Is Midi Automation and Backing Tracks with just an IPAD?

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  1. Najka

    Najka Meow-core

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    Is it possible to use only a Tablet/Ipad to run a show? Having the Ipad play backing tracks and send out midi signals to change patches on an Axe FX. The rig only needs to change patches on 1 unit.

    I was thinking of using IRig Midi 2 or Line6 Midi Mobilizer to send midi out:
    http://line6.com/midimobilizer/mm/
    http://www.ikmultimedia.com/products/irigmidi2

    Using a DAW type app to load the backing track and send it out the headphone jack Click and backing tracks panned opposite, use a splitter cable, one goes to FOH and the other to the drummer.

    However I'm not sure if there are any DAWS for Ipad that can send midi automation.

    Is anyone using a similar setup? Thoughts on how to make this work?

    Thanks!!
     
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    inaudio Hack Fraud

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    Found this app with a quick Google search:

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/showone-pro-backing-tracks-tool-for-musicians/id983764757?mt=8

    I have no experience with it and based on the product page it looks like it might not have terribly extensive MIDI-support. It's at least worth giving a shot!

    In addition to that I know that Cubasis and Auria Pro have MIDI support. I think that you should be able to configure either one of those to do what you want. If you invested in an audio interface, you'd also be able to use the DAW apps to break your backing tracks into stems and send those through individual outputs. It's not cheap, but the iConnectAUDIO4+ has pretty much all the audio and MIDI I/O you'll need and it'll charge your device as well.
     
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    I did a lot more research on this, it doesn't seem like it would be a very reliable set up. I'm scratching the idea for a Mac Mini + interface. We have a the XR16 for in ear monitoring which will still be controlled with tablets. The idea was to get rid of the computer all together but the mac mini with a small LCD mounted inside the rack is the answer. A lot more expensive but we will get the control we want.

    The idea was to use the IPad to control backing tracks, midi on Axe Fx and control the XR16 in ear mixes. If anyone still knows how to make this work, feel free to leave input. Could still be good information
     

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