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Posted by Mikers On October - 18 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

552x414bb (5)MidiFire is a free-form, modular CoreMIDI router, processor, monitor and clock source from the makers of MidiBridge.

Drop and arrange MIDI ports and modules onto the canvas however you like and connect them up to start routing and processing your MIDI events. Pan, zoom and scroll the canvas. Add as many ports and modules as you wish. Connect them in series or parallel. Cascade them together. Merge and split. You can create highly complex MIDI processing setups. Or keep it simple – the choice is yours.


Essential processing modules for channelising, filtering, transposing, ‘monofying’, remapping and monitoring – or create your own. All included with the standard app.

A highly accurate remotely controllable MIDI clock source.

Save your work into recallable/re-usable scenes. Share your scenes with other devices, computers and people. Switch between your scenes via configurable MIDI program change messages.

Download even more functionality within the app for free using the ‘Scenes Club’ for useful and special-purpose scenes that you can incorporate into your workflow.

Initiate and connect Bluetooth MIDI sessions within the application.

Define multiple virtual CoreMIDI ports to segregate your MIDI streams.


MidiFire supports all CoreMIDI hardware interfaces, the network interface, virtual ports (self owned or other apps’) and Bluetooth MIDI.

Also available for mac on the Mac App Store. Scene files are interchangeable between iOS and macOS.


What sets MidiFire apart is the newly extended Stream Byter module first pioneered in MidiBridge. With this you can write your own processing modules using textual rules.

Newly added constructs to the Stream Byter include: IF/THEN, local/global variables, mathematical functions, timing variables, ‘onload’ rules, setting of block labels and sending arbitrary MIDI data. The Stream Byter is backwards compatible with rulesets you already have from MidiBridge; just copy/paste them in.


Also included are some specialised modules:

• Tracking Clamp – reduce tracking miss-hits from MIDI guitars.

• Robotic Knob – generate complementary CC messages to control synths and FX based on your playing.

• OSC Exchange – send and receive OSC data across a MIDI channel (DIN, USB, wifi or Bluetooth) between MidiFire instances.

For more details – https://audeonic.com/midifire/

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Xequence | MIDI Workstation

Posted by Mikers On October - 18 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

552x414bb (4)Xequence is an advanced linear MIDI Sequencer and Keyboard / Controller for iPhone and iPad.

NOTE: This app does not produce any sound by itself! It is meant to control OTHER apps via Virtual MIDI.


– Efficient User Interface for an amazing editing workflow on a mobile device
– Scale-Aware Keyboards and Pianoroll Editor: All modules and functions observe the current instrument’s scale
– 16 scales included
– Extremely tight, best-in-class MIDI timing
– 100% accurate song looping, no dropouts/jitter at loop points
– Robust controller (CC) handling with backtracing (inside parts)
– Supports any time signature and BPM
– MIDI In and Thru with re-channelization and re-routing to currently selected instrument
– MIDI Sync Master (Clock / Start / Stop / Continue / SPP) – other DAWs or pattern sequencers can run in accurate sync with Xequence, e.g. to use audio tracks, or an external drum machine. Several modes for maximum compatibility
– Works perfectly with e.g. AUM or Gadget as hosts / sound generators, with drum sequencers like Ruismaker, or with Beatmaker 2 for synced audio tracks


– Unlimited Parts
– Unlimited Tracks via In-App Purchase (same price as the app), 4 tracks out of the box
– 64 Undo/Redo steps
– Per-track non-destructive Swing and Delay (timeshift +/- 200 ms)
– Any Track can be routed to any Instrument
– Parts can be independent or linked (editing the original modifies all the copies)
– Part-based looping
– Selection tools: Marquee/Rectangle, Same Track, Same Instrument, Linked Parts, Invert
– Two selection modes: Add & Replace
– Editing tools: Create Copy, Create Linked Copy, Unlink, Split, Join, Convert loops to parts
– All edits can be performed across multiple tracks and parts
– Individual Parts can be named
– Per Track Mute/Solo
– Draw mode
– Position/Length Handles at screen edges for efficient editing


– 256 Undo/Redo steps
– Fully scale-aware, all editing operations consider the current instrument’s scale
– Relative or absolute grid: Snap Events to nearest grid line, or move by grid increments
– Live Auditioning of all edits and mini keyboard keys on the left
– Selection tools: Marquee/Rectangle, Same Note, Same Key, Same Beat Position, Invert
– Two selection modes: Add & Replace
– Editing tools: Copy, Legato, Quantize, Quantize Ends, Transpose +/- 12, Fill part with selection
– Smart Draw mode: Touch to create, touch again to delete, drag up/down to transpose, drag left/right to change length
– All editing settings remembered intelligently. It works like magic! ™
– Note velocities can be edited as if they were controllers, see below:


