The original MIDI interface for iOS devices - now with CoreMIDI.

Frequently Asked Questions


What is MIDI Mobilizer™ II?

MIDI Mobilizer II is the best MIDI interface for Apple® iOS devices including iPod touch® (3rd and 4th generation), iPhone® 4, iPhone® 3GS, iPad® 2 and iPad®. Use it to connect all your MIDI gear to GarageBand® for iPad® and a host of other iOS CoreMIDI music apps. Here are some apps we like!

Why do I want MIDI Mobilizer II?

Because you can record and play musical ideas, backup your patches, restore your settings and use amazing MIDI apps your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

What is CoreMIDI?

CoreMIDI is the newly developed Apple standard for iOS MIDI apps. An extension of MIDI, the world standard for all non-audio digital recording, CoreMIDI is now the exclusive MIDI system for iOS.

How is the original MIDI Mobilizer different from MIDI Mobilizer II?

The original MIDI Mobilizer was the first MIDI interface for iPod touch, iPhone and iPad and supports apps that are specifically written to use it. Software developers around the world produced amazing iOS apps specifically designed for use with MIDI Mobilizer and Apple iOS devices. Musicians, lighting techs, audio engineers and others were able to make music, backup their settings, control their lighting rigs and more in new, exciting and incredibly portable ways.

MIDI Mobilizer is still the perfect choice for older-generation Apple iOS devices. It’s compatible with iPod touch (1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th generation), iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, iPhone, iPad 2 and iPad. MIDI Mobilizer does not support CoreMIDI.

What kind of apps can I use with MIDI Mobilizer II?

Any CoreMIDI app available on the App Store including synths, samplers, sequencers, control surfaces, lighting controllers, and many other kinds of apps that may even surprise you. Here are a few of our favorites.

What MIDI gear is compatible with MIDI Mobilizer II?

Any gear with 5-pin MIDI I/O, from classic synths to modern controllers and even a lot of Line 6 gear!

Amplifiers
Spider Valve™ MkII
Vetta™ I, Vetta™ II
Flextone™ II, Flextone™ III
HD147®
AxSys, AX2
POD®
POD® 1.0/2.0/Pro
POD® xt/Live/Pro
Bass POD® and Pro
Bass POD® xt/Live/Pro
Stomp and rack effects
M9® Stompbox Modeler
M13® Stompbox Modeler
Echo Pro™
Mod Pro™
Filter Pro™

How does MIDI Mobilizer II connect to my iPod touch, iPhone or iPad?

MIDI Mobilizer II plugs into the 30-pin connector on the bottom of your device. The two included 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 II to the MIDI device of your choice.

What’s MIDI Memo Recorder?

MIDI Memo Recorder is an app designed by Line 6 that records, stores and restores any MIDI data. It saves this data as a Standard MIDI File, which includes all performance information (notes, controllers, pedals, pitch bend, after touch, etc) as well as any special System Exclusive, or "SysEx", information (usually the parameter values of a keyboard or effect unit's sounds and settings). You can send any recorded MIDI file anywhere via email, or to your computer via iTunes File Sharing.




What is MIDI Mobilizer™ II?

Why do I want MIDI Mobilizer II?

What is CoreMIDI?

How is the original MIDI Mobilizer different from MIDI Mobilizer II?

What kind of apps can I use?

What MIDI gear is compatible with MIDI Mobilizer II?

How does MIDI Mobilizer II connect to my iPod touch®, iPhone® or iPad®?

What’s MIDI Memo Recorder?


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