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

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by alexjholland, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. alexjholland macrumors 6502


    May 3, 2011
    Bali, Cambridge, Sydney.. anywhere.
    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.

  2. Giuly, Apr 11, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2014

    Giuly macrumors 68040


    I'd get a MIDI interface like the iRig MIDI 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.
  3. ROGERWILCO357 macrumors 6502


    Jul 24, 2009

    can this be used with the Canon 5 and 7D’s?
  4. Cptnodegard macrumors 6502

    Jan 17, 2013
    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

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