i-MX1 is a MIDI interface cable which enables iPad / iPhone to be connected to any MIDI instrument. What makes the i-MX1 unique is that there are also dedicated apps for Yamaha synthesizers which will expand the functions of your instrument. The Faders & XY Pad MIDI Control app controls your synthesizer’s sounds by sending MIDI control change messages from the iPad. The Keyboard Arp & Drum Pad is an app that transmits notes to the synthesizer. You can even edit the sound of a Motif XF or MOX using the large display of iPad!
Of course, the iMX1 will work with any MIDI instruments, and any Core MIDI compliant Apps on the market. For example, you can practice the piano songs using a digital piano and Notation App, record your drum pattern using an electronic drum kit and music production apps, or play a variety of sounds using synthesizers and virtual instrument apps. All these combinations can be realized in many ways by using i-MX1 and instruments.
Looking for something a bit less expensive than the iMX1? Check out these alternatives:
- iRig Midi - uses the dock connector for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch
- Midiface II Thru or MidiLink Mini - uses the camera connection kit to connect to your iPad, also works with any Mac or PC