Ipad vs. Conventional Hardware costs

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Re: Ipad vs. Conventional Hardware costs

Postby Bitexion » Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:12 pm

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.
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Re: Ipad vs. Conventional Hardware costs

Postby samuraipizzacat29 » Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:12 pm

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.
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Re: Ipad vs. Conventional Hardware costs

Postby sequentialsoftshock » Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:08 pm

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.
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Re: Ipad vs. Conventional Hardware costs

Postby _seph » Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:57 am

possibly of interest to most reading this---

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

Watch on youtube.com


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
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Re: Ipad vs. Conventional Hardware costs

Postby samuraipizzacat29 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:14 pm

nice share!
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