This week Mitch is playing with Loopy HD and controlling it with the excellent SoftStep MIDI foot controller.
Virtual MIDI in BeatMaker 2 is a little bit more confusing than in other apps, so I thought I’d make a walk through to clear up any confusion. Virtual MIDI has opened up iOS music making to several interesting and useful possibilities. You can record synths that don’t have MIDI sequencers, experiment with new synths for your track using a sequencing app like BM2, or make an entire song using sounds from several different apps at once by controlling them all with Genome MIDI Sequencer. This tutorial should contain everything you need to know to get BeatMaker 2 controlling other Virtual MIDI apps.
The article has solid tips, helpful pictures, and even goes into configuring Sunrizer and Cassini for receiving MIDI.
GamesCom is the largest video game trade show in Europe, and a big source of excitement for gamers all over the world. I found this video from the convention a couple of days ago, with 3 unidentified musicians playing a rocking version of Korobeiniki on iPads.
You'll likely recognize this as the theme for the classic game Tetris.
The weekends are always slow for news, but a great time for working stiffs to make music! I have combined these two facts to bring you a collection of music made by readers of the site.
To start us off, pantsofdeath has an excellent dark-electro track that he made in NanoStudio.
Next we have a Geo Synth + Sample Tank + Sample Tank jam from efectism. Love this Modern-Eastern vibe.
The community, myself included, begged One Red Dog to reconsider. No other drum machine app offers the same level of functionality; with Audio Paste for sample importing and full Virtual MIDI. It would have been sorely missed if it permanently removed from iTunes.
Developer Peter Johnson listened! Molten it back on iTunes today, with a new update for improving compatibility with other apps in the background.
If you are unfamiliar with Molten, Helder Music has put together a series of tutorial videos. I've embedded the whole playlist here.