Actually, hybrid setups that integrate iPads, computers and other hardware devices are pretty common nowadays. Many of these setups wouldn’t have been possible without a company like iConnectivity and its groundbreaking audio/MIDI routing technology.
In 2011 the Canadian company released its first product, the iConnectMIDI, “the first professional grade, high-speed MIDI interface designed specifically to have plug and play capability between any MIDI controller type device while connected to iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch iOS devices using CoreMIDI”. The rest is history, as they say (make sure to check out our previous article about iOS music production, iOS9 and iConnectivity devices).
In the last few years, other companies have found ways to achieve somehow similar results, purely via software (like the brilliant Audiomux), but the flexibility of iConnectivity’s interfaces is still a winning factor for many users.
ANR friend and iConnectivity experienced user Derek Jones put it through its paces for his own blog, and we’re glad to feature his in-depth review in the following pages (tip: click on the images to zoom them up).