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I have been using Helix connected to my iPad (triggering audio apps using Helix footswitches to send commands)

 

I am also considering getting a keyboard, and if I do I'd love to be able to use sounds and synths on the iPad, and have the audio all routing back via Helix to my FRFR.

 

So the question is : if I connect the keyboard to Helix using Midi DIN, will that Midi data get to the iPad via the CCK? (I know the resulting iPad audio will get to Helix ok, that's fine) 

 

Thanks for any pointers.

 

Tim

 

P.S. if anyone has an iOS device, look at some of the looping apps, they are very powerful (Quantiloop, Group The Loop, Loopy HD) and you can set Helix footswitches to control it.

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Helix is a class-compliant MIDI interface, which means that the answer to your question is almost certainly YES.

 

I use my Helix as the only interface in a home studio. MIDI gets in from my MIDI keyboard connected to MIDI in, and audio gets out from the computer just fine.

 

IT will be the same with an iPad.

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I have been using Helix connected to my iPad (triggering audio apps using Helix footswitches to send commands)

 

I am also considering getting a keyboard, and if I do I'd love to be able to use sounds and synths on the iPad, and have the audio all routing back via Helix to my FRFR.

 

So the question is : if I connect the keyboard to Helix using Midi DIN, will that Midi data get to the iPad via the CCK? (I know the resulting iPad audio will get to Helix ok, that's fine) 

 

Thanks for any pointers.

 

Tim

 

P.S. if anyone has an iOS device, look at some of the looping apps, they are very powerful (Quantiloop, Group The Loop, Loopy HD) and you can set Helix footswitches to control it.

Hi Tim,

 

You might find this useful:

 

http://www.ikmultimedia.com/products/irigmidi2/

 

This would also give you access to all those whacky soft synths in GarageBand beside your loopers.

 

I only use the on screen keyboard on my iPad. I can still edit/create patches and ideas using Arturia iMini, which get ported across to my iMac and can be loaded into Mini V in Analogue Lab for serious use with Logic Pro X.

 

Oh, yeah. I even have Loopy HD on my iPhone.

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