MIDI Designer 12 arrives

Dream, create and play your perfect MIDI controller with MIDI Designer. We’re adored by Recording Magazine, loved by Sound on Sound, raved about by enthusiastic users, and winner of the Sonic Touch Gold Award for Best App. Trusted on stage by touring acts like Todd Rundgren, POSTYR and Electroband. Used in studios, theaters, VJ and DJ booths all around the world, MIDI Designer is also the platform for community- and professionally-sourced layouts for top-flight gear, including synths by Korg, Roland and Casio. If you can dream it, you can create it in MIDI Designer.

Sometimes you need a professional MIDI controller, but with just a few controls. MIDI Designer 12 provides the same rock-solid platform, ease of use and awesome playability with just 12 controls. Embrace the simplicity.

MIDI Designer is the top choice for controlling ANYTHING via MIDI—from hardware synths to DAWs, lighting rigs to other iOS apps:

  • Design your perfect controller using customizable knobs, sliders, XY pads, labels, panels and more
  • Choose background color, texture and LED color for up to 8 banks of 6 pages
  • Save, load and share your layouts and pages with other users
  • Send and receive all MIDI message types, including sysex, NRPN and 14-bit CC.
  • Connect any way CoreMIDI can: use Wi-Fi or hardware such as the Line6 MIDI Mobilizer II, iRig, iConnect, and others
  • Use supercontrols and subcontrols to create simple and complex relationships between controls
  • Full support for external hardware via the “Pedalboards Feature”
  • Presets and other features make a mature, reliable platform for your future development

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

The app is only $0.99 at the moment.

Music App Blog reviews AudioReverb

You can read the review here.

Audulus updated

Only a small update, but it’s amazing to see how much attention this app gets. Here’s what’s new:

  • By user request, add a “sync” input for the Phasor node.
  • Fix a bug where controlling a knob via MIDI CC could cause discontinuous jumps in the value.

Stylophone S2 + Analog 4 Cuckoo Tune

Audiobus jam #3 (cRossing the fOrest)

Theremax (video)

Hmmm, thanks for this video to Apps4iDevices as I didn’t even know about it, even so, I probably have about enough thereminesque apps for my needs at the moment.

Pocket Audio Tools (video)

Video description from Apps4iDevices:

“Coming August 21 on iPhone for $1.99.

This is a small but really useful application…

When I downloaded Pocket Audio Tools, my first word was Hallelujah!

You’ll find four small modules in this application

The first is a tempo calculator.
Indicate your sample’s time and the number of beats to know what tempo it is. Simple, but so useful!

The second module is called SMPTE and once again, it impressed me, very useful… It’s a calculator for adding and subtracting SMPTE timecodes and Frames. Great, for instance for movie soundtrack composers.

Modulation is the third module of this App.
Have you ever made a song that includes several time signatures?
For example, a verse in 4/4 and a chorus in 3/4 or 3/3? (Kasabian’s Fire is a good example of this.)
To make the transition as “good” as possible, we generally have to find a common tempo for the 2 parts, working from the quarter or 1/8th beat.
With this module, you will find it in 2 seconds. Great!

The last module is like the previous one, a Must Have. It’s name: Frequency.
What is the Midi number of a A#4?
C-1 = 0
C0 = 12
C4 = C0 x 5 = 60
A#4 = 60 + 10 = 70

And what is its Frequency?

If you don’t like maths, I know you’ll enjoy this App…”

A John Cage Inspired Piano App

I saw this post over at Musical Android (which is a great site for Android music stuff by the way), and it made me remember some of the earlier apps for iOS that were very experimental in their nature. Things like the Oramics app, which is still a great use of mobile tech as far as I’m concerned.

EGSY01 for iPhone arrives

ElliottGarage presents EGSY01 analog synth!

With EGSY01 you can create sounds without any limit, from modern ones to vintage analog ones.
The audio engine generate your sound mixing 2 oscillatros with 4 selectable waveforms, and you can watch the sound created on the oscilloscope screen.

You can set the sounds through the panels “Oscillators”, “ADSR/LFO” and “FX”, and play with any master keyboard (CORE MIDI), or creating a wireless MIDI network, or again sending the audio signal to other apps with AUDIOBUS.


  • 2 oscillators with selectable waveforms, volume, octave e detune
  • 4 Waveforms (Sine, Saw, Triangle, PWM)
  • Core midi/Network midi
  • Vca / Vcf
  • Evenlope ADSR
  • Panels FX (delay + crush)
  • Keyboard with 6 octaves and control on filter cutoff
  • Modulation wheel
  • Oscilloscope
  • Presets save – overwrite
  • LFO with selectable amplitude and frequency
  • Audiobus
  • Polyphony

The app is priced at $2.99.

GST-FLPH Vox-Vocal-Cuts-2, FunctionLoops, G-Stomper Beat Studio for Android (video)

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