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:

Audeonic announces Midibus

After all the speculation about Midibus yesterday, here’s the real thing from Audeonic. Midibus is for real, although it might not be what you think.

iMIDIPatchBay (for iPad) arrived yesterday, in case you missed it

In case you missed it from yesterday, here’s all the details for iMIDIPatchBay which arrived on the app store yesterday.

Description
iMIDIPatchbay lets you organize your whole MIDI setup from one central point. Do you often divide your keyboard into zones to assign different sounds which eventually come from external sound expanders? You want to integrate your music making apps into your live gear? Well, then iMIDIPatchbay is definitely the right tool for you!

LIST OF FEATURES

  • Create split and layer configurations very easily
  • Send volume and other control changes (reverb, chorus, pan) to your sound devices
  • Send program changes to your sound devices
  • Transpose sounds in octave steps
  • Filter controller data (sustain, pitch-bend, modulation, expression, aftertouch)
  • Store configurations as programs for later recall
  • Switch programs of iMIDIPatchbay from another app or MIDI device via program changes
  • Switch programs while holding down keys or holding e.g. the sustain pedal without getting stuck notes
  • UI which is optimized for live usage

WHAT EXACTLY CAN I DO WITH iMIDIPatchbay?
As a keyboard player, you most probably know about splitting and layering sounds. While this can be done relatively easy on professional keyboards, it becomes more complex if your gear consists of multiple keyboards and sound expanders. iMIDIPatchbay makes building such configurations a lot easier than it has ever been before.

After connecting your keyboard and other MIDI devices to the iPad, you can easily create split zones and assign sounds of your MIDI devices to them. It’s also possible to route the MIDI data to other apps if they have a virtual MIDI port. Furthermore, you can filter out controllers which is great if you want e.g. pitch bend or sustain to affect only a subset of the active sounds.

WHAT DO I NEED TO GET STARTED?
You need a CoreMIDI interface to connect your keyboards and sound expanders to the iPad.

WHERE CAN I LEARN MORE?
Go to iMIDIPatchbay’s website in order to find a more detailed description of the app. If you encounter problems, please let me help you (you find the mail address on the website and on the info screen within the app). Please note that there is no way to respond to you if you post a review on the App Store instead. Always email me first!

The app is priced at $54.99. However, there’s a free ‘lite’ version too.

iMIDIPatchBay (full) on the app store:

iMIDIPatchBay (lite) on the app store:

iMIDIPatchBay for iPad arrives

Your waiting is over, iMIDIPatchBay has arrived! Here’s all you need to know …

Description
iMIDIPatchbay lets you organize your whole MIDI setup from one central point. Do you often divide your keyboard into zones to assign different sounds which eventually come from external sound expanders? You want to integrate your music making apps into your live gear? Well, then iMIDIPatchbay is definitely the right tool for you!

LIST OF FEATURES

  • Create split and layer configurations very easily
  • Send volume and other control changes (reverb, chorus, pan) to your sound devices
  • Send program changes to your sound devices
  • Transpose sounds in octave steps
  • Filter controller data (sustain, pitch-bend, modulation, expression, aftertouch)
  • Store configurations as programs for later recall
  • Switch programs of iMIDIPatchbay from another app or MIDI device via program changes
  • Switch programs while holding down keys or holding e.g. the sustain pedal without getting stuck notes
  • UI which is optimized for live usage

WHAT EXACTLY CAN I DO WITH iMIDIPatchbay?
As a keyboard player, you most probably know about splitting and layering sounds. While this can be done relatively easy on professional keyboards, it becomes more complex if your gear consists of multiple keyboards and sound expanders. iMIDIPatchbay makes building such configurations a lot easier than it has ever been before.

After connecting your keyboard and other MIDI devices to the iPad, you can easily create split zones and assign sounds of your MIDI devices to them. It’s also possible to route the MIDI data to other apps if they have a virtual MIDI port. Furthermore, you can filter out controllers which is great if you want e.g. pitch bend or sustain to affect only a subset of the active sounds.

WHAT DO I NEED TO GET STARTED?
You need a CoreMIDI interface to connect your keyboards and sound expanders to the iPad.

