What’s this got to do with music making, you might wonder? Quite a lot, as it happens, for the iPad’s Camera Connection Kit adds a USB port to your Apple tablet. And if you plug a USB 1 audio interface into this, you may very well find that it works with your music making apps.
The stipulations are that the interface has to be class-compliant (work without its own drivers under OS X) and require less than 200ma of power (otherwise you'll need an external supply). Also, only software that uses Apple’s CoreAudio API will work with it.
There could be more good news to come now we know what Apple iOS 4.2 will feature CoreMIDI. This may mean that you’ll soon be able to connect a MIDI keyboard via the camera kit - watch this space for more details.
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