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Posted by Mikers On March - 18 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

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I’m amazed it’s taken this long really (obviously it’s harder to do than it looks!), but there is now a much simpler way to get your iPad and Mac talking ‘musically’ with each other. All you’ll require is some server software on your mac, this new app, and a standard iOS to USB cable. Read on!

 

midimux talks MIDI to your Mac – using the standard usb to lightning or 30 pin cable.
Finally.

With midimux, you are no longer forced to rely on wifi-packets or external hardware to communicate MIDI data between a Mac and an iOS Device.
It seamlessly integrates your iPad/iPhone into your studio. worry-free, reliable and at an ultra low-latency.
And it works with all apps that speak MIDI.

midimux lets you..

– control iOS apps with hardware controllers that are connected to your Mac.
– sequence and play iOS apps using a DAW running on your Mac.
– control Mac applications or hardware connected to it, using Lemur, TouchOSC or any other app that uses MIDI.
– use iOS apps to play and sequence hardware instruments that are connected to your Mac.
– create virtual MIDI ports on the iPad/iPhone that can be mirrored to the Mac or other iDevices.
– connect more than one iOS device to the Mac – and send MIDI data between them.

all this wired – via the simple usb to lightning/30 pin cable.

In short: midimux creates virtual copies of MIDI devices connected to the other si.

In long: If you have a MIDI device connected to your Mac, midimux will create a copy of it on the iDevice – and thus allowing other apps to talk to it directly. Any byte of MIDI received by the MIDI device on the Mac will be piped to and received on the virtual copy of that device on the iOS device – and is then usable by its apps.
Data sent out by apps to the virtual copy on the iOS device will be piped back via usb, and then sent to the real device on the Mac.

The same is true the other way around. If an app creates a virtual MIDI port (e.G. Animoog), midimux will create a copy of that port on the Mac, naming it ‘Animoog @ iPad’.

If an app does not create a virtual MIDI port, midimux always gives the possibility to create virtual ports manually. these can then be used by any apps on any of the iOS devices to pipe data to the Mac. or other iDevices. or both. and back. at the same time ;)

Features:
– Creates Mirrors of all MIDI devices that are connected to the computer on the connected iOS devices.
– Creates Mirrors of all MIDI devices that are connected to the iOS devices on the Mac.
– Lets you create custom virtual Ports that can be used by both sides of the connection to communicate.
– does it all via a wired usb connection – using the standard charge & sync cable.
– works on all iDevices from iOS 5.

*** midimux currently only works with Mac ***

To work, a lightweight server app has to be installed on the Mac.
Download it from here: http://www.midimux.com –
Or find it in this apps documents folder via iTunes file sharing.

midimux (AppStore Link) midimux
Developer: Christian Blomert
Rated: 9+
Price: $6.99 Download Here

Music IO: MIDI over USB

Posted by Mikers On March - 18 - 2015 1 COMMENT

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Download the Mac server from the MusicIOapp.com web site. We hope to have this available through the Mac App Store shortly.
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Send and receive MIDI between your Mac and your iOS device via USB. It’s simple, reliable, and near-zero latency.

THREE TEAMS
Music IO is a joint effort by three of the most respected iOS music app development teams. Confusion Studios makes MIDI Designer Pro, the most-respected MIDI controller platform for iOS. MIDI Designer is adored by users, loved by Music Industry press, and trusted on stages and in studios around the World. Audeonic Apps makes the pioneering MidiBridge app, an essential tool for routing and filtering MIDI messages on iOS; they also provide the MidiBus software library, which powers dozens of successful music apps (including Music IO). The Secret Base Design team has built a range of apps providing high-speed MIDI and audio connections over Bluetooth LE and WiFi, and also develops innovative signal processing apps.

The three teams have joined forces to build the only professional USB-MIDI solution that doesn’t require additional hardware. It’s been in development for months, and Music IO will include audio-over-USB soon (iOS 7+). Music IO lets your iOS device become an integral part of a modern professional music production system.

