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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.

Feature:

– 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 for Guitar, Piano and Violin (AppStore Link) MIDI Enabled - Virtual MIDI Output for Guitar, Piano and Violin
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.

FEATURES

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)
Panic
Glissando
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: $4.99 Download Here

scriptSONIC

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: $11.99 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 1.0.2.5

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

Bugfixes
* 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!

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/

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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 1 COMMENT

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.

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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 –

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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

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