midimux Brings USB MIDI To iPad, iPhone

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zerodebug has introduced midimux for iOS – a new app that talks MIDI to your Mac, using the standard usb to lightning or 30 pin cable.

midimux is the first of a planned pair of apps, with audiomux following, that promise to route both midi and audio over your device’s USB cable.

Features:

  • Creates Mirrors of all MIDI devices that are connected to the computer on the connected iOS devices.
  • Creates Mirrors of all MIDI devices that are connected to the iOS devices on the Mac.
  • Lets you create custom virtual Ports that can be used by both sides of the connection to communicate.
  • does it all via a wired usb connection – using the standard charge & sync cable.
  • works on all iDevices from iOS 5.

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MIDI Manufacturers Association Looking For Your Opinion

midi-manufacturers-associationA representative from the executive board of the MIDI Manufacturers Association got in touch this week to let us know that they’d like input from Synthtopia readers about the future of MIDI:

“… The MIDI Manufacturers Association (MMA) has worked diligently over the decades to help MIDI standards adapt and grow as technology has evolved and new platforms have become available.

“Now MIDI as an industry standard and the MMA as an organization are at an important crossroad. We’d like to do more to promote the value of MIDI to retailers, educators, students and end-users.  We’d like to reach the billions of people on the planet who have MIDI-enabled smart phones, computers and tablets, and encourage them to become active music makers. And we’d like to do more to promote the many enhancements and extensions to MIDI that we have created, including developing a realistic and robust business plan for our future-facing ‘HD protocol’ specification which is nearing completion.”

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New BomeBox Hardware MIDI Translator

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At the 2015 NAMM Show, Bome Software introduced the BomeBox, a hub for connecting and mapping devices via MIDI, Ethernet, WiFi, and USB.

The BomeBox is designed to simplify the creation of complex MIDI rigs that combine DIN MIDI, USB MIDI and WiFi MIDI – and even let you send MIDI over long distances via Ethernet.  Continue reading

MIDI Manufacturers Association Says New HD Protocol ‘Has Reached A Milestone’

midi-manufacturers-associationThe MIDI Manufacturers Association (MMA) will be hosting an open discussion at the 2015 NAMM Show about a new ‘HD’ standard, designed to be compatible with MIDI 1.0.

The session, scheduled for Sunday, January 25, will cover the trademark, licensing, and product certification options for the MMA’s proposed new industry standard, “HD Protocol”.  Continue reading

Spectacular Sync Engine Aims To Improve Sync On IOS

Developer Michael Tyson (Loopy, AudioBus) wants his upcoming Loopy Masterpiece app to have rock-solid MIDI sync, with hardware and other iOS apps. In working on this, though, he found that he’s fighting the fact that MIDI sync is not implemented consistently across iOS apps.

To address this, Tyson has announced The Spectacular Sync Engine – an open source, standards-compliant, solid MIDI sync engine for iOS. Continue reading