FEATURES
• Send & Receive MIDI between any CoreMIDI apps over USB (Lightning or 30 pin) with no perceptible latency nor jitter
• Large sysex messages (eg. bulk dumps) handled seamlessly
• Choose “send to” ports (OSX and iOS)
• Choose “receive from” (OSX): route MIDI from anywhere to your iOS device
• BridgeClock, a ground-breaking inter-device MIDI-clock-synchronization technology, provides jitter-free sync between platforms
• Runs on iOS 6 or better (10.7+ on OSX)

GET CONNECTED
Download the free, companion app from the Mac App Store (musicIOapp.com/mac) and get connected in no time.

FUTURE FEATURES
Show your support by downloading Music IO for iOS now at this low introductory price. Early adopters will benefit from these future features at no additional cost:
• Audio over USB: low-latency audio between iOS device and your Mac (iOS 7 or better)
• Comprehensive MIDI device interchange between devices, allow routing to and from specific iOS apps
• Support for multiple iOS devices per Mac with the ability to route between them
• Clocking from Mac

Music IO: Audio and MIDI over USB (AppStore Link) Music IO: Audio and MIDI over USB
Developer: Patrick Madden

Rated: 4+
Price: $8.99 Download Here

HUE & MIDI

Posted by Mikers On February - 26 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

screen520x924 (1)Here it is, the newest toy for inspiration, fun and creativity: HUE & MIDI – the one and only bluetooth midi keyboard for Philips Hue

With HUE & MIDI you combine your Philips Hue with a little crazy music making. Use the internal old school synth sound or connect your favorite Bluetooth midi apps for some real sounds from your VSTs. Integrating a Philips Hue adds some entertaining possibilities on top, because HUE & MIDI also receives midi data from other devices to send the tones to your lights.

features
– multitouch piano style keyboard
– integrated webaudio synth sound
– supports Midi over Bluetooth (to connect to BLE compatible music apps)
– supports Philips hue for additional fun while playing

inApps
– disable iAd

todos for the future
– improve everything
– more keyboard options
– more audio options
– more light effects
– more ?

bugs
– not too many I hope
– sometimes sound is routed to your headphone plug instead of speakers
– Midi over Bluetooth is a new technology so there might be bugs in HUE & MIDI and also compatible apps.

tips
– runs better on new devices
– search the app store for “Bluetooth Midi” or “BLE Midi” to find compatible music apps like sequencers and DAWs to experiment with them and your Hue.

HUE & MIDI (AppStore Link) HUE & MIDI
Developer: Benedikt Schlueter
Rated: 4+
Price: Free Download Here

Midi DJ

Posted by Mikers On February - 18 - 2015 1 COMMENT

screen480x480 (13)Midi DJ – is a midi controller for pc/mac DJ software (Traktor Pro 2, Deckadance 2, Mixxx, Torq and any other MIDI-enabled DJ software).

It supports sending and receiving MIDI messages over Wi-Fi network and allows you to control your pc/mac dj software remotely. You can forget about your mouse and trackpad. This app is fully adapted for Traktor Pro 2 mac/pc software and contains of DeckA, DeckB and Mixer.

*** DeckA/DeckB features ***
– Play/Pause
– Cue
– Track search buttons
– Tempo fader
– Jog control
– 4 programmable Hot points
– In/Out loop buttons with 1/4 1/8 1/16 1/32 time intervals
– Master mode
– Sync mode
– Flux mode
– Track position finger changer

Additional Traktor Pro available features (read guide at http://www.kvasha.us/guide/midi-dj/):
– LCD display with track name, time (m:s:f) and track position indicator.

*** Mixer ***
– Left/Right volume level faders
– Crossfader
– Mic gain fader
– Main output level protected fader (to avoid rapid volume changing)
– Hi, Mid and Low frequency regulators
– Kill Hi, Mid and Low buttons
– Gain control
– 3 FX regulators per channel
– 3 FX turn on/off buttons per channel

Additional Traktor Pro available features (read guide at http://www.kvasha.us/guide/midi-dj/):
– LCD left/right and main output level indicator.
– Files browsing Up&Down keys
– Load to deck A or B buttons
– Phones cueA & cueB buttons

For for info – http://www.kvasha.us/guide/midi-dj/

Midi DJ (AppStore Link) Midi DJ
Developer: Yuriy Kvasha
Rated: 4+
Price: $3.99 Download Here

SOUND Canvas for iOS

Posted by Mikers On February - 14 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (5)The good old sound module “SOUND Canvas” has come back for iPhone and iPad!

