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iPad Music by Mark Jenkins

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Chapter 4

MIDI Interfaces

MIDI interfacing for controlling notes, patch changes and other parameters is still commonly found on musical instruments, and the serial communications protocol used by MIDI is readily handled by the iPad.

The Line 6 MIDI Mobilizer was the first MIDI interface for the iPad to hit the market and is currently on Version II ($70) which supports Core MIDI (any old Model 1 units still available should be avoided). MIDI Mobilizer II remains an obvious choice for anyone who wants to add MIDI to an iPad.

The interface itself is tiny, barely larger than an Apple Camera Connection Kit adapter, although finished in black and featuring nothing more than a dock connector on the front and MIDI In/Out stereo mini-jack sockets on the ...

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