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Ipad midi keyboard

Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:07 pm
by Infinite Beat
Hi!

I tried the Pianist Pro app for iPad.
It can be used as a wireless midi keyboard which I connected to my new MacBook Pro via WLAN.
Everything works great when it comes to playing VST instruments in Cubase 5.5.2. Playable and ok latency.
There are just one big problem - When I try to record midi, the notes gets stuck in the beginning of the midi event and also gets negative lengths of about -63000.0.0. The notes all gets recorded but with strange length values (start and stop).

I tried to record in GarageBand just to see if my settings on the iPad app was wrong or the connection server program on the Mac but here it worked really well.

Have anybody tried this app and how can I make it run on Cubase too??

Does anybody have other suggestions of iPad apps that works well in Cubase as midi keyboard.

I have a Novation Remote SL 61 so I'm not stranded. I just wanted to be as mobile as could with this setup.

Best Regards
Mikael Andersson

Re: Ipad midi keyboard

Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:08 pm
by NorthWood MediaWorks
What's your MIDI time stamp set to in your preferences?

Re: Ipad midi keyboard

Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:17 pm
by thinkingcap
NorthWood MediaWorks wrote:What's your MIDI time stamp set to in your preferences?
Isn´t that Windows only?

Re: Ipad midi keyboard

Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:19 pm
by NorthWood MediaWorks
thinkingcap wrote:
NorthWood MediaWorks wrote:What's your MIDI time stamp set to in your preferences?
Isn´t that Windows only?
You may be right, not up on the Mac side of things... a victim of forum convergence? ;) :oops:

Re: Ipad midi keyboard

Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:33 pm
by Infinite Beat
No midi timestamp in a Mac. I'm new in the Mac world and thought of that at first to... :)

This is driving me nuts since GarageBand records the midi good it without any problem.

Re: Ipad midi keyboard

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:06 am
by curteye
Infinite Beat wrote:I tried the Pianist Pro app for iPad.
Aloha Infi

What's the velocity sensitivity like on it?
Could a player use it for jazz or classical work?

TIA
{'-'}

Re: Ipad midi keyboard

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:12 pm
by Infinite Beat
The velocity depends on where you play the keys. If you play in the "upper" part of the keys the velocity becomes lower than if you play further down (on the screen).

It might work for you, but I'm not a great keyboardist so I won't make a promise. But it's sure worth a try.
Hopefully someone can tell us how to get the recording to work in Cubase. Anyone??

Re: Ipad midi keyboard

Posted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:47 pm
by Infinite Beat
The pianist pro was updated and it works through OSX Network Session Midi which solved the problem.
Now it works great. Very portable and not space consuming but of course not for everyday use in the studio. A must have app for ipad!
//Mikael