Today Audeonic released a new modular MIDI utility, MidiFire for iOS and macOS! MIDI utilities tend to fall into two categories. They're either super weird or super useful. MidiFire manages to pull off both! There are a lot of helpful features in here, like integrated Bluetooth MIDI, and for the adventurous there is a Stream Byter II module. The first Stream Byte appeared in MIDI Bridge, and the new one allows even more MIDI mangling through code; including logical IF/THEN statements, math functions, timing weirdness, and even completely arbitrary MIDI messages.
Contest: I have 5 copies of MidiFire to give away! Comment here, as a registered user, for a chance to win.
In your comment please indicate whether you want the iOS or macOS version. Winners announced Saturday!
Contest closed! Congratulations to muki, Cat Nippurr, Slam Cut, The other Brian, and abi! I will be manually emailing you guys your codes later today.
MidiFire iTunes Description:MidiFire is a free-form, modular CoreMIDI router, processor, monitor and clock source from the makers of MidiBridge.
Drop and arrange MIDI ports and modules onto the canvas however you like and connect them up to start routing and processing your MIDI events. Pan, zoom and scroll the canvas. Add as many ports and modules as you wish. Connect them in series or parallel. Cascade them together. Merge and split. You can create highly complex MIDI processing setups. Or keep it simple - the choice is yours.
Essential processing modules for channelising, filtering, transposing, 'monofying', remapping and monitoring - or create your own. All included with the standard app.
A highly accurate remotely controllable MIDI clock source.
Save your work into recallable/re-usable scenes. Share your scenes with other devices, computers and people. Switch between your scenes via configurable MIDI program change messages.
Download even more functionality within the app for free using the 'Scenes Club' for useful and special-purpose scenes that you can incorporate into your workflow.
Initiate and connect Bluetooth MIDI sessions within the application.
Define multiple virtual CoreMIDI ports to segregate your MIDI streams.
MidiFire supports all CoreMIDI hardware interfaces, the network interface, virtual ports (self owned or other apps') and Bluetooth MIDI.
Also available for mac on the Mac App Store. Scene files are interchangeable between iOS and macOS.
▶ STREAM BYTER (II)
What sets MidiFire apart is the newly extended Stream Byter module first pioneered in MidiBridge. With this you can write your own processing modules using textual rules.
Newly added constructs to the Stream Byter include: IF/THEN, local/global variables, mathematical functions, timing variables, 'onload' rules, setting of block labels and sending arbitrary MIDI data. The Stream Byter is backwards compatible with rulesets you already have from MidiBridge; just copy/paste them in.
▶ NICHE MODULES
Also included are some specialised modules:
• Tracking Clamp - reduce tracking miss-hits from MIDI guitars.
• Robotic Knob - generate complementary CC messages to control synths and FX based on your playing.
• OSC Exchange - send and receive OSC data across a MIDI channel (DIN, USB, wifi or Bluetooth) between MidiFire instances.
▶ FURTHER INFORMATION
For tutorial videos, full manual and more, please visit the MidiFire website - http://midifi.re
For assistance in writing Stream Byter rules please email us or join the 'Audeonic Soapbox' forum - http://soapbox.audeonic.com and post your requirements there.
* Powered by the MidiBus library.
Audeonic hired me to do the official tutorial. I was pretty excited by the opportunity because MidiFire lets me do something I've wanted to do for a while! Here I use MidiFire to create an awesome Bluetooth-based MIDI control scheme to run Fugue Machine on one iPad, controlling apps in AUM on another iPad. This keeps my workflow flowing without any app switching!