Details of coreMIDI in iOS 4.2

Great detective work by Peter Kirn of Create Digital Music.

2. USB MIDI support for class-compliant devices, using the iPad Camera Connection Kit’s USB adapter


And on power requirements:

There’s one significant caveat to USB connections: the Camera Connection doesn’t carry a lot of current, so devices may require an external power source.

I tested this with my iPad, and it happily powers my Axiom 49 keyboard.  I’m sure it will power most other USB controller keyboards.

Imagine setting up your phone as a high quality sampler in a musical pit or on a stage.

This is the single biggest music on the iPad story about to happen.

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Author: Will Kuhn

I teach music technology to high schoolers. I do some other stuff too. @willkuhn on Twitter.

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