Line 6 MIDI Mobilizer Adds Hardware MIDI To The iPhone, iPad

This review of the Line 6 MIDI Mobilizer, via Nick at sonicstate, takes a look at the Line 6 MIDI Mobilizer for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.

The MIDI Mobilizer has a list price of $99.

This seems on the high end, at this point, given that the software choices for the MIDI Mobilizer are extremely limited. This isn’t something you can buy and it will automatically work with your iPad or iPhone apps.

If developers decide to support the MIDI Mobilizer, though, things could get interesting really quickly.

If this was paired with a flexible multi-channel step sequencer, for example, or tools that would let you build multi-touch interfaces for your hardware synths, the $99 would start to look like a bargain very quickly.

Check it out and let me know what you think!

8 thoughts on “Line 6 MIDI Mobilizer Adds Hardware MIDI To The iPhone, iPad

  1. Got two words in mind, Ableton mobile. Naysayers will probably start bitchin about it not being able to run absynth, FM8 and such but a flexible little sequencing DAW with touch controls and file transfer or daisy chaining with the desktop version would be sweet.
    Only question is when? All the big Forums got their iPad spam going but the devs keep awfully quiet.
    Don't get it, the iDevices are obviously not gonna go away and those that spit and barf otherwise possess some secret knowledge the whole electronics market doesn't seem to get at all.

  2. My take on this is that by the time a standard is established and support becomes more wide spread, there will be alternatives that have this sort of thing built in and so won't require big kludgy dongles that may or may not work with the next gen device when you upgrade.

    I think it's very likely that in the not-too-distant-future we will see a tablet device targetted at music users. A device that takes the possibilities hinted at by the iPad, but comes with all the I/O built in (Audio I/O, MIDI, USB). Being a niche market device, it won't be done by Apple who seem only interested in making "one-size-fits-most" mass market devices which means it will probably run Android instead.

    I could certainly see one of the more forward thinking MIDI controller manufacturers going down this road. If Jazz Mutant have half a brain they will see the writing on the wall that the niche they previously dominated is about to be blown wide open by cheap/open pad devices, if they do realise it then they should also realise that the only way to hang on to their niche is to lead the charge.

  3. what ever happened with the camera connection kit supporting USB audio? Seems like the devs haven't been messing with that yet.

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