Connecting to iPad with USB C

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philouba
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4 posts since 6 May, 2022

Post Fri May 13, 2022 4:18 pm

Hello all, just received my new Linnstrument 200 yesterday, I'm so stoked!

My 4th gen iPad Air has a USB C connector. Can I use a USB B-to-USB C cable to connect the Linnstrument? I don't have that kind of cable, so I thought I might ask this group before ordering one.

Looking forward to learning and creating music with this amazing UI!

Phil

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Roger_Linn
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1996 posts since 8 Jun, 2010
Roger Linn Design

Post Fri May 13, 2022 4:45 pm

Hi philouba,

Thanks for owning a LinnStrument. Some cables are better than others, especially in the area of delivering enough power to LinnStrument. I recommended using a standard USB B (square connector) to USB A (flat connector) cable (like the one included with your LinnStrument), then adding an Apple USB A to USB C adaptor.

Also the Hooking It Up page on my site provides lots of helpful information about connections.

philouba
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4 posts since 6 May, 2022

Post Fri May 13, 2022 5:06 pm

Ah yes, I forgot about power for the Linnstrument - the iPad is probably not the best place to get it. I'll have a look at the Hooking It Up page.

patternmusic
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5 posts since 9 Sep, 2021

Post Fri May 13, 2022 8:27 pm

I've had no trouble using my Linnstrument 128 with my iPad Air/5 using this cable. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07DCMXLLP

philouba
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4 posts since 6 May, 2022

Post Sat May 14, 2022 7:04 am

Excellent! Thanks for this information.

invisible_touch
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20 posts since 20 Aug, 2020

Post Sat May 14, 2022 8:05 am

If you're okay with a slightly-less portable option, a powered USB hub like this one would be a good way to go. It'll keep your iPad charged and allow you to connect multiple standard USB things.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/324947538062

This one has a couple USB-A ports, an HDMI out, an SD card reader and even a headphone jack (a must for me as the latency with bluetooth audio can be atrocious). It appears to be 20% off right now with coupon code ANKER20P

philouba
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4 posts since 6 May, 2022

Post Sat May 14, 2022 4:28 pm

Thank you! I am going to give that one a try.

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