AirMidi is an iPad App that lets you connect your device to your favorite DAW throw a Wifi connection.
1) Turn on your WiFi spot.
2) Open MIDI Setup on Utilities folder.
3) Click on “Show MIDI Window”
4) Double click on Network section.
5) Open Logic or your favorite DAW.
6) Assign key-commands by “learning” MIDI.
7) Save. Enjoy.
Developer: Nahuel Proietto
Rated: 4+Price: $1.99 Download Here
“midi Sampler” turns your device into a sampler for professional musicians and / or DJs composers able to:
- Create the entire musical instrument from a single sampled sound
- Receive MIDI messages from an external MIDI keyboard and play the corresponding notes
- Turn any MIDI keyboard in any musical instrument / special effect that you want
- Import any type of sound and automatic generation of the scale of sounds (8 octaves)
- Ability to store an infinite number sounds using the archive of sounds (“Samples Archive”) of “midi Sampler”
- “Samples Collection” with many sound samples free downloadable
- “General MIDI samples” FREE library downloadable from the “Samples Collection”
- Two independent keyboards multi-touch (24 + 24 keys) with independent octaves control for each keyboard
- Ability to receive the MIDI messages from an external MIDI keyboard / MIDI device (with independent octaves control)
- Filter for the MIDI IN messages
- “Bending” control to change the sound in real time
- “Sample Start Position” control to remove the initial part of a sound sample (eg silence) by specifying the start time instant of the sample (AUDIO CUT FEATURE)
- “Sustain Pedal”
- Multi voices (up to 96)
- Default “GRAND PIANO” sample
- Ability of “recording” of musical patterns during live performances:
enabling the recording (using the “midi Sampler” recording button), “midi Sampler” will record (audio file) the music played by the user using the keyboard (multi-touch keyboards or external MIDI keyboard)
For a full rundown on this app - http://www.ngcybit.it/iTunesApp/midi-sampler/
I came across this cool crowd funding project a while back, and meant to post something back then. It appears they’ve now reached their funding requirements, but you can obviously still get on board if you feel like supporting it.
What’s a JamStik? The JamStik is a portable digital guitar that connects to your iPad or iPhone! We use light to scan your fingers as you press REAL STRINGS to REAL FRETS and use REAL PICKING technique to play, then send that information over to your device in real time to take some of the frustration out of learning to play and put some fun back in!Aside from being called “the coolest thing at CES 2013″ and heralded as one of PopSci.com‘s Top 10 Inventions of 2013, the JamStik also works with a whole world of iOS CoreMIDI apps that are already available in the iTunes App Store. Awesome apps like Apple’s GarageBand, Moog’s Animoog, Korg’s iPolysix & iMS-20, Arctic Synth, Sunrizer, the list goes on and on. If it does CoreMIDI, JamStik can control it!
This exciting new portable MIDI keyboard from CME, not only supports iOS, but as you’ll see from the video below you will also be able to edit and store preferences via an app. It is expected to be available in the next month or two for around $100.
3.6 mm slim edge, elegant aluminium frame, light and portable.
Professional velocity sensitivity, polyphonic aftertouch, high resolution PitchBend.
USB MIDI compliant with iPad, Android tablet/phone, Microsoft Surface Pro, Mac and PCs.
Perfect for mobile music creation, studio recording, and live performance.
Ultra slim design and light design
25 standard size keys
Professional velocity sensitivity and polyphonic aftertouch
USB MIDI compliant
PitchBend buttons with high resolution of pressure sensitivity
Modulation button with continuous MIDI control data
Octave +/- and Sustain buttons
Firmware updatable via USB, ready for new features.
Size and Weight
Height: 5.31 inches (135 mm)
Width: 15.27 inches (388 mm)
Depth: 0.62inches (16mm)
Weight: 1.32 pounds (600g)
If you’ve amassed a large arsenal of hardware keyboards, samplers, drum machines, even soft synths, and other MIDI controllable devices, you’ve no doubt at some point wanted to mix, merge and combine sounds from these various sound sources all from one master keyboard controller. Without any type of MIDI patchbay, it’s usually a pain. Until now that is. This slick looking new app is perfect for anyone needing to control a range of MIDI compatible sound sources, and define certain zones or splits of notes on a keyboard, and also the layering of sounds. Read on for a full rundown on this apps features.
iMIDIPatchbay lets you organize your whole MIDI setup from one central point. Do you often divide your keyboard into zones to assign different sounds which might come from external sound expanders? You want to integrate your music making apps into your live gear? Well, then iMIDIPatchbay is definitely the right tool for you!
