Finally! Portable Bluetooth iPad keyboards are beginning to surface! Enter the Miselu C.24! Remember the Neiro? It’s developers have put the project on pause, but “hope to resume android development when the time is right,” to develop what looks like the best solution for on the go keyboarding I’ve seen. MIDI Bluetooth support, all thought I’m not sure how it will work (something like BlueMIDI possibly?), will provide for a much more ideal ‘on the train’ studio setup, and will also free up your iPad’s dock. No more powered USB hubs or Camera Connection Kits and USB cables on the train. Just Bluetooth. Much more convenient and, most importantly, it will be much easier to capture inspiration.
The C.24 also has a space above the keyboard for expandable hardware control modules. 3rd parties will be able to create custom control modules designed specifically for their own app! A hardware extension of an iPad synth you can take with you anywhere… How cool is that?! What apps would you like to see a C.24 extension for? Leave a comment below! I wonder if Miselu will one day make a larger kerboard with the same expandable module concept, then developers would have loads of space to create physical extensions of their apps. Maybe we’d start to see a whole wave of module extensions for iOS synthesizers that replicate the knob/slider UI in the actual app. This could really bring iPad synth apps to life!
Check out this video demoing the sliding keyboard… genius!
C.24 featuring Nave Advanced Wavetable synth for iPad