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AC-7 Core Solo

Posted by Mikers On March - 21 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen568x568 (2)AC-7 Core Solo is the perfect hand-held wireless remote controller for your DAW based music recording system. It was expressly designed to be used comfortably with one hand, so there’s no need to put down your guitar/mic/drink while setting up the next take.

It has been tested and optimised for use with Apple’s Logic Pro X, but most of its functions will work equally well with any DAW which supports the MCU protocol. These include Reaper, Cubase, Digital Performer, Adobe Audition and many more.

(Avid’s ProTools is NOT supported in this release. We’re working on a separate dedicated ProTools controller app, which should be available soon)

How to set up on a Mac:

Make sure the computer is connected to the same wifi network, then navigate to Finder -> Go -> Utilities -> and open “Audio MIDI Setup”

Double click the Network icon in the MIDI window, then add a new session in “My Sessions” and enable it by clicking the checkbox.

Make sure “Anyone” is selected in the “Who can connect to me” section, then open the AC-7 Core Solo app on your device.

Your iOS device’s name will now appear in the Directory area, so click the name then click the “Connect” button.

Now simply open Logic Pro X, and the AC-7 Core Solo will be automatically detected and configured.

AC-7 Core Solo (AppStore Link) AC-7 Core Solo
Developer: Natsuko Asakura
Rated: 4+
Price: $0.99 Download Here

ILRemote

Posted by Mikers On January - 18 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (2)Image-Line Remote (IL Remote) is a free Tablet or Phone, user-configurable virtual MIDI controller application for FL Studio and plugins. Just open FL Studio on your computer and IL Remote on your iDevice and the connection is made automatically over a Wi-Fi network.

Control FL Studio instantly or link your favorite instrument and effect plugins just as you can with any MIDI controller. Use a phone, tablet or any combination with up to 15 devices simultaneously.

Use the included controller tabs covering functions including; Transport Controls, MIDI Keyboard, FPC control, Harmonizer Keyboard, Performance Mode (Clip Launcher), Gross Beat FX, Mixer and more. If the control you want isn’t available then you can create your own.

IL Remote allows you to add custom tabs and add controls including Pads, Faders, Knobs, Jog Wheels, Mixer, Clip Launcher, X/Y Controls, Piano Keyboard, Harmonic Grid and Containers. There is a complete range of customization options for each control so that you can create virtually any virtual MIDI controller to suit your needs.

 

ILRemote (AppStore Link) ILRemote
Developer: image-line
Rated: 4+
Price: Free Download Here

IK Multimedia announces iRing

Posted by Mikers On January - 18 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

IK Multimedia, a global technology company and leader in mobile music-creation apps and accessories for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, today announced a new technological breakthrough in mobile music making and app control:iRing™, the first motion-tracking controller for iOS music apps and more. Now musicians and others can control sound effects and other parameters of their favorite apps, in real time, using hand position, freeing them from needing to touch the screen.

iRing utilizes a wearable ring with identifiable markers, the mobile device’s front-facing camera, and advanced computer vision with highly-optimized recognition algorithms built into an app, to determine the precise positioning of the ring markers, tracking their movements and position on the 3-dimensional space in front of the device. This system provides a low-cost solution and a motion-tracking device that is accurate and affordable to anyone.

The iRing controller is a lightweight, double-sided ring that the user wears between two fingers, comfortable enough to be worn while operating musical instruments or other traditional music controllers. Each ring features a linear dot pattern on one side and a triangular pattern on the other. The device camera picks up the positioning of the ring patterns and the apps convert that information into music commands for dedicated app or MIDI information, which any compatible music app can read. This means that a user can now operate up to six controllable music parameters in their preferred music apps with one or two hands gestures.

While there have been previous attempts to use a device camera to track hand positioning, they proved not to be reliable for real-world usage, due to the many variables involved in computer vision recognition and the available processing power of mobile devices. iRing solves these issues providing an accurate method for precision detection of hand position in a wide range of lighting conditions.

iRing includes two identical double-sided ring controllers, plus two free apps for music applications, which target everyone from music lovers to knowledgeable musicians: iRing Music Maker and iRing FX/Controller.

The iRing Music Maker app gives music lovers a new and incredibly fun way to create music and grooves using hand gestures, with no music knowledge required, whatsoever. Users simply launch the app and use the iRing controller to change the beats, control rhythmic elements, synth parts and effects, for hours and hours of quality entertainment. Creating music has never been so much fun!

