Import midi to ipad

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    I bought an iPad to play back midi backing tracks for live performance, thinking that it was time to put my old floppy-disc based setup out to pasture. I've found suitable looking apps - Midi Out, for example - and hardware such as the iConnect midi unit, but I simply cannot find a way of importing my existing midi files onto the iPad. I keep reading that it should be possible through iTunes, but I get a message saying that the files wouldn't sync as they won't play on this iPad. Emailing them doesn't work either. Any ideas? The files are made in either cubase or cakewalk. Mostly they're midi 0, but I've tried format 1 and RIFF formats 1&0 as well.
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    What I don't know about midi files would fill every encyclopedia ever made :))), but - have a look at this thread: http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-help/38822-simple-midi-file-player.html

    It's a discussion about various midi apps. Maybe one of them will work for you? I couldn't tell you if you can sync with iTunes and one of these apps, but I should think that maybe the "Open In..." function might work

    Sorry, but that's all I've got. Good luck.

    Marilyn
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    I heard music apps like Garage Band and Music Studio (paid ver) can read MIDI files.

    It might be worth a try. Maybe others can chime in.
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    You import the midi files into the program which will play them.

    1. Connect your iPad to your computer.
    2. Click on your iPad under DEVICES in the left pane.
    3. Click on the Apps column in the right pane.
    4. At the bottom, under FILE SHARING iTunes lists the apps which can import files.
    5. Click on your midi app.
    6. Click on ADD, bottom right.
    7. Select the files you'd like to add.
    8. Smile
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    msandrin,

    Thanks for the guidance. Now on to some midi creativity, I hope.

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