MidiMe is a unique iOS midi control application that makes your instruments more expressive. With MidiMe you can not only simultaneously and directly control many different MIDI parameters but also record and playback MIDI gestures or send your instruments bouncing around the room with MidiMe’s bounce mode. MidiMe’s novel keyboard mode brings your performances alive with recordable gestures triggered by every keypress.
MidiMe can also control other iPad apps like synthesizers and drum machines via virtual midi.
MidiMe supports midi over WiFi, so no extra hardware or cables are required.
You can also use Apple’s camera connection kit to connect MidiMe to hardware midi devices.
Brainwave is a clip based MIDI sequencer. Bring your melodies and drum beats into life with the streamlined and intuitive MIDI clip editor. Assemble and arrange entire songs with the Arrangement editor. Control up to 16 instruments using the built-in sampler. Use the built-in audio samples to quickly get up and running, or use your own samples for even more creative sounds. Then produce and export MIDI files to be imported to your favourite Digital Audio Workstation software. All this inside of an ergonomic and minimalist user interface that will help get your inspiration to fruition.
What’s new in version 1.3:
Compiled and tested for IOS 5.1
Added a new demo song (Struhkcher)
MIDI and Audio support
Now plays back in the background and mixes with other audio apps
Add support for program change, bank select per instrument
Properly support MIDI input for MIDI clock
New instrument capabilities
Added panning per instrument
Re-calibrated the audio engine volumes
Added new samples (drums, bass, pads and ProKeys 88)
Fixed existing sample to remove some clicks
Improved User Interface
Panning the timeline now scrubs the timeline
Removed unnecessary buttons (rew, ff, add, event info, song info)
Clip browser in the clip editor
Open Song info by touching the song name
UI revamp for the Mixer view and instrument editor
New help interface
Drive up to 16 instruments
* built-in sampler with 16 voices
* volume envelope
* loop points and loop modes (once, loop, ping pong)
* transpose offset to tune samples
* built-in samples or user samples, through iTunes sharing
* drum pad mode allowing for 16 individual samples to be mapped to drum pads
* mixer interface to solo/mute and adjust track volume
MIDI Clip Editor
* 16 ticks per beat
* up to 256 clips per song
* sequence melodies and beats in the clip editor
* sequence all instruments in the same clip
* fine control over note length and velocity per note or for a selection of notes
* copy a note sequence from one instrument to another
* make a copy of a MIDI clip to create new variations
* unlimited length
* looping mode to easily iterate on a clip
* quick start with built-in templates
* sequence and layer MIDI clips
* reorder clips to organize the visual layout
* export as multi-track MIDI file to your favourite DAW
* manage songs and samples via iTunes sharing
* email songs
* open songs from other applications
* Connect to coreMIDI network session
Rock solid standard
Major stadium-touring acts use Lemur on stage. The original hardware version was introduced to the public in 2004 and Lemur software now benefits from nearly 10 years of development. These are just two of the reasons Lemur is the name cited when talking about multitouch control.
Lemur is a professional iOS controller app that doesn’t cut any corners. It lets you control anything, any way you want. Total flexibility means it can go as deep as you need it to. Lemur can control DJ software, live electronic music performance software, studio production software (DAWs), VJ software, visual synthesis software, stage lighting and more. In fact, any software or hardware that can be controlled by MIDI/OSC can be controlled by Lemur.
A controller unequalled
Lemur has often been imitated but never equalled. The physics engine, which can make faders and balls bounce, is entirely unique: allowing anything from a slight organic feel to absolutely chaotic modulations. Lemur goes deep: it comes with more than twice as many objects as comparable apps. Options for adjusting the look and feel of objects are vast, and connection to your gear is simple.
Access templates from top artists and the Lemur community. Some of these are actual templates used on stage, others are pure studio or creative tools. Share your own or simply browse the library and download whatever suits your needs. Liine has a Lemur community user library online. Sign up, tag, and trade Lemur templates. http://liine.net/en/community/user-library
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.
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.
The Lemur editor, is a cross-platform (OS X/Windows) interface builder. It allows you to create new Lemur templates or edit existing ones. The drag & drop interface makes it easy to use. It allows you to create anything from the simplest set of faders to the most complex groovebox with no hassle.
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 (with a camera connection kit). You can even control up to 8 computers from one iPad with Lemur!
Really great tutorial by the folks over at Create Digital Music. See how you can connect a midi interface to your iPad. You can then control your iPad with an external midi keyboard. You can also use the iPad to control your midi hardware.
I’m using a Micro X Korg as a midi controller for my iPad. Works great. Just connect the USB to the camera connection kit adapter and you’re good to go!
In this demonstration you will see Stefan showing us how to control Steinberg Halion Sonic with an iPad and MidiPads.
Welcome to MidiPads, the professional and fully configurable drumpad and Midi controller for Network MIDI and USB MIDI. MidiPads is one of the first iOS programs that don’t require any 3rd party software or proprietary hardware for MIDI connection! With Network MIDI, you can take your iPad on stage and trigger your music wirelessly!
★ Supports USB MIDI over iPad Camera Adapter
★ Supports network MIDI over WiFi
★ All elements customizable (color, label, Midi channel, CC/key, range…)
★ Bottom part fully customizable with resizable touch pads and sliders
★ Four pages with 16 touch sensitive drum pads each
★ Several modes to influence velocity: Two-finger-tap, vertical pad position, rand ndom velocity, and min and max velocity always definable
★ Touch pads and sliders support snapping and fading
★ Use drum pads as tap or toggle buttons, either in key or CC mode
★ Drum pads can act as X/Y controller and pad at the same time (trigger your effect and change it with just one finger!)
★ Sliders can act as VU meter and slider at the same time
★ Sliders can act as pitch bender (see manual how to do that)
★ Drum pads can show incoming values (e.g. that a sample is on that pad)
★ Gravity controller (use iPad’s rotation axis as controller)
★ Easy Midi learn for each controller, as a learn CC value is sent on CC selection
★ Lock mode hides all elements that would hinder your performance
★ Supports all 16 midi channels (for each element separately!)
★ Drum pads can blink on incoming midi sync and hence support you with the beat
★ Extensive help covering connection, editing the user interface and troubleshooting (tap i-symbol)
★ iPad with iOS 4.2 installed (iOS 4.2 required for MIDI functionality)
★ A Mac or a PC for Network MIDI -or-
★ Any MIDI device with MIDI in (in case you use USB)
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