward to using the iPad as a digital keyboard for recording simple riffs/melodies/chords. Then pulling back into Garage Band to add as a track would be pretty slick. I'm no pro, more of a "tinkerer" -- but it'd be pretty fun.

    Still haven't figured out which synth app would be the best to do this though.
  3. poloponies thread starter Suspended

    May 3, 2010
    All I know is my coworkers are going to be hearing my 1-man Kraftwerk tribute in the coming months.
  4. lethalillness macrumors member

    Apr 18, 2010
    Long Island, New York
    This is a smart move for Apple to jump right in with MIDI into an iOS device especially now that all these DJs are putting iPads into their rigs. This is just going to bring more DJs and now producers too. I'm very excited for this to hit!
  5. Piggie macrumors G3


    Feb 23, 2010
    I have a Roland Midi Controller Keyboard:

    Pretty sure it's this one:

    It has a Midi out on the back of it, so it can control something that makes sound.

    Is there yet any connector and software for the iPad, so I can plug into the iPad one of the normal large Midi DIN plugs in, and use the iPad to make the sounds (Like a Synth Box) and then of course, use the headphone out jack to a pair of speakers to hear the sound.
  6. Amazing Iceman macrumors 68040

    Amazing Iceman

    Nov 8, 2008
    Florida, U.S.A.
    I have a Roland USB to MIDI adapter. i wonder if it will work through the CCK as well.
    And which apps currently support MIDI ?
  7. PBG4 Dude macrumors 68020

    PBG4 Dude

    Jul 6, 2007
    Don't know which apps support MIDI, but I do know that if your Roland USB/MIDI requires drivers to work on a PC/Mac, it will not work on iThings.

    I have an Axiom controller with USB hookup I'd love to try, but like you, I need to know what program would support it. Then I'd have to pick up the CCK.
  8. Piggie macrumors G3


    Feb 23, 2010
    Just to say, my Roland Midi Controller Keyboard needs nothing to work

    Well, apart from a few AA batteries :)

    I see on Ebay you can buy a Midi adaptor for the iPhone/Touch/iPad, but I guess an app has to be written that will take external midi commands/inputs rather that the touch screen as the input method.

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