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#2378553 - 01/27/15 03:28 AM iPhone / iPad as MIDI Controller for AvantGrand N2
andythefiredog Offline
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Registered: 12/29/14
Posts: 18
If youve seen my previous threads, I made the decision to go with the Yamaha AvantGrand N2 and I'm very happy with my choice!

The one area I'm having issues with is getting MIDI working with my iPhone. What is like to be able to do is have an app on my phone that plays MIDI files but outputs them to the N2 to use it's tones and speaker system.

I have an iPhone 6 Plus, the N2 and the iConnectMidi1 module that is designed from scratch to be lightning compatible. Meaning, I'm not using a work around with the camera connection kit over usb, but an actual module designed for iOS.

It could just be the apps I've happened to try. Does anyone have an serious suggestions? I don't mind purchasing something like Symphony Pro ($12.99) my one issue is that its iPad only and I'd like something iPhone / iPad compatible, if possible.

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#2378567 - 01/27/15 04:25 AM Re: iPhone / iPad as MIDI Controller for AvantGrand N2 [Re: andythefiredog]
spanishbuddha Offline
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Registered: 11/08/09
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Does it work the othe way? Play on the N2 to control something like CMP Grand on the iPhone. If it does, I'd suspect the apps are not outputting midi.

#2379730 - Yesterday at 05:40 PM Re: iPhone / iPad as MIDI Controller for AvantGrand N2 [Re: andythefiredog]
andythefiredog Offline
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Registered: 12/29/14
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Sorry for the delay.

So far it hasn't worked the other way but it's most likely the apps I'm using.

Hoping for someone to share apps they've definitely done this with, and like using.

I want to connect and play midi files from my iPhone and have them be generated by the N2 with it's tone and speaker system.

#2379759 - Yesterday at 06:51 PM Re: iPhone / iPad as MIDI Controller for AvantGrand N2 [Re: andythefiredog]
David Farley Offline
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Registered: 10/27/13
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Loc: Illinois
I did a quick search to see if I could find something cheap that does this. The first review on this one says the reviewer is using it to control a Disklavier, which sounds like almost exactly the thing you're looking for. It's freemium, though and will keep bothering you to upgrade. Something like Symphony Pro might be more useful.


#2379797 - Yesterday at 08:24 PM Re: iPhone / iPad as MIDI Controller for AvantGrand N2 [Re: andythefiredog]
andythefiredog Offline
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Registered: 12/29/14
Posts: 18
Yes, I'm going to end up buying Symphony Pro no matter what. It's just that SP is iPad only.

#2379881 - 24 minutes 0 seconds ago Re: iPhone / iPad as MIDI Controller for AvantGrand N2 [Re: andythefiredog]
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Have you verified that you can at least drive the N2 with "something" that sends MIDI data into the N2's MIDI port? Just as a sanity check that at least the N2 is setup properly to receive MIDI and plays MIDI OK?


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