Working tablets and keyboards

General user help and bug reports for Playground Sessions for Android tablets
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smthng
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Working tablets and keyboards

Post by smthng » Tue May 22, 2018 4:59 pm

I went through all the posts so far and compiled a sheet with all the tablets and keyboards people have tried so far. If you want to help, please reply with the keyboards and tablets that you are using, especially if I haven't listed them yet! I'll update the sheets as I see more reports. You can find the sheet here:
Android Compatible Keyboards and Tablets

There are two tabs at the bottom of the sheet, one for keyboards and one for tablets. We have two different concerns so far, the keyboard and the tablet. The USB OTG adapter may play a part as well, but there's not enough posts to determine enough about that yet.

I can't stress the following enough... Just because I listed something as not working, doesn't always mean it won't work. It just means that the combination tried so far doesn't work. In the notes column I listed a number for an explanation... If it's a "1", it probably won't work with the current builds of the software. If there's no number in the Notes field, it just means that it didn't work with a tablet that we know works. As an example, I have a PSR-E453 and an Akai LPK25. Neither works with my Tab S tablet. It could be the tablet that has the problem. Unless someone else can confirm that my model of Tab S works with other keyboards, I can't rule out the keyboards yet. For cases like that they are listed as not working, but with a 3 in the notes column. If we get enough reports, I'll make this clearer... right now there just not enough info.

Particular thanks to sw1tch7ch for posting such detailed info about his attempts... he's probably the source of 30% of my data. :)

sw1tch73ch
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Re: Working tablets and keyboards

Post by sw1tch73ch » Tue May 22, 2018 9:28 pm

The Samsung Galaxy S2 in your chart shows as working with the Yamaha PSR-E353 so that could be my report. I will add that at this time I have not been able to get it to work with my Yamaha YPG-635 (very old keyboard - USB MIDI only - not class compliant and no "5 Pin" MIDI ports).

I also have tried it with my first generation Yamaha MX-49 - no luck with USB port MIDI. It does have 5 PIN MIDI ports and will work with a Roland UM-ONE USB to MIDI adapter with Playground Sessions. Of course the MX-49 only has 49 keys and "synth action keys" so not the optimum practice piano. At least the PSR-E353 has 61 keys (still not weighted though).

My understanding, though I have not tried it, is the second generation MX synths should work because they are "Class Compliant."
== Just keep playing. Just keep playing. Just keep playing, playing, playing! ==

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sw1tch73ch
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Re: Working tablets and keyboards

Post by sw1tch73ch » Tue May 22, 2018 9:38 pm

As an addendum to my previous post - let me say that if you have a MIDI Keyboard with 5 PIN DIN ports, then using it with a Roland UM-ONE Mk2 USB to MIDI adapter will very likely be successful. The UM-ONE is class compliant and needs no additional drivers (I don't know if this is true of other USB to MIDI adapters).
== Just keep playing. Just keep playing. Just keep playing, playing, playing! ==

-- jbs --

andrewwegierski
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Re: Working tablets and keyboards

Post by andrewwegierski » Wed May 23, 2018 10:27 am

Thanks for this information! Should be really helpful to users while we're working on the android version.
Andrew Wegierski

Support Tech & Music Arranger
andrew@playgroundsessions.com

mogaber
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Re: Working tablets and keyboards

Post by mogaber » Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:42 am

Hello,
the arrangement below is working fine for me. connecting the tablet and keyboard with and OTG cable.

Tablet : Acer Iconia One 10 B3-A40-K2AM
Keyboard : Casio LK-280

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