The included iRing FX/Controller app targets skilled musicians and DJs, and converts the distance information from the rings into precise MIDI control information that can be configured by the user. This MIDI data can then be used by any compatible Core MIDI app running on the device, or even sent to a computer via Wi-Fi. Users can configure the app to control effects, filters, notes, patches and more.

The iRing FX/Controller app also doubles as a controllable audio effects processor with 16 powerful and creative effects including Delay, Stutter, Phazer, Flanger, Compression, Fuzzy, Reverb, AutoWah, Crush, Twist Up & Down, Brake, Spin and Tail. These effects can be creatively controlled by the iRing, and inserted into the device audio path for use with any music app that is Audiobus or Inter-App Audio compatible.

iRing technology will also be incorporated into core IK Multimedia apps such as GrooveMaker®, DJ Rig™, AmpliTube®, SampleTank®, VocaLive™ and more, so DJs, guitarists, vocalists, bass players, producers, keyboardists and engineers will have a new level of control to deliver powerful and unique performances.

For third-party developers that want to incorporate and implement iRing technology directly into their apps, IK is offering a free development kit and licensing program, which make it easy to take advantage of this new breakthrough technology. iRing can also be easily utilized beyond music for a wide variety of applications including gaming, health & fitness, utility and more. Developers can take advantage of the technology and improve the functionality of their apps by contacting IK via the link provided on the iRing product page.

iRing features:

  • Ring controller, in tandem with either of two included apps featuring advanced motion-tracking technology, allows remote control of iOS app and app parameters using hand gestures
  • Great for musicians and non-musicians alike
  • Includes two identical, two-pattern reversible rings, allowing for numerous control combinations and the control up to 6 effect parameters simultaneously with two hands
  • Rings are unique looking, light, comfortable and provide a universal fit
  • Included iRing Music Maker app allows novices to make music using hand gestures
  • Included iRing FX/Controller app lets musicians and DJs create custom MIDI control setups, plus add and control audio effects when used together with other music apps via Inter-App Audio or Audiobus

Pricing & Availability
iRing will cost $24.99/€19.99 (exc. taxes), and will be available in Q1 2014 in three colors (white, green and silver) at music and electronics retailers worldwide. Pre-orders are now available on the IK Multimedia online store and selected stores. iRing FX/Controller and iRing Music Maker apps will be available as free downloads from the App StoreSM.

For more information about iRing™ for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, please visit:

www.ikmultimedia.com/iring

Blowfinger

Posted by Mikers On December - 20 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (27)The iPad becomes a super-expressive, easy-to-play wireless MIDI wind controller, using either keyboard or simple woodwind technique. (It also works as a breath controller.) Just blow into any iPhone headset mic or the optional pro mouthpiece and experience the soul-to-MIDI connection you’ve been missing.

Blowfinger Keyboard mode

• Velocity-sensitive keyboard allows you to glide between notes in a way not possible on a regular keyboard, making this an excellent musical performance addition to any set-up.
• Use the eight utility pads with user text labels to send program changes or keyswitches. Or use them to play drums and percussion – they’re velocity-sensitive.
• The XY pad offers additional expressive control in both axes, and it can be set to snap back to zero, to the center, or stay where you release it. Choose which MIDI controller is sent in each direction.
• Transpose octaves up or down with one tap (either or both keyboard manuals).

Blowfinger Wind mode

• Simplified fingerings based on recorder or Boehm system allow anyone who’s ever played a wind instrument to pick up Blowfinger right away. You switch octaves with your left thumb, so once you know one octave you know them all.
• One size fits all. The keys and the thumb pads can be resized, moved, and stretched all over the screen. Play the instrument on your lap or perhaps a desk in front of you, or move the pads to the sides and hold the iPad up to your belly.
• XY right thumb pad. This has the same features as the one in Keyboard Mode, with your choice of snap back behavior and MIDI controllers.

General features

• Blowfinger can work as a breath controller without sending notes; in Breath-only mode, blow without fingering and it sends a MIDI controller.
• Simultaneous support for Network MIDI over Wi-Fi, hardware MIDI, and inter-application MIDI to control synths running on the same iPad. Also supports rtpMIDI for wireless MIDI on Windows.
• While it feels great right away, you can personalize the breath response to suit your preference and also to adjust for noisy environments.
• Global transposition so you can play in the key of Cb without getting angry.

