Mogees version 1.2.1 arrives

It’s good to see that Mogees are very serious about their app. Here’s what’s new in the latest update:

Mogees Version 1.2.1 is here, containing MIDI connectivity updates. You can now use MIDI in and out over Wifi and Virtual ports on iOS.

If you’d like to know more about Mogees, check here.

There are still plenty more updates to come so stay tuned.

Mogees on the app store:

Yamaha announces their Wireless MIDI Adaptor MD-BT01 and UD-BT01

This looks like a nice solution from Yamaha, and what’s more they’ve updated their Mobile Music Sequencer, Synth Arp & Drum Pad, Performance Editor Essential, Faders, Voice Editor Essential, Multi Editor Essential, and reface capture apps to work with it too.

Nice move.

Announcing MIDI Designer Pro 2 and MIDI Designer Player (video)

Awesome stuff! I’ve been a long time fan of MIDI Designer and it is great to see them go from strength to strength. MIDI Designer Pro 2 looks like it will be amazing!

Video description:

“Announcing MIDI Designer Pro 2, just in time for NAMM 2016. MIDI Designer Pro 2 is a beautiful, fully-customizable and performance-oriented MIDI controller platform for iPad (optimized for iPad Pro) and iPhone.

MIDI Designer Pro took the music-making world by storm, and Pro 2 is set to do it all over again!

We’re also announcing MIDI Designer Player, a first-class, lowest-latency MIDI controller player.

Dream, create and play your perfect MIDI controller with award winning MIDI Designer: adored by Recording Magazine (July 2013), loved by Sound on Sound (June 2013), featured in Keyboard (May 2013), and awarded Sonic Touch Gold Award for Best App (Episode 11). Trusted on stage by touring acts like Todd Rundgren, POSTYR and Electroband. Used in studios to control all gear from vintage to cutting-edge, MIDI Designer has been lauded by UK’s House DJ, Shadowchild. Used in 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 Yamaha. If you can dream it, you can create it in MIDI Designer.

Thanks to Popup, Planeshifter, and Ibo-Kai for your layouts in this video (please let us know if you’ve been omitted).

Music by Superfly: and mastered by Mike (“User #1”)

More Info:

Video published by MIDIDesigner.

Sidecar Demo from Secret Base Design

Video description:

“Sidecar is designed to run in slide-over or split-view on the iPad, with iOS 9. It provides MIDI control over synths running in the background, and can take advantage of Bluetooth QWERTY keyboards and game controllers. It’s available now in the iTunes app store.”

Video published by Secret Base Design.

Sidecar on the app store:

MIDI Link Sync arrives


After a not very long wait, it arrives! MIDI Link Sync!

Here are the details:

Want to use your favourite MIDI-only apps and hardware with Ableton Link? MIDI Link Sync provides an experimental tool that bridges the two.

In the future we imagine most apps will support Ableton Link natively, but there’ll still be plenty of MIDI hardware that doesn’t. Bridging MIDI and Link will never take the place of native support, but it in some setups it can work surprisingly well. Either way we hope MIDI Link Sync provides a fun, interesting and (sometimes?!) useful tool.


▪ Ableton Link » MIDI ▪

Makes Ableton Link act as a MIDI master by producing a MIDI clock that is in sync with the Ableton Link timeline.

In this mode, the outgoing MIDI clock is able to follow the Ableton Link timeline reasonably accurately. However, we’ve noticed that quite a few apps don’t follow the incoming MIDI clock with the same accuracy.

▪ MIDI » Ableton Link ▪

Makes Ableton Link act as a MIDI slave to an external MIDI clock by manipulating the Ableton Link tempo to keep it in sync.

Ableton Link peers are able to propose new tempos to take effect at a specific point in time. We’ve combined this ability with some control theory so that MIDI Link Sync can massage the Link timeline into phase with the MIDI timeline. As a result, there are a few factors that can affect the overall accuracy: the most important being the quality of the incoming MIDI clock.


MIDI clocks and programmers both have quirks! You can find the latest known issues using the link below:



We are a team of two: Edward handles the code; and Harry deals with the pixels. MIDI Link Sync is our second music app, and follows LoopTree, a live performance looper for iOS.

We’d love to hear from you if you have questions, feedback or just want to say hi! Raise a new support ticket and we’ll get back to you.

If you’re enjoying MIDI Link Sync, please take a moment to rate us on the App Store. Thanks for your support!

MIDI Link Sync is free on the app store:

MIDI Sketch – Create Musical Ideas gets an update

MIDI Sketch – Create Musical Ideas gets updated to version 1.5.1:

Here’s what’s new:

  • The app has been renamed to MIDI Sketch and has a new app icon
  • Added support for iPhone with screen sizes of 4.7″ and 5.5″
  • Added iPad Pro support
  • Home screen actions via 3D Touch: Create a new clip or open a recent one
  • Various bug fixes

The world of Link gets bigger

I’ve posted about Ableton’s Link before, and I doubt very much that this post will be the last time. In fact it was number 1 on my list of things to expect in 2016. As I said in that post, Link is going to get bigger and bigger and will become a standard in the not too distant future.

But what of MIDI? Well Coding Cod (makers of the excellent LoopTree)are bringing their MIDI Link Sync app soon. In fact, they’ve just announced their BETA programme:

But ahead of that Link to MIDI has arrived, and it’s free.

People are starting to do some interesting things with Link.

It won’t stop there either. Link is set to grow and grow. Other developers already have it in their sites so expect it to come to your favourite apps very soon.

In order to make it a little simpler to find out which apps have it so far, I’m going to put up a page which will list all the Link enabled apps to date, and I’ll be updating it more or less daily.

Let me know what you think, and let me know what you’re doing with Link too.

Coding Cod bringing us an app that we didn’t know we needed but that we won’t be able to live without

Ed from Coding Cod (the clever chaps who brought us the excellent LoopTree) shows us a utility app that I think you won’t be able to live without. It’s going to be free! How about that! And I bet that LoopTree is going to work rather splendidly with it.

What a brilliant idea guys!

Modstep arrives, a massive sequencer for iOS on your iPad …

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.


  • 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

iOS 8 or later
for audio and MIDI streaming to a Mac or PC, the studiomux server software is required: get the latest for free at

Modstep costs $19.99 on the app store:

MIDI Designer tutorial series

These form a very useful series of videos for working with MIDI Designer, so I thought I should post them all together. It’s one of those apps that I know people find it difficult to get to grips with so stuff like this video series is really handy.

If you don’t know MIDI designer, you can find it here on the app store.

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