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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Midiflow… Updated

Posted by Mikers On January - 14 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (6)Midiflow allows you to send MIDI from app to app in a similar way to what you already do with audio. That way, you can sync apps with each other or send MIDI parts from a sequencer app to different synth apps. You can also route the MIDI from your keyboard to apps and assign different key zones to them. Different settings can be stored as a preset, recalled later and inserted into another preset. Furthermore, all MIDI transfer can be monitored in order to find problems or just to learn what MIDI is doing (normally) behind the scenes.

Important news: There is a full documentation on the Midiflow website now!

HOW DOES IT WORK?
Midiflow allows you to create multiple routings. Each routing receives MIDI data on its source and sends it to its destination. The selectable sources and destinations include your CoreMIDI compatible MIDI interface and other apps if they provide a virtual MIDI port. You can also create custom ports that can be used by other apps to receive data from Midiflow or send data to it. A routing also has a modifier which allows you to filter data or modify it. That way, you can transpose notes, limit them to a key range, change the MIDI channel of the incoming data, etc. (see the feature list below).

LIST OF FEATURES
+ MIDI clock – specify tempo and your apps will be in sync
+ Channel filtering and remapping
+ Velocity filtering – a routing is only active for notes in a given velocity range
+ Note shift – shift all notes by a given number of half-tone steps
+ Note remapping – shift each note individually
+ Velocity remapping – apply a velocity curve, transform to fixed velocity, or specify the map value by value. In the latter case, you can also export the mapping to the clipboard, edit it in another app like Apple Numbers, and paste it back in Midiflow
+ Filtering out Clock or dividing the tempo into subdivisions
+ Filtering out SysEx
+ Connect to other iPads/iPhones via Bluetooth MIDI (iOS8 or higher)
+ Save a configuration as a preset, which can be recalled later or inserted into another preset
+ Custom virtual MIDI ports, which can be selected in other apps as a source or destination
+ Control aspects of Midiflow via MIDI. For example, select presets or control the clock with any MIDI command
+ Launch your synth apps from Midiflow (works with an increasing number of apps)
+ Sharing your configurations

ADDITIONAL FEATURES (available as an In-app purchase)
+ Filtering and remapping of controllers – transform (a) the controller type, e.g. from CC1 to pitch-bend or note value to CC1, and (b) transform the value in several ways: as a linear remapping from an input range to an output range, as a curve, or as a value by value list. In the latter case, you can also export the mapping to the clipboard, edit it in another app like Apple Numbers, and paste it back in Midiflow. This allows you to create very sophisticated remappings.
+ Controller conditions – adjust your routings depending on other MIDI messages. This allows you to create sophisticated behavior within your setup by switching routings on and off.

DOES MIDIFLOW WORK WITH MY SYNTH APPS?
Midiflow works with every app that has a correct MIDI implementation. In the best case, it has an own virtual MIDI port and can be configured so that it receives MIDI only on that port. Unfortunately, some apps don’t have that, but can at least be restricted to one MIDI channel. In that case, you can send to that channel on the global MIDI port “Network Session 1”. If you can’t select a channel either, then the app won’t work with Midiflow. There is a tutorial video on www.midiflow.com that explains this in more detail.

What’s New in Version 2.2.8

+ Send MIDI based on device motion (needs Controller Remapping)
+ Send MIDI data when a preset is loaded (in-app purchase)
+ MIDI learn for almost all values (split points, channels etc.)
+ Tap clock tempo
+ Control clock tempo via MIDI (controller assignment)
+ Improved responsiveness of the UI

Keep up on the latest from here – http://www.midiflow.com/

Midiflow – MIDI router/processor/sync clock/bluetooth (AppStore Link) Midiflow – MIDI router/processor/sync clock/bluetooth
Developer: Johannes Doerr
Rated: 4+
Price: $5.99 Download Here

Modstep

Posted by Mikers On January - 2 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (3)Introducing Modstep, Modulation Monster and the first full-blown MIDI sequencer for the iPad. Modstep allows you to create music and jam with your iPad and your favorite IAA Apps, Mac and PC software and MIDI hardware as well as the internal drum sampler and synth. Use it as the centerpiece of your setup to create and perform music on the go, in the studio and on stage.

