Check out our list of iPad supported devices see which controllers have been tested and are known to be compatible with Melodics on iPad.
If your controller is not on the list, you may need to check the manufacturer’s website to find out if your controller is compatible with iOS. As the specifications of Apple’s iPads change, this list may also change.
Many MIDI devices are USB powered, but if you receive an error saying ‘Accessory Unavailable. The attached accessory uses too much power’, you may need to use a powered USB adaptor to provide the necessary power.
Some devices require Windows or Mac drivers or specific software to be installed. If this software is not available for iPad, it will not be compatible.
NOTE: Native Instruments Maschine users will not be able to connect to iPad because Maschine 2 software is required to use MIDI mode and is desktop only.
When you connect your controller via a USB adaptor, the order in which you connect your cables matters. To increase the likelihood of a successful connection, follow these steps:
If your controller supports MIDI over Bluetooth, you can connect it wirelessly to play Melodics. To pair your device with Melodics, follow these steps.
If your controller is a supported device it will be selected automatically. If not, you can create a mapping using the ‘Map your controller’ button.
Some devices like the iRig Keys come with a Lightning to USB cable. This can be connected directly to your iPad and used with Melodics. Otherwise, you will need a USB adaptor. There are many options available, but not all are made equal. We recommend using a powered USB adaptor from a reputable brand.
Still having trouble connecting your device? Contact us.
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You can play it with your computer keyboard, but it is a much better experience with access to a MIDI keyboard, pad controller, or MIDI drum kit.
These MIDI devices are connected: