2016
12/22
Midi Designer 2 Custom MIDI Controller App
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MDP2 (MIDI Designer Pro 2) is an app for building your own customized MIDI controllers for iOS devices such as iPad and iPhone. You can choose from tons of preset templates for popular hardware devices and software DAWs OR create your own.

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Dream, create and play your perfect MIDI controller with MIDI Designer Pro 2:
○ Reviewed and loved by DJ Tech Tools, Recording Magazine, Sound on Sound and Keyboard Magazine
○ Winner of Sonic Touch Gold Award for Best App
○ Trusted on stage by veteran touring acts like Todd Rundgren and newer projects like POSTYR and Groove Boston
○ A studio cornerstone for music producers like Shadow Child and Oliver for tweaking tons of vintage gear
○ Used by musicians, VJs and DJs all around the world
○ The platform of choice for community- and professionally-sourced layouts for top-flight gear (e.g., Korg, Roland, Moog, Eventide, Yamaha)

If you can dream it, you can create it in MIDI Designer.

○ Control all MIDI-enabled hardware and software: synths, effects, DAWs, plug-ins, DJ, VJ & lighting rigs, other iOS apps, robots, cruise ships, rail guns, particle accelerators
○ Near-zero latency connections via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Lightning Cable (with musicIO) or any class-compliant MIDI hardware
○ Design your perfect controller using customizable knobs, sliders, XY pads, labels, panels and more
○ Use supercontrols and subcontrols for advanced functionality with no scripting, ever
○ Choose background color, texture and LED color for up to 8 banks of 6 pages each
○ Save, load and share your layouts and pages
○ Send/receive all MIDI message types (e.g., sysex, NRPN and 14-bit CC)
○ Use MDP2 as a heads-up display for external hardware via the “Pedalboards Feature”
○ Explore presets and other features at mididesigner.com/manual: discover a mature, reliable platform for your controller design and performance

MDP2 is easy to use, infinitely flexible and customizable, and battle-tested in performance. It’s the most-respected MIDI controller for iOS

* * * * * dream | create | play * * * * *

WHAT’S NEW IN MDP2?
○ Completely-redesigned look: Glow. More beautiful, practical and functional with a new Home screen
○ IAP with new control types: Image Panels, Pickers and Meters (free DAW plugin from musicIO)
○ Preset Packs: share global presets with users of the same layout
○ Browse and upload within MDP2 to interact seamlessly with the Community
○ Hundreds of smaller new features, bug fixes and under-the-hood improvements for greater flexibility, stability and speed

The MIDI Designer Community has built layouts for popular MIDI targets, including:
○ Akai: Miniak (= Alesis Micron)
○ Cakewalk: Sonar
○ CamelAudio: Camelspace, CamelPhat
○ Casio: XW Solo Synth (XW-P1, XW-G1), Privia PX-5S
○ Clavia: Nord Lead 4
○ Dave Smith Instruments (DSI): DSI MoPho, DSI Desktop Evolver
○ Eventide: Pitchfactor, Timefactor
○ Fractal Audio: Axe FX II
○ IK Multimedia: Amplitube
○ Jomox: MBase 11
○ Kawai: K3m, K1r Vector Control
○ Korg: 707, DSS-1, EX-8000, ElecTribe R (ER-1), Monotribe, Volca Series
○ Line6: Pod v2.0, Pod HD-500, DT-50 Series, POD X3 Live
○ Moog: Animoog, Little Phatty, Slim Phatty, MF-104m Analog Delay
○ Mutable Instruments: Shruthi, Anushri
○ Novation: Bass Station
○ Peavey: AT-200 Auto-Tune Guitar
○ Pioneer: RMX-500 (VST/AU)
○ Roland: JX-3P (PG-200), JX-8P (PG-800), MKS-30, MKS-50 (PG-300), JD-990, VG-99, Alpha Juno, Fantom X
○ Sequential Circuits: Prophet 600, Six-Trak
○ Sonic Charge: MicroTonic VST (μTonic)
○ Sonic Potions: LXR Digital Drum Synth
○ Strymon: “Trio” (BigSky, TimeLine, Mobius)
○ A Tasty Pixel: Loopy HD
○ TC Electronic: Nova Drive NDR-1
○ ValhallaDSP: ÜberMod, VintageVerb, FreqEcho, Shimmer, Room
○ Waldorf: Blofeld, Pulse, 4-Pole
○ Yamaha: S90, DX7 Reface, CS6X/R

