I have been using MG2 in the iPad for some time with harmonica and mic input - it works great. I also play a Midi Harmonica called the Lekholm DM48. This is a wind synth with breath sensors and no reeds. On the DM48 I developed a gizmo called the Mini PitchBender, a small joystick device that gives accurate bends of 1, 2, 3 semitones. Here’s a demo (from a minute in):
I figured I should be able to use the Mini Pitchbender in Midi Guitar2. I just tried it tonight:
- Plugged the Mini PitchBender into a USB hub along with my iRig audio interface, and plugged them into my iPad via the Camer Connection Kit. So they are all now interlinked.
- Mic went into the audio input of the iRig
- Opened MidiGuitar2 in the iPad. The audio got converted to Midi sounds, as always - but the joystick did nothing at all.
- There is a dialog in MG2 called Midi Pedal. I enabled that, and it showed ‘Mini Pitchbender Joystick’. However, there was still no effect on the internal synth sounds.
I then chose the Midi-Out function of MidiGuitar2, and loaded an external synth. On the synth’s Midi Inputs it showed both Midi Guitar2 and the Mini Pitchbender. I could play the synth sounds via my mic and MG2, but got no effect at all from the Mini Pitchbender.
I know it and the lead are working, because they immediately bend pitch in conjunction with the DM48 playing through synth apps in the iPad.
I assume I’m doing something wrong, or have omitted some step in MG2. Can anyone help?
Thanks in advance, BP