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    ipad as a MIDI instrument?

    Hi. I have just purchased some software for my desk-top that teaches you how to play the piano. I do have a regular MIDI keyboard to use with this, however, it can be a bit cumbersome to keep having to set everything up and takes up considerable space. I was wondering if there was some way to use my ipad as a MIDI instrument, connected to my PC to use with the software.

    Thank you.

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    Just get the apple camera connection kit. Works like a charm.

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    Webplodder, before spending your money on a camera connection kit, you should wait and see if any member with actual experience answer to say if it can actually be done. The camera connection kit Is intended by Apple to transfer photos from a digital camera or it's SD card, nothing more.
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    You may want to check out this site for midi solutions. I don't know if they do exactly what you are looking for, but they do some cool looking stuff, so it could be worth a visit.

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    The camera connection kit works, I assure you. It's all over the Internet, just google it.

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    It would appear this is worth some investigation.

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    Interesting...but, I sure did get dizzy watching it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blastingas10
    The camera connection kit works, I assure you. It's all over the Internet, just google it.
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    Thanks for supplying the information, Blastingas10, and thanks AQ_OC for the confirmation that it works.

    We do like to be able to confirm solutions here, because we like the information supplied to be complete. Hopefully this is what OP is looking for. It certainly looks like it.
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    It's a great little trick. My USB microphone works through the camera connection kit, as well. A shame that the microphone sucks.


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