Does your iPad have trouble properly hearing you? In some instances, your iPad microphone won't reliably detect the notes you are playing. Connecting your instrument directly to your iPad will help detect your playing more reliably.

To connect your instrument to your device, you can use:

  • MIDI via cable

  • MIDI via Bluetooth

MIDI via cable connection

You will need:

Your setup will look something like this:

Step 1: Connect the Camera Connection Kit to your iPad's lightning port (or 30-pin port for older models):

Please note: If you have an iPad Pro with USB C then you can skip step 1 and 2. You only need the USB B to USB C cable. Just plug it directly into the USB C port of your iPad.

Step 2: Plug the USB A end of the USB cable into the Camera Connection Kit: 

Step 3: If your piano has a USB B output (often labeled "TO HOST"), plug the USB B end of the cable into it. You need a USB 2.0 cable for this.

If your piano has a 5-pin MIDI output, plug the IN and OUT ends of the cable into it.

That's it! Open flowkey and play away with a flawless recognition of notes!

MIDI via Bluetooth

You will need:

  • iOS app

  • MIDI Bluetooth adapter

Your setup will look something like this:

Step 1: Connect your MIDI Bluetooth adapter to your keyboard. Depending on the outputs of your keyboard, you will require a 5-pin MIDI adapter.

Step 2: Turn on Bluetooth from your iPad's control center. (This can also be done under Settings > Bluetooth.)

Step 3: Open the flowkey app. In the player, tap on the "Settings" symbol (⚙) in the top right corner, select "MIDI / USB," and tap on "Configure Bluetooth MIDI" and select your MIDI device.

That's it! Your device will connect and start communicating with your instrument via MIDI. Enjoy a much smoother note recognition through a more convenient, wireless connection.

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