MIDIPad Turns Your iPad Into A Multi-Touch MIDI Controller

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MIDIPad is a new app for the iPad/iPhone for music creation and live-performance.

Features:

  • communicates with MacOs and Windows based PCs
  • communicates with stand-alone-applications and hardware
  • communicates via network-MIDI-protocol
  • plug & play via Apple Bonjour, wireless-LAN
  • multitouch Interface

Preconfigured setups:

  • studioView
  • djView
  • launchView
  • fxView

It looks like iPad music software may get interesting fast.

Check out the details below and let me know what you think!

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Here’s what the developers have to say about MIDIPad:

The striking feature of midipad is its ability to directly communicate via network-MIDI-protocol. So there is no need to install any communication-peer-software on the Mac! Simply plug-and-play via Apple Bonjour – wireless. This kind of connectivity has not been used in any similar iphone-software.

This multitouch-capable midi-controller-application communicates with your Apple Mac your Windows-based PC and even standalone hardware-synths via Wifi.

So you can control all of your music-applications with just a few finger-gestures without having to sit at your desk and no annoying cable.

In the production-environment midipad can control host-applications like Apple Logic, Steinberg Cubase/Nuendo, Ableton Live etc.

It can also be used to control stand-alone applications from companies like Native-Instruments, Spectrasonics and many more.

As a live-musician you can control sub-mixes of your virtual keyboard-rig, activate setups and change parameters of the virtual instruments or even hardware-instruments – all in realtime on stage.

If you are a DJ, you can control your favorite application wireless as well.  So you just might take a stroll through your ecstatic audience.

midipad incorporates various commonly used controller-types like buttons, trigger-pads, sliders, ribbon-control in one & two dimensions, rotary-knobs, or complete functionality blocks like transport-control.

midipad also reacts to midi-data from the connected remote computer, to provide instantaneous feedback for your performance.

Preconfigured setups, divided in seperate views can be activated concurrently.  Using multi-touch various functionality of the remote-software can be controlled. The features to be controlled can be configured by the user in the setup.

Midipad.de, via Twitter


23 thoughts on “MIDIPad Turns Your iPad Into A Multi-Touch MIDI Controller

  1. So waiting for the Line 6 app. No way will I drop MIDI over network with out Apple supporting QOS (one of several problems).

    Network communication for live performance for control data – as-freaking-if!

    I can script kitty this stuff form my Android phone and destroy live a connection (not my thing – so relax). Point is simple – bad idea live.

    (opps, a script kitty just blew $100000 sound system – who do you think takes that fall and sees the career over? Prolly not the script kitty.)

    Wifi and / or network is bad. Must be class compliant USB device for live. Don't be fooled by the dreams of a perfect world. Go for USB device – ck the line 6:

    http://line6.com/midimobilizer/

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  2. So waiting for the Line 6 app. No way will I drop MIDI over network with out Apple supporting QOS (one of several problems).

    Network communication for live performance for control data – as-freaking-if!

    I can script kitty this stuff form my Android phone and destroy live a connection (not my thing – so relax). Point is simple – bad idea live.

    (opps, a script kitty just blew $100000 sound system – who do you think takes that fall and sees the career over? Prolly not the script kitty.)

    Wifi and / or network is bad. Must be class compliant USB device for live. Don't be fooled by the dreams of a perfect world. Go for USB device – ck the line 6:

    http://line6.com/midimobilizer/

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  3. So waiting for the Line 6 app. No way will I drop MIDI over network with out Apple supporting QOS (one of several problems).

    Network communication for live performance for control data – as-freaking-if!

    I can script kitty this stuff form my Android phone and destroy live a connection (not my thing – so relax). Point is simple – bad idea live.

    (opps, a script kitty just blew $100000 sound system – who do you think takes that fall and sees the career over? Prolly not the script kitty.)

    Wifi and / or network is bad. Must be class compliant USB device for live. Don't be fooled by the dreams of a perfect world. Go for USB device – ck the line 6:

    http://line6.com/midimobilizer/

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  4. If they combine this with a MIDI Interface like the MIDI Mobilizer, it will be killer.

    Something like this could make an ultimate patch manager, too.

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  5. If this isn't as customizable as TouchOSC i cannot see the added value?
    I still dream TouchOSC functionality on ipad…a dream tha will eventually come true!

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  6. If this isn't as customizable as TouchOSC i cannot see the added value?
    I still dream TouchOSC functionality on ipad…a dream tha will eventually come true!

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  7. As it is, TouchOSC still seems the better bet.
    When these things get jailbroken i'm sure we'll see MIDI over the connector cable instead of WIFI.

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  8. As it is, TouchOSC still seems the better bet.
    When these things get jailbroken i'm sure we'll see MIDI over the connector cable instead of WIFI.

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  9. yea i doubt you can destroy a $100,000 sound system with your verizon phone dude, I think you've been watching too many crappy movies. you probably can't even get it to drop the signal

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  10. yea i doubt you can destroy a $100,000 sound system with your verizon phone dude, I think you've been watching too many crappy movies. you probably can't even get it to drop the signal

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  11. Well, if you took even rudimentary precautions to make sure that you're protecting the network that your $100,000 sound system was on, then you wouldn't have the problem with the script kiddies…

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  12. Well, if you took even rudimentary precautions to make sure that you're protecting the network that your $100,000 sound system was on, then you wouldn't have the problem with the script kiddies…

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  13. Well, if you took even rudimentary precautions to make sure that you're protecting the network that your $100,000 sound system was on, then you wouldn't have the problem with the script kiddies…

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  14. It sounds to me Marc was just trying to make a point. This software can be easily tainted. It's a great idea, and I'm even going to download it. I will just take the necessary precautions, and make sure nothing is able to ruin my software. Not to mention if Marc was right, I have a $200 pair of headphones that I don't want destroyed.

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  15. It sounds to me Marc was just trying to make a point. This software can be easily tainted. It's a great idea, and I'm even going to download it. I will just take the necessary precautions, and make sure nothing is able to ruin my software. Not to mention if Marc was right, I have a $200 pair of headphones that I don't want destroyed.

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  16. It sounds to me Marc was just trying to make a point. This software can be easily tainted. It's a great idea, and I'm even going to download it. I will just take the necessary precautions, and make sure nothing is able to ruin my software. Not to mention if Marc was right, I have a $200 pair of headphones that I don't want destroyed.

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  17. It sounds to me Marc was just trying to make a point. This software can be easily tainted. It's a great idea, and I'm even going to download it. I will just take the necessary precautions, and make sure nothing is able to ruin my software. Not to mention if Marc was right, I have a $200 pair of headphones that I don't want destroyed.

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  18. It sounds to me Marc was just trying to make a point. This software can be easily tainted. It's a great idea, and I'm even going to download it. I will just take the necessary precautions, and make sure nothing is able to ruin my software. Not to mention if Marc was right, I have a $200 pair of headphones that I don't want destroyed.

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  19. It sounds to me Marc was just trying to make a point. This software can be easily tainted. It's a great idea, and I'm even going to download it. I will just take the necessary precautions, and make sure nothing is able to ruin my software. Not to mention if Marc was right, I have a $200 pair of headphones that I don't want destroyed.

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  20. you guys are crazy if you think a controller system can destroy a sound system. Its impossible for a performer to damage a professional pa system for a number of reasons.. (ie the guy who designed and operates it is a lot smarter than you)
    Stupid comment.

    This concept is a growing one, and all the current issues with wireless types of osc and midi control will be eliminated. the latency is my only issue with wireless, buts its not really an issue for live performers who use quantize.

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