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It is a technique to use an iPad as a Wireless Midi Controller with Pro Tools (Here is the tutorial on how to do it on a PC). One of the major advantages of this technique is obviously that it sets a VERY PORTABLE WIRELESS MIDI CONTROLLER. One of the other advantages is that it allows you to use some really creative midi interface that does not exists yet elsewhere than with a virtual interface… One simple example could be the iPad application “NodeBeat”.
- Download RTPMidi http://www.tobias-erichsen.de/software/rtpmidi.html
- Create an ad-hoc network. (There is plenty of tutorial on how to do that on the internet. ;) )
- Connect the iPad on the ad-hoc network you just created.
- Launch rtpMIDI.
- Click on the “+” button right under “My Sessions”
- On your iPad, open a Midi application. (*)
- On the rtpMIDI window, you should now see your iPad’s name under “Directory”. Select it and click “Connect”. Under the Session block, click “Enabled”. You should now see under “Participants” your iPad with the latency to communicate with your computer.
- Open Pro Tools. Create a new session with an Instrument track and an instrument plugin on it.
- Make sure that you find your rtpMIDI Session name under “Configuration > MIDI > Input Peripherals” and that the box is tick.
- All should be good !
(*) For your interest : I used iPad applications “Midi Studio” and “Node Beat”. At the time I downloaded then, they were free. I found them via the other iPad application “appsfire” which regroups some nice deals (free-for-a-day, etc) under the Music section. Midi Studio is a great MIDI application for those searching for a virtual keyboard which can handle velocity.
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