Line 6 ( has introduced the US$69.99 MIDI Mobilizer II, its latest portable MIDI interface that connects all classic and modern MIDI equipment to an iPhone and iPad.

Descended from the first-generation MIDI Mobilizer, MIDI Mobilizer II is compatible with CoreMIDI.  This allows users to connect their MIDI gear to the latest crop of music apps like GarageBand for iPad and other music creation and education apps from developers all over the world, says Chris Grigg, Line 6 mobile products manager.  

MIDI Mobilizer II plus MIDI Memo Recorder, a free app available at the Apple App Store, allow users to record, play and back up any MIDI data.  MIDI Memo Recorder features a streamlined interface for storage and recall of MIDI recordings, patches and more. Users can back up and transfer MIDI data into replacement keyboards, classic and modern MIDI equipment and a variety of Line 6 guitar amplifiers and multi-effect processors. 

MIDI recordings can also be opened in any digital audio recording software that supports the SMF (Standard MIDI File) format. MIDI Mobilizer II is compatible with iPod touch (third and fourth generation), iPhone (iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4), iPad and iPad 2, and is powered through the device; no batteries are required.