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Re: Audio/MIDI USB interfaces for the iPad/iPhone etc

PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:15 pm
by ManFromGlass
I had to do an all battery powered gig this summer including the PA.
I was running two mics into Quantiloop running a few tasty FX then passing it back out to the PA.

I bought the Zoom U-24. It’s a fantastic interface and very versatile. Battery life was good but I turned it off between sets so can’t say how long they last. It’s not as solidly built as say the H4N so I wish there was a plastic case for it to protect it during travel like there is for the H4N.

2 mics/Zoom/latest CCK/iPad Pro
while sending the outputs of the Zoom to the PA and headphones and the H4N recorder.

Re: Audio/MIDI USB interfaces for the iPad/iPhone etc

PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:42 pm
by codypmack
First post here - HI EVERYBODY. Made an act after seeing this iOS section of the site.

Currently running ALL sounds / synths / drum samples from iPad Pro 2 into Ableton 10.

I'm using the Zoom U-24 with the USB 3.0 CKK+ and a 30w USB-C (macbook pro) power block. The Zoom handles Audio OUT from the iPad, Audio IN from my guitar (Hi-Z ch.1), and MIDI IN from Ableton.

Connected to the laptop is a Focusrite 2i4 for audio IN from U-24, Audio OUT to a Mackie ProFX8 Mixer/amp/speakers, MIDI OUT to the U-24, plus all the MIDI hardware IN. Routing and recording is handled in Ableton.

I will also occasionally use my old iPad 4 for Touchable Pro (insane ableton control app) or Expression Pad MIDI OUT to the synth on the iPad Pro.

It's taken about 2 years to get this right... but it's finally working to the point I'm satisfied. The sounds + instruments available on iOS are not only high quality, but usually cost 1/10th what they would on PC.

Re: Audio/MIDI USB interfaces for the iPad/iPhone etc

PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:37 am
by protman
smntk wrote:
BillB wrote:The X25 is "class-compliant" which is why it works with the iPad. It doesn't need any drivers for Windows 7/10, not sure about XP but the chances are that you can plug it in and it will work.
Actually, I just rummaged through my files and found soemthing called:
AlesisPhotonX25-usbfix_v1_04.zip - which mentions WinXP in the readme file.
Don't remember using this, so you would be on your own. I will PM you with a link.

Bill

Hi, Bill.
I'm looking forward for the PhotonX25USBfix_v1_04.zip file. Do you have it? If so, will you send a valid link for downloading it? I'm driving crazy looking for it in internet!
Thanks a lot.

Any chance I could get a copy of AlesisPhotonX25-usbfix_v1_04.zip and any related files as well? I just picked up a used photonx25 on ebay and it still has the old firmware. Thanks!

Re: Audio/MIDI USB interfaces for the iPad/iPhone etc

PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:07 am
by BillB
Here you go Protman - and welcome to the SOS Forum

https://www.soundonsound.com/forum/view ... 83#p641542

:D