2016
02/04
SoundPrism Link Is Soundprism With Live Link
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Soundprism Link

SoundPrism has to be one of my all time favorite midi controller apps. I am instantly inspired upon touching this app. I first acquired SoundPrism Pro back in 2011 and created a demo video using it to control my Nord Lead 3 (see video below). Now 5 years later we have SoundPrism Link edition. The Link edition allows SoundPrism to sync to other apps and hardware using Live Link by Ableton. Link Edition integrates flawlessly into the new Ableton Link workflow with a totally redesigned sound engine that syncs with other Link enabled apps. This new edition also includes a lot of new sounds and presets. The sound designers behind SoundPrism have always impressed me with their rich beautiful sounds.

Play full arrangements of bass, harmony and melody with just one tap – in sync with all other Link enabled apps.

Soundprism Link

Features:

* Breathtaking multi-timbral sound engine with massive polyphony and great-sounding effects. SoundPrism Link Edition’s sounds are hand-crafted by Swiss sound designer Oliver Imseng to work beautifully with each other.
* Innovative and improved chord input system: effortlessly play inversions and chord progressions while focusing on your track, not on the music theory behind it.
* A ribbon controller for live manipulation of the built-in effects – all in sync with other Ableton Link enabled apps.
* Interactive tutorial system: SoundPrism walks you through its interface and teaches you how to play.
* Supports Audiobus including state saving.
* Supports Core MIDI. You can even split bass, chords and melody by routing different MIDI channels to different MIDI enabled apps or devices.

SoundPrism Link

2015
12/22
Modstep all in one MIDI sequencer and controller
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ModStep

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.

ModStep

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

Modstep

2015
04/21
MIDI Motion Controller For iphone
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TC-Orbiter

TC-Orbiter is a MIDI motion controller with 53 controllers using the gyroscope, accelerometer, and compass. Send MIDI Pitch Bend and CC messages to any MIDI device.

TC-Orbiter has zero-configuration motion transmission to TC-11 or TC-Data on the iPad via Bluetooth. It lets you use your iPhone / iPod touch as a satellite motion controller.

TC-Orbiter adds motion control to your performance while your iPad stays still. You can also send patch changes remotely. Cycle through patches for another performer, or change patches without menu-diving while projecting a TC-11 / TC-Data performance.

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2015
03/30
CME Xkey Midi Keyboard Controller For iOS
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CME Xkey Mobile Midi Keyboard

Xkey is made from rugged, brushed aluminium. The same material that is used in Macs. Ultra Slim. Great Design. Lighter than an iPad. It only weighs 600g (1.3 lbs) so you won’t even know it’s there. Pop it in your backpack, or use the optional Xkey carry case.

The CME Xkey is the answer to mobile music creation. It is unique in today’s market Xkey – your first choice of musical keyboard In the tablet PC era, will you still prefer a desktop computer? In the mobile music era, will you still need a traditional MIDI keyboard? In the portable musical instrument era, will you compromise with poor performance features? Xkey is currently the world’s only truly portable music companion that belongs to you. While at home in the studio or living room, it doesn’t force you to play in one spot. Nor should the slim appearance fool you – professional performance is not compromised. You can see its elegance, touch its refinement and play with delicacy. It can hide in your backpack and is with you to communicate your musical inspiration.

Controls

25 full-size keys (2 octaves).
100% MIDI compliant.
Velocity sensitive.
Polyphonic aftertouch.
Pressure sensitive Pitch bend and Modulation buttons, with continuous MIDI control data.
Octave +/- push buttons.
Sustain button.
USB Powered (no external power supply needed).
Firmware upgradable via USB.
Configurable via Xkey Plus free app for iOS, Mac OSX, and Windows.
Connectors

Micro USB connector (cable provided).
Activity indicator LED.

Xkey is available in 25 note and 37 note sizes and in a variety of colors.

Xkey 25-Key Portable Musical Keyboard

Check out XKey Bluetooth if you want wireless! CME Xkey Air 25-key Bluetooth MIDI Controller

2014
05/21
Use A Bluetooth Keyboard As A Midi Controller
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Double Decker

The best MIDI controller is the one that you have with you. Double Decker transforms an ordinary Bluetooth keyboard into a sophisticated MIDI controller, giving you a much bigger playing surface, while still being portable. The app is designed to work with US/English keyboards; the key arrangement for other languages may not be compatible.

On iOS, an app can only receive keystrokes from a QWERTY keyboard when it is in the foreground. For this reason, Double Decker must be in the foreground to work; this is a limitation of iOS, and there is no way that we can work around it. The app is designed to send MIDI notes to other apps (running in the background), or MIDI to apps running in the foreground on other devices.

The iOS operating system only makes key press information available to apps, and not key release. For this reason, Double Decker cannot make a QWERTY keyboard operate like a typical (piano) keyboard.

Press a key on the Bluetooth keyboard to trigger a note. When you touch another key, the first note is silenced as the next note is played.

Tapping the space bar will silence all sounding notes. While it would obviously be better if lifting up on a key silenced a note, iOS does not provide this functionality for app developers.

The app features a state-of-the-art Soundfont engine, advanced MIDI routing capability, support for Apollo MIDI over Bluetooth, and even Audiobus!

The keys are arranged with the two middle rows in a piano-style formation. Play a second instrument using the bottom row of keys, and two more instruments using the number keys and punctuation. Each key can be configured to trigger either a single note or a chord.

A second arrangement of the keyboard divides things into four grids, four-by-four each. This is great for finger drumming, and triggering samples and sequences.

Double Decker supports Soundfonts, opening up a world of different tones. The app also has full support for MIDI, giving almost unlimited sonic potential. Using the MIDI Learn feature in apps such as Loopy and Genome, you can start and stop recording, play synthesizers, and switch tracks, all with a Bluetooth keyboard.

If you have multiple iOS devices, you can link them together using the low latency connection provided by Apollo MIDI over Bluetooth. Run Double Decker in the foreground on one device to catch keystrokes, and then send MIDI to a second device, which can have a synthesizer or sequencer app in the foreground.

Key features of the app are the following:
* Innovative use of an external keyboard to trigger notes.
* Keyboard arranged into two groups, each with four different playing regions.
* Each region can be assigned a Soundfont patch, a set of MIDI destinations, or both.
* Soundfonts can be added using “open in” or iTunes file sharing.
* Each key in each region is configurable as either a note or a chord, with independent velocity control.
* Key configurations can be saved as presets, shared through email, or downloaded from the web.
* The app supports the Audiobus “input” slot.
* Built-in support as a Apollo MIDI over Bluetooth “A” endpoint.

Double Decker is available for $4.99

  • iPad Loops is a music app blog dedicated to exposing the best iPad apps for iOS musicians, producers, and Djs. This is not a database of every app. It is, however, one of useful recommendations from someone with many years in music production. I try to update it on a daily basis (ok sometimes every two days) and I do my best to post useful apps only. My name is Jason Donnelly (Dj Puzzle). You might know me from my royalty free loop packs and sound design. Some of the apps that contain my loops are Retronyms AudioCopy, LP-5, iPRO.DJSAMPLER, Looptastic, and Audio Elements. My work is published by Magix Soundtrack Loops, Sample Logic, Pakotec, Loopmasters, Acoustica, Xmix, Sound Trends, and many more. Subscribe to our RSS feed below to get updated when new apps are posted.
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