The DrüMünkey shares with us his "Improv Studio" using a highly customized MIDI Designer template to control AUM and MidiLFO. His mic volume and quality are kind of poor, but the iPad is recorded directly.
This is a quick overview (more of a demo than a tutorial) of a custom AUM+MidiDesigner setup I've created to allow me to play with, sketch electronic music in as iterative, intuitive, on the fly manner as possible. It allows me to work between the edges of composition & performance. It leads to a lot more "happy accidents" than a more traditional song writing approach I think, and it's way more flexible than being limited or boxed in by a workflow or technique that is kind of dictated by a single app/groovebox.
Note that this video is NOT a demo of the music created. The music at the end where I'm just tweaking stuff just happened. It's cool as it shows how it's easy to flow between ideas, but the results are kinda "meh" as that was not really the goal...
So from like 24:00 on it's just me fiddling with stuff. There's a few interesting grooves that pop up, sort of, but when I'm actually sitting down with this thing, it's amazing the places it can take me.
The main point is that I can jam on this thing for hours going from one extreme to another and for the most part never leave MDP. When AUM and MDP are paired up this way, the iPad is soooo much more usable as a complete, open music canvas. Granted, if you want to create a more traditional "song" then something like MODStep or Gadget are going to suit you better I suppose. But if you're looking for a open sonic playground, I think this is a pretty good approach.
Any questions, feel free to ask.
Thanks for watching! :)
iPad Air 2
Kymatica's AUM (http://kymatica.com/Software/AUM)
Bram Bos (Ruismaker, Ruismaker FM, Troublemaker, Phasemaker)
Amazing Noises (http://apps.amazingnoises.com/)