LIST OF FEATURES
- Create split and layer configurations very easily
- Send volume and other control changes (reverb, chorus, pan) to your sound devices
- Send program changes to your sound devices
- Transpose sounds in octave steps
- Filter controller data (sustain, pitch-bend, modulation, expression, aftertouch)
- Store configurations as programs for later recall
- Switch programs of iMIDIPatchbay from another app or MIDI device via program changes
- Switch programs while holding down keys or holding e.g. the sustain pedal without getting stuck notes
- UI which is optimized for live usage
WHAT EXACTLY CAN I DO WITH iMIDIPatchbay?
As a keyboard player, you most probably know about splitting and layering sounds. While this can be done relatively easy on professional keyboards, it becomes more complex if your gear consists of multiple keyboards and sound expanders. iMIDIPatchbay makes building such configurations a lot easier than it has ever been before.
After connecting your keyboard and other MIDI devices to the iPad, you can easily create split zones and assign sounds of your MIDI devices to them. It’s also possible to route the MIDI data to other apps if they have a virtual MIDI port. Furthermore, you can filter out controllers which is great if you want e.g. pitch bend or sustain to affect only a subset of the active sounds.
WHAT DO I NEED TO GET STARTED?
You need a CoreMIDI interface to connect your keyboards and sound expanders to the iPad.
WHERE CAN I LEARN MORE?
Go to iMIDIPatchbay’s website in order to find a more detailed description of the app. If you encounter problems, please let me help you (you find the mail address on the website and on the info screen within the app). Please note that there is no way to respond to you if you post a review on the App Store instead. Always email me first!
If you like the app, let others know by submitting a good review on the App Store. And feel free to send me suggestions for further releases.
For further details and updates, check the official site - http://www.imidipatchbay.com/
Maybe note the sort of app you’ll use on a daily basis, but certainly a handy when you’re doing a spot of MIDI trouble shooting!
MIDI TEST BOX is an essential app for anyone using MIDI wanting to check connectivity to find out what is and what isn’t working designed to give feedback in real time and requiring little or no setup so it’s ready to use when you need to use it ideal for professional musicians, sound engineers, hardware & software developers gigging keyboard players will find it invaluable
Grab some further details here - http://dyslexiasoft.com/mtbl.html
The Midi Loop Station is an app for the performing musician. Easily specify loop boundaries in a midi file and supplement each loop with 16 tracks of your own. All of which can be remote controlled by a midi controller via coremidi. Starting from scratch, gradually build up the sound by playing and adding instruments to amaze your audience.
* Up to 10 loops per midi file
* 16 Audio Tracks per loop (44.1K wav)
* Change tempo, key, mix
* All changes are saved
* Dynamic control of tracks
* Access to 100′s of midi files
* Universal App (iPhone, iPad, iTouch)
* Simple interface
* Playlist support
More information - http://www.midiloopstation.com/
JACK is more than just one app. It is a system that connects the music and audio world on your iOS device. JACK allows audio channels and MIDI ports of your audio & music apps to be connected with each other. It does not force a predefined schema in which way apps shall be connected with each other. You can freely connect them in any way you want, intuitively like drawing on a paper. Besides audio & MIDI interconnection, JACK provides other very useful mechanisms to let your audio apps work together like never before. For example record/playback synchronization between DAWs and sequencer apps. Arbitrary data sharing among apps and much more. Even though JACK is quite new on iOS, it already came a long way. Providing you the most professional and powerful environment for your audio apps, highly optimized with explicit multi core support, low latency and maturity which it gained over many years of usage and development on other operating systems already. JACK is an open standard, which can freely be supported by anybody.
- Audio connections between apps and external devices¹.
- MIDI connections between apps and external devices¹.
- Record/Playback synchronization between apps.
- Multi Core CPU support for high performance (parallelized internal audio graph).
- Low Latency Performance (configurable, i.e. 2ms buffer sizes).
- Arbitrary, custom data sharing among apps (allows easy extensions of the system).
- Arbitrary amount of audio & MIDI ports per app, changeable at runtime.
