Secret Base Design has a new app, Apollo, which uses Bluetooth LE to send MIDI back and forth between iOS devices, or between an iOS device and a Mac.
Secret Base Design’s Patrick Madden explains his inspiration for the app:
“One of the things that’s annoyed me with the iPhone and iPad hardware has been limited inter-device MIDI. The hardware adapters can be really clunky. WiFi MIDI works in theory — but if there’s a little bit of WiFi traffic, the latency and jitter goes through the roof.
“[But] starting with the iPad3 and iPhone4S, Apple has put in support for Bluetooth LE — this has very low latency, and [we think] it’s a perfect fit for MIDI.”
Here’s how the app works: Continue reading
In the latest episode of Sonic Touch, Gaz Williams and Nick Batt take a look at the new iConnectivity iConnectMIDI 2+.
The iConnectMIDI 2+ may be a little awkwardly named, but it offers some very interesting features – including Audio PassThrough, which lets you digitally send the audio from your iPad directly into your computer DAW.
And, at least according to Batt & Williams, the iConnectMIDI 2+ is an actual ‘game changer’. Continue reading
Producer Simon Leo Brown let us know about his new audio documentary that looks at how MIDI changed music.
In the documentary, Brown takes you on a tour through the history of MIDI, from its troubled beginnings to its near ubiquity in recording studios around the world. It features an in-depth interview with MIDI pioneer Dave Smith, who notes, “I could plug in an instrument I designed over 30 years ago into an instrument I’m designing now and it’ll work just fine, it’ll work perfectly.” Continue reading
Roland U.S. recently announced the availability of new USB drivers for “a wide range of Roland products” that are Windows 8.1 and Mac OS X Mavericks (10.9) -compatible.
Up-to-date USB drivers are available for the following products:
This video, via Switched On Austin, takes a look at the new Future Retro MondoVox – a rack-mount module that lets you manipulate MIDI in a lot of interesting ways: Continue reading
iConnectivity has released a pair of new videos that demonstrate the capabilities of their iConnectMIDI2+ 2×2 MIDI interface for Mac, PC, and iOS.
The iConnectMIDI2+ offers advanced features for a MIDI interface, including support for two computer devices simultaneously – Macs, PCs, and iOS (iPad, iPhone, iPod touch); and its Audio passThru technology, which routes audio between device digitally, with zero signal degradation.
The video above offers a brief intro to the iConnectivity iConnectMIDI2+ and its Audio passThru technology. Continue reading