MidiBridge MIDI Router Adds Open Music App Collaboration Support

Audeonic Apps has updated MidiBridge – a utility designed to interconnect all types of MIDI interfaces (external, virtual and network) on an iOS device.

Here’s what’s new in version 1.1:

  • supports virtual MIDI to interconnect OMAC* compatible apps (Open Music App Collaboration)
  • backgroundable
  • jitter/sync mode
  • fixes bug where events going to wrong output
  • minor bug fixes and improvements

Supported external interfaces include Line6 Midi Mobilizer I and Midi Mobilizer II, IK Multimedia iRig MIDI and all other CoreMIDI devices that are compatible with iOS via the USB camera kit on iPad. For CoreMIDI support, iOS 4.2 or greater is required. Now also supports virtual CoreMIDI interfaces.

MidiBridge is $8.99 and is available in the App Store.

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Addictive Synth Updated, Gets MIDI Mobilizer Support

Addictive Synth

VirSyn has updated Addictive Synth – a wavetable synth for the iPad.

Here’s what’s new in Addictive Synth 1.1.0:

  • MIDI mobilizer
  • Many new scales, scale base note added
  • New keyboard for scale optimized playing
  • On-screen keyboard now velocity sensitive
  • Many bugfixes

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New MIDIBridge For iOS Lets You Connect & Route Hardware & Software MIDI

MIDIBridge for iPhone, iPadDeveloper Audeonic Apps has introduced MidiBridge – a utility that interconnects all MIDI interfaces (external and network) on an iOS device.

Supported external interfaces include Line 6 Midi Mobilizer I and Midi Mobilizer II, IK Multimedia iRig MIDI and all other CoreMIDI devices that are compatible with iOS via the USB camera kit on iPad. For CoreMIDI support, iOS 4.2 or greater is required.

You can use MidiBridge to:

  • Connect any external MIDI equipment to a remote computer or other iOS device (iOS > 4.2) wirelessly
  • Clone MIDI data from any input to any set of outputs
  • Filter incoming MIDI data on each input
  • Filter outgoing MIDI data on each output
  • Merge incoming inputs to one or more outputs
  • Split incoming MIDI data (using filters) across any set of outputs

Other features:

  • Events can be filtered by type (Note/Program/Controller/Sysex/Aftertouch/TimeSong) and MIDI channel
  • MIDI interface ports can be given a user friendly name
  • Initiates CoreMIDI network connections from your iOS device
  • Visual indication of what is connected to where at all times
  • Visual indication of MIDI events received, sent and blocked
  • Visual indication of CoreMIDI network connections
  • Highlight all connections to/from any MIDI input or output.
  • Keeps track of your MIDI interfaces and restores connections/filters automatically
  • MidiBridge is delivered as a universal binary so purchase once and run on all iOS devices you own
  • Streamlined efficient code passes/filters events very quickly

See the Audeonic site for details. MIDIBridge is $8.99 in the App Store.

If you’ve used MIDIBridge, leave a comment with your thoughts!

Genome MIDI Sequencer For iPad (Sneak Preview)

This is a sneak preview of the White Noise Audio Genome MIDI Sequencer For iPad.

Genome MIDI Sequencer (GMS) is a pattern based MIDI sequencer. You can use it to sequence single patterns or an entire 16-track song. It can sync to your drum machines and arpeggiators by sending and receiving MIDI clock messages. General MIDI files can also be exported and imported for integration with desktop apps.

Features:

  • CoreMIDI, Line6 Mobilizer Mk I & II compatible
  • Supports Network MIDI
  • Sends and Receives MIDI Clock Sync, Start and Stop events
  • Also sends Note On, Note Off, Pitch Bend, Aftertouch, Channel Pressure and CC’s
  • Pattern Based, pattern changes occur on bar boundaries so song stays in sync
  • On screen keyboard interface
  • Up to 16 simultaneous tracks, unlimited number of patterns
  • Song / live modes
  • Record incoming CC’s and Notes
  • Undo / redo for most actions

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Line 6 Intros MIDI Mobilizer II For iPhone, iPad – Now With Hard CoreMIDI Action

Line 6 MIDI Mobilizer 2

The good news is that Line 6 has introduced a new version of the MIDI Mobilizer that supports CoreMIDI, making it compatible with apps that support Apple’s MIDI standard.

The bad news is that the MIDI Mobilizer II supports CoreMIDI, making the original Midi Mobilizer, which required custom coding by developers, a technological dead end.

MIDI Mobilizer II Specifications:

  • Compatible with iPod touch (3rd and 4th generation), iPhone (iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS), iPad and iPad 2
  • Compatible with all MIDI devices with standard 5-pin DIN MIDI connections
  • MIDI In and Out signal-active LEDs
  • Connects to the 30-pin connector on the bottom of iPod touch, iPhone or iPad
  • MIDI In and Out on MIDI Mobilizer via 2.5mm TRS connections
  • Includes a pair of 5-foot, 2.5mm-to-5-pin DIN Planet Waves MIDI cables
  • Powered by iPod touch, iPhone or iPad — no batteries or power supply required

Making the Line 6 MIDI Mobilizer II CoreMIDI compatible makes a good product even better. This should build momentum for hardware MIDI support on iOS.

For first-adopters that bought the first generation MIDI Mobilizer, though, it’s going to sting a bit to see your device so quickly replaced.

See the Line 6 site for details.

Epic Synth For iPad Needs Epic Audio Demos (Rant)

Epic Synth for iPad

iPad Music Software: Developer Jean-Pierre Martineau has released Epic Synth – a new $5 software synthesizer for the iPad.

It looks like Martineau has been listening to electronic musicians and understands that you want iOS apps with MIDI support. Here’s what he’s got to say about Epic Synth:

EpicSynth is a polyphonic synthesizer supporting CoreMIDI and Line 6′s Midi Mobilizer MIDI interface.

EpicSynth was inspired by legendary analog synthesizers of the 1980s. It’s designed from the ground up to be EASY TO USE, POWERFUL, and FUN!

EpicSynth distills the essence of subtractive synthesis into a simple yet powerful app. Epic Synth’s sound architecture is simple enough for beginners to learn about synthesis yet powerful enough to satisfy experienced sound modelers. Its straightforward interface is never an obstacle and lets you focus on the essential: the pleasure of creating new sounds!

That’s’ a pretty epic description.

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Line 6 MIDI Mobilizer App Spotlight

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This is a new promo for the Line 6 MIDI Mobilizer – a MIDI adapter for iPhone, iPad & iPod touch.

The official list of MIDI Mobilizer compatible apps is pretty short:

  • 50in1 Piano
  • 50in1 Piano HD
  • LuminairDMX lighting control software
  • MIDIVisionMidiVision
  • Backline MIDI
  • NanoStudio
  • NLogSynth PRO
  • NLog MIDI Synth
  • Music Studio
  • Pianist Pro88-key virtual piano
  • StepPolyArpStepPolyArp
  • Simple Songwriter Guitarist
  • Little MIDI Machine
  • Midi LiveMIDI
  • bs-16
  • S1MIDI Trigger

If your app works with the MIDI Mobilizer, though, it’s a great all-in-one solution. It works great with Little MIDI Machine.

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