Midi keyboards? and Apple Devices?

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I'm a podcaster and a sound designer and I am interested in purchasing a midi keyboard that I can use to manipulate samples. Does anyone have any experience with Midi keyboard hardware, or software? Whats accessible and what should I take into consideration? The ability to control and manipulate any audio that I create, is the main function that I am interested in. I use my mac for all of my audio editing, and it would be very much preferred if the keyboard worked with some app on OS X. I might consider interfacing with an IOS device, if I have no other options, but I hope that won't be the case. Thanks for any feedback.



Submitted by david s on Tuesday, December 1, 2015


I have an M Audio 88 keys midi keyboard. I use a camera connection kit to connect it to my Ipad. On the iPad, I can use it with iGrand Piano and Garage Band. I’m sure it will work with other apps as well as on the Mac but I haven’t treid.

HTH and good luck.

Submitted by Chickpowermusic on Friday, October 25, 2019

Hello. I'm just learning what's possible in terms of recording on the iPhone, and was wondering if anyone is using a midi keyboard with the apps mentioned above? If so, do you connect it through a camera connection kit, or in some other way? Also, is there a manual somewhere for Gig Daddy that I'm missing? It's so accessible, but I can find nothing online with a detailed description of its features. Probably under my nose, and I'm missing it. Thanks!

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Friday, October 25, 2019

I heard and have used the edirol midi controler. Note I don't think this is the same as a midi keyboard as such. But at the time in 2005 it worked quite well. If edirol still makes those try one.

Submitted by Remy on Friday, October 25, 2019

I have a Komplete Kontrol !61 from native Instruments. It works quite well. I wonder if it would work as an IOS MIDI keyboard. It's connected via USB, so one would expect with the proper connections it just might.

Submitted by Daniel Angus M… on Friday, October 25, 2019

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I have a Roland Quad Capture audio interface, to Sampson studio monitors, and a Roland. A500Pro MIDI keyboard. It all works with Logic very well. Logic is pretty easy to use and there's an email list called Logic Accessible or something similar.