Has ANYONE made an iPad dock that uses lightning?

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Has ANYONE made an iPad dock that uses lightning?

Postby griffin avid » Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:57 pm

All the ones I see still use the multi-pin (larger) connector.
I luvs the new Behringer one, but alas it seems to also use the older ports from iPad gen 3 and earlier.

I have the AKAI Synthstation 49, which is very cool and I use a small adapter, but I wish someone would make one that is specific to the lightning port.
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Re: Has ANYONE made an iPad dock that uses lightning?

Postby Stab Frenzy » Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:43 am

I'm sure they will come out eventually, but redesigning a product to change the connector takes time, and most manufacturers would likely have unsold stock of the 30 pin models that they'd focus on selling first.
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Re: Has ANYONE made an iPad dock that uses lightning?

Postby Hugo76 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:53 am

Behringer are supposed to offer a lightning version as well, although I couldn't find it on their website. It's announced here, though:
http://www.kvraudio.com/news/behringer- ... ions-21363
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Re: Has ANYONE made an iPad dock that uses lightning?

Postby griffin avid » Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:37 pm

I heard Apple switched to the lightning connector and didn't tell anyone it was coming.
Good job Apple. And worse, it's a switch for no reason. It's a smaller point that seems even MORE fragile and bound to disconnect during a critical moment. I can sorta grasp the no-USB stance, but really.

I'm glad to hear the same Behringer solution I had my eye on is still the lead choice.
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Re: Has ANYONE made an iPad dock that uses lightning?

Postby UltimateOutsider » Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:34 pm

griffin avid wrote:All the ones I see still use the multi-pin (larger) connector.
I luvs the new Behringer one, but alas it seems to also use the older ports from iPad gen 3 and earlier.

I have the AKAI Synthstation 49, which is very cool and I use a small adapter, but I wish someone would make one that is specific to the lightning port.

Oh, so it is possible to use a Lightning iPad with the Synthstation, then? I do have a lightning-to-30-pin adapter, but never having seen the AKAI in person, I wasn't sure if that would be enough. It might be a future purchase.
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Re: Has ANYONE made an iPad dock that uses lightning?

Postby griffin avid » Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:10 am

It works great. The ONLY problem is, well actually there are two problems....

1) The adapter I use now, is the one square piece so it's small,
http://store.apple.com/us/product/MD823 ... in-adapter
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It leaves the iPad sticking a small amount out from the upright shelf it slides onto. It's not the most secure fit and sometimes 2) when I get to banging around on the apps with virtual drum pads, it disconnects so you have to be a little delicate. When it disconnects, the iPad switches to its internal speakers and the replugging it in, does not reset and start using the synthstation audio outs. You have to close the app and restart it.

That's why I want an actual dock- for a more secure fit. This IS functional, just not optimal. I would NEVER gig with this solution EVER. There are ones like this, with a short cable between that might work better since there will be wiggle room...
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But again, it wouldn't be a snug fit to the synthstation.

3) My newly added 3 complaint is, the synthstaion isn't any more compatible with AKAI apps than other controllers.
WHAT?!!!! You'd think knobs and sliders would have some kind of function in the iMPC, but no. The drum pads trigger but in a seemingly random (MPC users know about this) assignment and is NOT Mapped to the iMPC software. You can MIDI-Learn, but it's note-by-note, which doesn't make sense for a KEYBOARD sold by the same company that makes the DAMN APP! Maybe some future update will enhance the experience, but for now, it's lacking.
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Re: Has ANYONE made an iPad dock that uses lightning?

Postby madtheory » Sun Dec 29, 2013 3:45 am

Hmm, I don't think the wired adaptor above will work, it won't carry the audio will it?
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