Controller and usb storage same time on ipad

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Has anyone found a magical way of being able to use a controller and also use external usb storage at the same time? I noticed the lightning connection splitters only allow charging on one side and headphones on the other side, so i doubt they would work in this case, but has anyone tried and been succesful?

I know i could use icloud drive (i currently have itunes match) but my problem is not having enough storage on my ipad to load a whole playlist of music and it would be handy not having to delete files to download others.
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not directly an answer but this is a potential workaround - store 100's  of tracks on a wireless drive ie ie a WD Passport Wireless drive or an Airstash and leave space on your iPad for say 30 songs - you can load off the wireless drive on request in the same was as iCLoud but without needing a wireless access point at the gig (you create a direct wireless connection - iPad to your wireless drive) it does create a local copy of said track on your iPad so you still need to manage space requirement 
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Will this work with an older ipad? Not on ios13?
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Easy: just use the apple lightning to USB adapter which also have a lightning power input. Successfully tried with my mixon4 and external powered USB drive , and also some USB key
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Rossyp

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Sweet, can you send me a link to the one you have...
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Rossyp

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Awesome... one more question, can your read the tracks from the usb hd/flash drive? Or does it have to be transfered to the actual ipad?

I have a mixon4 also so i am hoping you have saved all my problems.
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yes you can read the tracks directly from Djay : in fact it's like you add index of the folder you choose from the drive to Djay and it appears like a playlist into Djay
then you can play any file of this (kind of) playlist

here is the news you missed :
https://www.algoriddim.com/news/293-algoriddim-enhances-djay-for-ios-13-and-ipados-adding-powerful-f...


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Ahhh so i hit a wall which i should have realised before. I HAVE AN IPAD AIR 1. Which means i will never have ios13. Which means no external storage. Guess i am screwed.
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JiPenade

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oh it's a pity... yes, iOS/iPadOS 13 required for that....
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Shaun Green

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Also not happy about this being an "ios13" only feature
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Shaun Green

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I will check it out.

According to one of the developers here there is an option to play music through the "Open In" section of this guide https://help.algoriddim.com/hc/en-us/...
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Rossyp

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Yeah saw that but it just looks so messy. I wish you could view all the track information as normal
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Shaun Green

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Have you found a solution mate?
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Rossyp

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Me? No I already came to the conclusion that the only solution is to get a laptop when i have the dollar.
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Yes same here mate. Might get a second hand ipad pro for cheap after crimbo when everybody skint.
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Shaun Green

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Do you think a jailbroken ipad mini 2 will work?