HexaChrom iPad MIDI Controller Updated With CoreMIDI Support

HexaChrom – a hexagonal MIDI controller for the ipad – has been updated to add CoreMIDI support and more.

New in HexaChrom 1.1.0:

  • Added CoreMIDI support (wired and wireless).
  • Added Missing Link (OSC) support.
  • Improved multi-tasking support.

HexaChrom takes an alternative approach to the majority of MIDI keyboard controllers in that it uses an isometric note layout, where the notes are presented as a hexagonal matrix of keys.

HexaChrom uses the Harmonic Table layout, which is a modern variation of the Tonnetz (tone network), devised by the famous mathematician Euler. This note layout has particularly useful musical intervals along the 3 major axes: minor thirds, major thirds and perfect fifths.

This layout offers a number of advantages over the more conventional clavier-style keyboards:

  • consistent chord shapes irrespective of key;
  • The ability to span several octaves with one hand;
  • You can play basic major or minor triads with one finger; and
  • It encourages the user to approach music differently, just as the different note layouts of pianos and guitars engender different playing styles.

HexaChrom is available in the App Store for $3.99

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