iPad <--audio/MIDI --> DAW?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by quixotic, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. quixotic macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2003
    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    #1
    Anybody doing this? If so how? Right now, I have a camera connection kit, a USB-to-midi cable, and an 1/8" stereo jack going to the i/o ports on my sound card. Seems a bit bulky with a lot of converting going on.

    Be cool to just connect the iPad straight into USB and have it show up in Logic Pro to send/receive MIDI and audio...
     
  2. mofunk macrumors 68000

    mofunk

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2009
    Location:
    Americas
    #2
  3. quixotic thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2003
    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    #3
    That's the thing. Very few of those devices have a digital i/o, let alone digital i/o plus MIDI. The one or two that do, have mic pre's, headphone, L/R RCA's etc. which could be useful, but not for me. The best I've seen to date is this:
    http://tascam.com/product/iu2/

    But still, it seems weird to take all the data off the iPad (essentially via a USB connection), convert it to standard MIDI and SPDIF, then plug those signals right back into another sound card, which converts it back to a data stream which goes into an USB port. Seems like a whole lot of running in circles to get a Mac to trade data with an iPad. I'd love to cut out the middle man.
     
  4. wilycoder macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2008
    #4
    Get the TouchOSC app. Learn about the OSC protocol if you don't already.
     
  5. bobobenobi macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2010
  6. quixotic thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2003
    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    #6
    Basically I want to use the iPad as a sound source (various iPad synths) with performances played on the iPad, or with external controllers controlling the iPad. I will be playing the iPad in realtime, while monitoring it thru Logic where I can apply FX, hear it in the mix etc. So hifi, low latency for midi & audio i/o.
     
  7. champ01 Guest

    #8
    Have a reason for a second iPad for...

    [​IMG]

    And a third iPad...

    [​IMG]

    The best studio mic which can be powered by the iPhone and iPad
    [​IMG]
     
  8. quixotic thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2003
    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    #9
    If I could...

    I'd just have this:
    [​IMG]

    Where my iPad connects to the Mac with the dock-connector-usb cable and the only thing I'd have to buy is maybe an iOS app.
     

Share This Page