I do not know anything about audio consoles nor do I have an iPhone.
My iPod also does not show on the desktop but it is recognized in iTunes, Check if that is the case for your MBP.
Do you have the appropriate boxes checked in Finder Preferences?
See if this support article is of any assistance:
If you have an external HDD, connect it to your MBP and see if it is recognized. If it does not show on the desktop, check Disk Utility.
Have you tried all USB ports? It could be that the problem lies in your MBP.