– 256 Undo/Redo steps
– Selection tools: Marquee/Rectangle, Same Beat Position, Invert
– Two Selection modes: Add & Replace
– Editing tools: Copy, Reduce, Quantize, Compress/Expand, Fill part with selection
– Smart Draw mode
– Automatic removal of redundant controllers
– Velocities of notes can be shown as controllers and edited with the same tools


– Fully scale-aware single or dual keyboards
– Three modes: Scroll, Glide, Lock
– Three available key widths
– Up to three CCs (controllers) can be shown as touch bands next to the keyboard
– All three CCs can be controlled either via touch or device rotation (up to three axes simultaneously), with pickup
– Velocity emulation option (via vertical position on key)


– Unlimited Instruments (an Instrument is a MIDI destination + channel)
– Up to 3 definable CCs (Controllers) per Instrument
– Compatible with virtually ALL synths and hosts


– MIDI Metronome
– Ruler can be either fixed or modal (hidden automatically after use, to preserve screen space)
– In-App hints for important features


– Audiobus 3 MIDI
– MIDI file import / export
– “Open In…” support for importing and exporting projects
– …and many more!

Xequence | MIDI Workstation (AppStore Link) Xequence | MIDI Workstation
Developer: Seven Systems Cross-Platform Media Limited
Rated: 4+
Price: $4.99 Download Here

Audiobus 3

Posted by Mikers On May - 8 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

sc552x414Open up new worlds of creative music making possibilities with Audiobus, the app that lets you use your music apps together, just like virtual cables.

Send live audio or MIDI from one Audiobus-compatible app to another: add effects on top of your favourite synth, use your favourite step sequencer to drive the whole lot, and record it all in your favourite DAW, sampler or looper. Plug in a MIDI keyboard, run it through an arpeggiator or a key quantizer, and record the result in your DAW, or drive several different sound generators with a keyboard splitter. The possibilities are endless.

Then save your setup in a preset to be restored with one touch later on.

With a completely new MIDI routing system, support for Apple’s new Audio Unit Extensions standard, a new built-in mixer, and huge new workflow improvements, Audiobus 3 represents a big step forward for mobile music making.

Audiobus has a rich community of over 900 great compatible apps, including:

– Korg Gadget
– GarageBand
– Launchpad
– Animoog
– Loopy HD
– Cubasis
– Amplitube

and many more. See the full list at http://audiob.us/apps.

Audiobus 3 (AppStore Link) Audiobus 3
Developer: Audiobus Pty. Ltd.
Rated: 4+
Price: $9.99 Download Here

Audio Evolution Mobile Studio

Posted by Mikers On March - 30 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

sc552x414 (1)Record your ideas on the go or create entire music productions from scratch, we’ll leave it up to you! This app is a portable multitrack audio and MIDI recording studio featuring virtual instruments, editing with unlimited undo/redo, mixing, real-time effects, automation and much more!

• Multitrack audio recording / playback
• MIDI sequencing with piano roll editor
• Drum pattern editor
• Inter-app audio effects and instruments
• AudioBus support (including AudioBus remote)
• Audio Unit v3 instruments and effects displayed directly in the app
• Non-linear editing with move, trim, split, cut/copy/paste, remove, cross-fade, etc. with full undo/redo
• Virtual instruments (comes with free instruments and more instrument packs to download with in-app purchase)
• Wide range of downloadable loops available (free and paid)
• Clip volume and fade points
• Loop playback
• Automation of mixer and effect parameters
• Mix-down to WAV, AIFF and ALAC
• Metronome
• Punch in/out
• Zoom down to the sample
• Each track has controls for volume, panning, mute, solo, arm, 3-band EQ with mid-sweep, 3 insert effects, 2 effect sends and output bus selection
• Unlimited number of tracks (more than 3 requires the PRO in-app purchase)
• Unlimited number of groups (requires the PRO in-app purchase)
• Real-time effects including: chorus, compressor, delay, dual delay, reverse delay, reverb, flanger, noise gate and many more!
• Offline effects: fade in/out, normalize, reverse, pitch shift, time stretching
• Several grid options for aligning your samples (with tempo and time signature settings)
• Export to other DAW’s by rendering all tracks to separate audio files (stems)
• Media server to access your files easily from a desktop computer

In short: a complete portable multitrack music studio that will replace your fourtrack recorder or tape machine!

