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Are Presonus Studio 24c and 26c compatible with new iPad Pro 2018?

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asked Apr 27, 2019 in Studio Series USB Interfaces by domisonus (120 points)
There is still no official statement from PreSonus, but a few people have reported that the 24c should work with new iPad Pro 2018 - but only when using the original Apple power cable.

Does anybody have any experiences with it? Is it also possible to support the 24c with power via iPad?

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answered Jun 5, 2019 by alasdairkeith (140 points)
I have a 26c working with an iPad Pro 2018. Presonus says this USB-C series is designed for Mac, not IOS, so they don't officially support it (IOS) and will close support tickets related to IOS.

 That said, it works for me after trying a few things.  

- I can connect the 26c directly to the iPad Pro using USB-C to USB-C.  The iPad will power the 26c, however you're now out of ports for charging or connecting a MIDI device.

- to resolve this I did two things:  I purchased an multi-port adapter for the iPad, which has USB-C for power, HDMI, and one USB port.  Then I connected a powered USB Hub to the USB port on the multi-port adapter and I connect my 26c and MIDI keyboard to the hub.  II'm also powering the iPad from the the multi-port adapter.

This all seems to work with no issues.  I can power and use the 26c, the midi keyboard, and the iPad simultaneously.  And I still have a port available for HDMI/Monitor.
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answered Oct 22, 2019 by larsmellick (190 points)
That's interesting @alasdairkeith. I tried to plug in my Studio 68 (not USB C model but I used a USB adapter) to my iPad Pro 2018 and it doesn't show up on GarageBand. What app were you using the interface with?
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answered Mar 24, 2020 by gianlucamaiolo (320 points)
hello connecting the 24c to an ipad pro works without the external power supply (hub) or in any case it will be necessary to supply it with the current?
using the 24c with ipad, you can take lessons on skype / zoom platforms .....
thanks Gianluca