MIDI support on iOS and Android
Comments after Jari’s lecture suggested it would be a good idea to have pointers to various control devices that work on mobile platforms. Here is a summary what can be done on iOS 4.2 onwards via Core MIDI.
People have found 3 ways to use MIDI on iOS:
- Specialized hardware interfaces such as iRig MIDI or Line 6 MIDI Mobilizer II enable to connect the iThings to MIDI devices (MIDI Thru supported)
- Some MIDI devices can be plugged in to the USB input of Apple Camera Connection Kit. Sites such as http://iosmidi.com/devices/ keep track on what works.
- Core MIDI also supports to send MIDI data from a computer wirelessly. The wireless method is the preferred way for OSC.