By using the MIDI communication app Music IO, you can send MIDI from your Motion Synth to your mac or Windows PC via a standard iPhone cable (or an extra long USB cable).
The advantages of MIDI over USB are simplicity of setup and reliability (e.g. no possibility of wireless interference when performing live).
To connect the Motion Synth App (Version 1.1 and above) with you laptop via USB -
PLUS a server application on your laptop:
To use the above apps, you also need to install a free server program on your laptop.
Although the creator of the Midimittr app has made their app free, if you make use of it please consider making a donation on their site to support them in their ongoing development of the app.
Midimittr and MusicIO allow you to control laptop audio software with your Motion Synth via MIDI messages sent over your iPhone USB (Lightning) cable.
Music IO: Audio and MIDI over USB allows you to send both MIDI and audio data from your iOS device to your laptop via a USB (Lightning) cable.
IMPORTANT - MIDI server: Both versions of the Music IO app require a MusicIO server application to be running on your mac or windows computer to receive MIDI messages from the Music IO app. Download the MusicIO server for free here.
Once launched, both versions of the Music IO app are intended to run in the 'background' on your iPhone (or iPod touch), while you keep using the Motion Synth App in the 'foreground' (i.e. with the Motion Synth App visible on your iPhone screen).
Once you have the Music IO app installed on your iPhone/iPod and the Music IO server application installed on your mac, you can establish a very reliable and low-latency connection immediately:
MusicIO was developed by Audeonic Apps, Confusion Studios, and Secret Base Design, and we thank them for their assistance in making the Motion Synth App compatible with MusicIO.
If you would like a longer USB lightning cable for use with your Motion Synth, third party sync-capable cables should work well.
For example, we have tested these cables and they work perfectly:
Please note the difference between charge cables (charging only) and sync cables (syncing and charging), as it may be that charge cables may not include the wiring required for MIDI data transfer.
Here is an example of how to run a USB lightning cable through one of the palm triangle holes to prevent the cable pulling on, or being pulled out of, your iPhone or iPod touch.
If Music IO is not working well on windows machince, consider these alternatives:
Installation and setup instructions can be found here.
Although the creator of the MIDI LE app has made their app free, if you make use of it please consider making a donation on their site to support them in their ongoing development of the app.
A hardware alternative that appears to be PC compatible is also available: http://www.iconnectivity.com/iConnectMIDI4plus