Chris Randall has submitted a new MIDI control app for the iPad, SimpleMIDIPad, to the App Store.
It’s a pretty basic controller – offering 4 customizable pad controllers – but the price is right, $1.99.
SimpleMIDIPad will support hardware MIDI via a USB MIDI interface & the Camera Connection Kit or WiFi MIDI to an OS X machine.
Randall is looking for feedback on the features people would like to see in an iPad MIDI controller:
Assuming it is approved and those of you that try it provide some good feedback, I’ll adjust the framework accordingly and bang out a couple of the other simple ideas I have. Then we’ll give porting the Axon sequencer a whirl, which is necessarily a much more involved process. If you have a request for a specific MIDI generator for the iPad, now is the time to bring it up.
I’ll be interested to see how Randall develops this.
The first generation of iPad MIDI control apps basically try to solve the problem of replacing a static MIDI control surface with software. This is useful, but just scratching the surface of what the hardware is capable of.
Second generation iPad MIDI control apps are going go a lot deeper, adding algorithmic generators, randomizers, LFO’s, logic and more.
What would you like to see on future iPad MIDI controllers?