Best way to connect Casio AP260 to iPad

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DrPips
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Best way to connect Casio AP260 to iPad

Post by DrPips » Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:22 pm

Hi all,

I’m looking to get my wife a years subscription to either playground sessions or Flowkey. I realise I’m posting on the playground forum so answers will be biased, but I’d ont really mind. What are the differences between them? She is a total beginner, can’t read music either.

Also, what’s the best way to connect an iPad to the piano? It has a usb type B connector. Do I need to get the camera kit? Could I get a Bluetooth adaptor?

Thanks,
Dom

sw1tch73ch
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Re: Best way to connect Casio AP260 to iPad

Post by sw1tch73ch » Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:19 pm

You do have to get something like the camera kit for the iPad. I did for mine (I got the bigger more expensive one that lets me charge the iPad while connecting to another USB device). I think it was this one: https://www.apple.com/shop/product/MK0W ... ra-adapter

Then you need a normal USB printer cable (oddly enough) that is Type A to Type B. Like this one: https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-USB ... 9331&psc=1

Then plug the cables in where appropriate.
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andrewwegierski
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Re: Best way to connect Casio AP260 to iPad

Post by andrewwegierski » Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:11 pm

Thanks, John.

This Apple adapter also works https://www.apple.com/shop/product/MD82 ... ra-adapter

(and it's $10 cheaper! woo!)
Andrew Wegierski

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Re: Best way to connect Casio AP260 to iPad

Post by sw1tch73ch » Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:16 pm

Yeah that's the "baby" version of mine. But it is also less expensive.

I guess I'm paranoid about power, since I leave my iPad "lonely" for long stretches and when I setup to use it, the battery is often low. So having the more expensive adapter with power pass through is good for me. Not everyone needs it - a fresh charge on an iPad will last hours and hours.
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Re: Best way to connect Casio AP260 to iPad

Post by DrPips » Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:52 am

Would this do it as just one thing? https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lightning-Conn ... ning+cable

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Re: Best way to connect Casio AP260 to iPad

Post by sw1tch73ch » Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:53 pm

I don't know that brand name. And I haven't tested anything like it, so can't personally vouch for it.

That said, It looks like it should work - the important part is it does list OTG (On The Go), which is what the Camera Kit does. And it has good reviews over-all. I'm not sure about the one "Does not fit" review / comment - if your device has a lightning port, you'd think it would fit. Maybe that reviewer had an older iPad with the 30 pin connector
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Re: Best way to connect Casio AP260 to iPad

Post by andrewwegierski » Wed Dec 26, 2018 7:57 pm

No, do not purchase that item. We are unable to verify if it would work or not.

The recommended set up is

USB A-to-B cable, followed by
Apple adapter (that we linked above).

I know it might be troublesome to have two items in the set up, but that's just the way it is and there's nothing I can do about it.

That's the way that I know Playground will work for sure!
Andrew Wegierski

Support Tech & Music Arranger
andrew@playgroundsessions.com

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