New App Turns iPhone, iPad Into MIDI Pad Controller

S1MidiTrigger is a new app for iOS that turns your iPhone or iPad into a pad-style MIDI controller.

With the app, you can control MIDI apps wirelessly or via the Line 6 MIDI Mobilizer.


  • Send midi note message with a simple and ‘cord’
  • No limit to assign ‘multiple note on one pad’
  • Send midi note with velocity
  • XY pad is work for modulation and pitch bend
  • 4 sliders for send cc message
  • Switch multiple banks
  • Save unlimited banks

Here’s a preview of S1MidiTrigger in use….

S1MidiTrigger is available in a couple of versions, including a free version. You can find them in the App Store under Miura Acoustic.

If you’ve used S1MidiTrigger – leave a comment and let us know what you think of it!

6 thoughts on “New App Turns iPhone, iPad Into MIDI Pad Controller

  1. You could make this with TouchOSC. Also, every drum pad I've used on the iTouch was not responsive enough for practical live drumming.

  2. no tactility. this is why they don't make computer keyboards on a piece of glass. this app takes away the good, and leaves the bad.

    why must we learn about every iPad app that comes out on this website? where are REAL synths or machines anymore?

  3. "why must we learn about every iPad app that comes out on this website? where are REAL synths or machines anymore?"

    Because iPad is the future and there is nothing new being released in REAL synth/instrument world.
    It's 21st center baby, oh yeah 😉
    My only gripe is that with couple of exceptions, most of the iPad apps are crap and not ut to pro standard.

  4. MaHALo – Did you miss the new Moog Slim Phatty news?

    What do you need to consider something a "REAL synth" – and how often are you expecting these "REAL synths" to get introduced?

  5. Hi Everyone!

    My name is Miura. I'm developer of this App. Thank you for your interest.
    I go for it to develop for beginner to professional musician with iPad.

    For example:
    – For beginner musician use it with wireless connection to DAW host. (But it have little bit latency.)
    – For professional musician use it with Line6 MIDI Mobilizer to some synth or DAW host directly. (It have very low latency.)

    And I developed the 'Designer function' without PC for this app. Some users does not need PC.

    At near future, I think the many musicians use virtual MIDI controller with iPad or something like that. But hardware controller does not disappear. So my app should collaborate them seamlessly.

    If you have some ideas, please let me know 😉 I will add your ideas.
    Thank you

  6. I am looking for something like this for live performance.
    my idea is to please add -"NO latency". otherwise it is not usable for beginner or pro.

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