Blowfinger (AppStore Link) Blowfinger
Developer: Stefan Podell
Rated: 4+
Price: $17.99 Download Here

Tetra Sound Editor

Posted by Mikers On December - 20 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (23)Tetra Sound Editor is a fully-featured Editor and Sound Development tool created specifically for Dave Smith Instruments Tetra synthesizer. It requires the DSI Tetra synthesizer.

Tetra Sound Editor provides the ultimate editing and sound development experience by displaying all Tetra Program parameters in a single, intuitive, graphical interface. The interface resembles the look and feel of the real synthesizer while streamlining your workflow and allowing you to view the complete details of any Program at a glance and to edit any parameter using your iPad. It allows you to see how the factory Programs are put together or to freely experiment to see what you can create.

Some of Tetra Sound Editor’s features include:
•Real time editing of all Tetra parameters
•Program Bank manager
•Load/Save of Program Banks
•Transmitting and receiving of Program Bank data
•Sequencer editor
•Resizable on-screen keyboard
•Direct USB/MIDI connection with Apple iPad Camera Adapter
•Wireless connection possible using MIDI network
•Magnified editing panels

This Tetra Sound Editor is an app for iPad only.

Dave Smith Instruments and Tetra/Tetr4 are trademarks of Dave Smith Instruments.
Soundtower is a trademark of Soundtower Inc.

Tetra Sound Editor (AppStore Link) Tetra Sound Editor
Developer: Soundtower Inc.
Rated: 4+
Price: $24.99 Download Here

Mopho Keyboard Sound Editor

Posted by Mikers On December - 20 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (22)Mopho Keyboard Sound Editor is a fully-featured Editor and Sound Development tool created specifically for Dave Smith Instruments Mopho Keyboard synthesizer. It requires the DSI Mopho Keyboard synthesizer.

Mopho Keyboard Sound Editor provides the ultimate editing and sound development experience by displaying all Mopho Program parameters in a single, intuitive, graphical interface. The interface resembles the look and feel of the real synthesizer while streamlining your workflow and allowing you to view the complete details of any Program at a glance and to edit any parameter using your iPad. It allows you to see how the factory Programs are put together or to freely experiment to see what you can create.

Some of Mopho Keyboard Sound Editor’s features include:
•Real time editing of all Mopho Keyboard parameters
•Program Bank manager
•Load/Save of Program Banks
•Transmitting and receiving of Program Bank data
•Sequencer editor
•Resizable on-screen keyboard
•Direct USB/MIDI connection with Apple iPad Camera Adapter
•Wireless connection possible using MIDI network
•Magnified editing panels

This Mopho Keyboard Sound Editor is an app for iPad only.

Dave Smith Instruments and Mopho are trademarks of Dave Smith Instruments.
Soundtower is a trademark of Soundtower Inc.

Mopho Keyboard Sound Editor (AppStore Link) Mopho Keyboard Sound Editor
Developer: Soundtower Inc.
Rated: 4+
Price: $24.99 Download Here

MultitrackStudio Remote

Posted by Mikers On November - 13 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480The MultitrackStudio Remote app for iPad turns your iPad into a powerful remote control for MultitrackStudio:

* Control the transport, including VariSpeed, markers and cycling.
* Add and control tracks, groups, effect returns (up to 3) and the master section.
* Add and control effects and MIDI instruments.
* Toggle the Monitor / Punch / Sound On Sound buttons.
* Control the click track and the MIDI Keyboard Splitter.

MultitrackStudio 7.5 is required. VariSpeed is available in MultitrackStudio Pro Plus only.
The iPad must communicate via WIFI (3G etc. is not supported). Furthermore the iPad and your computer must both be connected to your home network.

Demo video

MultitrackStudio Remote (AppStore Link) MultitrackStudio Remote
Developer: Giel Bremmers
Rated: 4+
Price: Free Download Here

MIDI Designer XW

Posted by Mikers On October - 24 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (7)MIDI Designer XW is the official MIDI controller for the XW Solo Synth. This groundbreaking, six-oscillator, monophonic solo synth is an innovative, digital hybrid sound engine available in all Casio XW keyboards. Total and direct control of the Solo Synth, both for live performance and sound creation, is now just a touch away.

