MIDI Control Comes To Auria iPad DAW

auriaAuria, the 48-track digital audio recording system for iPad, has been updated to add MIDI support.

The update adds support for MIDI Sync, MIDI support for plugins, MIDI remote control, but not full-fledged MIDI sequencing.

Here’s what’s new in Auria 1.10:

  • MIDI Sync with MTC, MMC and Midi clock options
  • MIDI support for plugins
  • MIDI remote control for controlling Auria with Mackie MCU and HUI surfaces
  • Full MIDI MTC chase capability
  • Mixdown e-mail option
  • Clip-based gain handle
  • New Icon bar in Editor
  • Snap to locators, markers and highlight
  • AudioShare integration
  • Auto input monitor option


  • 48 tracks of simultaneous playback of stereo or mono files. (24 tracks on iPad 1)
  • Up to 24 tracks of simultaneous recording when used with compatible USB audio interfaces (Camera Connection Kit required)
  • 24-bit recording
  • Vintage-inspired ChannelStrip on every channel by PSPAudioware includes Expander, Multiband EQ and Compressor
  • MasterStrip on all subgroup and master channels featuring PSPAudioware BussPressor, EQ and Mastering Limiter
  • 64 bit double-precision floating point mixing engine
  • Third party plugin support available via in-app purchase
  • MIDI Sync support with MTC Chase, MIDI Clock and MMC
  • MIDI Remote Control (Mackie MCU and HUI protocol)
  • Supports sample rates of 44.1KHz, 48KHz and 96KHz, at 24 bits (iPad 1 only 44.1KHz and 48KHz)
  • AAF import and export allows transferring complete sessions between popular DAWs like Logic, Pro Tools, Nuendo, Samplitude and others
  • Convolution reverb plugin with included IR library by MoReVoX
  • ClassicVerb reverb plugin included
  • StereoDelay and StereoChorus plugins included
  • 8 Assignable subgroups and 2 aux sends
  • Time Stretching using Dirac 3 Pro technology
  • Real-time audio scrubbing
  • Tempo sync and side chain support for plug-ins
  • Powerful waveform editor with features like cut/copy/paste, crossfade, duplicate, separate, gain, normalize, dc offset, reverse, and more
  • Flexible snapping tools allow snapping to events, cursor, bars, beats and more
  • DropBox, SoundCloud and Audio Copy/Paste support
  • Audiobus support (iPad 3 or greater)
  • Track freeze for minimizing CPU usage
  • Full automation support on all controls with graphical editing
  • True 100mm faders when used in Portrait Mode
  • Optional video import feature allows sample accurate sync of video to an Auria project
  • Timeline ruler options include minutes:seconds, bars:beats, samples and SMPTE time
  • Auto-punch mode
  • WIST support for wireless syncing of other compatible music apps
  • AuriaLink allows two iPads running Auria to play and record in sync, allowing for 96 tracks of playback and 48 tracks of recording
  • Full delay compensation on all tracks, subgroups, and aux sends
  • Adjustable metering modes, including pre or post fader, RMS and peak
  • Adjustable pan laws
  • Sample accurate loop function
  • Automatic sample rate conversion
  • Built-in metronome

Auria is available in the App Store for US $49.99.

3 thoughts on “MIDI Control Comes To Auria iPad DAW

  1. Now, that’s what I call one tasty update 🙂
    I just wonder what kind of MIDI plugins can we expect and will it support instruments as well as FX…?

  2. Support for Mackie MCU and HUI protocols is a bit puzzling. First off, both protocols are very limited for modern DAWs. They haven’t been updated for 15 years. But more importantly, Auria is running on an iPad and you can directly interact with the virtual faders and knobs. Why add an extra layer of abstraction? Sure, you are not getting the tactile feel of the hardware faders, but that doesn’t really matter because you are looking at the software controls as you adjust them. Seems to me that using MCU/HUI hardware controllers will only create distance between you and the music you are working on rather than bringing you closer to it.

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