Paracosm has released Polymer – a ‘Polyphonic Voice Distributor’ for OS X that lets you use a group of monosynths as a polyphonic synthesizer.
Polymer lets you play your monophonic synths together polyphonically, as if they’re one giant mutant polysynth. You can also alternate notes between different synths in monophonic sequences, layer pads and leads to create songs without leaving the keyboard, or experiment with the outer limits of modular paraphony.
Because it works via MIDI, Polymer is compatible with almost any modern electronic instrument — modulars, samplers, polysynths, even virtual instruments through the OS X IAC Bus. Continue reading
The iConnectivity iConnectMIDI2+ MIDI Interface is featured on the latest episode of Sweetwater’s iOS Update. Continue reading
This series of videos is the official introduction to the iConnectivity iConnectMIDI4+ – a ‘hyper-connective’ networkable 4×4 MIDI interface for Mac, PC, and iOS.
The iConnectMIDI4+ lets you use an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch with a Mac or PC, like a plugin, controller and more. Continue reading
Feelyoursound.com has released an updated version of their MIDI multi-touch app, XotoPad for Windows 8. The app turns any Windows 8 computer with touchscreen into a flexible MIDI controller.
New in XotoPad 1.2.0: Continue reading
Secret Base Design has released Apollo MIDI Over Bluetooth Free – a time-limited free version of its Apollo MIDI app, which is designed to try out using MIDI over low-latency Bluetooth LE connections.
With Apollo MIDI over Bluetooth, you can easily connect a pair of iOS devices, or an iOS device and a Mac, using Bluetooth LE. Bluetooth LE is designed for low latency, which makes it a good option for music applications. Continue reading
This set of videos, via MusicInclusive, is a review and demo of the iConnectivity iConnectMIDI4+ audio and MIDI interface.
The iConnectMIDI4+ has several unique features. Not only does it support three computer devices simultaneously – Macs, PCs, and iOS (iPad, iPhone, iPod touch) – its Audio passThru technology routes audio between them digitally, with no signal degradation, simply appearing as an audio interface to the operating systems. Continue reading
Here are a couple of videos the demonstrate some of the unique features of the new iConnectivity iConnectMIDI4+ audio/MIDI interface.
The first video, via MusicInclusive, takes a look how to send audio between two iPads directly, using the iConnectMIDI4+. Continue reading
Developer Sebastian Dittmann (Audiobus) lets us know about a new gadget that adds Bluetooth Wireless MIDI support to your electronic music gear, the mi.1.
In other words, attach these onto the back of your new or vintage MIDI gear, and you’ve added Wireless MIDI capabilities.
“The guys from Quicco Sound just posted the first public screenshot thingy of their new Bluetooth Low Energy to MIDI adapter,” notes Dittman. The mi.1 “connects to your synth’s MIDI in and out ports and transmits it via Bluetooth Low Energy. This little gadget could be a really great tool, bringing together mobile devices and synth hardware.”
Dittmann adds that he’s not involved with the project, but thought it’s cool.
The developers, Quicco Sound, have launched an IndieGoGo project to fund the mi.1 Bluetooth Wireless MDI connector. Here’s the official intro video: