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Synthesia iPad doesn't recognize my keyboard.

Posted: 03-06-16 1:20 pm
by opulous
I've bought a cable and connected the keyboard with my iPad, but the iPad doesn't seem to recognize my keyboard.. what's wrong?

Re: Synthesia iPad doesn't recognize my keyboard.

Posted: 03-06-16 1:58 pm
by Nicholas
Which cable?

Re: Synthesia iPad doesn't recognize my keyboard.

Posted: 03-08-16 3:48 am
by opulous
Nicholas wrote:Which cable?
A lightning to USB camera adapter and I had a printer cable

Re: Synthesia iPad doesn't recognize my keyboard.

Posted: 04-19-16 7:08 am
by werderr
Me too ...
I have an iPad Pro with Synthesia, connected to a Yamaha EZ-220 with lightning to USB camera adapter and a USB 2.0 "Printer" cable, but my iPad Pro doesn't recognize my keyboard ???
Is it possible with a iPad Pro or not ?

Re: Synthesia iPad doesn't recognize my keyboard.

Posted: 04-30-16 3:11 pm
by Nicholas
I just tried it and it worked fine for me. Same settings as you: Lighting camera adapter, plain USB cable.


Re: Synthesia iPad doesn't recognize my keyboard.

Posted: 11-24-16 8:39 pm
by mettam
I have the same problem. And is configured the same way as the one shown by Nicholas in his video.

I have a EZ-220 keyboard with a midi to usb adapter into the iPad. I've had this configuration for about a year since I bought it. In the beginning it didn't work, then I got it to work (not sure how), now it isn't working again!

The cable is a 2 part cable. First out of the keyboard is a midi to usb, this plugs into a short adapter usb to lightning cable which plugs into the iPad.

It's so frustrating, I really hope someone has a solution for this.

Re: Synthesia iPad doesn't recognize my keyboard.

Posted: 11-25-16 9:47 pm
by Nicholas
Try the usual procedure to see if the hardware didn't just get itself into a bad state.

If that doesn't help, do you know which brand MIDI adapter you have? Does it look like this one?

Re: Synthesia iPad doesn't recognize my keyboard.

Posted: 12-26-16 10:57 am
by rawbar
Is there a recommended cable? My 11yo has been using Synthesia + ez220 + WIndows laptop for years. He just got an iPad 4 mini for Xmas and would like to replace the laptop with the iPad.

Re: Synthesia iPad doesn't recognize my keyboard.

Posted: 12-26-16 1:19 pm
by Nicholas
Yeah, we've got a set of adapter recommendations on the Keyboards page. Those are the adapters we've heard the most, consistent positive feedback about over the years.