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How do I connect my keyboard?
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Written by Julia
Updated over a week ago



There are a few different ways to set up your MIDI/USB keyboard on Skoove with your iPhone or iPad. 

Connect via 'USB Camera Adapter'

Keyboards usually come with either a USB or MIDI port. If you have an iPhone or an iPad with a lightning connector, first connect your USB cable to the keyboard and to a 'Lightning to USB Camera Adapter' (see picture below).

Once you have connected your USB cable to the keyboard and to a 'Lightning to USB Camera Adapter, plug the suitable adapter into the iPhone / iPad. We recommend using only original Apple adapters. Once you have connected the cables, please proceed to the keyboard settings, choose "USB or MIDI keyboard", and follow the instructions on the screen.

Please note that your iPhone / iPad output may not have enough power for your MIDI controller which might lead to the MIDI connection being lost every now and then.

Connect via 'iRig MIDI 2'

A more expensive option is connecting your keyboard to your iOS device via the 'iRig MIDI 2 Connector' (see picture below).

Connect via Bluetooth (iOS only)

  • Log in to the Skoove app

  • Press the Menu button

  • Select ‘Settings’

  • Select ‘Piano/Keyboard’ on the Settings page

  • Select ‘Bluetooth’ on the Keyboard Settings page

  • (Press ‘OK’ when you are asked to allow Skoove to use Bluetooth)

  • Make sure Bluetooth is enabled on your Bluetooth MIDI device

  • Select the name of your Bluetooth MIDI device from the list

  • Select ‘Continue’ when your Bluetooth MIDI device is connected

  • Follow the instructions on the following pages


If you are unsure what connection type to use with your keyboard/piano, please feel free to reach out to our support team. Just forward us your keyboard brand and model name, and we can help you choose the correct connection method for your keyboard!


First of all, please establish what sort of connection you have on your Android phone/ tablet.

It can be:

1. ‘Micro-USB’ port or
2. ‘USB-C’

There are two solutions to set up a MIDI connection:

1. You can use any USB cable whose ends fit into the respective ports of the keyboard and smartphone/tablet.

2. You can use the USB cable that came with the keyboard or the MIDI USB Adapter and connect it with an OTG (on-the-go) adapter that fits into the charging port of your smartphone/tablet. Here’s a USB-C OTG adapter for example:

If you have a Keyboard with MIDI in/out only, you may use a MIDI-USB Adapter, for example iRig MIDI connector with USB to Mini-DIN cable:

Make sure that you wire the MIDI cable correctly: The In-cable goes to your keyboard's MIDI Out port. Now plug the USB end of your keyboard/Midi controller/midi adapter cable into the USB connector of the OTG adapter.

Once you have connected the cables, please proceed to Skoove

  1. ‘Settings’

  2. ‘Piano/Keyboard’

  3. Choose ‘Cable (Midi)’

and follow the instructions on the screen to complete the setup.

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