SOUND Canvas for iOS is the software synthesizer built-in SMF *1 player.
It is based on Roland GS standard that has been de fact standard sound source,
“SOUND Canvas” of Roland Desk Top Music (DTM).

It is compatible with the sound for “GS”,”GM2″, and “GM”.
It includes Reverb, Chorus, Delay, and 2 Band EQ, plus 64 types of insertion effects *2.

In addition, it plays SMF for “SC-88Pro” and “SC-8820″. *3

You can enjoy the old data created by SOUND Canvas series and a variety of GS
data on the market from Roland with high quality sound.

*1: SMF:Standard MIDI File with extension “.mid”.
*2: This utility canNOT edit the tone nor insertion effect.
*3: Subtle nuance of Tone color, Volume balance, trigger timing of note on may vary depending on the data.

[ Features ]
-Two types of graphical user interface: “Sound Canvas skin” for music data creation and “Player skin” for practicing with instruments or karaoke application.
*Swipe left or right(up or down for iPhone) with two fingers to switch between the skins.

– High quality MIDI file sounds by its 1,600 tones and 63 factory drum presets.

– Convenient functions:”LOOP” mode to repeat your specifying region, “SONG LIST PLAY” to play sequentially plural songs, and more multifunction.

– MIDI interface (separately sold) connection enables to receive MIDI data from the external devices to play sounds.

– Available with a music application compatible for the Core MIDI.

[Compatibility]
– Requires iOS : 8.1 or later
– Works on : iPhone5s, iPhone6, iPhone6 Plus, iPad Air or later, iPad mini2 or later

For more details – http://www.roland.com/products/sound_canvas_for_ios/

SOUND Canvas for iOS (AppStore Link) SOUND Canvas for iOS
Developer: Roland Corporation
Rated: 4+
Price: $19.99 Download Here

MIDILog

Posted by Mikers On February - 5 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (1)This is a MIDI tool for MIDI software or hardware developing and testing.

Main features:
1. Sending and receiving all kinds of MIDI events.
2. MIDI events Monitor.
3. Supports Bluetooth LE MIDI. ( Bluetooth LE MIDI is available on iPad 3、iPad 4、iPad Air and iPad Mini )
4. Includes GM sound bank.

Check the developer’s other apps here – http://supertintin.net/

MIDILog (AppStore Link) MIDILog
Developer: Supertintin Co., Ltd
Rated: 4+
Price: $4.99 Download Here

Announcing Auria Pro!

Posted by Mikers On January - 14 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

Most of us knew this has been in the pipeline for the past several months, but it’s great to finally see the public unveiling of a full features list and the GUI maker over. Looks like the best DAW on iPad, is about to get even better!

unnamedWith over two years in the making, we’re really excited to finally give you a preview of the upcoming Auria Pro. Full MIDI capabilities, real-time audio warping, powerful audio bussing, two built-in synths and much more, Auria Pro raises the bar in mobile recording once again. Auria Pro will be on display at our booth at NAMM (Booth #6903).

Comprehensive MIDI capabilities including:

  • MIDI sequencing
  • Tempo and Time-signature tracks
  • Piano roll editor
  • Real-time MIDI parameters including quantize, velocity shift, velocity compression,
  • length compression, random, delay, legato and transpose
  • Groove template quantizing with built-in DNA grooves (additional grooves available for
  • purchase)
  • MIDI processing functions including Transpose, Fixed Length, Velocity Gain, Fixed
  • Velocity, Delete Notes, Delete Controller, Restrict Polyphony, Optimize Controller Data,
  • Humanize, Delete Overlaps, Crescendo, Reverse, Pedal to Length, Velocity Rescale,
  • Velocity Range, Velocity Curve and Compress/Limit
  • FabFilter Twin 2 Analog synth built in
  • WaveMachine Labs multi-format sampler built in

Other Features:

  • Powerful new audio routing with flexible busses
  • Real-time audio warping using Elastique Pro v3
  • Audio quantize feature
  • Transient slicing
  • Audio to MIDI conversion
  • Unlimited tracks
  • 6 AUX sends
  • Project templates
  • Updated graphics and overall performance improvements

Auria Pro will be available Spring 2015 and will be priced at $49.99 USD, and existing Auria users will also be able to upgrade to Auria Pro for a reduced price. Pricing for the standard Auria version will be $24.99.

