Since we posted last week about the Open Music App Collaboration Manifesto – a call to iOS music developers to push ahead with inter-app collaboration features – there has been an explosion of discussion and development.
Developer Shoulda Woulda Coulda has updated their app PolyChord (App Store link) with this sort of collaboration in mind.
- Polychord will now send MIDI out to all available ports (USB, WiFi, and virtual MIDI).
- MIDI Clock/Sync can now be sent from Polychord — this allows you to use Polychord to control other beat-based hardware & compatible apps.
- There’s also a ‘Sound Engine’ control, allowing you to optimize polychord for use as a MIDI controller by turning off Polychord’s sound synth.
See the videos, above and below, for their take on the future of iOS music collaboration.
Here’s another example of the type of collaboration that’s taking off. The video, via NLog Music, demos using MoDrum, NLogSynth & SoundPrism together:
What apps would you like to see working together?