Get Midi Designer 2

2016
12/12
Charge Your iPad or iPhone While Working On Music
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These little adapters just might save your life. You can charge your iDevice while working on music with these handy adapter by Apple and Belkin.

Lightning to USB 3 with charging.

Overview:
With the Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter, it’s easy to transfer photos and videos from your high-resolution digital camera to your iPad Pro. After you connect the Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter, your iPad Pro automatically opens the Photos app, which lets you choose photos and videos to import, then organizes them into albums.
Add even greater capability and versatility to your iPad Pro by powering the Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter with a USB Power Adapter. Then you can connect USB peripherals like hubs, Ethernet adapters, audio/MIDI interfaces, and card readers for CompactFlash, SD, microSD, and more.
The Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter supports standard photo formats, including JPEG and RAW, along with SD and HD video formats, including H.264 and MPEG-4. The 12.9-inch iPad Pro transfers data at USB 3 speeds, while the 9.7-inch iPad Pro uses USB 2.

BUY Lightning to USB 3 adapter here: Lightning To Usb Camera Adapter

OR you might need two Lightning ports and no USB so there is also this Belkin adapter.

Overview:
The Belkin Lightning Audio + Charge RockStar offers dual functionality for charging and listening to your iPhone or iPad. Whether you want to charge in the car, on the go, or at home, the adapter makes it possible to listen to Lightning Audio and power your iPhone, simultaneously.
Dual functionality
12W pass-through charging powers up your iOS device at maximum speed. So whether you’re listening to music or watching videos, using audio navigation, or taking calls while you charge there’s nothing slowing you down.
Lightning Audio
The Lightning Audio + Charge RockStar supports Lightning Audio with up to 48 kHz, 24-bit audio output for clear conversations and flawless music playback.
Case compatible
There’s no need to remove your iPhone case to connect your Lightning Audio headphones or your charging cable, since the Lightning + Audio Charge RockStar works with most cases.

Highlights:
Listen to music and charge at the same time
Lightning Audio with up to 48 kHz, 24-bit audio output
Supports pass-through charging up to 12W for iPhone and iPad
Compatible with Lightning Audio headphones
Supports remote and mic control
Compatible with Apple Lightning to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter
Requires iOS 10 or later

Get the Belkin adapter here Belkin Lightning Audio + Charge RockStar for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

2016
11/12
Aftertouch Controller For 3D Touch iPhone
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Aftertouch unlocks the musical potential of 3D Touch, turning your iPhone into a velocity and pressure sensitive MIDI controller.

Aftertouch sends MIDI note and control data to other apps, or to external hardware via the Camera Connection Kit or via Bluetooth MIDI. It also includes a built-in synthesizer so you can start making music immediately.

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GRID FEATURES
– Configurable grid dimensions and musical intervals between rows and columns
– Configurable note display format (MIDI note number, musical pitch, or a combination of both)
– Easy-access transposition buttons to move the grid by a semitone or an octave

MIDI FEATURES
– Selectable MIDI output: choose between virtual MIDI destinations (other apps), hardware USB MIDI connections (via the Camera Connection Kit), or Bluetooth MIDI devices
– Selectable MIDI Channel, or MPE (Multi-dimensional Polyphonic Expression)
– Configurable CC outputs for X, Y, and Z axis finger movement (with support for Pitch Bend in the X axis, and Channel or Polyphonic pressure in the Z axis)

OTHER FEATURES
– Built-in phase modulation synthesizer exhibits the default expression settings
– Velocity curve editor for fine-tuning the velocity- and pressure-sensitivity to your musical style
– Use the full screen to set the range of control parameters, or constrain them to only respond to movement within a single pad.

