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.
Arpeggionome Pro developer Alexander Randon has released a new Arpeggionome demo. As with the others this is quite inspiring. Beyond rocking out with a nice patch in Native Instruments MASSIVE, this is also a great demo of MIDI over Bluetooth! We've seen tech demos of Bluetooth MIDI in the past, but Arpeggionome Pro is the first real app to deliver on it.
And it does deliver! Here the MIDI clock is being sent from Ableton Live to Arepggionome Pro, which is then returning the notes to Ableton. All at a fairly high tempo and there is no noticeable jitter or other weirdness!
Japanese trio ICHIZU put together a completely bonkers video about music apps.
Produced entirely with music apps, The Music is Always in Your Hand is in English, complete with subtitles so you can sing along!