You may have heard, you may not. IK Multimedia have announced their iRig Keys product today.
This looks like a really interesting keyboard, and it’ll have to compete with the Line6 keyboards and the of course Akai’s offering too.
The package is priced at 75 Euros but is a good bundle for the price:
iRig KEYS comes with 1 free app (download from the App Store): SampleTank for iPhone and iPad FREE. Plus, iRig KEYS includes a serial number for a FREE download of SampleTank 2 L, the ultimate virtual instrument sound workstation for Mac/PC ($129.99/€99.99 value).
iRig KEYS is compatible with iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch (4th and 3rd generation), iPad 3rd generation, iPad 2 and iPad. iOS 4.3 or later is required.
It looks very cool. Check out the video at The Modern DJ.
Well, the solution is here! For about $30, I pieced together a way of establishing a stable connection using the basic iPad cable and a USB extension cord.
Here are the pertinent links for stuff you’ll need:
–If you haven’t jailbroken your iPad yet, you’ll need to do this to get this to work. It seems like there are many decent tutorials on how to do this, like http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/how-to-jailbreak-your-iphone-ipad-or-ipo…
–The USB extension cable:
http://www.amazon.com/USB-Cable-Extension-25FT-Black/dp/B006HDAAC2 Technically this is optional if you want to get this up and running today, but you’ll probably need something like this if you want to use your iPad onstage.
–Get the Cydia App Store and download MyWi:
–I’m using the NLog MIDI Synth app in this video, but this technique should work for any synth app that accepts MIDI: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/nlog-midi-synth/id391268291?mt=8
–And of course, the amazing TouchOSC App: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/touchosc/id288120394?mt=8