5 Replies Latest reply: Dec 8, 2011 11:36 AM by Josh Kirschenbaum
phobia Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
don't know if I've misunderstood this but the Wifi-MIDI capabilities in OSX and iOS nowdays should let me send and receive MIDI-data over Wifi from say my iMac to my iPad ?

I can set it up in MIDI Studio -> Network, but whenever I try to connect to iPad or iPhone (port 5004 default) it fails.

There is also a "realtime" dropdown in there that should allow me to route signals.

For instance I'd like to, sometimes, just play the Fairlight app straight from my Keyboard already connected via USB to the iMac, and into Logic Pro.

Isn't possible to route that in MIDI Studio to the iPad directly ?

I realize for portable solutions, Camera Connection Kit, or other suitable MIDI-interface is required.

But why doesn't the above work ?

/ J

iMAC Core i5, Mac OS X (10.6.6), iPad, iPhone, MacMini
  • phobia Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Tried creating an ad-hoc Wifi w/o any luck at all. At lease when connecting via WifiRouter, there seems to be a short connection ...
  • phobia Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    just got it working, using ad-hoc - but I had to restart the MIDI Studio again then fire up it up, the iPad identified itself automatically - and Garage Band works fine - quite nice to play and have a hands on screen like that.

    Hope iPad can be used for more controller like apps well say like controlling Logic or Garageband in the same way but run on the Mac (with better sounds).

    Didn't get the Fairlight to sound this way though, dunno why yet.

    / J
  • ceaven Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks so much for following though and posting your solution. I was trying to do the same thing with the Fairlight app on my iPhone. After I created an ad-hoc network, it worked like a charm!

    I didn't need to restart Midi Studio, but it took awhile for the iPhone to appear. Midi Studio seemed to crash a few times after initial setup, but once it finally became stable it worked well. I think the main problem was that the iPhone kept defaulting to my wireless network rather than the ad-hoc one I set up from my MacBook Pro.
  • Aplastic Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm going crazy... I tried anything. The iPad never shows up in the directory. I tried also with  ad-hoc and i also got pings and still nothing in midi studio. When I try manually to set the iPad all I get is an error message after like 5 seconds. I created a new user and also there i got nothing. I made a new location in network. I also tried repair permissions from installion cd and nothing.  What can I do? What do I miss here?  I'm scared to do a fresh install and to get nothing. Please help me out :(

  • Josh Kirschenbaum Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I am having a similar problem. I am running 10.6.7 on a Mac Pro (this problem also shows up in 10.7 on another Mac Pro as well, though...)


    I have an iPhone 4 running iOS 5.0.1 and an iPad 1 running iOS 5.0.1 - both running Lemur (or any other MIDI app- it doesn't matter what's happening on the iOS side of the equation)


    When I open Audio/Midi Setup on the Mac Pro, open the Network section and create a Session, I can see both the iPhone and the iPad in the list of possible "clients" to connect to. Connecting to the iPhone works perfectly, and the Lemur app (or Animoog, or whatever) transmits MIDI successfully to the Mac Pro.


    When I try and connect to the iPad 1, I get a Refused Network Connection dialog box, and it fails to connect.


    There is also another iPad 2 on the WiFi network - and Audio/Midi Setup connects to that iPad perfectly.


    All three devices are sharing IP "space" - i.e. - they all have a 192.168.1.x network IP address, and the two iOS devices are both on the same WIFI network.


    This problem is persistent if I create an ad-hoc WiFi network on the Mac Pro instead of Ethernet.


    Is there some setting buried in the iPad I'm missing?


    Any ideas?? I'm at a loss!!