Thanks for the reply, so what's the trick to getting it working?
- iPad 12W adapter plugged into the wall
- USB cable from the wall to the iTwo
- iPad Lightening cable from the iTwo to the Connection kit
- Connection kit plugged into the iPad
When using the Connection Kit, the iPad doesn't see the iTwo (iTwo blue light flickers).
If I remove the connection kit, the blue light turns solid and the iPad can see/use the iTwo.
What am I missing?
OK so I purchased the iTwo because I thought it was designed for the iOS music universe but am now worried it's not.
I have an iPad, the iTwo, a MINILAB USB MIDI Keyboard and the Apple Connection Kit.
How do I connect those so I can control the iPad with the keyboard and get high quality audio out from the iTwo?
Does that make sense?
The iTwo is an MFI device, so it is for sure designed for this. However, I don't see anywhere on the Arturia website that the keyboard is designed for use with an ipad.
I may not have been clear in my previous response, but I don't know if that matters at this point. There are 2 usb connections on the back of the iTwo, one for power that would go to a wall wart. The other MFI port connects to the ipad via the camera connection kit.
I think your problem is that you need 2 usb connections via the camera kit, one for the iTwo, and one for the KB. I do not know if that is possible on an ipad, or if there is a dual usb port camera kit available. The iTwo accepts a midi connection using a traditional midi in/out plug, and there are adapters that take usb to midi i/o, but I don't know if your kb supports that. Thats a question for Arturia.
The last part of the question is does the software you are using on the ipad support all of this. Most apps and hardware configs that I have come across are really just scetchpad type applications. Work out some basic song structure, then transfer to a daw for finishing. Sounds like you are trying to get full studio production, and you may just be hitting a platform limit in trying to get functionality that the ipad doesn't have.
Thanks for the reply, comments below...
1. Arturia MINILab
I've been using the MiniLab with the iPad (via the connection kit) for months without issue, works with everything so far (I have a lot of apps).
2. iPad Sketchpad
That's kind of how I use the iPad, as a sketchpad and an instrument and record into my DAW.
3. The wrong device
Wrongly, I thought I could connect the Mac to the iTwo, the iPad to the MFI port, and it would:
- Allow the use of a MIDI controller via the connection kit
- Supply power to the iPad
- Record the iPad outputs into a DAW digitally
Wrong on all three counts, my fault!
I'm beginning to see there isn't a device that allows that workflow.
3. The wrong device
There's a mac in there too? Your problem is that you are trying to sync the iTwo to 2 separate pieces of hardware. Not sure that there is any studio interface that will do that.
What about hooking the keyboard up to the ipad as a controller, and the iTwo up to the mac with a daw running. Then take the headphone out of the ipad into the analog ins of the iTwo to record to the daw? It seems really convoluted, but may work.
But now I have to ask the question for my own curiosity. Why not just record to the mac if you have all this stuff hooked up together?
I think you're spot on there Matt. There are some interfaces that support multi client ASIO drivers....but all those do is allow you to use an interface with more than one app at the same machine. AFAIK there's no interface that allows simultaneous connections to more than one
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