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MIDI in & out from lightning

edited February 9 in Support and Feedback

I’m using the Lighning cable to send MIDI to my Macbook and Ableton, I use the MIDI IDAM system, I find it quite reliable (I have an iPad air 2 and bluetooth is not working well).

I’d like to be able to connect a USB keyboard to the iPad but I lack a lightning input of course.
I have a camera kit cable.

How can I go around this?
Would a lightning splitter like this work for both charging + receiving MIDI from the keyboard + sending MIDI to the computer with IDAM?

Thanks! :)


  • Just realised I could simply plug my MIDI keyboard to Ableton and route the signal back to the iPad.
    Answering my own question :p

  • IPad > camera connection kit > usb cable > usb hub uplink port
    Keyboard > usb hub
    Mac > usb hub

    Should work, I think.

  • Thanks Wim. Pluging the usb keyboard to the Macbook and having an empty midi track in Ableton which routes midi back to the iPad actually works like a charm, and it's less devices, I travel a lot so this matters :)

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