NOTE: Z-axis support is only available on devices with 3D Touch. Other devices still send X and Y axis data, and send a fixed note-on velocity value.

Aftertouch

2016
09/27
How To Sync iPad To Ableton Live Using MusicIO
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Dan Rosenstark from MusicIO shows us how to sync an iPad (and the app iMaschine 2) to Ableton Live using the MusicIO app and a lightning cable. This is a hard-wired option that streams Audio and MIDI over USB between your iOS device and your Desktop DAW. The app is designed for the Mac, but also works with most Windows DAWs. One easy-to-use, professional app. Easily send audio from your iOS device to your desktop DAW using USB; musicIO lets you integrate Inter-App Audio compatible iOS synthesizers with a traditional desktop DAW system. MIDI is built in to musicIO too; everything you need, all in once place. It’s simple, reliable, and near-zero latency.

FEATURES
• Low latency audio from iOS to your desktop DAW, with crystal-clear 32-bit resolution. Native support for IAA allows for the best possible audio quality, and seamless integration with iOS synthesizers and effects apps
• Send & Receive MIDI between any CoreMIDI apps over USB (Lightning or 30 pin) with no perceptible latency nor jitter
• Large sysex messages (eg. bulk dumps) handled seamlessly
• Choose “send to” ports (OSX and iOS)
• Choose “receive from” (OSX): route MIDI from anywhere to your iOS device
• BridgeClock, a ground-breaking inter-device MIDI-clock-synchronization technology, provides jitter-free sync between platforms

REQUIREMENTS
• musicIO is designed to work with iOS 7 or newer, OS X 10.7 or newer, and Windows Vista, 7, and 8. Audio is transferred in 32-bit stereo. The PC client currently handles a 44.1khz sample rate, while the Mac can handle all sample rates. Please check VST compatibility if you are using a PC DAW.

MusicIO

2016
09/21
Midi Guitar 2 App Translates Audio To Midi
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Midi Guitar 2

MIDI Guitar is the world’s first app to transcribe guitar playing into MIDI in real-time, with latency and accuracy comparable to expensive and inconvenient hardware MIDI guitar solutions. Play any synth or virtual instrument with your trusted old guitar, or record tablature by playing it.

MIDI guitar is 8 years under development and based upon new advances in polyphonic pitch detection and prediction technology. It can accurately recognize guitar playing and articulation with very low latency and without spurious hits. The technology has been tested by thousands of beta testers.

What’s New in Version 2.1.3
MIDI Guitar 2 is finally here on iOS!
Everything is improved. Tracking in particular.
ATTENTION! old customers: Don’t upgrade yet if you have old iDevices (iPad2/3 or iPhone4)
ATTENTION! old customers: Please “Restore” your old purchase in the built-in shop.

Midi Guitar 2

MIDI Guitar uses Virtual MIDI to contorl other iOS synth apps or Garageband. It can also use WIFI-MIDI to communicate with Mac or PC digital audio workstations in a frictionless setup. Cable based MIDI to control hardware synths or connect to DAWs with lowest possible latency.

In order to use MIDI Guitar you need a iPhone 5, iPad 4, iPod 6 or later. You also need a guitar interface for best results. We recommend a digital interface (using the lightning connector) over analog (via headphone jack), preferably with input gain control. Using an acoustic guitar with the built in microphone works for some purposes but is not optimal.

The free version will interrupt now and then, asking you to buy an in-app purchase. There are two in-app purchases. The first one gives you the full guitar rig and unlocks everything in the app EXCEPT the possibility to play external synths. For that you need the second in-app purchase, in addition.

Midi Guitar

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