IMPORTANT UPDATE: Because some mobile phones cannot see MIDI Port 2, a modification was made to the iKeyboard iMAP.
As of iKeyboard X iMAP version 1.11 and iKeyboard S iMAP version 1.19 , the musical keyboard is now connected to your computer via MIDI Port 1 and the DAW controller (the transport keypad etc.) connects through MIDI Port 2. Previously, the DAW controller connected through Port 1 and the keyboard through Port 2.
Please make note of this change upon updating your iKeyboard X or iKeyboard S via the iMAP.
The process of updating:
Please delete any instance of the iMAP on your system.
Please navigate to the website and download a fresh copy of the ikeyboard X or ikeyboard S iMAP.
Please note that the version numbers of the iMAP and firmwares are usually different.
Please follow the instructions on the iMAP carefully when installing new firmware;
1. Touch your machine while the update is in progress
2. Update whilst using a USB hub of any kind
3. Interrupt the upgrade process
4. Disconnect the devices
1. Update one device at a time
2. Disconnect all other devices
3. Ensure your internet connection and power supplies are rock solid
Please note that you will be asked to select “firmware upgrade v1.00” which is the base version of the firmware during step 3 - select this. You will have the opportunity to update the latest firmware during Step 4.
Please also note that if the iMAP software is open as well as your DAW, this will cause difficulties with communication as the unit can only connect to one piece of software at a time. If your DAW is open, the iMAP will not be able to ‘read’ the unit and vice versa.
With the latest firmware upgrade, the MIDI settings are now reversed, so MIDI port 1= musical keyboard and MIDI port 2 = transport controls etc.
Therefore, as an example, for the ikeyboard 5X, you may find that you may need to select "MIDI2 (icon ikeyboard 5X V1.13)" instead of "icon ikeyboard 5X V1.13" for your Mackie Control connection and the reverse to connect the musical keyboard element in your MIDI settings.
Please note in the example above, the "v1.13" is the firmware version, not the iMAP version, (think of the iMAP as the vehicle that delivers the firmware - in this case, version 1.11 of the iMAP delivered version 1.13 of the firmware).
It may be that special attention needs to be paid to how the two elements (MIDI keyboard – PORT 1 and Mackie Control – PORT 2) are installed. In some instances, you may need to manually add two instances of the ikeyboard; 1 x MIDI instrument and 1 x controller, (this may be the case in some DAWs, for example, Studio One).