Substitutes for camera connection kit
I would like to connect my MIDI piano to my iPad 2 for use with the Music Studio app.
Rather than buy the expensive camera connection kit, I wondered whether I can use the standard iPad charging cable coupled to a cheap female-to-female USB widget?
I can then connect my MIDI cable to the other side of the widget, at least in theory.
Can anyone advise whether this will work? I'm not sure whether the camera connection kit is simply designed to allow male USB plugs to be connected to the iPad; or whether it does something more sophisticated? In other words is the camera connection kit simply a widget to connect male USB to the standard Apple port connector?
(N.B. I know the kit also includes a card reader for digital cameras; but obviously this is of no interest to me for MIDI connection.)
Also, is there a reasonably priced lead/adapter to connect MIDI DIN devices with the iPad? (I tried using my PC MIDI to USB adapter; but it doesn't work with the iPad.)