(*) The following in-app purchases are available to expand your studio:
• FX pack 1 (distortion, overdrive, speaker sim, wah wah, phaser)
• FX pack 2 (10-, 15-, 30-band graphic EQ)
• ToneBoosters effect pack 1 (Barricade, DeEsser, Gate, Reverb)
• ToneBoosters EQ with frequency analyzer
• ToneBoosters Compressor
• Vocal Tune with two-voice harmonizer
• Soundfont instrument packs
• Loop packs from Function Loops

For more details – http://www.extreamsd.com/index.php/products/audio-evolution-mobile-for-ios

Audio Evolution Mobile Studio (AppStore Link) Audio Evolution Mobile Studio
Developer: Davy Wentzler
Rated: 4+
Price: $7.99 Download Here

MIDI Enabled

Posted by Mikers On May - 26 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

screen322x572MIDI Enabled – Virtual MIDI Output

Turn your acoustic instrument into MIDI controller. Most of the world musical instruments are analog. And MIDI guitar, violin and flute are very expensive. MIDI Enabled app quickly adds MIDI feature to your musical instrument and open a world of digital music creation, recording and performing.

How it work?

As you play on your musical instrument, MIDI Enabled converts your playing into MIDI notes instantly and feed them to your DAW/synth/practice apps or any app that accepts virtual MIDI.


– Decode polyphonic and monophonic music.
– Instant key response on your DAW or Synth app.
– Accurate in the octave range from 3 to 5.

Quick demo video –

Midi Enabled - Virtual Midi Output (AppStore Link) Midi Enabled - Virtual Midi Output
Developer: yong chong loh
Rated: 4+
Price: Free Download Here

The Master MIDI Keyboard

Posted by Mikers On April - 21 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (7)The Master it’s a truly inspiring MIDI keyboard controller for professional and hobbyist musicians.

Music synesizers and sequencers includes a MIDI keyboard to arrange and compose musical parts of your work, but they are tiny and hard to play. The Master it’s the solution to this problem. Just open it as a new instrument and assign to your favourite synth or DAW and let the music begins.

The Master it’s a fast, precise and inspiring tool. You can realy change almost anything on the app to fit your musical needs. We focused on staying fast, responsive and send MIDI commands in real time. Simply open The Master, assign the output to any MIDI destination and start playing. You won’t believe how good it is.


Connect to any physical or virtual MIDI destinations
8 octaves with 96 fast and responsive keys
10 chords pads, fully editable: base note, base octave and chord type (15 chord modes)
Pitch and Modulation wheels
2 touch pads, fully editable for sending MIDI CC commands in real time
Full screen button to hide side controller
3 different zoom levels for the keys
Fast octaver to set the base note on the keyboard (can be hidden to maximize key area)
Program change to browse your synth programs
MIDI selection dialog with MIDI channel
Velocity emulation (using key height)
Note off with velocity
Hold (damper)
Octaves indication on notes
Three themes (skins): aluminum black, polar white and vintage brown
Auto save preferences and workspace

NOTES: This app won’t work alone. You need a MIDI compliant music app or some external MIDI hardware made for the iPad

The Master MIDI Keyboard (AppStore Link) The Master MIDI Keyboard
Developer: Atom Systems Incorporated, SL
Rated: 4+
Price: $4.99 Download Here

Sidecar MIDI Controller

Posted by Mikers On April - 21 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (6)Sidecar is designed to work with the slide-over and split-view features of iOS 9 on the iPad — pair it with DAWs, synthesizers, sequencers, audio loopers, or guitar amp simulators, to add quick and easy control of settings, trigger notes and chords, and more. Sidecar supports external Bluetooth keyboards and game controllers.

* IAA Hosting and Recording
Add IAA synthesizer apps to Sidecar, and use the built-in mixer to adjust volume levels and panning. Record directly into the app, or stream the audio over WiFi. There’s even a built-in web server, to give you easy access to the recordings from the desktop.

* Easy MIDI Configuration
With ten separately configurable MIDI destinations you can quickly set up a set of assignments for each of the MIDI apps that you use. Have a set of chords for Animoog, choose different presets for ToneStack, or assign pads to different samples for DM1. Each MIDI destination has ten configurable pads, which can be assigned to chords, single notes, a program change message, or a controller change message. For notes and chords, the touch position controls note velocity. For controller change messages, the location of a touch on screen can be used to determine the controller value.

