USB connection

You can use all the above features but also be able to sync the app and your Kronos (see FAQ what synchronization means). Be aware that your iPad might require additional accessories to work:

  • iPads with 30pin connector require the camera connection kit.
  • iPads with Lightning connector require an Apple Lightning to USB adapter.
  • iPads with USB-C connector do not require additional accessories.

You can then use a USB cable to connect to the Kronos USB-B connector: the Kronos has two types of USB connectors on its back, one type exists twice and the other square one only once – that’s the one you need. This USB connector is used by the Kronos for USB Midi as well as for USB audio.

Bluetooth connection

You can switch presets, change parameters and use the realtime controllers without being tied to a cable, thus making this the best connection to use during a performance or rehearsal. Since the Kronos doesn’t have a built-in Bluetooth device you need a LE MIDI enabled dongle to put into its USB connections. The bluetooth connection doesn’t allow synchronisation, so it’s better to do a sync first using the USB connection.

Good adapters (not the only ones though) are the Yamaha MD-BT01 / UD-BT01 or the CME WIDI Master.


The most common sources for mistakes during connection.