FEATURES:
-Full-blown MIDI sequencer with Step Sequencer and Piano Roll
-Unlimited MIDI tracks
-Audio and MIDI streaming directly via charger cable to Mac and PC using studiomux technology
-Up to 128 MIDI CCs per Track can be modulated
-Built-in drum sampler with filter, delay and reverb, fully modulateable
-Built-in synthesizer with filter, delay and reverb, fully modulateable
-Templates to control external MIDI hardware
-Template editor to create your own templates for IAA Apps, desktop Apps and external MIDI devices
-Supports all MIDI interfaces for the iPad
-Core functionality controllable via external MIDI controllers
-Works on all iPads (iPad 1 restricted to MIDI only)
-Trigger out
-Integrated IAA mixer
-Step Sequencer with active steps
-Use third party IAAs as instruments and effects within one app

Requirements:
iOS 8 or later
for audio and MIDI streaming to a Mac or PC, the studiomux server software is required: get the latest for free at studiomux.net

modstep (AppStore Link) modstep
Developer: Christian Blomert
Rated: 4+
Price: $19.99 Download Here

ChordUp

Posted by Mikers On December - 9 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (13)Chord playing musical instrument and MIDI controller.

Play instantly any of 108 available chords with no pre-configuration.
Play easily any chord pattern: bass and chord, strumming, arpeggios, power chords, etc.
Play your favorite synth or sampler with MIDI mode.

Features:

– 108 available chords (9 chord types for each of the 12 keys).
– 4 octaves range for a selected chord without using octave shift buttons.
– 8 octaves range with octave shift buttons.
– 9 embedded instruments.
– Smart sustain. With the sustain enabled, when you switch chords, only the notes of the current chord that don’t belong to the next chord are muted.
– Adjustable buttons on iPad.
– Virtual MIDI and Wi-Fi MIDI support.

ChordUp (AppStore Link) ChordUp
Developer: Dmitry Klochkov
Rated: 4+
Price: $2.99 Download Here

Auria Pro arrives

Posted by Mikers On December - 7 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (8)Following a sneak preview at the start of this year, WaveMachine Labs has finally released the successor to it’s acclaimed multitrack DAW for iPad.

Auria Pro, adds a ton of professional new features and improvements, of which I’ll go into detail about in an upcoming review. But for now, some of the big new features include –  MIDI recording and editing – including a Piano Roll editor, plus there’s a powerful multi-format sampler, and then not one but two built-in synths from Fabfilter, plus real-time quantizing and audio warping, and enhanced bus routing, external hard drive support, not to mention a stylish make over of the user interface, and dare I say…much more…

For an expanded list of the features, click here – http://www.wavemachinelabs.com/Products/auria

Here’s a cool demo of the new features being put to use –

Auria Pro - Mobile Music Production (AppStore Link) Auria Pro - Mobile Music Production
Developer: WaveMachine Labs, Inc.
Rated: 4+
Price: $49.99 Download Here

Cubasis LE….Finally!

Posted by Mikers On November - 5 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (5)*** Please note that a supported hardware device is required to unlock the feature set of Cubasis LE (unless unlocked Cubasis LE runs in demo mode). Please visit http://www.steinberg.net/cubasisle for more details. (Or watch the video below) ***

Cubasis LE is the compact version of Steinberg’s streamlined, multitouch sequencer for the iPad, providing the same look and feel of its bigger brother Cubasis. Specially designed for quick and easy operation, Cubasis LE makes recording, editing and mixing a breeze. With MicroSonic, Cubasis LE includes a virtual instrument to be played in real time using the flexible virtual keyboard. Song ideas can be captured with up to four audio and four MIDI tracks and further edited and polished to perfection with the integrated editors, mixer and selected effects. Thanks to the Cubasis project importer, Cubasis LE projects can be even opened in Cubase – both on Windows and OS X. With touch-intuitive production tools, Cubasis LE opens up a new world of possibilities for your creativity.

