iConnectMIDI 2+ An Actual Game Changer

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

How MIDI Changed Music

midi-30th-anniversaryProducer 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 Releases Updated, Windows 8.1 and Mavericks-Compatible Drivers

roland-logoRoland 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:
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The iConnectMIDI2+ 2×2 MIDI interface for Mac, PC, and iOS

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

iConnectivity Intros Free iConfig App

iconnectivity-iconfigiConnectivity has released iConfig, a free companion app for iConnectivity’s MIDI interfaces.

iConnectivity iConfig provides access to some sophisticated MIDI features in the iConnectivity MIDI interface connected to your system, as well as the audio settings. It allows you to save and open complete routing and processing Snapshot files that make working with sophisticated systems very simple. You can name inputs, route MIDI selectively, and process MIDI in various ways.

It’s compatible with iOS devices running iOS 5 or later.

iConfig is available as a free download from the App Store.