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Is there anyway to integrate an iPad with the desktop version of the AKAI MPC software? Thanks!

I would like to use my iPad with the full version of the akai software suite at the studio I work at. Is there anyway to use my iPad as a midi controller in this software? I noticed the iMPC App, but I'm not sure if that works with the MPC desktop software.

Any advice or tips would be appreciated! Thanks :)
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  • You may be able to with iConnect not sure if this is what your looking for.
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  • Sweetwater understands that integrating modern professional multiple-computer setups with iOS devices and traditional MIDI hardware can be a challenge. That's where iConnectivity's iConnectMIDI2+ comes in. This clever MIDI/audio interface not only supports two computer devices simultaneously (Mac, PC, or iOS) - its onboard Audio passThru technology shuttles digital audio between them with absolutely no signal degradation. Think about the possibilities! A soft synth running on your iPad could act as if it were a touch-controlled plug-in instantiated in your DAW. You could process a software instrument in your DAW through an amp simulator on your iPhone. You could even slave your Mac or PC to your iOS device. Now that's versatility! When you consider its modest pricetag, you can't afford to be without iConnectivity's iConnectMIDI2+!

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  • Hi sorry I wasn't clear. I want to use my iPad like a drum pad. So I want something similar to the visuals of the iMPC software, but I want the recording to be on my actual desktop.

    I'm not looking for a midi device to integrate my iPad in a hardware sense with the iConnect.

    Thanks again!
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  • Hey Mike,

    Thanks for posting!

    In order to do this, you would need a way of transferring MIDI data from your iPad to the computer, like a MIDI interface. You may also need to use an Apple Camera Connection Kit as a means of connecting a USB device to your iPad. The application you are using should also be capable of sending MIDI data out to an external device.

    In terms of using this configuration with the MPC software, you would simply need to select the MIDI interface you use as an Active MIDI Input in MPC's MIDI Preferences menu and it will receive the data.

    I hope that helps you!
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