I reviewed MidiBus from Audeonic a couple of weeks ago and, while utility apps are perhaps not as exciting to some iOS musicians as a new synth, guitar amp sim or DAW app, they are sometimes the glue that helps us keep these other apps working together so we can get our music made.
MidiBus is a classic case of this as it provides a means of sending MIDI Clock to other apps that support it so that you can lock their playback together in an efficient fashion. MIDI under iOS is, it has to be said, still a bit of a Wild West and slightly tighter and more consistent implementation of MIDI communication between apps is most definitely something that would be welcome to see during 2014.
Anyway, if you think MidiBus might help your iOS music-making, Nic Grant at Audeonic has been kind enough to provide me with five copies of the app to give away here on the Music App Blog.
As usual with the giveaways I run on the blog, the deal is simple; get your name in the hat and see if it gets pulled out.
You can enter the draw in one of two ways.
- First, if you just want to enter this draw, then use the Contact Us page to leave your details before 10 pm (GMT) on Thursday, January 9th, 2014. Make sure to enter ‘MidiBus’ in the message subject line.
- Alternatively, if you want to get included in this – and every future promo code giveaway run on the site – then sign up for the Music App Blog email list before the deadline. All members of the list will automatically be entered in every draw. You can sign up here and, as a bonus for signing up, you also get a copy of the Music App Blog’s ‘25 iOS music apps to get you started‘ guide. And if you are already signed up for the email newsletter, then consider yourself entered :-)
As soon as I can organise after entries close, I’ll draw a suitable number of names at random from all those entered. I’ll then notify the lucky winners by email and include the necessary promo code. I’ll also post a list of the winners here. If you are one of the lucky ones, do make sure to use the code ASAP – iTunes Redeem Codes generally have a relatively short life span once they have been issued.
You can read a full review of MidiBus here. If you use independent MIDI apps such as drum machines or synths with step sequencer features as part of your music making, then MidiBus might be right up your street. As a means of locking those sorts of apps together – providing their MIDI implementation is up to it of course – MidiBus is a simple and effective tool. If you can’t wait for the draw to give it a try, then click on the appropriate link to purchase and download the app from iTunes but, if you want to be in with a chance of winning a free copy, get in touch or join the email list before the deadline.
Good luck :-)
Johnfor readers in North America for readers in Europe