iConnectAUDIO4+ Audio & MIDI Interface Demo Videos

iConnectivity has released a series of videos, embedded above, demonstrating its new iConnectAUDIO4+ audio/midi interface.

iConnectAUDIO4+ is a multi-host audio and MIDI interface for MAC, PC, and iOS that combines several of iConnectivity’s technologies in a single device. Continue reading

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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New App, Rhythm Necklace, Lets You Explore The Geometry Of Rhythm

rhythm-necklace-appRhythm Necklace is a new ‘geometric sequencer’ for iOS, designed to let you explore the geometry of rhythm.

The concept of ‘Rhythm necklaces’ – circular representations of repeating patterns – comes from author Godfried T. Toussaint’s book, The Geometry of Musical Rhythm.

According to Toussaint, circular representations of rhythms show the underlying geometric properties that make them enjoyable, such as the degrees of evenness and symmetry.

And Toussaint has found that analyzing rhythms geometrically reveals relationships between rhythms the world over. For example, a core group of geometric algorithms are shared in rhythms iused in African, Cuban, Balkan, and Spanish folk music. Continue reading

Monoplugs Releases Metronom, A MIDI Master Metronome

Monoplugs, maker of the BStep Seqencer, has just released its newest product, Metronom, a “very powerful” metronome app and MIDI master clock.

Metronom is, as you might have guessed, a metronome with all the essential features of a metronome and support for non-standard time signatures, bundled with what developer Thomas Arndt touts as “a bunch of bonus features like an advanced speed and rhythm trainer. ”
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Watch Band A Wrist-Based MIDI Controller For Apple Watch

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FingerTaps has introduced Watch Band – an app that turns an Apple Watch into an instrument and MIDI Controller. Continue reading

Line 6 Puts Your Amp Settings On Your Wrist

The introduction of the Apple Watch has created both an opportunity and a challenge for music software developers.

There’s an opportunity, because so many musicians are already using Apple’s iOS for for music making, and the Apple Watch extends that platform. And there’s a challenge, because the idea of a wearable music platform, based on a mass-market smartwatch, is largely uncharted territory. Is there really a place for music apps on your wrist?

Line 6 isn’t waiting around to see – the’ve announced that their AMPLIFi Remote amp controller app is now compatible with Apple Watch. Continue reading

SeekBeats Drum Machine Synthesizer Updated With MIDI Support

seekbeatsDeveloper Rodrigo Yanez has updated SeekBeats Drum Machine Synthesizer for iOS with MIDI In control drum sounds and patterns.

SeekBeats is software drum machine with 100% synthesized sounds that Yanex says ‘sound alive, noisy and musical.”

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