WHERE CAN I LEARN MORE?
Go to iMIDIPatchbay’s website in order to find a more detailed description of the app. If you encounter problems, please let me help you (you find the mail address on the website and on the info screen within the app). Please note that there is no way to respond to you if you post a review on the App Store instead. Always email me first!

The app is priced at $54.99. However, there’s a free ‘lite’ version too.

iMIDIPatchBay (full) on the app store:

iMIDIPatchBay (lite) on the app store:

Musix Pro – Epic Isomorphic Harmony Music Instrument arrives

Shiverware have brought their new new performance app to iOS and it looks pretty amazing. Here’s what to expect:

Musix Pro is the most innovative app for performing music. Music theory is baked right in through the use of a technique called isomorphic note layouts. Novices learn to play in minutes, and professionals benefit from built-in harmonic relationships between notes. Unlike other music apps, Musix Pro provides a wide range of octaves, scales, keys, chords and modes, without limiting your creativity. With multiple built-in instruments and support for OSC and Core/Virtual Midi, most existing synthesizers work beautifully with Musix Pro as a controller.

Traditional musical instruments are difficult to learn because notes are arranged based on physical constraints. Musix Pro arranges notes based on their harmonic and musical relationships instead, allowing shapes and patterns to emerge that unlock the mathematical beauty of music.

Why Musix Pro:

  • Learn how to play every major and minor chord in minutes
  • Play along with your favourite song without practicing for years
  • Learn one pattern and instantly play in any key
  • Explore the harmonic relationships between notes
  • Play along with your friends without being an expert
  • Realize your own personal musicality

What is Musix Pro:

  • The easiest way to play music
  • A professional musical instrument and midi controller
  • A music theory learning tool
  • An isomorphic layout creator and experimentation app
  • A melody exploration device

Features:

  • Core/Virtual Midi, OSC
  • 8 Built-in instruments (2 New)
  • Hexagonal and Rectangular layouts
  • Multiple built-in note arrangements
  • Custom layout generation and saving
  • Colourize different notes based on key, scale, and mode
  • Label notes based on Solfege, or Note name
  • Multiple note sizes
  • Multiple color patterns
  • Note Overlap (play 3-note chords with one finger)
  • Retina Support
  • Full iPhone Support

Works as a controller for:

  • SampleWiz
  • NLog Synth Pro
  • Arctic Keys
  • SampleTank
  • Sunrizer
  • MidiBridge
  • Many other apps and devices

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Musix Pro is key agnostic, which means is that once you have learned a musical pattern (like a chord or a scale) that pattern is the same for all keys, even the dreaded A-Flat! Sharps and flats appear in the right place automatically, through the mathematical magic of isomorphism. You can learn to play melodies on a traditional keyboard by playing them on Musix Pro and watching where the sharps and flats go.

Songwriters benefit by discovering new melodies and musical relationships. Novices find it easy to learn to play. Experienced musicians are rewarded with an intuitive interface. Keys can be resized to fit your style – start with “epic”-sized keys, and as you get better you can shrink the keys fill the screen with notes.

Isomorphic keyboards are found on traditional and new instruments, from concertinas, accordions, and “jammers” to Janko keyboards, harmonic-table devices and more. Musix Pro is the only way to access all isomorphic note arrangements in one powerful customizable application.

Musix Pro comes with a set of built-in layouts, each with its own pros and cons. The harmonic table layout allows you to play any major chord by touching three hexes with one finger. Wicki-Hayden makes modulating between pentatonic scales a breeze. Try them all and find one that works for you.

Musix Pro allows you to change the colour of the notes in your layout. You can colour the notes white and black like a piano; you can colour the notes of any scale or mode (like D-flat mixolidian) and you can colour notes based on tone centre. Notes can be labeled with movable or fixed solfege or with the traditional note name (spelled based on the key and mode).

The app is priced at $4.99

Musix Pro - Epic Isomorphic Harmony Music Instrument - Shiverware

Using Chordion to control Animoog and Magellan

That looks like it could get very interesting indeed.

Video description:

Chordion’s new MIDI mode allows you to control other synthesizers using MIDI. Here we explain how to use Virtual MIDI to control Animoog with the keyboard and Magellan with the chord hexagons.

Chordion - Olympia Noise Co.

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