◎ Forget about edit menus! Over 500 controls access all Solo Synth parameters
◎ Live performance pages with XY controls for filtering and volume blending
◎ “Ganged controls” (supercontrols) allow for manipulating multiple parameters simultaneously
◎ Detail pages allow you to explore the world of possibilities offered by the XW’s six oscillators
◎ Global presets get you started: create your own presets and switch between them instantly
◎ Connect any way CoreMIDI can: use Wi-Fi or hardware such as the Line6 MIDI Mobilizer II, iRig, iConnect, and others

Want to customize further? MIDI Designer XW is built on MIDI Designer. Upgrade to MIDI Designer Pro to create your own pages, reorganize, and redesign to make your own XW layout. Then share it with the vibrant MIDI Designer Community.

MIDI Designer is easy to use, infinitely flexible and customizable, and battle-tested in performance. It’s the most-respected MIDI controller platform for iOS.

* * * * * dream | create | play * * * * *

Find out more: midiDesigner.com

MIDI Designer XW: Casio XW Solo Synth Controller (AppStore Link) MIDI Designer XW: Casio XW Solo Synth Controller
Developer: Confusionists
Rated: 4+
Price: Free Download Here

OrigaMIDI

Posted by Mikers On August - 31 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

File this one under, E for experimental! :)

screen480x480 (15)OrigaMIDI is a new type of a MIDI controller built on recognition of image targets through computer vision of a mobile device. The image targets are printed on regular paper, folded into a triangular prism, and used as a fader to move towards/away from the camera on the Y axis; and up/down on the Z axis. Triggers are also implemented, allowing you to send a command upon marker detection. This gives you three types of MIDI manipulation per image target, thus nine per prism, and thirty-six in total out of it’s four possible prisms. This flexibility grants OrigaMIDI enough power to use it as a solo controller in a Live PA or DJ performance, in one or several computers simultaneously.

OrigaMIDI also has a visual counterpart to compliment it’s tangibility that is too often lacking in today’s digital performances. The mobile device gives you several options for particle and special effects to be overlayed on the markers, giving the audience a view not only your movements, but a visual augmentation through real-time special effects that interact with outside sound through the built-in microphone.

There are other features which we hope our users will take beyond it’s original design. OrigaMIDI was initially conceived at a GAFFTA hackathon in San Francisco.
Requirements: WiFi-enabled Mac and iOS device, a DAW or other software able to receive MIDI, a one-time access to a working printer, and a well-lit flat surface.

For further infoe check the official site - http://www.origamidi.com/

OrigaMIDI (AppStore Link) OrigaMIDI
Developer: Scientific Humanities, LLC
Rated: 4+
Price: Free Download Here

Mixtender 2

Posted by Mikers On August - 31 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (12)Mixtender 2 for MIDAS Pro Series Consoles
Delivering an unprecedented range of control and mobility, the Mixtender 2 App has been completely re-imagined with input from the very engineers who know MIDAS mixers best. Combining control of most key functions with responsive system metering, engineers can take control of any PRO-series or XL8 console using an iPad. Support for multiple simultaneous iPads allows FOH and monitor engineers to work collaboratively from any location in the venue.
Mixtender 2’s new features include full-screen EQ editing which allows accurate tweaks of individual channel signals. With the new VCA and POP group unfolding and member editing function, managing these unique console functions becomes a simple and easy task. Plus, using the quick navigation page with comprehensive level metering, engineers can track all signals while away from the console.
Designed and developed by MIDAS, the Mixtender 2 App is compatible with PRO1, PRO2, PRO2C, PRO3, PRO6, PRO9 and XL8 consoles. All that’s needed to unleash the power and versatility of remote mixing is a wireless network and the free download. Comprehensive on-the-go control is just a touch away.

Key Features
*Supports multiple simultaneous iPad connections
*Quick navigation page featuring all level metering
*Mix view for all channel types includes meters, fader, mute and solo
*Flip mode to control bus contributions
*VCA flip mode provides control of MCAs
*Channel detail area for precise parameter control
*KT DN370 GEQ control
*Demo mode for previewing app and console features

New for V2
*Pan and delay controls
*Bus mix mode display and editing
*Parametric EQ with safety locks
*Full screen EQ editing
*In-place output GEQ editing
*Channel naming & colour selection
*VCA and POP group unfolding and member editing

Mixtender 2 (AppStore Link) Mixtender 2
Developer: Music Group Research UK Limited
Rated: 4+
Price: Free Download Here
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