• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    works if you have power

    • Written by from Silver Spring

    I was frustrated by the lack of connectivity on this device with both an ipad 1 and ipod touch 4G. One slight movement, and it would lose the connection. However the secret apparently is to have it plugged into a power adaptor. I use one of those micro usb connectors plugged into an ipod power supply or the adaptor for my irig mix works. Hope this helps someone!!

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works As Advertised

    • Written by from VALPARAISO

    I bought the iRig MIDI interface directly from an Apple retail store after reading all the reviews. The most common complaint was its flaky connection to the iPad. I agree. I solved that by using a $16.99 30-pin 4-foot "Charge and Audio" extension cable purchased elsewhere (Amazon) (because Apple unfortunately doesn't sell one at this writing - I asked). The extension cable has the "old" style male end that includes latching ears so it firmly locks into the iPad's dock connector. Inadvertent disconnection is eliminated. Good little device, does what it's supposed to do, and I'm happy with it,

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    loose connection easily. Impossible to use, expecially in a PRO way.

    • Written by from milano

    If you have in mind the "plug and play " concept forgot it. Simply, the cheap device loose connection, i mean i can't play more than then seconds, then loose comnection you must tu unplg, re plug and lot of times nothing happens again. Ibought it just for the good idea of usb power and the midi, but doesn twork at all. . I have ipad camera connector too, and it works perfect, yes not real midi, not auxiliary power but it works perfect. I returned my irig midi to the store. Totally disappointed.

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome MIDI interface

    • Written by from Montreal

    As a synth developer, I own all the available MIDI interfaces for iPhone/iPad: Line 6 MIDI Mobilizer I and II, Yamaha i-MX1, iRig MIDI, and Apple Camera Connection Kit. The iRig one is better than the other for multiple reasons: it uses Core MIDI, so it's compatible with most apps, it's the only one with a MIDI thru. Also, there's clear white on black labels that identify each port. I recommend this. Also, it has a USB port so you can recharge your phone while using MIDI; it's the only one that does that.

    67 of 69 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    For Midi Interface, it works.

    • Written by from New hope

    I've used this interface many many times in live performances. It works. However, it doesn't make a solid connection. I use electrical tape to secure it in. Also has trouble charging using any cables longer than the included one (which is like 6 inches long), so it needs to be charged before you start playing. I blame the not charging issue on Apple's hardware though. You should be able to use any USB 2.0 compliant cable, but for some reason it wants something more..

    81 of 82 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    This is good product

    • Written by from London

    This is good product

    25 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I-junk indeed

    • Written by from Ottawa

    it takes a lot of patience to get the connector to take a solid connection to an iPad or anything else. For the first hour I thought the device was defective, it worked its just poorly constructed and the design is very cheap. Tight balancing act to keep the connector turned on with all the wires hanging out. This will cause you a lot of frustration when there is slight movement and the irig connection is lost. I sent it back.

    113 of 133 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Connects to all MIDI Keyboards

    • Written by from Berrien Springs

    There's a lot of pro MIDI gear out there that doesn't have a USB port, iRig MIDI has real MIDI cables to connect your iPad to any MIDI keyboard/device. Quick setup, fast load.

    Works great with the iKlip, to hold your iPad and cables.

    75 of 90 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    iRig MIDI review

    • Written by from San Diego

    First of all, let me point out that the device works. However, I think they should have called it the i-junk MIDI. The device is shakey at best when plugged into an iPad/iPad2. It doesn't make a solid "locked in" connection. If you move the ipad in the slightest way that causes the cords to move around, the iRig MIDI moves enough out of place that it loses the MIDI connection. Also, the provided USB-micro cable that is supposedly used to charge the device is smaller than my pinky finger. So that makes it nearly impossible to plug it into anything. Once you've figured out a way to finagle your setup so you can plug it in, all of my iOS devices (iphone/ iPad) say "NOT CHARGING". So after all that, it doesn't even work. I tried it plugged into a USB port on my computer and also with using the usb/AC adapter that comes with the iPad. I then tried a different, longer USB-micro cable. Still Nothing.

    150 of 170 people found this useful