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m16 plays MIDI

Posted by Mikers On October - 21 - 2010 ADD COMMENTS

Not the prettiest app in the world, but it night end up the most useful if you deal with MIDI files on the run regularly.

m16 is MIDI player application that supports SMF (Standard MIDI File) for GM (General MIDI) specification.

SMF files can be shard by using iTunes’s file sharing function.
Also you can send SMF files by using m16’s WiFi uploader.

16 icons arranged in upper part of main screen show 16 MIDI channels.
Each channel is changed to the mute or the solo mode by tapping icons once or twice.
Moreover, during playback, performance information is displayed in the icon in piano roll / circle / MIDI analyzer mode.

In lower side of screen, there is 12 buttons in scrolled view.
They works for start / stop playback, changing key and tempo.

m16 supports background MIDI playback. (Supported device / OS version only)
So you can play your favorite musical instrument app together with the background tracks produced by m16 !

Grab m16 now –

ipad and midipad make prefect sense

Posted by Mikers On April - 1 - 2010 ADD COMMENTS

This exciting new take on MIDI controllers for the iPad comes from Tobias Erichsen and Thomas Tautz.

midipad is an exciting new app for the iPad/iPhone for music creation and live-performance.

The striking feature of midipad is its ability to directly communicate via network-MIDI-protocol.So there is no need to install any communication-peer-software on the Mac! Simply plug-and-play via Apple Bonjour – wireless. This kind of connectivity has not been used in any similar iphone-software.

This multitouch-capable midi-controller-application communicates with your Apple Mac your Windows-based PC and even standalone hardware-synths via Wifi.

So you can control all of your music-applications with just a few finger-gestures without having to sit at your desk and no annoying cable.

In the production-environment midipad can control host-applications like Apple Logic, Steinberg Cubase/Nuendo, Ableton Live etc.

It can also be used to control stand-alone applications from companies like Native-Instruments, Spectrasonics and many more.

As a live-musician you can control sub-mixes of your virtual keyboard-rig, activate setups and change parameters of the virtual instruments or even hardware-instruments – all in realtime on stage.

If you are a DJ, you can control your favorite application wireless as well.  So you just might take a stroll through your

ecstatic audience.

midipad incorporates various commonly used controller-types like buttons, trigger-pads, sliders,ribbon-control in one & two dimensions, rotary-knobs, or complete functionality blocks like transport-control.

midipad also reacts to midi-data from the connected remote computer, to provide instantaneous feedback for your performance.

Preconfigured setups, divided in seperate views can be activated concurrently.  Using multi-touch various functionality of the remote-software can be controlled. The features to be controlled can be configured by the user in the setup.


  1. +iphone OS

  2. +communicates with MacOs and Windows based PCs

  3. +communicates with stand-alone-applications and hardware

  4. +communicates via network-MIDI-protocol

  5. +plug & play via Apple Bonjour, wireless-LAN

  6. +multitouch Interface

Preconfigured setups:

  1. +studioView

  2. +djView

  3. +launchView

  4. +fxView

To follow this app, head to the developer’s site – http://www.midipad.de

TouchOSC inbound for iPad

Posted by Mikers On April - 1 - 2010 ADD COMMENTS

TouchOSC is out already for iPhone/iPod Touch, but can you imagine how much easier it’s going to be to operate when it come to iPad shortly!!

TouchOSC is an iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad application that lets you send and receive Open Sound Control messages over a Wi-Fi network using the UDP protocol. (http://opensoundcontrol.org)

The application allows to remote control and receive feedback from software and hardware that implements the OSC protocol such as Pure Data, Max/MSP/Jitter, OSCulator, VDMX, Resolume Avenue 3, Modul8, Plogue Bidule, Reaktor, Quartz Composer, Vixid VJX16-4, Supercollider, FAW Circle, vvvv, Derivative TouchDesigner and others.

The interface provides a number of different touch controls to send and receive messages:

– Faders
– Rotary controls
– Push buttons
– Toggle buttons
– XY pads
– Multi-faders
– Multi-toggles
– LEDs
– Labels (New!)

It supports full multi-touch operation, five controls can be used at the same time. Additionally the program can send Accelerometer data. The application comes with five iPhone/iPod Touch layouts and one example iPad layout, each organized in multiple pages. Custom layouts for iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad can be constructed using the free TouchOSC Editor application.

Please go to http://hexler.net/touchosc for more information, video demonstrations and the free editor application for Windows and OS X.

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