Here’s what’s new in CMI Pro 1.5:
- Major App rewrite, with lots of improvements.
- Audiobus support, both input and output. Send any audio to other apps, or sample new voices from the output of other apps.
- New Synthesizer and Sequencer Engines. Better accuracy, lower CPU use, new features like polyphonic channels.
- Background synth and song playing. Play your song in the background, or use external keyboards to play your selected voices while another app is in the foreground. Great for looping.
- Stereo voices, voices from MP3, view waveforms and play voices before importing them.
- Page R step/pattern navigation while playing. No need to stop first.
- Skip the startup floppy disk to get right into composing.
CMI Pro is intended to be ‘part midi player, part creative tool and part history lesson’, and was developed by Fairlight staff who worked on the original CMI in the ’80s.
Note that some love the retro user interface, while others find that the old-school approach isn’t as user-friendly as they’re used to.
Peter Vogel CMI Pro is available in the App Store for $49.99.
If you’ve used CMI Pro, let us know what you think of it!