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Re: Ipad vs. Conventional Hardware costs

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:12 pm
by Bitexion
How do you connect a midi keyboard to the ipad? I just got one for christmas. I know you can use regular midi keyboards to play it, but it doesn't register knob messages? At least not when sonicstate used the Sledge synth to play iPad synths in the samplr/ipolysix review. He couldn't make the keyboard do anything but note on/offs. True?

I've seen ppl demonstrate how they control their entire mixing console with an ipad app, so..why not.

Re: Ipad vs. Conventional Hardware costs

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:12 pm
by samuraipizzacat29
it all depends on the individual apps. I'd grab midi monitor and see what messages are coming out of your controller. Then check the individual apps manuals for what cc's can control what parameters.

Re: Ipad vs. Conventional Hardware costs

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:08 pm
by sequentialsoftshock
Bitexion wrote:How do you connect a midi keyboard to the ipad?

Either using the iPad camera kit + a USB hub if the controller takes too much power, or you could buy the iRig MIDI.

Re: Ipad vs. Conventional Hardware costs

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:57 am
by _seph
possibly of interest to most reading this---

here's a vid showing how to give the Alesis iO Dock USB inputs



the iO Dock is a great interface for the iPad, but the one glaring exception that I find is that it only had a USB device out to connect to the computer and there is no way to directly connect a USB MIDI controller to it, but now there is this easy hack

Re: Ipad vs. Conventional Hardware costs

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:14 pm
by samuraipizzacat29
nice share!