Midi over Network Session between iDevices
I have a couple of older devices that aren't useful for much any more. I got to thinking that maybe I could use my ancient iPad 2 as a midi sequencer only - sending to my newer devices. I have Apollo Midi, and it works great for midi over Bluetooth, but the iPad 2 is too old to work with it.
So, that got me to trying to get "Network Session" midi working. Yes, I know that it's subject to latency, etc. but I have some ways of minimizing that, and kinda just want to geek out and get this working.
I'm stumped though. I can't get any of my iDevices to recognize network midi. Using MidiFlow, I can see that apps are sending out to the network session. I just can't get any other devices to pick up on that.
There are dozens of videos and tutorials on how to use an iDevice as a midi controller for a Mac or PC, but I haven't found anything about how to go device to device. I'm wondering if its possible. What I want to do is send midi out to "Network Session" on one device (like an iPhone) and receive it on another (like an iPad) on the same wireless network. I've ruled out my router blocking the traffic by routing through a simple access point, with no firewall or routing, and only the two devices connected.
No big deal. Just checking if anyone has any insight before I find myself sniffing network packets, etc. Which I really don't have time for but will almost certainly not be able to stop myself from diving into. IT OCD is a force to be reckoned with and I am weak...