We may have ruffled a few feathers with our iOS Music App Developers – Where’s The MIDI? rant earlier this week.
But, based on the dozens of comments on the post, MIDI support is one of the top things Synthtopia readers are looking for in iOS music apps.
Fortunately, developers of serious iOS music apps seem to be listening. In fact, the developer of the app that triggered our rant, Electronic Piano Synthesizer (App Store link), says MIDI support is coming in the next update.
Christian Bacaj – the developer behind the excellent new Electronic Piano Synthesizer for iPad – has said that MIDI support will be available in the next update, and that Audio Recording (sound file export) and AudioCopy is planned for the future.
Bacaj goes straight onto our ‘developers that care’ list.
And when that update hits the store with MIDI support, Electronic Piano Synthesizer looks like it’s going to be a no-brainer purchase.
We called out FingerLab’s DM1 ‘Advanced Vintage Drum Machine’ for its lack of MIDI support earlier in the week, too.
And guess what’s now ‘coming soon’ to DM1?
MIDI, along with AudioCopy export and sample import. Another no-brainer purchase for a lot of people.
We can’t really take any credit for these announcements – the timing may just be coincidence.
But your comments on these posts, and your feedback to the developers, does seem to make a big difference.
Instead of seeing one guy ranting about MIDI support – developers see dozens of thoughtful comments on the topic, representing a lot of perspectives on the subject. And when they see that, they know that this subject is really important to a lot of electronic musicians.
So, let’s thank the developers that are listening – by checking out their apps, rating them in iTunes, sending them constructive feedback and buying their apps.
And, if you want to see more progress made on MIDI support in iOS apps, keep talking about it.
Developers, thank you for listening!