The first of its kind, MIDI Mobilizer™ is the most portable MIDI system ever. Connect it to an Apple iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to play, record, and backup MIDI information any time, any place.Learn more
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What is MIDI Mobilizer™?
MIDI Mobilizer is the original MIDI interface for Apple® iOS devices. It connects your MIDI gear to your Apple iPod touch®, iPhone® or iPad® so you can play, record and backup MIDI information any time, any place.How is MIDI Mobilizer different from MIDI Mobilizer™ II?
MIDI Mobilizer supports iOS apps that are specifically written for it and Apple® iOS devices. It does not support CoreMIDI, which is the newly developed Apple® standard for iOS MIDI apps. MIDI Mobilizer is the perfect choice for older-generation Apple® iOS devices. It’s compatible with iPod touch® (iPod touch 3rd and 4th generation, iPod touch 2G, iPod touch), iPhone® (iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS), iPad® and iPad 2®.
MIDI Mobilizer II supports CoreMIDI. Learn more about MIDI Mobilizer II.Why do I want MIDI Mobilizer?
Because you can:
The first prototype of MIDI Mobilizer was shown as a proof of concept at the June 2009 Apple Worldwide Developer Conference. This example showed that this type of product could be used to control sound settings, such as selecting Variax models or Vetta II presets.
That's a big list. It includes every MIDI-capable keyboard, amp, effect, and miscellaneous piece of audio gear since MIDI was introduced, in 1983.
POD X3 Live and Pro currently use USB for all transferring of sound presets. A future update is planned that will enable individual presets to be sent and received via MIDI sysex data, which would also be usable with MIDI Mobilizer.
Does MIDI Mobilizer come with MIDI cables?
Yes, it comes with a pair of five-foot, five-pin Planet Waves™ MIDI cables.
Planet Waves provided the high-quality MIDI cables that are included with MIDI Mobilizer. Planet Waves was also a key partner in the initial development of the MIDI Mobilizer software, and participated with Line 6 at Apple's developer conference presentation in June of 2009.
MIDI Mobilizer plugs into the 30-pin connector on the bottom of your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch. Two Planet Waves cables (each with a 2.5mm 3-conductor jack on one end, and a standard MIDI 5-pin DIN jack on the other) connect MIDI Mobilizer to the MIDI device of your choice.How can I use MIDI Mobilizer to back up the settings of my Line 6 gear?
Most Line 6 products with MIDI In and Out can back up and restore settings via Sysex commands. Please download your product's user manual for specific explanations of this process.
MIDI Memo Recorder will capture and record all MIDI data that can be stored within a Standard MIDI File, which includes all performance information (notes, controllers, pedals, pitch bend, after touch, etc) as well as any System Exclusive data (usually the parameter values of a keyboard or effect unit's sounds and settings). It does not record System Real Time messages, which include Active Sensing and MIDI clock and control, since these are also not recorded (or needed) in Standard MIDI Files.
Virtually unlimited. Since the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch have very large amounts of memory, and MIDI data is very small, running out of room is nearly impossible.
This can be accomplished by simply playing any MIDI file out your computer's MIDI interface and right into MIDI Mobilizer, and record the data directly into MIDI Memo Recorder. It will capture and time-stamp all of the data, and be able to play it back exactly as it was received.
MIDI Memo Recorder can run without MIDI Mobilizer; however it won't be possible to send and receive MIDI data (since this requires a hardware interface). MIDI Memo Recorder will temporarily display a message that the MIDI Mobilizer is not connected, but this can be dismissed in order to use MIDI Memo Recorder's other functions (i.e., emailing already recorded Standard MIDI Files, renaming, moving, or deleting Memos, etc).
MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) is what musical instruments and electronics use to communicate with each other. Drum machines, synthesizers, digital pianos, samplers, and computers can all communicate via MIDI.
A MIDI-enabled device (like a MIDI keyboard) sends MIDI data to computers and musical instruments. This data is simply a set of instructions, not musical sounds, and it can be used to control computers and musical instruments in a variety of ways.
MIDI is used mainly by musicians to create music but it has a wide variety of applications. Ringtones to movie scores, theme-park rides to Las Vegas fountains, MIDI affords incredible freedom and flexibility.
Whether you're a musician, a production designer, a gamer, a network administrator, or just interested in making your life easier, MIDI can provide you with incredible flexibility.
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