Midiflow apps launch – 8 new MIDI utility apps from Johannes Doerr designed for Audiobus 3

Download from iTunes App Store As I posted earlier today, Audiobus 3 has now launched on the App Store. One of the key new features of Audiobus 3 is MIDI routing; as with the audio routing options that Audiobus originally made its name with, the new version also allows you to route MIDI data between sources and destinations. This is a cool new feature and I’m sure will help a lot of iOS musicians to make a little bit more sense of these ‘virtual’ MIDI connections.

Also launched today, however, is a suite of 8 MIDI utility apps from developer Johannes Doerr. Johannes is the developer behind Midiflow which I’ve reviewed previously here on the Music App Blog. It’s a very useful general MIDI utility and has had regular use here at Music App Blog HQ over the years. These new apps offer the same sorts of utility functions but each is targeted at a specific task and all are designed for specific use within Audiobus 3 which acts as a host for them.

Midiflow Keyboard provides a flexible virtual MIDI keyboard for use within Audiobus 3.

The functions of each app are pretty obvious from their names. Keyboard provides a generic, but flexible, virtual keyboard for use within AB3. Motion allows you to use the motion sensing capabilities of your iOS device to generate MIDI data of various types. Splitter allows you to construct keyboard splits to send MIDI data to multiple different MIDI channels/apps from a single keyboard (this will be useful for live performers). Limiter allows you to adjust the MIDI velocity response of incoming MIDI data.

Midiflow Scales allows you to design custom scales to limit MIDI note data to the required key/scale.

Scales provides the same sort of dedicated key/scale limiting options for incoming MIDI data rather like that features on some app’s virtual MIDI keyboards., Randomiser allows you to add (yep!) random elements to MIDI data in various ways and can either generate mad notes data or just add some subtle ‘human’ elements to velocity/timing. Transposer…. well, allows you to transpose MIDI data. Finally, Monitor allows you to see all the MIDI data passing through it….  obviously useful if you are trying to fault-find your MIDI routing or check on a CC number being transmitted (for example). All the apps have ‘Midiflow’ as part of their titles….  Midiflow Monitor, Midiflow Keyboard, etc.

What to be able to split your MIDI keyboard data? Now you can….

I’ve only had a brief chance to explore the release versions this morning within Audiobus 3 but I can easily see how they would all be very useful if you like to work with more complex combinations of iOS music apps within Audiobus and perhaps have multiple external MIDI controllers for use with your iOS music rig.

MIDI Monitor allows you to see the MIDI data being passed through it….

Individual apps are priced at UK£1.99/US$1.99 or UK£2.99/US$2.99 and require iOS10.2 and Audiobus 3. However, if you want to buy them all, there are also two bundle that will save you some cash. Midiflow Key effects includes Scales and Spliter for UK£3.99/US$3.99, while Midiflow for Audiobus 3 contains the six other apps for UK£8.99/US$8.99. Full review of the complete set to follow shortly but, until then, check out the demo videos below and hit the download buttons to find out more via the App Store. Incidentally, if you follow any of the individual app links below, you will soon find the bundle offers on the App Store also….

Midiflow Keyboard

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Midiflow Motion

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Midiflow Splitter

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Midiflow Limiter

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Midiflow Scales

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Midiflow Randomiser

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Midiflow Transposer

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Midiflow Monitor

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    1. Well, AB3 and this. Couldn’t have asked for a better birthday present, even if I have to pay for it myself. Actually turning 58 today. Thanks a LOT guys!

    2. Wow, there’s a lot of functionality with thiese app combos. I’m not sure what I need or want from this set, just yet, but I’m sure I’ll be using up my iTunes Store credits pretty quickly to get some of these new tools; right after I buy AB3, of course.

      • Yes, get AB3 first…. Just to conform for all readers, these Midiflow apps are dedicated for use within Audiobus 3…. Best wishes, John

    3. Just noticed that Johannes’ Midi Monitor is actually a FREE App!


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