Since we posted last week about the Open Music App Collaboration Manifesto – a call to iOS music developers to push ahead with inter-app collaboration features – there has been an explosion of discussion and development.
Developer Shoulda Woulda Coulda has updated their app PolyChord (App Store link) with this sort of collaboration in mind.
- Polychord will now send MIDI out to all available ports (USB, WiFi, and virtual MIDI).
- MIDI Clock/Sync can now be sent from Polychord — this allows you to use Polychord to control other beat-based hardware & compatible apps.
- There’s also a ‘Sound Engine’ control, allowing you to optimize polychord for use as a MIDI controller by turning off Polychord’s sound synth.
See the videos, above and below, for their take on the future of iOS music collaboration.[vimeo]http://www.vimeo.com/28172152[/vimeo]
Here’s another example of the type of collaboration that’s taking off. The video, via NLog Music, demos using MoDrum, NLogSynth & SoundPrism together:
What apps would you like to see working together?