Is the connector type the only thing preventing the use of iconnectmidi2+?

Can the iconnectmidi2+ be used with the OP-1 if an adapter is used for the input on the face of the iconnectmidi2+?

I found an adapter on eBay, so just wondering if anyone has tried it, or knows if it will work.

Nope, iconnectmidi2+ will not function as a USB MIDI host.

Thank you!

but the OG iconnectmidi will :slight_smile:

Nope, iconnectmidi2+ will not function as a USB MIDI host.
Are you shure? I thought this was the whole point of the iCM2+? Has anyone tried to connect the OP-1 to the iPad USB input on an iCA4+ or iCA2+ and can tell me if the OP-1 can then receive MIDI notes with velocity send to the iCA MIDI In?

It doesn’t:
https://www.operator-1.com/index.php?p=/discussion/241/is-it-me-or-does-the-iconnectmidi2-suck

I’ve done a lot of research on this. There’s not much on the market for this function, unfortunately. My solution is to use a raspberry pi with the aconnect terminal command to route midi devices to each other. I haven’t really tried it yet but it seems like an option if you have a USB-MIDI adaptor…

Nope, iconnectmidi2+ will not function as a USB MIDI host.
Are you shure?

Positive.

I own a 2+, and I also own a 1st Gen “Legacy” iConnectMidi. Only the latter acts as a USB MIDI host.

Of the current iConnectivity offerings, only the 4+ can act as a host.
Nope, iconnectmidi2+ will not function as a USB MIDI host.
Are you shure?

Positive.

I own a 2+, and I also own a 1st Gen “Legacy” iConnectMidi. Only the latter acts as a USB MIDI host.

Of the current iConnectivity offerings, only the 4+ can act as a host.

Thanks AdamJay. Do you know what happens if I connect the OP-1 to the iPad input of the iConnectivity Audio interfaces?

I don’t own any of their audio interfaces, so I cannot say. The PDF manual surely has your answer, though.

You probably won’t be able to.
On my iCM4 there is device sockets fo connecting iOS and computers ,then a USB host .
They are two different designs and shapes .The USB protocol has a classic USB socket as seen on laptops everywhere (the host type). Flash drive memory sticks , phone charger ,etc in one end if the cable.
On the other end of cables is device shaped connections …micro USB or those printer style larger,cube like socket. They are built to be plugged one way round.
There is no cable with mini USB at both ends Is there? Or that type ,they always end in classic host enjoying type.
I wouldn’t want to try,if I had one made up.
Hope I’m explaining ok.a picture would of helped ,but I’m tired.sorry :slight_smile:
Anough people have trodden this path already,I’d take their word for it.

This is with regards to iCM4.
I may be completely wrong about iCA lol.

Nope, iconnectmidi2+ will not function as a USB MIDI host.
Are you shure?

Positive.

I own a 2+, and I also own a 1st Gen “Legacy” iConnectMidi. Only the latter acts as a USB MIDI host.

Of the current iConnectivity offerings, only the 4+ can act as a host.

Thanks AdamJay. Do you know what happens if I connect the OP-1 to the iPad input of the iConnectivity Audio interfaces?

I may be wrong, but the ipad port on the 2+ looks like it’s just for charging, or at least, not a ‘true’ host port. The specs on the site don’t describe the port in detail, but on the 4+ it specifically mentions usb host ports. So your only option with this brand is to go with the 4+ in either audio or midi models. Unless you get lucky and find one of the old black iconnectmidi devices…

Just to be clear on this, the iPad is not acting as the USB Host on the iCM4+. The box itself is more advanced, and hence more expensive. You can operate the iCM4+ without any “computing” device attached (iPad, laptop, etc). The iCM4+ is the USB Host. Same goes for the iCA4 as I understand.

Yes my iCM4 came with special cable for iOS device to plug into the front ,along with macs/pcs .It doesn’t use the hub styled USB host on back.

Hm I thought the only difference between the iCA2+ and 4+ is that the 4+ has two more audio inputs.

I didn’t catch until now that you were also asking about the iCA2+ (actually I didn’t even know it existed). Based on the site, it seems like something that isn’t supported. But maybe this question would be best asked to iConnectivity. I’m sure they would be more than willing to help.

In the thread I linked above, someone from iConnectivity contributed with a reason why they chose to not include the usb host port on the 2+. It was before the iCA was released, but it seems to be the same deal.

The bottom line: Get the 4+. Or get the kenton usb midi host. Or a raspberry pi/arduino solution. The 2+ will not work as a usb host.

Sorry @BjornBerg I was chatting iCM4.
Imagine the connection on the end of your OP1 cable and see if there is a socket for that on the device your looking at.If no then you know for sure.
This is the socket that is on iCM4 but not iCM2.
Check the iCAs for this.

Yeah. Both iCAs have that kind of socket. Thats why I asked if anybody tried this. If I get the chance to try it I will let you know!

I noticed that port is specifically labeled iPad. Based on the language of the site, it seems like that is the only intention of that port. Best to ask iConnectivity to be sure, though.