Key features
• Up to 4 audio and 4 MIDI tracks
• 2 assignable physical inputs and stereo output
• 32-bit floating point audio engine
• Audio I/O resolution of 16-bit/44.1 kHz
• iOS 32 and 64-bit support (depending on the device used)
• MicroSonic with 25 virtual instrument sounds
• Mixer with 4 effect processors
• Virtual keyboard
• Sample Editor and Key Editor
• Export to Cubase
• Core Audio and Core MIDI compatible hardware supported
• Import audio from your iTunes music library
• Audio mixdown and MIDI export
• Unlock all the features of the full Cubasis version via in-app purchase

Technical support
http://www.steinberg.net/cubasisleforum

Polyphony:
48 voices: iPad 2, iPad mini
128 voices: iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, iPad Air, iPad Air 2

For more details, and comparisons with the full version, head to – http://www.steinberg.net/en/products/mobile_apps/cubasis_le/start.html

Cubasis LE - Mobile Music Production Application (AppStore Link) Cubasis LE - Mobile Music Production Application
Developer: Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH
Rated: 4+
Price: Free Download Here

midiSTEPs – midi step sequencer toy

Posted by Mikers On October - 11 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (6)midiSTEPs is a powerful but fun MIDI step sequencer app that sends MIDI note and CC messages to other music apps and external synthesizers. It was designed to be super easy to use in a way that’s similar to the SH-101 sequencer, where you can just quickly enter a few keyboard notes and you’re ready to hit play. At the same time, it also incorporates many ideas from other classic and modern sequencers, allowing you to set control values per step, mute and skip existing steps, switch between multiple patterns and parts, sync and link patterns in various ways, and modify your sequences.

midiSTEPs was designed from the ground up as a touch-based iPad sequencer app, so it’s super easy and intuitive to enter, edit and play sequences.

midiSTEPs features:
64 step sequencer based on the classic SH-101 sequencer
Set note, chord or rest per step
Set accent and tie per step
Set CC, velocity, length parameters per step
Mute and skip individual steps
Set start and end points within sequence
Edit individual steps
Transpose, loop or one shot, start and pattern sync options
Four independent sequencer parts with 16 patterns each per set
Parts can have different speeds, lengths, sync and trigger options
Pattern Mix page with clip-launcher style pattern triggering
External MIDI clock sync with clock shift adjustments and swing
Easy to set up CoreMIDI configuration and MIDI mapping
Easy to use touch interface designed specifically for iPad

midiSTEPs - midi step sequencer toy (AppStore Link) midiSTEPs - midi step sequencer toy
Developer: Arthur Kerns
Rated: 4+
Price: $9.99 Download Here

Volca Sample Controller

Posted by Mikers On August - 22 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (6)This app send all volca sample available MIDI CC and note on/off command from your iOS devices. The CC commands are send real time to the volca as you adjust on your iPhone or iPad. The Copy and Paste makes it easy to build the parts. Each part remembers the 12 parameter settings. The app has an octave from 3 to 5.

Hardware requirements:
– iPhone 5 and above
– a Lightning to USB Camera Adapter from Apple
– a USB to MIDI cable ($10 at amazon or your local IT shop)

Specification:
– At least 3 Octave of notes
– Automatic remember 10 parts of settings
– 12 MIDI knob settings
– Copy and Paste for the parts
– Similar layout design to Korg Volca Sample

MIDI Command
– Note On/Off for 3 Octave at default note value C4
– Sample Start Point for 0 to127 at default value 0
– Sample Length for 0 to 127 at default value 127
– Sample Hi Cut for 0 to 127 at default value 64
– Pitch Speed for -63 to 63 at default value 0
– Pitch EG Int for -63 to 63 at default value 0
– Pitch Attack for 0 to 127 at default value 0
– Pitch Decay for 0 to 127 at default value 64
– Amp Level for 0 to 127 at default value 127
– Amp Pan -63(L) to 63(R) at default value 0
– Amp Attack for 0 to 127 at default value 0
– Amp Decay for 0 to 127 at default value 64

Volca Sample & Volca Keys Controller (AppStore Link) Volca Sample & Volca Keys Controller
Developer: yong chong loh
Rated: 4+
Price: $0.99 Download Here

Stompwatch

Posted by Mikers On August - 13 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (1)Stompwatch is a virtual MIDI pedal board, designed to control both apps and MIDI hardware, using the screen, a Bluetooth keyboard, the Audiobus Remote app, or the Apple Watch. It is easy to configure and versatile.

