iOS (iPad, iPhone) MIDI Interfaces

Best iPad/iPhone MIDI Interfaces: Here we take a look at the various interfaces available for iOS Gadgets such as iPad & iPhone. Its easy to make music using your iOS device (such as iPad & iPhone) using iPad/iPhone MIDI Interfaces.


iOS is a mobile operating system developed and distributed by Apple Inc, originally developed for the iPhone, but now supports several other Apple devices. If you want to use your iPad or iPhone to make music, you need a MIDI interface that will help you connect your keyboard (and other equipment) to the iOS device.

There are many musicians who swear by Apple products when it comes to creating music. When it comes to making music, Apple’s iOS devices are natural performers. Now its easy to turn your iPhone, iPad, or iPod into a mini-studio that you can use for writing, recording, and performing music, on the go.

You just need an interface/dock to connect your music instruments and microphone to your Apple device (you’ll also need a recording software).

Here are some easy-to-use guitar interfaces, portable PA systems, and a variety of iOS-compatible gear that will help you get the most out of your iDevice.

iOS MIDI interfaces can convert your iPhone/iPad into a a mini production studio (provided you have the right gear) that will allow you to record, playback, and edit music from anywhere. These Midi interfaces allows you to connect your keyboard, electronic drum kit, or any other MIDI instrument to your iDevice. Combined with apps like GarageBand, these interfaces are a songwriter’s dream as you just have to hook it to your iDevice or computer and start playing on the keyboard to create music.

iOS Gear for Recording

With the Rode iXY stereo microphone, you can turn your iDevice into a miniature audio recorder, just by plugging the mic into the dock connector. The Tascam iM2 and Tascam iM2X can capture your ideas with brilliant sound quality thanks to their own built-in condenser mics and preamps.

The iRig PRE allows you to connect any microphone to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. The interface comes with two free apps: iRig Recorder and VocalLive. With these apps, you can easily record, edit, and add effects to your vocals.

IK Multimedia iRig Midi for iPhone/iPod touch/iPad

IK Multimedia iRig Midi for iPhone/iPod touch/iPad

The IK Multimedia iRig is an inexpensive device that helps you create music your iPad/iPhone. Its ligthweight and comes with 3 MIDI ports: IN/OUT/THRU, read more…

iOS Gear for DJs / Live Sound

Hate the little speaker docks that you use to play music?

Check out Samson’s portable PA systems that have iPod docks and plenty of power. To really get the party going, try out the Numark iDJ Pro, a DJ controller that lets you mix and scratch tunes from your iPad’s music library.

iPads are even showing up in professional sound reinforcement applications.

Pop your iPad into the Mackie DL1608 Digital Mixer and use Mackie’s Master Fader app to create mix snapsnots, channel presets, and even record mixes to your iPad.

Want more flexibility? Connect a Wi-Fi router to the DL1608, and you can use your iPad to control your mix from anywhere in the venue. It allows multiple iPad support, which means your bandmates can adjust their own monitor mixes directly from the stage.

Also Read: Best midi interfaces

Practical & Does the Job Well

Musicians like these devices because they’re practical, sound well and also work very well. These work both with audio and MIDI at the same time on your iOS device. Its also a quick way to record all your demos on your iPad / iPhone.

Many have a high-end audio interface for their studio, and use these iOS midi interfaces for creating/recording music on the go!

So go ahead and make music with your iPhone/iPad.

Great deals on ‘Made for iOS’ products, from speaker docks to audio interfaces and controllers

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