Developer Matthias Frick let us know about MIDI LE, a free app for iOS 8 that’s designed to bring low-latency MIDI over Bluetooth LE to CoreMIDI compatible iOS-Synths and applications.
The advantage of MIDI over Bluetooth LE is that you can connect compatible devices wirelessly, without the need for a Camera Connection Kit and other gear. MIDI LE routes the virtual ports of supported music applications via Bluetooth.
Frick says that, if your favorite application was working with MIDI over WiFi in the past, it will most likely work with MIDI LE.
Bluetooth over MIDI is a newly introduced feature in iOS 8 and will also be incorporated into OS X Yosemite 10.10.
The video explores one of the more unique features of Magellan – the twin independent polyphonic synth engines. It covers: loading presets, foregrounding a synth, adjusting parameters, synth coupling, and other advanced settings.
Magellan is available now in the App Store for $4.99.
If you’ve tried out Magellan – let us know what you think of it!
With Loopr, you can create, practice, jam along, or sample audio soudscapes. It offers synchronization with drum machines and sequencers via its MIDI out sync feature, but also fast multi-layer recording via its ‘fast recording mode’.
Loops can be sent as independent files (including tempo and time signature information), which lets you share the groove with most desktop audio production apps (e.g. Logic Studio, Garage Band, …).
It’s also CoreMIDI and CoreAudio compatible, to use with the most popular iOS compatible interfaces.
Secret Base Design has introducedVoxkit – a MIDI drum controller that lets you trigger notes with sound.
Clap your hands, tap a pencil on a desk, or use your voice, and Voxkit will detect the tone of the sound and trigger a sample from the app or a MIDI note. By listening to external sounds, rather than just the touch on a screen, Voxkit can capture velocity and rhythm variations.
You can also customize the sounds that Voxkit makes – add WAV format samples through iTunes File Sharing.