Korg Adds Audiobus, Virtual MIDI To All Its iOS Apps

korg-adds-audiobus-ios-appsKorg has released updates to all its major music apps for the iPad, adding Audiobus support, virtual MIDI, iCloud support and more.

Here’s what’s new in Korg iPolySix:

  • Background Audio support allows to play other music apps
  • iCloud data backup
  • “Audiobus” enables audio streaming between iOS Musical Instrument Apps
  • Virtual MIDI enables MIDI communication between iOS Musical Instrument Apps
  • Parameter Control via MIDI
  • A few bugs have also been addressed, improving operational operational stability

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Korg iMS-20 Controlled By Guitar + Audio To MIDI Adapter

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This is a demo of the Sonuus i2M Musicport – a USB audio interface that converts audio into MIDI signals.

This example shows how to control Korg iMS-20 on an iPad using a standard guitar. The Sonuus i2M Musicport converts guitars and other musical instruments to MIDI with very low latency. Being a standard USB MIDI device, it can work with the iPad using the iPad camera connection kit.

While the Sonuus i2M Musicport was designed with guitar and bass in mind, it works with most musical instruments, including wind instruments and the human voice.

Features:

  • 16-bit, 44·1 kHz/48 kHz digital audio with Hi-Z input preamp.
  • Any musical instrument can be used as a solo MIDI instrument.
  • Optimised settings for: Guitar, 4-String Bass, 5-String Bass and Voice/Wind.
  • No instrument modifications or special pickups required.
  • Robust note detection — minimises wrong notes.
  • Very low latency & ultra-fast tracking.
  • Ultra-fast, accurate MIDI pitch-bend or chromatic mode.
  • Ultra-compact, lightweight and portable.
  • USB bus-powered (no power supply required).
  • Future-proof upgradeable firmware.

The Sonuus i2M Musicport is priced at $193.50 / £118 (ex VAT). See the Sonuus site for details.

Korg iElectribe, iMS-20 Updated With Wireless Sync, SoundCloud Support, AudioCopy

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Korg has updated iElectribe and iMS-20 to version 1.5, adding Wireless Sync, SoundCloud support and more.

Here’s what’s new in Korg iMS-20 1.5:

  • WIST (Wireless Sync-Start Technology) allows wireless start between compatible apps on two iPads
  • AudioCopy has been added which enables the sharing of audio data between compatible apps
  • MIDI control capabilities have been enhanced (nano series 2 is now fully supported)
  • A few minor bugs have also been addressed, improving operational stability

Here’s what’s new in Korg iElectribe 1.5:

  • WIST (Wireless Sync-Start Technology) allows wireless start between compatible apps on two iPads
  • AudioCopy has been added which enables the sharing of audio data between compatible apps
  • MIDI control capabilities have been enhanced (nano series 2 is now fully supported)

Looks like somebody’s hearing our requests for serious MIDI support in IOS apps. These should be welcome updates for a lot of Korg iMS-20 and iElectribe users.

Let us know what you think of these updates and the arrival of improved MIDI support in iOS apps!

Jean Michel Jarre’s Oxygene (iMS-20 Techno Cover)

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This video, via ArtemiyPavlov, captures a Korg iMS-20 cover of Jean Michel Jarre’s 70′s synth classic, Oxygene:

Another proof how much joy 30 minutes with an iPad and Korg iMS-20 can give you. It’s not totally faithful to the original, so JMJ purists please don’t complain :-)