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iPad Camera Kit to provide USB Audio support?

A report from Create Digital Music indicates that the iPad Camera Connection Kit may be able to provide support for audio interfaces that are compatible with the USB Audio Class. The report points to a posting on the Apple Core Audio API Mailing List from Apple software engineering manager William Stewart. When asked if “class-compliant USB audio devices” would be supported through the USB dongle from the iPad Camera Connection Kit, Stewart replied simply “Yes.” Support for USB Audio Class devices would potentially allow applications on the iPad to interface directly with a variety of pro audio equipment without requiring specialized hardware accessories. The iPad Camera Connection Kit is scheduled for release later this month so this functionality has not yet been confirmed, however another post from Stewart implies that USB Audio Class support is already included in the OS and that the Camera Connection Kit is the only other requirement to interface with such devices. [via Mac Rumors]

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No proper professional audio hardware uses USB.  It’s all FireWire.  That said, this will let you use high-end consumer hardware or very low-end “professional” interfaces.

Posted by Nitpicker on April 15, 2010 at 10:54 AM (CDT)

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I will once again have a use for my Yamaha 2.1 USB Computer Speakers.
The only problem is suppling power to an iPad and getting Audio-Out through the Dock Connector simultaneously.

Posted by Dan Woods on April 16, 2010 at 4:40 AM (CDT)

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