Has anyone successfully used a MIDI Keyboard (through USB OTG, specifically) with a Nexus 7? (I am not looking for commentary on the particular keyboard, but please state which you have used.)

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  • Is this a recommendation question? Read the FAQ to see what kind of questions that can be asked here :) – t0mm13b Jan 21 '13 at 1:28
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    Fair question. It is a compatibility question. I know I am new here, but I am not a complete StackExchange noob. – anthropomo Jan 21 '13 at 1:36
  • Then I suggest you re-edit your question, your first question ...with a Nexus 7 and if so, which one(s)? is asking for recommendation, second question another sub-100 dollar MIDI keyboard? so both are asking for recommendations..BTW one question per post please :) – t0mm13b Jan 21 '13 at 1:39
  • I disagree with your interpretation. I am asking about a feature/ability of the nexus 7, which one is a natural adjunct to that. You are correct about 2 questions. – anthropomo Jan 21 '13 at 1:46
  • So maybe you go to some store and test some devices? – Izzy Jan 21 '13 at 7:03

You can use any standard Midi keyboard with your device. (src)

There are several keyboards with Korg and Roland. Choice of the device is all yours. But unfortunately there are reports that your nanopad is not working with this as you asked in your original question. (src)

You may want to verify that with the manufacturer first, before you go for a new one. Once you have a standard Midi device (which does not require driver installations), you can use apps like USB MIDI Monitor or Grand Piano

Note: You can try eBay for good solutions. Visit a local music store and check compatibility before you buy as Izzy suggested

  • For the record, I can confirm that the Korg nanoPad actually does work with USB-OTG with the Nexus 7 -- sound in Caustic 2 and various midi monitor apps. (I owned one already and just got around to buying a USB-OTG adapter.) I have yet to purchase a keyboard, but I will post here when I find a working one. – anthropomo Feb 5 '13 at 21:16

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