MidiPads Controller Updated – Here’s What’s New

Developer Stefan Goehler has released an update to MidiPads – a configurable MIDI controller for the iPad for Network MIDI, virtual MIDI and USB MIDI.

Here’s what’s new in MidiPads 1.5:

  • Presets (interchangable with other users)
  • Bouncing for touch pads and sliders
  • Virtual MIDI: Trigger other iOS apps capable of virtual MIDI
  • Multiple senders for each axis and knob
  • Buttons in bottom view
  • Resizable pads and resizable pad area
  • MIDI connection overview
  • settings reset feature
  • White color for sliders and drum pads
  • finger up / down message for touch pad and sliders

Here’s another demo of MidiPads in action:


  • Supports USB MIDI over iPad Camera Adapter and other interfaces like iRig MIDI and Line 6 MIDI Mobilizer II
  • Supports network MIDI over WiFi
  • Supports virtual MIDI to trigger other iOS MIDI Apps with virtual MIDI support
  • Presets (interchangable with other users)
  • All elements customizable (color, label, Midi channel, CC/key, range…)
  • Bottom part fully customizable with resizable touch pads and sliders
  • 64 drum pads with resizable area
  • Several modes to influence velocity: Two-finger-tap, vertical pad position, random velocity, and min and max velocity always definable
  • Touch pads and sliders support snapping, fading and bouncing
  • Use drum pads as tap or toggle buttons, either in key or CC mode
  • Drum pads can act as X/Y controller and pad at the same time (trigger your effect and change it with just one finger!)
  • Sliders can act as VU meter and slider at the same time
  • Drum pads can show incoming values (e.g. that a sample is on that pad)
  • Send pitch bend or modulation over sliders, touch pads or drum pads
  • Gravity controller (use iPad’s rotation axis as controller)
  • Easy Midi learn for each controller, as a learn CC value is sent on CC selection
  • Lock mode hides all elements that would hinder your performance
  • Supports all 16 midi channels (for each element and its sender separately!)
  • Drum pads can blink on incoming midi sync and hence support you with the beat
  • Extensive help covering connection, editing the user interface and troubleshooting (tap i-symbol)
  • Multiple senders for each axis and knob
  • Buttons in bottom view
  • Resizable pads and resizable pad area

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