* QWERTY Keyboard Support
Toggle on support for the external keyboard, and you can switch between the ten MIDI destinations quickly (using the keys in the QWERTY row). Toggle on or off any of the ten pads by pressing the number keys. The two lowest rows of keys are mapped as a standard piano keyboard, providing a musical play surface with an ordinary text keyboard. Note that QWERTY keyboards only send “key press” information to your iPad — to silence a sounding note, you simply tap the space bar.

* Game Controller Ready
Sidecar also supports the iON iCade game controller, mapping the buttons of the iCade to the pads. Because the iCade was designed for games, it sends button press and release information, which makes it easy to toggle on and off the pads.

* MIDI Relay
If you have an external MIDI controller, you can have it send MIDI events to Sidecar — and these will be relayed to any of the ten MIDI destinations you select. Use this to quickly switch from one synth to another.

*Control Background Synths
Because Sidecar sends MIDI messages, it can be used to control background synthesizers, sequencers, and effects apps.

* Guitarists!
Sidecar is a great companion to the pitch-to-MIDI app MIDImorphosis — you can set up the mapping to control processing of notes, and to toggle between polyphonic and monotonic mode, or to toggle on and off support for pitch bend. MIDImorphosis has opened up a world of synthesis to guitarists, and Sidecar makes it even better. Because Sidecar uses MIDI, you can have MIDImorphosis in the background, and still control it. And with support for QWERTY keyboards, you have an inexpensive remote pedal controller. The app is a great addition to guitar effects apps too.

Sidecar is designed to work along side your other iOS music apps, and takes advantage of the latest features of iOS 9. For slide-over, you must have an iPad Air or an iPad Mini 2 or better. For split-view, you’ll need and iPad Air2 or an iPad Pro.

Sidecar MIDI Controller (AppStore Link) Sidecar MIDI Controller
Developer: Patrick Madden
Rated: 4+
Price: $9.99 Download Here


Posted by Mikers On March - 18 - 2016 1 COMMENT

If like me, you’re no programmer, this one does look a bit daunting! But it might be just the reason you need to get some scripting experience under your belt!

screen480x480 (8)scriptSONIC is a programmable musical instrument for the iPad. Use it to generate and control interactive musical patterns using simple JavaScript code.

– generate interactive rhythms and phrases
– send and respond to MIDI messages
– explore notes, chords and scales
– manipulate samples and live sound input
– record the results

scriptSONIC combines the open-ended creative power of a programming language with the expressiveness of a touch-screen.

More info – http://www.scriptsonic.com/

Check out this great demo video

scriptSONIC (AppStore Link) scriptSONIC
Developer: Jonathan Mackenzie
Rated: 4+
Price: $9.99 Download Here

modstep gets an update

Posted by Mikers On February - 18 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (6)Impressive MIDI sequencing app modstep has just seen a bunch of new features, templates and fixes added in the latest update. Here’s a rundown on what to expect –

What’s New in Version

New Features:

*CC behavior changed: While Mod All is off, only the selected CC will be modulateable, all others remain untouched or play there recorded modulation. When Mod All is engaged, 8 CCs per X/Y-Pad can be modulated and recorded at the same time.
*Added „All Inputs“ option to Tracks’ MIDI Input Settings
*„All Inputs“ is the default for new Tracks
*Added manual link
*Added Track setup label for IAA Midi
*Enhancements for IAA loading, reloading and deleting

New Templates:
Roland A-01
Korg minilogue
Roland TR-8
Waldorf Streichfett
Meeblip anode
Meeblip anode LE

Updated with mappings for the Pads:
Korg Volca Sample
Korg Volca Beats

New Sample Kits:
Tonal Kits

* Pressing AudioShare without a sample or folder selected could crash
* Sample Start/End and One Shot will be saved correctly
* “New Kit Name“ was displayed when new Template was created
* faders were gone when loading IAAs in Session View
* a crash could happen when switching quickly between Scenes/Clips
* fixed channel order when using studiomux
* Autoload IAAs setting wouldn’t change status
* external MIDI could create hanging notes
* crackles when using studiomux could appear
* fixed a crash that would happen when “15” was selected in the Step Shifter
* modstep won’t hijack the Ableton Link session tempo anymore
* several small fixes and enhancements

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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!

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).

+ 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.

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/

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