- Intuitive user interface that allows you to easily manage all audio and MIDI connections, environment settings, monitor current overall CPU usage and more …
For more info head here - http://www.crudebyte.com/jack-ios
iConnectMIDI2+ and iConnectMIDI4+ reinvent what it is to be a MIDI interface by introducing new technology and combining preexisting technologies in an intuitive way.
iConnectMIDI2+ is not only a 2 in 2 out MIDI interface for PC, MAC, and iOS. It also introduces two exciting new features to enable musicians to professionally integrate more than one computer or an iOS device into their music making environment.
The first of these technologies allows for more than one computing device to access the same MIDI resources. This is useful in many ways such as, sending midi from a controller or synth to daw and an iOS device simultaneously, setting up redundancy in a live MIDI environment, sending MIDI from multiple computing devices to one another, and more.
iConnectMIDI2+ also features Audio Pass-through. This patent pending technology is integral to using iOS, and multiple computing devices (Mac, PC, and iOS) in a professional environment by enabling the devices to pass not only MIDI data but also audio data from device to device. There are many practical applications for this technology, for example now musicians can use a DAW on their MAC or PC to control a virtual instrument or other music making program on their iOS or other computing device (PC, MAC, iOS) and send the MIDI data as well as audio data back to the DAW without extra cables, or signal degradation or additional analog to digital conversion.
With all of this connectivity comes possibility and nearly endless options. iConnectivity’s Port Manager software for Mac, PC, and iOS allows the user complete control over how MIDI is routed, remapped and filtered to and from all devices connected to it.
iConnectMIDI2+ delivers so much more than just a standard 2×2 MIDI interface even though it is at a similar price point. It is a fantastic option for any musician looking to integrate more than one computing device, iOS, or just looking for the most flexible 2×2 MIDI interface in the world.
for more details – click here
The Sonuus G2M – Universal Guitar-to-MIDI Converter app delivers high-performance, low-latency, MIDI conversion for guitar (and other musical instruments). Featuring the same pitch-to-MIDI technology used in Sonuus’ acclaimed hardware products, the G2M app gives you an easy, low-cost way to enter the world of MIDI guitar.
In 2009, Sonuus rocked the music world with the launch of the G2M: a low-cost hardware MIDI converter that redefined how guitarists access MIDI instruments. Previously, the only solution was to add special pickups to your guitar, or use a specially-built guitar for MIDI. The G2M made it possible, for the first time, to use any guitar with MIDI, hence it’s: “universal”.
This G2M app gives you access to the same technology of the Sonuus hardware G2M:
() Any electric guitar can be used as a solo MIDI guitar: i.e., it’s universal.
() No guitar modifications or special pickups required.
() Robust note detection — minimises wrong notes.
() Velocity detection of notes, so your playing dynamics are translated into MIDI messages.
() Fast, accurate pitch-bend determination, or alternative chromatic mode.
() Very low latency & very fast tracking.
() Built-in, precise tuner.
These features combine to do something that no other MIDI converters can do: accurately capture the musicality and phrasing of what you are playing. Whether you want to lay down a MIDI bass line, or a saxophone solo, the G2M ensures the musical nuances of what you play are retained.
In addition, the G2M app:
() Has very low CPU usage, so it can run in the background without affecting other music apps.
() Can send MIDI to other apps (synths), over Wi-Fi, or to MIDI interfaces connected to the dock connector.
() Displays a glorious user-interface showing you the real-time MIDI messages as they are sent.
() Supports bass and guitar with a note detection range spanning from E1 (low E on a 4-string bass) to Bb6 (higher than a 24 fret guitar can play).
To use the G2M, you can use the built-in microphone but you get much better results by using an adapter that lets you connect your guitar directly to your iPhone, iPod or iPod Touch. For example, the i-ROCK adapter lets you connect your guitar to the mic/headset input.
The G2M works with all iOS devices with OS4.2 and above: from the iPod Touch 2nd Gen to the latest iPhone.
Note1: the G2M is monophonic, meaning it will only process single notes, not chords.
Note2: when a guitar is connected to the microphone input, the lowest guitar notes (below A2) may not be processed correctly because most devices have a high-pass filter on this input which rejects the low notes. To avoid this and access the full range of playable notes, you can use an audio input device that connects to the dock connector instead.