Pre-order now: double the choice for iPhone and iPad MIDI interfaces
The Core MIDI API was built into the Apple devices' software at the tail end of last year, and since then we've seen a whole host of new apps that make the most of the musical power that the shiny pieces of kit have straight out of the box. But what if you wanted to use all the new functionality of these apps with your favourite MIDI keyboard and existing mobile MIDI interface? You'd have been out of luck.
No longer, thanks to Line 6's MIDI Mobilizer II and IK Multimedia's iRig MIDI, both available to pre-order today from Dolphin at £55 and £60 respectively.
They're both designed for the latest and greatest iOS devices (but work with older ones too), and take full advantage of all the developments in Apple-centric mobile music than we've seen since the first batch of iPhone interfaces.
Both companies have free apps for use with their new hardware too. For the iRig there's Sampletank Free and iRig MIDI Recorder Free, and for the MIDI Mobilizer II there's the MIDI Memo Recorder.
Plus, of course, both releases are fully compatible with Garageband for iPad and over 50 other apps already compatible with Core MIDI.