MidiPads For iPhone Now Available

Developer Stefan Goehler let us know that MidiPads for iPhone is now available.

MidiPads is a configurable drumpad controller that can be used via Network MIDI, virtual MIDI and iPhone connector MIDI interfaces. It was previously available in an iPad-only version.

MidiPads is highly customizable, supports velocity via several options and lets you configure it to use the iPhone’s rotation as an additional controller.

Here are the details:


  • Supports Core MIDI 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
  • All Midi sources/destinations can be connected individually
  • Presets (interchangable with other users, midipads can be started with them from other apps, e.g. Dropbox)
  • All elements customizable (color, label, Midi channel, CC/key, range…)
  • 64 drum pads, resizable area (4, 9 or 16 pads per page)
  • Two fully customizable pages
  • Several modes to influence velocity: Finger velocity, Two-finger-tap, vertical pad position, random velocity, and min and max velocity always definable
  • Touch pads and faders support snapping, automatic 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!)
  • Faders can act as VU meter and fader 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 faders, touch pads or drum pads
  • Gravity controller (use iPhone’s rotation axis as controller)
  • Easy Midi learn for each controller, as a learn CC value is sent on CC selection
  • Lock mode locks 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
  • Multiple senders for each axis and knob


  • iPhone 3GS+ with iOS 4.3+ (iPhone 4+ with iOS 5 recommended)
  • A Mac or a PC for Network MIDI -or-
  • a virtual MIDI capable App you want to control -or-
  • Any MIDI device with MIDI in (in case you use an interface)

MidiPads is $3.99 in the App Store.

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