There are several ways to transmit MIDI data between iPad/iPhone and Mac/PC – MIDI over WiFi, special devices like iConnect MIDI. Some apps recently supported MIDI over Lightning/30-pin USB cable. Thats the one that you use to charge your iDevice. But there were no universal solution that allowed to connect let’s say MIDI designer and Ableton Live without noticeable latency.
Now there’s a universal solution.
Here’s how it works:
1. Install MIDI LE for Mac from developers web site
2. Install MIDI LE app for iOS
3. Connect your iPad/iPhone to computer via regular Lightning-USB or 30pin-USB cable.
4. In the music app put the MIDI out (or MIDI in) to MIDI LE app.
4A. If you need more complex MIDI routing inside iOS use MIDI Bridge app
5. Enjoy low-latency connection
PS There’s no solution for Win yet, only for Mac. But maybe it also would be released soon.
PPS And please don’t forget to support developer of this great apps by donating. Developers web site link
by Matthias Frick
midimittr is a simple utility to deliver the experience of low-latency MIDI over Bluetooth LE to CoreMIDI compatible iOS-Synths and applications as well as MIDI over USB*. To achieve this, midimittr is routing the virtual ports of supported applications to Bluetooth and/or the USB Ports. If your favourite application was working with MIDI over WiFi in the past, it will most likely work with midimittr.
Bluetooth over MIDI is supported in iOS 8+ and a feature of OS X Yosemite 10.10+.
For more information please check out the support page.
*For MIDI over USB please download the tool from the support page.