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midiFILTr-VF & midiFILTr-VS by Arthur Kerns

Arthur Kerns - developer of midiSTEPs, midiLFO, and half of Funkbox - just released 2 new MIDI effects for Audiobus 3. midiFILTr-VF and midiFILTr-VS let you manage the vexing MIDI in Korg's Volca FM and Volca Sample. Velocity, for instances, is a pretty fundamental part of playing an expressive FM synth but Volca FM ignores velocity MIDI. midiFILTr-VF fixes this! midiFILTr-VS lets you to trigger sample parts on the same channel, instead of individual channels for each.

These are some seriously handy utilities for anyone that uses an iPad with their Volcas!

midiFILTr-VF for Volca FM iTunes Description:

midiFILTr-VF is an AudioBus 3 MIDI filter effect and CoreMIDI capable app that improves the MIDI capabilities of a hardware Volca FM synthesizer. The Volca FM is notorious for having a unique MIDI spec that does not listen to the velocity of incoming MIDI notes. midiFILTr-VF allows you to play notes with velocity as you would expect to by adding a MIDI CC message along with each note that controls the note's velocity.

This app requires:
A hardware Volca FM synthesizer
A hardware MIDI interface connected to the Volca FM

The AudioBus 3 app is recommended for ease of use, though the app can also be configured with regular CoreMIDI.

midiFILTr-VS for Volca Sample iTunes Description:

midiFILTr-VS is an AudioBus 3 MIDI effect and CoreMIDI capable app that improves the MIDI capabilities of a hardware Volca Sampler. The Volca Sampler is notorious for having a unique MIDI spec that requires you to trigger individual parts on different MIDI channels. midiFILTr-VS allows you to trigger parts as you would normally expect to trigger a sampler.

midiFILTr-VS has three modes:
OCTAVE mode - C notes on any octave always trigger Volca part 1, C# triggers part 2, D triggers part 3, etc.
DRUM mode - The general MIDI drum spec is used to trigger the individual parts. Bass Drum triggers part 1, Snare part 2, Closed Hat part 9, etc.
PITCH mode - The Volca works normally triggering its 10 parts on 10 different MIDI channels. But instead of the Volca default of always playing that sample at the same pitch, the incoming note value will effect that sample's pitch.

This app requires:
A hardware Volca Sampler
A hardware MIDI interface connected to the Sampler

The AudioBus 3 app is recommended for ease of use, though the app can also be configured with regular CoreMIDI.

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