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Adding an Auxiliary iPad to an iPad setup

What is the best way to connect an auxiliary iPad to my current setup, can I run it wired through my existing hub or BT or wireless? I want to control apps on my existing iPad with auxiliary iPad , or, use auxiliary as drum machine or touch surface connected to sessions through ableton link or better ?
I would like to use in conjunction in AUM , Drambo or anything else practical

Thank you for your replies peeps!!!!

Comments

  • Hi. You can use a second iPad as a controller, connected over BT MIDI. Use the BT menu in the AUM connection grid to set it up. (Other methods are available.)

    You cannot connect it through your existing hub. The iPad needs to be the USB master, connected to the hub host port. And one USB system cannot have two masters.

    You can, if course, interconnect the two iPads using audio.

  • wimwim
    edited February 12

    @uncledave said:
    Hi. You can use a second iPad as a controller, connected over BT MIDI. Use the BT menu in the AUM connection grid to set it up. (Other methods are available.)

    You cannot connect it through your existing hub. The iPad needs to be the USB master, connected to the hub host port. And one USB system cannot have two masters.

    You can, if course, interconnect the two iPads using audio.

    You can actually connect the two via a hub as long as one of the devices is connected to the host port of the hub. Two devices can connect over "Network Session". But only two. A third device will not work. The 2nd device just needs a standard USB Lightning cable.

    I've tested this many times.

    [edit] I had a little bit of timing instability when using with a super cheap hub tonight. But I also had a lot of cables connected in weird ways trying to power both the devices.

    [edit 2] be sure to use an official Apple CCK to connect to the host device. I tried with a 3rd party one that works for other things, and it did not work for this. It works fine with the Apple CCK.

  • wimwim
    edited February 12

    That said, Bluetooth Midi works great and is way less hassle in my opinion. Plus you're not limited to only one other device.

  • wimwim
    edited February 12

    I've also had really good success connecting two iPads over ethernet with a USB Ethernet adapter on either end. They're pretty darn cheap these days. The connection is fast and rock stable. One nice thing about that is you can turn off WiFi and Ableton Link will still work. And, if you ever want to expand with more devices, all you need is a small network switch.

  • I'd recommend just using LINK if you can live with separate touch screens for sequencing (which might be better anyway when jamming).

  • I use TouchOSC on my iPhone to control apps on my iPad. It's pretty simple to set up using midimittr to connect via Bluetooth MIDI. Works great for clip launching or hands-on control of parameters. A double iPad setup would work the same, but with more screen real estate.

  • @rs2000 said:
    I'd recommend just using LINK if you can live with separate touch screens for sequencing (which might be better anyway when jamming).

    Agreed.
    In addition I would add that good solid midi connection
    between the iPads goes a long way to sculpting your sound.
    My personal rig has both Ableton Link and hardwired midi flowing between all idevices
    with dRambo as the main sequencer and controller for idevices and external midi hardware.

  • @wim said:

    @uncledave said:
    Hi. You can use a second iPad as a controller, connected over BT MIDI. Use the BT menu in the AUM connection grid to set it up. (Other methods are available.)

    You cannot connect it through your existing hub. The iPad needs to be the USB master, connected to the hub host port. And one USB system cannot have two masters.

    You can, if course, interconnect the two iPads using audio.

    You can actually connect the two via a hub as long as one of the devices is connected to the host port of the hub. Two devices can connect over "Network Session". But only two. A third device will not work. The 2nd device just needs a standard USB Lightning cable.

    I've tested this many times.

    You are right! I found I had to turn Network off/on on the sending device (it's the "radio" icon, upper left in the AUM routing matrix), and maybe select the destination device. Then just route it like any other MIDI. That's pretty neat, and opens up a new avenue for my aged iPad Air.

  • wimwim
    edited February 12

    @uncledave said:

    @wim said:

    @uncledave said:
    Hi. You can use a second iPad as a controller, connected over BT MIDI. Use the BT menu in the AUM connection grid to set it up. (Other methods are available.)

    You cannot connect it through your existing hub. The iPad needs to be the USB master, connected to the hub host port. And one USB system cannot have two masters.

    You can, if course, interconnect the two iPads using audio.

    You can actually connect the two via a hub as long as one of the devices is connected to the host port of the hub. Two devices can connect over "Network Session". But only two. A third device will not work. The 2nd device just needs a standard USB Lightning cable.

    I've tested this many times.

    You are right! I found I had to turn Network off/on on the sending device (it's the "radio" icon, upper left in the AUM routing matrix), and maybe select the destination device. Then just route it like any other MIDI. That's pretty neat, and opens up a new avenue for my aged iPad Air.

    Believe me, I was as surprised as you are when I tried it after someone else had said it worked. In some cases the 2nd device will actually charge if you connect power to the first device's Apple CCK.

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