How to connect a USB MIDI keyboard to an iPad

Apparently there are some who are amazed this was possible. I know this because of a small SnapGuide I put up:

Check out How to Connect a MIDI USB Keyboard to an iPad by Amy Lee on Snapguide.

It really is just that easy. The hard part is making sure that the iPad can supply enough power to run the device. Someone mentioned the iRig KEYS from IK Multimedia. I think this looks like a pretty decent proposition: 37 keys, sustain pedal input, 2 wheels. I have not had a chance to use it myself so I can’t attest to how the build quality is. (I will say that I’ve tried and owned several devices that have not stood up to my abuse—I would pay top dollar for a small but hardy piece of equipment.)