2017
05/17
Wej LED Lightshow and Bluetooth MIDI
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Retronyms Wej bluetooth MIDI interface and LED light show is now available on Amazon.
Material: Soft Touch, 30 durometer, silicone body in Tabletop Grey.
Width: 200mm.
Depth: 134.4mm.
Height: 25mm – 35mm.

Microcontroller
Arduino-compatible Application Processor.

LEDs
48 full-color RGB LEDs, individually addressable from Arduino.
Animations triggerable from Tabletop-ready iOS app via MIDI or inter-app audio.

Communication
2 powered USB host ports — Two way MIDI.
Bluetooth LE configured with a service that provides Apple’s MIDI over Bluetooth protocol.

 

Wej and Hook app demo

BUY Wej – Bluetooth MIDI Music Hub for iOS and MacOS on Amazon

 

2017
02/08
MIDISTEP UPDATE IS PACKED WITH FEATURES
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Wicked new update for midiSTEP!! midiSTEPs is a powerful and 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 and hear your sequence. 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.

What’s New in Version 1.5.0
iOS 10 update
Added Ableton Link support
Added AU effects support
Added multiple audio outs via AB or IAA
Added email/airdrop set sharing
Added Bluetooth MIDI support
Added MIDI program change support
Added AU/CC parameter lock midi map
Added ability to trigger steps with midi note or other notes from other part
Added more per step probability options: skip, tie, accent, reset
Changed randomize pattern to use only visible keys for better results
Bug fixes and minor improvements

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
Probability options for 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
Ableton Link syncing support
Easy to set up CoreMIDI configuration and MIDI mapping
Easy to use touch interface designed specifically for iPad
Audio Unit instrument and effect hosting of external apps for easy, powerful synthesis within midiSTEPs

Get midiSTEP

2015
07/22
Audiobus Remote control apps across bluetooth
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Audiobus Remote

With Audiobus Remote, transport your Audiobus-compatible music apps’ controls onto a second iPad or iPhone: it’s a second screen for your Audiobus session, powered by Bluetooth LE and Apple’s iBeacon technology.

— Audiobus Remote requires iPad 3, iPad Mini, iPhone 4s, iPod Touch 5th Generation and newer devices —

Start Audiobus Remote for the first time, then simply hold it near your other iPad or iPhone running Audiobus: the two devices will pair immediately, and you’ll see the apps running on your Audiobus device appear on Audiobus Remote’s control surface. You will see all the Audiobus Connection Panel controls you’re used to, including app switching, transport and record controls.

Apps can also define Remote Triggers, providing access to app-specific functions within Audiobus Remote. For example:

– Record or toggle individual loops in Loopy HD.
– Trigger drum samples in DM-1.
– Move between presets in Bias FX and JamUp.
– Change presets and adjust effect controls in Holderness Media’s effects apps including Johnny and Caramel.
– Trigger individual sections in Sector, and switch modes.
– Play a mini version of SoundPrism Electro in Audiobus Remote.

All this on a second screen, while you can stay focused in one app on your main device.

Audiobus Remote. More space for play.

Discover apps with Remote Triggers on our compatible apps directory at http://audiob.us/apps

Audiobus Remote requires the Audiobus app and two Bluetooth Low Energy-compatible iOS devices: iPhone 4S, iPad 3 or iPad Mini, iPod Touch 5th gen, and newer.

Audiobus Remote

2014
04/19
Bluetooth Compatible Synth Keyboard For iOS
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Nice-To-Be-Your-Friend-Synth

Nice To Be Your Friend is an inexpensive synth keyboard with some unique features. There are two keyboards to play, with the top keyboard rotating around so that you can make music with a friend. What is played on one keyboard is highlighted on the other, so that you can share songs, and improvise new music.

The app is universal, and features more than one hundred sounds from an amazing SoundFont engine. The app is polyphonic and multi-timbral. Warm pianos, electric and acoustic bass, guitars, strings, and even synthesizer tones — a huge array of instruments, all at your fingertips in one app.

With full support for both MIDI input and output, you can use NTBYF to control other iOS synthesizers, or use a sequencer to trigger sounds from the app. There’s even Audiobus support, allowing you to easily record your music, or to send the sounds through the wide range of filtering and effects apps.

The app also has an integrated Apollo MIDI over Bluetooth “A” endpoint, letting you send MIDI wirelessly between a pair of iOS devices, or between iOS and a Mac. This will require the Apollo app running on the other device — the Mac version of Apollo is free, so it’s easy to try out. Once you’ve experienced the low latency of MIDI over Bluetooth, you’ll never want to use WiFi MIDI again. Bluetooth LE is available only on the iPad mini, iPad 3 and newer, and the iPhone 4S and newer; this feature is not available on the iPad 1 or 2, and on earlier iPhones.

Nice To Be Your Friend Synth NO LONGER AVAILABLE

2011
03/28
AirTurn Wireless Bluetooth Sheet Music Page Turner For iPad
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AirTurn Wireless Page Turner

Video says prototype but this product is currently available. I saw it at Winter NAMM 2011. Very nice.

In many ways, the iPad is a terrific device for reading music, thanks to its slick design, light weight, and excellent battery life. However, one drawback has been the fact that you still need to use a finger to touch or swipe the screen to “turn” pages, which can be a distraction for musicians who need both hands to play their instruments.

At AirTurn, we’re developing a Bluetooth version of our wireless, hands free automatic page turner that will be compatible with computers equipped with Bluetooth, including the iPad. You’ll be able to turn pages by tapping a footswitch to turn pages forwards, and another one for turning pages backwards. Expected availability of the Bluetooth AirTurn is Q4 2010.

BUY AirTurn DUO

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