I got my Maschine MK3 last week and while playing with it (it is amazing controller, huge improvements, very well made) was trying to connect it to iPad (iPad Pro) to see if it works as audio interface and MIDI controller for iOS apps.

So even NI claims it is class-compatible audio interface and all class-compatible interfaces I got my hands on were working with iOS – this one doesn’t work as it requires USB power even when connected to power adapter.

It shows this message:


I hope NI fix it in future updates and it can be used as audio-interface/midi controller for iPad…


  1. Really interested in this but this isn’t good news.
    One question, you say it requires USB power, even when connected via the power supply. Did you try it with a powered hub?

  2. …Hey i did the same thing, i don’t have a computer… just ipad Pro ? and iphone
    ….Yet i’ve been able to get past that point by using the Apple connection adapter
    …i’m brand new to the whole N.I. Maschine stuff and don’t know what to do past that point
    …Music plays through my iphone through the Maschine however Yes
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