Both our devices Playtron and TouchMe use USB 2.0 to communicate with music-making devices. Let’s take a look at how to connect them to your mobile devices.
What do I need?
It’s very simple: all you need is your Playtron or TouchMe, your mobile device, a USB cable, and an adaptor.
The adaptor is the most important piece because it can change depending on your mobile device: if you have a recent iPhone, it won’t be the same as an old iPhone or a Samsung.
get your adaptor on our online shop here.
How to connect my device to my mobile phone or tablet
Once you have your adaptor, follow these 3 simple steps :
- Connect your USB cable to your Playtron or TouchMe;
- Connect your adaptor to the other end of the USB cable;
- Connect the adaptor to your phone.
Now you’re ready to play some music!
Note: on Android devices, your Android device should be running at least version 6.0 (Marshmallow) or later. Earlier versions are not compatible with MIDI. Check your device’s version on its settings.
Obviously, you will need a music-making app to actually make your Playtron or TouchMe work.
Don’t know anything about music apps? We got you covered!
Here are some apps that work with our devices :
Sample Tank (iOS)
Garage Band (iOS)
Koala Sampler (iOS & Android)
Minimoog Model D (iOS)
Here is an example of using Playtron with Koala sampler
We hope this tutorial helped you understand how to connect our devices with your smartphone or tablet. Please keep following our tutorials page, we will be posting specific tutorials using the devices with particular apps, software, and “host” devices. If you still have doubts or suggestions, join us on our Facebook group and ask them, one of us or our community will certainly give you some tips.
Another option is to write us at firstname.lastname@example.org