iConnectMIDI: Connect MIDI Controller to iOS

SAN FRANCISCO - iConnectivity announced Thursday iConnectMIDI, a device that allows musicians and producers to connect their MIDI device to their iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. The company claims that it is the first MIDI interface compatible with Apple’s CoreMIDI technology that was introduced in iOS 4.2 late in 2010.

The device features two mini USB ports, one standard USB host port, and two sets of I/O MIDI ports. While the projects will ship in February, we saw it being demonstrated with a variety of MIDI controllers (keyboards and pads), which were then used to play several iOS apps on iPhone and iPad, including synths and other iOS keyboard apps.

iConnectMIDI is also “very low latency” - in fact, we weren’t able to detect any latency in the demonstration at the company’s booth, but we’ve yet to test it independently. Behind the performance are what the company claimed are the best chips used to control the various bridges in the device, and that performance carries a price tag of US$179.99.

As mentioned above, the company expects to ship the device to retailers in February, with larger quantities shipping in March.

iConnectivity is showing at Kiosk 23 in Booth 246 at Macworld.


The front of the device features the USB ports and LED indicators for data


The back of