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Audio interface for iPad Pro 2018 (3rd Generation)
Old 15th July 2019
Gear Head
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Audio interface for iPad Pro 2018 (3rd Generation)

Hello out there!

Can someone recommend me an Audio Interface for my iPad Pro 2018?

So far it's been hell for me to use this iPad for music production.
Loads of cracks and pops.. power throttling.. etc etc
I'm very frustrated.. to the point to sell this iPad and get an old one if I cannot find a suitable simple but robust audio interface for it.

The new USB-C on this iPad is been a downgrade for me too..

My earlier iPads were finally working fine with the lightning port and cable using my Apogee ONE for iOS and my iConnectivity MIDI4+.
I could even charge the iPad straight via the lightning cable from both of these interfaces.

Both great interfaces but they just don't work properly anymore with the new iPad Pro 2018.

I've been waiting all this year for new firmware or iOS version to come out and solve this problem but with no luck so far.

So I have given up.. I need a new interface!!

My main problem is that I cannot even select the IO's for the interfaces from the iPad..
It's very frustrating after spending so much money on this new iPad Pro.
So I don't want to spend too much money on this because I don't trust the iOS platform for music production anymore..

Thus, I'm now looking for an ultra-small, plain simple 2x Ins + 2x Outs interface capable to send and receive audio via SPDIF or TOSlink on the iPad.

Analog IO's are not essential for me anymore as I plan to hook up the iPad to my main computer's interface via SPDIF or TOS-link, and work with the iPad as an add on in my studio.

MIDI In/Out would be also a bonus but not essential either as my trusty Roland UM-1 still works as a treat..
By the way, has anyone tried the old Edirol UA25 with the new iPad Pro 2018?

I basically want something hassle free: Plug and Play!
No more hiccups, no more headaches..

I'm mainly using Cubasis and AUM as my main DAW's on the iPad.

So can someone throw me some recommendations??

But please let me know if you have used the interface with the new iPad Pro 2018.
Because after all the trouble this year I just don't want more guessing..
I literally stopped making music since I bought this new iPad Pro (again, not cheap!)

So I had enough from half truths and false promises from manufacturers..


Old 17th July 2019
Gear Maniac

I had asked this a few weeks ago over on the Audiobus forum. I was looking for a minimalist system to take to jams. I am using the old Edirol UM-1 (same as the Roland you use).
Old 18th July 2019
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Thanks for the link.

However, all those low consumer interfaces mentioned on the Auidobus Forum (e.g. zoom, etc.) are exactly what I want to avoid if possible.

I'm just looking for a quality, small, and extremely simple SPDIF or TOSlink - AUDIO INTERFACE that actually WORKS with the new iPad Pro 3 / 2018..


Old 19th July 2019
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Thanks for the suggestion.
The crimson looks like a great interface but i'm actually looking for something way smaller and way cheaper than that one to be honest with you.
My intention is to slave the ipad to my main computer interface via spdif or toslink.
So i just need two digital I/O's
Something stable, robust, easy to set up, small..
I'm wondering if the old edirol ua-25 would be fully compatible with the new ipad pro 2018 (using it's toslink + midi ports)
is someone out there already using this same interface with the ipad pro 2018?
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