To connect your instrument to your iPhone, you can use the following:

  • MIDI via cable connection

  • MIDI via Bluetooth connection

MIDI via cable connection

To connect with a cable, you will need:

Your setup will look something like this:

iPhone connected to digital piano via Lightning to USB Camera adapter and USB to USB-B cable

Step 1: Connect the Lightning to USB Camera adapter to your iPhone's lightning port:

Lightning to USB Camera adapter connecting to iPhone Lightning port

Step 2: Plug the USB A end of the USB or MIDI/USB cable into the Lightning to USB Camera adapter: 

USB cable connecting to iPhone with Lightning port via Lightning to USB Camera adapter

Step 3: If your piano has a USB-B port (often labeled "TO HOST"), plug the USB-B end of the USB to USB-B 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

To connect with Bluetooth, you will need:

  • iOS app

  • MIDI Bluetooth adapter

Your setup will look something like this:

iPhone connected to digital piano via MIDI Bluetooth adapter

Step 1: Connect your MIDI Bluetooth adapter to your keyboard. Depending on the outputs of your keyboard, you will need either a 5-pin MIDI adapter or a USB to host adapter.

Step 2: Turn on Bluetooth from your iPhone's Control Center by swiping down from the top-right corner of your screen and tapping on the Bluetooth icon. If you have an older iPhone, you can access the Control Center by swiping up from the bottom edge of the screen. (All of this can also be done under Settings > Bluetooth.)

Step 3: Open the flowkey app. In the player, tap on "Learn Song" in the top right corner, then on the "Settings" symbol (⚙) in the top left corner, and select "MIDI / Bluetooth Setup" and click on "Configure Bluetooth MIDI" to select your MIDI device.

That's it! Your device will connect and start communicating with your instrument via MIDI and you'll enjoy much smoother note recognition through the wireless connection.

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