Ashley Elsdon from Palm Sounds was at the Music Hack Space event last night, and ran into Jordan Rudess! They sat down together to have a short interview about the future of music apps and how amazing Rob Fielding is!
Reader hymnotix has put together a very interesting Animoog video, using an iPod and a second iPad running MIDI Designer.
He uses the iPod accelerometer for controlling Animoog's X/Y and the second iPad is controlling Loopy via MIDI over WiFi.
This is part of a 15 minute jam that he's edited down to 5 minutes, which is a great idea to just give us the best parts of the jam!
Platform zealots will be amused by the latency when he tries to play the onscreen keyboard, but I have to say, that 16:9 widescreen display looks very good. Here's hoping the iPad 5 goes the way of the iPhone 5 and we get a widescreen iPad!
Jesper Nordin's unique MIDI instrument, Gestrument, just got an update with its own Virtual MIDI Ports and a bunch of new free presets from Sunsine Audio! There is even an interesting demo video from Sunsine Audio's Fletcher Kaufman, using an NSP BreakOut box.
What's new in 1.2.2:
- Gestrument can now create its own Virtual MIDI ports
- Send and receive MIDI beat clock
- Improved MIDI settings
- Visual metronomes for each rhythmic subdivision
- Various fixes and improvements
- New presets by Sunsine Audio
iPad 1 with Gestrument controlling Korg EX-800, sending audio via NSP BreakOut box into iPad 4 and processed and recorded using Magellan Jr. running inside Audiobus.
Sonic State's Amped editor Rich Beech got to sit down at NAMM!
While he was enjoying his well deserved rest he interviewed Jammit developer Alex. They talk about some of the features, as well as the challenges in tracking down the multi-track tapes used in the guitar rehearsal app.