The app features ten pages, each with ten pads. Each page can be configured to send MIDI to any number of destinations, while each pad can be configured to send a MIDI note, a chord, or either program change or control change messages. Toggle swiftly from one page to another, to control and configure all of your MIDI gear.

With MIDI over Bluetooth, you can use your iPhone to control an iPad. Use your Apple Watch to select different presets on a guitar effects app. With Audiobus Remote, you can control both MIDI gear and Audiobus controls in one location. Use the pads to trigger drum samples or play synthesizers. With MIDI, you can do almost anything.

Stompwatch supports conventional Bluetooth keyboards — if the app is in the foreground, you can trigger pads by typing on the keyboard.

If you are serious about music making, Stompwatch will be an invaluable tool!

Grab the latest details on this app from the developer – http://secretbasedesign.com/apps/

Stompwatch (AppStore Link) Stompwatch
Developer: Patrick Madden
Rated: 4+
Price: $4.99 Download Here

MidiXpress

Posted by Mikers On June - 1 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (15)* With a MIDI keyboard connected, play live along with a 16-track accompaniment provided by one of the hundreds of existing Yamaha .sty styles, with up to 12 style variations in each style file.
* With just a few clicks, convert any .mid file in a basic General MIDI format into a Yamaha-like style, and play along with it live, sounding just like your favorite band.

Besides the iPad, iPhone or iPod, the MidiXpress app also requires a General MIDI-compatible piano keyboard for playing melody and changing chords, and a hardware or software synthesizer for converting MIDI into sound. Usually both requirements can be satisfied by a traditional music synthesizer keyboard with MIDI In/Out capabilities. If the synthesizer cannot be connected to the Pad, iPhone or iPod directly, a Mac computer with its Audio MIDI Setup application may be used as an intermediary.

The MidiXpress app replicates and expands on the auto-accompaniment feature of common musical keyboards by playing Intro/Verse/Chorus/Fill In/Ending loops from widely available Yamaha style (.sty) files or any .mid file over a MIDI interface. It establishes a two-way CoreMIDI connection between the iPhone/iPad and your synthesizer, analyzes chords played with your left hand, and sends the style’s accompaniment in the key of the chord back to the synthesizer. At the same time, the melody/voice part played with your right hand is passed unchanged through the app.

For more details – https://sites.google.com/site/midixpressks/

MidiXpress (AppStore Link) MidiXpress
Developer: Kateryna Sharayeva
Rated: 4+
Price: Free Download Here

Arpeggist

Posted by Mikers On June - 1 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (14)Arpeggist is a MIDI Note arpeggiator with a very flexible step matrix editor for programming and a unique “rolling dice” random arpeggio generator. You can build arpeggios from scratch or use one of the factory arpeggios as foundation. You can also create an unlimited number of user arpeggio presets.
Just play a chord or a single note and it gets transformed into a grooving monophonic synth line or a rhythmical chord pattern.

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Full featured programmable Arpeggiator
• User programmable sequences with up to 32 steps.
• Can trigger single notes and chords.
• Unique randomizer generates Arpeggios with 100% usability.
• 40 Factory arpeggios included, unlimited user arpeggios possible.
• For each step you can program tie (bound notes), accent, transposition and note order
• Use to control MIDI compatible Synthesiser

Live
• Play trigger notes live with the onscreen keyboard.
• Optionally use CoreMIDI compatible hardware keyboard.
• Chord generator plays complex chords on one finger playing.
• Internal sound generator.
• Selectable Arpeggiator MIDI Output port.
• Dozens of scales selectable
• Variable Keyboard layout for scale optimized playing

Global
• Audiobus 2 compatible (Input slot) with Preset saving.
• Inter App Audio
• Exchange user presets with File Sharing in iTunes.
• Support for virtual MIDI input/output connections.

Arpeggist (AppStore Link) Arpeggist
Developer: VirSyn Software Synthesizer
Rated: 4+
Price: $7.99 Download Here

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