MidiBus updated – MIDI clock utility from Audeonic gets new features

Anyone who has spent some time running multiple MIDI-based music apps until iOS will know that (a) there is a huge amount of fun and creative potential to be experienced and (b) still some workflow issues to be resolved in order to fully capitalise on that potential. One of the key issues is just how well MIDI is handled by these various apps. The solution, of course, is for Apple and every app developer to really get to grips with Core MIDI and to ensure these wonderful music apps we have … [Read more...]

MidiBus updated – MIDI clock utility from Audeonic gets new features

Anyone who has spent some time running multiple MIDI-based music apps until iOS will know that (a) there is a huge amount of fun and creative potential to be experienced and (b) still some workflow issues to be resolved in order to fully capitalise on that potential. One of the key issues is just how well MIDI is handled by these various apps. The solution, of course, is for Apple and every app developer to really get to grips with Core MIDI and to ensure these wonderful music apps we have … [Read more...]

MidiBridge update – Audeonic bring iOS8 support to their MIDI utility app

I first reviewed Audeonic's MidiBridge app back in February 2013. Way back then (well, it is a long time ago in iOS music technology terms), we had only just got Audiobus and were discovering the wonders of sending audio from one iOS music app to another in real time. And while we did have Core MIDI in iOS at that stage, I think it is fair to say that MIDI communication was a bit of a mess. While some of this was down to the limitations of the OS at that stage, the somewhat unpredictable … [Read more...]

MidiBus review – MIDI clock utility from Audeonic

Anyone remember when music technology meant hardware synths, drum machines and MIDI cables? OK, I'm being a bit flippant here because these technologies are still a very valid part of both live and recording contexts. However, if you do remember when this was all there was, then I suspect you also remember the times it didn't work - and nobody could work out why. Of course, we also went through the same head-scratching when we moved over to computers, with MIDI streaming in from these … [Read more...]

MIDI Bridge by Audeonic – music app review

Yes, this is going to be a review of the MIDI Bridge music app but, if you have a minute to spare, then just bear with me because I think MIDI Bridge deserves a little bit of context. If you want to skip forward a few paragraphs (to ‘the virtual world’) then feel free but, if you are up for a quick bit of useful background, then just read on…. I think it is fair to say that Audiobus has caused quite a stir in the iOS music world. In providing a protocol that developers can built into their … [Read more...]