For more information and additional screenshot previews, check this post on our forum.

Midi Jam HD

Posted by Mikers On January - 11 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (14)Midi Jam converts a keyboard midi output to a visual display of every chord the keyboardist is playing at the very moment the chord is being played!

Midi Jam is perfect for musicians not able to play by ear because instantly the info you need is right in front of you!
Midi Jam takes the guesswork out of any band Jam Session letting you play your preferred instrument with complete confidence in the absence of sheet music.
Just want to be in sync with the lead instrument ? Or join in the Jam Session when no sheet music is on hand? – Midi Jam is just what you need so that you can play like a pro.

Why learn to play by ear when you never need to?
Now you can turn up to a Jam Session and always look like a professional!

Connect the keyboard midi out to your network with iRig MIDI/midi to usb/usb midi and you’re good to go!

So all musicians keep loving what they do:
Spread the latest buzz in the jamming world and give Midi Jam a go!
You’ll wonder why you waited so long!!

Core MIDI compliant!

Midi Jam HD (AppStore Link) Midi Jam HD
Developer: craig mcpherson

Rated: 4+
Price: $3.99 Download Here

Pro Midi

Posted by Mikers On November - 24 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (7)ProMidi – It is great for musicians that are trying to alternate studio setup, searching for a convenient and quality sequencer to play with synths and record midi data.

FEATURES:
-Wireless MIDI
-Virtual Midi (Supports sending MIDI to other apps)
-Looping
-16 Channels
-Midi Editing
-Midi Playback
-Midi Record
-Synchronous playback/record CC’s and Notes (so song stays in sync)
-Routing options
-Sends and Receives MIDI Clock, Start, Stop and Continue events
-External Sync
-Internal Clock
-Scales (built in and custom)
-Notes Quantization
-Undo / redo for most actions
-On screen keyboard interface
-Sending/Receiving any Envelopes, Note On, Note Off, Pitch Bend, Aftertouch, Program change, Channel Pressure and CC’s
-Export and Import of midi, kar, wmf files
-And very, very comfortable midi editor!

IMPORTANT: ProMidi does does not produce any sounds by itself and does not include a sound engine or synth. Some external MIDI gear or other music apps that support virtual midi connections are required to use this app.

Pro Midi (AppStore Link) Pro Midi
Developer: VITALIY TARASYUK
Rated: 4+
Price: $9.99 Download Here

MidiPatterns

Posted by Mikers On November - 24 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (5)MidiPatterns is a multitrack, pattern-oriented, MIDI step sequencer. You can use it as a simple drum machine, or to handle complex multi-timbral, polyphonic scores, controlling multiple hardware and software synthesizers at once. Please note that MidiPatterns does not generate sounds by itself.

Features:

• virtually unlimited number of polyphonic midi tracks(*) per document

• output to multiple MIDI devices, directly connected or linked through a network

• virtually unlimited number of patterns(*) per document, each with a size variable between 1 and 256 steps and specific time signature settings

• each step in a track can send volume plus 8 midi controller messages

• randomizing capabilities to improve expressiveness: notes properties (velocity, duration, probability, swing) and step controller messages can be set to change subtly and randomly during playback

• patterns can be assembled in variable length sequences

• imports and exports MIDI files(*)

• MIDI clock synchronization, both as master and as slave

• articulated mute and solo configuration

• powerful, interactive quick help mode

• tap tempo function

• metronome precount and sound options

• virtual input and output MIDI devices

• variable score grid size

(*) The ability to manage an unlimited number of tracks, patterns and sequences and the midi file import and export feature require in-app purchases.

For more details – http://www.afarello.com/p/midipatterns.html

MidiPatterns (AppStore Link) MidiPatterns
Developer: Amedeo Farello
Rated: 4+
Price: Free Download Here
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