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M-Audio Oxygen 61 not working with iPad 2.

I just bought an M-Audio Oxygen 61. My idea is to use it with an iPad for live playing. Currently, I own an iPad 2.

My problem is that the iPad isn't recognizing the controller each time I connect it and turn it on. Sometimes it will energize the controller, and sometimes it won't. When it does energize it, I can use it in the app or not get any respone at all (I'm using Sunrizer as an synth app). Sometimes I get that the device is not compatible with the iPad.

I'm using an original camera kit connector to connect to the controller.

Could I be having this problem because of the generation of the iPad? Or is it something else?

Also, if anyone could recommend me live-playing apps that work well with the O61 it would help me a lot! (Not GarageBand, since it doesn't work on iPad 2 anymore)

Thanks a lot!
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  • Hey Diego,

    Thanks for posting!

    The Oxygen 61 is class compliant so you should be able to enter MIDI data into your iOS device. It sounds like you are having some connectivity problems so try connecting the Oxygen with a different USB cable. If you are finding that the iPad is not supplying enough power to the Oxygen consistently, you could look into introducing a powered USB hub into the configuration to ensure that the Oxygen receives enough power to function. It is important to use a powered hub and not a passive hub as a passive hub will not provide power to USB peripherals that are connected.

    If you are still having trouble connecting to that iPad, we should verify that the Oxygen is working properly by connecting it to a different iPad or a computer and testing the data transfer. We can use MIDI monitoring software for this purpose. A MIDI monitor will show you all the incoming data from any MIDI controllers or MIDI interfaces that you have connected to your computer.

    For testing MIDI devices on PC:
    MIDI-OX

    This video will get you set up quickly for Input Monitoring in MIDI-OX:
    Monitoring MIDI Input with MIDI-OX

    For testing MIDI devices on Mac:
    snoize: MIDI Monitor

    On the topic of MIDI monitoring, I would also recommend getting this free application for testing connectivity and data transfer on your iPad called MIDI Wrench. MIDI Wrench will show you the incoming data from controllers that you have connected to your iOS devices like the MIDI monitors above will do for your computer.

    I hope that helps you!
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