Sound Wand MIDI arrives

A new MIDI controller arrives for your iPhone …

“A very unique and sophisticated virtual musical instrument” – The Next Web – Create music like no one has ever heard before. SW Midi is an organic, sensitive, motion-based MIDI controller and a truly original concept that’s easy and intuitive to play. Experience your favourite synth and sample-based instruments in a brand new way that will have you giddy like the first time all over again 😉

WARNING: This app contains no sounds of its own. You’ll need a computer with music software (e.g. Garage Band, Logic, Kontakt, Absynth, Alchemy, etc), or other apps which support CoreMidi input (e.g. NLogSynth).

Sound Wand MIDI reads your movements with the built in gyroscope and accelerometer and translates them into musical actions. It lets you pluck invisible strings in the air while controlling additional parameters with your movements via MIDI CC messages. For example, you can…

  • Play riffs on a virtual guitar and control the wah pedal at the same time…
  • Connect it to a pad synth and link to the filter freq/res. It’s like painting sounds in the air…
  • Create tranquil wind-chime-like sounds or intense melodic soundscapes with pianos, glockenspeils, dulcimers, xylophones, gamelans
  • Connect it to percussion kits for some outrageous beat making


  • Musical Scales
    • Blues
    • Oriental
    • Bebop
    • Major/Minor
    • Pentatonics
    • Chromatic
    • Spanish Flamenco
    • Hawaiian
    • Jazz Modes
    • Indian Raag
    • Arpeggios
    • Special scales that for centuries have been used for specific moods and times of day
  • Velocity sensitive note control
  • High performance, low latency, even through Wi-Fi
  • Fully configurable. Set MIDI channel, note ranges, CC values, motion ranges, left/right-handed orientation and more
  • EZ Learn for CC configuration, motion setup
  • CoreMIDI out lets you control other music apps which support MIDI input


NOTES & SUPPORTSound Wand is high performance application that requires iPhone 4 or newer running iOS 5+. Also, while play is definitely tailored more for handheld devices, it works splendidly on the iPad and iPad Mini!

WINDOWS USERS: You’ll also need a (free) copy of rtpMIDI…

The app is priced at :$9.99

Sound Wand MIDI - Club 15CC

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