Well the title says it all.
I ordered the lightning usb camera connection kit so i can play cubase trough my M audio venom synth ( wich ofcourse has midi out) the thing is that this cable has no power input wich means that you have to disconnect the ipad from the charger when using a midi keyboard and vice versa.
Even though i dont like the idea to run cubasis on the ipad battery, i also expect issues when i have to unplug the camera connection kit to charge the ipad because you also are disconnecting midi.
( had my experience of midi keyboards resetting their midi output after disconnecting from hardware synths and if this happens with multiple midi controllers its not funny because it means that you have to do the whole setup again:) i dont know if this will happen with my venom synth/controller, but it worrys me… Also the idea that my ipad is getting low on energy and then have to wait until it is charged again before i can continue recording isnt something im looking forward to.
So the question is simple, can i use the camera connection kit and then plug it into a powered usb hub wich will simutaniously keeps charging my ipad? I hope someone has experience with this. Im opting for an alesis or behringer dock ( when the lightning version becomes available.) But at the moment im a bit low on cash wich is why i’m first going to try the camera connection kit first.