I’ve used my OP-1 and Octatrack like this via an Oplab (USB Host and MIDI DIN)
FYI, right now for me:
kenton usb midi host is another alternative
im loving my iconnect midi 2+ my ipad is all linked up and using my desktop im able to route all my midi gear to anything@! its crazy how seamless it all is. I realize this isnt a dawless approach like you wanted. But i can link any synth with any key board at a moments notice and for me that ability is invaluable.
I’ve got the Kenton USB Midi, works well and the cheapest solution out there. Very light too but does need power like all the rest.
It’s literally plug-in-and-play
get a usb battery and a usb to DC jack cable and you got yourself a portable solution u can take and use anywhere!
i'm not sure about the others, but the kenton takes very little power. i haven't even had to recharge my battery yet.
I’ve mentioned this eBay seller for the original iConnectmidi: http://www.ebay.com/itm/221538733241 on another thread, but I’m not sure if other members have been successful in getting a deal for $80, like I did. It’s worth a shot since they’re trying to clear inventory. Message the dude first.
The OG iconnectmidi has been a godsend clearing up midi connections with ease. Everything is finally syncing together and I’ve even plugged the icm to my itrack dock which I thought wouldn’t work,
I made this a few years ago with a Radio Shack 4xAA battery case (also perfect for USB devices with the USB end instead of the barrel connector). It’s “Velcro-ed” to the case.
Nice job @kingvidiot, portability does rule.
might be stupid but do u have the op1 set on sync? green knob on the bpm/tempo pag
This recent how-to post on ANR may be helpful for some of you, check it out and let me know if you need further help (leave a comment below the article, I would probably reply faster there)
FYI, you need a Camera Connection Kit for the iPhone to act as a USB Host when plugged into the Oplab’s mini USB connector.