Free App, Music IO, Lets You Route MIDI Over USB On iOS & Mac

music-ioSecret Base Design has released Music IO: MIDI over USB – a free app that lets you route MIDI via USB between iOS & Mac.

This is the MIDI-only version of Music IO, a MIDI and audio-over-USB solution for iOS. It’s fully bidirectional and near-zero latency.

This version of the app is free for a limited time.

Features:

  • Send & Receive MIDI between any CoreMIDI apps over USB (Lightning or 30 pin) with no perceptible latency nor jitter
  • Large sysex messages (eg. bulk dumps) handled seamlessly
  • Choose “send to” ports (OSX and iOS)
  • Choose “receive from” (OSX): route MIDI from anywhere to your iOS device
  • BridgeClock, a ground-breaking inter-device MIDI-clock-synchronization technology, provides jitter-free sync between platforms

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Free Audio-Controlled Synth For Mac, Zap

Sinevibes has introduced Zap, a ‘unique mini-synthesizer’ controlled by incoming audio.

It starts with an envelope follower that tracks the peak energy of the sound and then applies it onto the frequency of a monophonic oscillator. With three different oscillator waveform modes and features like envelope stepping, Zap can turn any sound source into dynamic synth sweeps, sub-basses, blips, chirps or glitches. Continue reading