2016
01/18
Sidecar MIDI Controller For Split Screen
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Sidecar Midi Controller

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.

* 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.

Sidecar QWERTY Midi Controller

* 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

2015
10/29
Gestrument and ScaleGen Bundle
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Gestrument-ScaleGen-Bundle

Halloween Sale!

Gestrument and ScaleGen let you go far deeper into any genre you choose, or even further out to create your own new styles. With full and deep music theoretical control you can then intuitively improvise within the framework of the “musical DNA” you have created.

Gestrument – the revolutionary gesture instrument is an award winning app that lets you delve into practically any musical style with just the swipe of your finger.

ScaleGen redefines musical scales by letting you generate and edit scale in almost limitless ways.

With the combination of both apps you can delve deeper into any kind of “musical DNA” and even use any MIDI file as a base for a new composition. Explore music in completely new ways with Gestrument and ScaleGen.

Gestrument & ScaleGen

Gesturement

Scalegen

2012
12/19
Update: Lemur Version 4.0 Adds In App Editor
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Lemur iPad App

Lemur now features an In App Editor and Skins. LiveControl 2, the ultimate Ableton Live controller, will be available as free download in early 2013.

In App Editor — Lemur has evolved. Design your templates on the fly, without a computer in sight. The In-App Editor, available on iPad only, makes multitouch control truly improvisatory by letting you shape your controller the same way you shape sounds. Virtually every function of the desktop editor application is now available through an intuitive system of iOS menus and widgets. Best of all – it’s easier to use than ever. This means a much smaller learning curve and an immediate initial experience. Any basic configuration, such as a typical bank of faders, can now be created with a few familiar taps and gestures. And any factory template can be adjusted quickly to suit your particular needs.

Skins — Lemur now features three new skins, in addition to the classic look. Choose the look that fits your style and get inspired.

LiveControl 2 — Experience the ultimate Ableton Live controller, designed in partnership with master designer ST8. Improvise a riff on the Play page, then switch to the Sequencer page to edit the pattern. Choose a key and scale to guide your melodies and use Quick Chord to instantly create harmonies. Use the Modulate page to flawlessly map any parameter from any plugin to the MultiBall object and take advantage of Physics, LFOs and gesture recording. The Launch page gives you everything you would expect from a clip launcher, and more. We even integrated snapshots and morphing. LiveControl 2 will be a free download available in early 2013.

What’s New in Version 4.1
– New option to allow running in the background
– Update icons and artwork
– Fix SysEx reception bug on Windows
– Prevent malformed SysEx messages from triggering scripts
– Fix sending of char message to text box
– Fix Bipolar Knob crash

What’s New in Version 4.0
– Fully featured in-app template editor
– 3 new UI skins: Pixel, Flat, and Shaded
– Various bug fixes

SPECIFICATIONS

* Objects
Fader; Multislider, Range; Multiball; Knob; RingArea; Switches; Pads; Custom Button; Container; Breakpoint; Leds; LemurMenu; Monitor; SignalScope; SurfaceLCD; Text

* Physics
Hated physics at school? Now you’ll love it! The behaviour of many Lemur objects can be affected by powerful and easy to use physical models which can make your controller bounce, rebound and oscillate. Make your controller come alive.

* Scripting
There’s absolutely no need to dive into scripting if you don’t want to. But if you’re the type who likes to get their hands dirty then there’s a powerful scripting engine inside Lemur. Harnessing this power will allow you to build extremely dynamic templates.

Requirements (for the Lemur Daemon):
– OS X (Intel only) 10.5+
– Windows (XP SP3 or 7 recommended)

* The In App Editor feature is accessible only on iPad devices.

* Connectivity
Simply connect your iPad/iPhone to your laptop over Wi-Fi and make the connection! Lemur also supports CoreMIDI allowing you to use hardware interfaces such as Alesis’ iO Dock or the iConnectMIDI or class-compliant USB MIDI interfaces

Lemur is available for $37.99

2012
12/18
Update: TB MIDI Stuff Version 2-0-2
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Editors/Snapshots for Arturia Mini V and Korg Microkorg

What’s New in Version 2.0.2
NEW INCLUDED EDITOR PAGES & CANVAS SNAPSHOTS :
► Arturia Mini V
► Korg microKorg (iPad only)

TB Midi Stuff Screen Shot

NEW FEATURES :
► Randomize current page control values on demand

IMPROVEMENTS & BUG FIXES :
► Fix Drum Pad’s MIDI bi direction
► Fix processing of All Notes Off/All Sound Off messages
► Present user variable’s messages to be send when you quit the editor
► Enhance page closing in canvas mode
► Prevents crashes with autosave in some rare conditions
► Fix an issue with bi direction on 7bits RPN/NRPN messages
► Fix “Send All Current Values” with OSC messages
► Fix an issue with signed MIDI messages

TB Midi Stuff is available for .99

2012
10/04
Customizable Midi Controller For iPad
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Customizable Midi Controller For iPad

The beauty behind Beatsurfing is the fact that you can create your own custom midi controller straight from your iPad. No computer software needed to design and create your own layouts etc. The creators of this app have gone above and beyond by also giving you Ableton Live scenes that include samples and synths to get you started right away with some great tutorials to boot. Download them here http://beatsurfing.net/learn

Beatsurfing allows you to draw a 3-dimensional controller and use it in two different and complementary ways. You can tap it like you would with your regular MPC or any other beatmaking device, but the best and most innovative use you can make of it is definitely by surfing your fingers along routes, colliding with objects, triggering samples or effects. It’s all about movement, and bringing back this intuitive way to make music.

It can control any MIDI-enabled device (Software, Hardware, or even selected iPad apps through Virtual MIDI), features a very intuitive in-app editing system and integrates seemlessly in any existing Studio or Live setup.

Objects Behaviours can be set to link objects together and multiply the available commands on the surface of the iPad.

BEATSURFING #1: A Simple Demo from Vlek Data on Vimeo.

Beatsurfing was developed by Herrmutt Lobby & Yaniv De Ridder. It’s based on concepts Herrmutt Lobby developed for Hardware MIDI controllers (like the Beatfader and the MIDI scratch devices).

Released by VLEK. PR & Communication coordination by Julien Fournier.

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→ Draw your own controller
Work with the Controller you need, not the one you were given. Simply draw it on the screen with lines, polygons, circles and faders. Size, color, orientation and 3-Dimensional location are all yours to choose.

→ Surf!
Use the full potential of the iPad touchscreen: You can tap on the screen, but you better add the Surfing to your production and performance skills to integrate more of that human feel in your music.

→ Link any MIDI device
Dj, VJ, Production softwares, Hardware devices, and even selected iPad apps: you can route BEATSURFING to anything that allows for MIDI.

→ Objects Behaviours
Each object of your controller can be set to control the others. It creates a system of objects that allow you to add much more to a controller than what meets the eye.

→ Intuitive In-App editing
Forget about separated editing software, lenghty changes and whatnot. You can swap between the EDIT and PLAY modes at the tap of a finger. All your objects even remain playable when they’re be re-arranged!

Beatsurfing is available for $11.99

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