which mixer?

I have read through some of the mixer suggestions on this site. I'm still getting confused.
Here's what I am trying to do.

I'm using an Impulse 61 to an iPar Air 2. The iPAD is my sound module for live performance.
I and not recording anything.

I also use a Yamaha MOX8 and a Hammond XK5.
I need a stereo mixer that will accept the iPAD's lightning cable to charge it and accept audio. I don't want to use the headphone output of the iPAD. Then the mixer needs at least 2 inputs for the other 2 keyboards.

Is this even possible?
any help is appreciated.
Thanks
Paul

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  • Don't have a specific mixer recommendation but don't think you'll find one that will allow you to charge the ipad, send audio and allow you to plug your MIDI controller in. The K-Mix might do it all.

    You'll need the newer camera connection kit that allows charging and a USB hub. Plug the hub in the ipad. Plug your MIDI controller and USB enabled mixer into the hub.

    There are lots of usb mixers out there but I'm not entirely sure which are class compliant.
    https://www.sweetwater.com/store/search.php?s=usb+mixer&Go=Search

  • @syrupcore said:
    Don't have a specific mixer recommendation but don't think you'll find one that will allow you to charge the ipad, send audio and allow you to plug your MIDI controller in. The K-Mix might do it all.

    You'll need the newer camera connection kit that allows charging and a USB hub. Plug the hub in the ipad. Plug your MIDI controller and USB enabled mixer into the hub.

    There are lots of usb mixers out there but I'm not entirely sure which are class compliant.
    https://www.sweetwater.com/store/search.php?s=usb+mixer&Go=Search

    Good point, pretty sure nothing is going to do all that, and charge the ipad. The CCK that charges is probably the key to the puzzle.

    The kmix looks cool because it is a digital mixer, with recall, and effects.

    Another one to look at, very compact, and pro, for performing keyboard players, is the Radial Key Largo. 3 stereo inputs, USB i/o, and midi. What is interesting to me is that it has a bus effect send/return, for sending different amounts of each keyboard to a reverb, or delay. Also interesting is what isn't there: no eq, which saves a lot of space, and isn't usually needed for keyboards.

    radialeng.com/keylargo.php

  • Key Largo looks like the business. One thing to double-check though: under the USB connection it says 'Requires Drivers'. They might only be required for Windows. The driver page only has a Windows driver anyway. http://www.radialeng.com/radial-drivers.php

  • Yup. Driver only required for Windows. I'd still verify it works with iOS before plunking down the cash. From the manual:

    USB TYPE-2: High quality USB I/O for Mac or PC. Drivers required for PC . If using with a Mac, the Key-Largo is plug-and-play, with no drivers required

    http://www.radialeng.com/pdfs/keylargo-manual-web.pdf

    Presuming it works with iOS, I think you could skip the USB hub. Plug your Impulse into the Key Largo with a standard MIDI DIN cable and it will pass it on over USB. So it would just be the charging CCK connected directly to the Radial.

  • +1 for Apogee Duet for Mac/IPad

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