The fearsome iYM2151 got a little update today. This update adds new demo songs and some preset tones.
We've been getting lots of great details, over the last couple of weeks, about this update and it is finally approved!New in this version:
• Now with MIDI Designer 1.3.7, you can now control other iPad apps via Virtual MIDI.
• Snap to Value: Building on snap-to-default, snap to value lets a supercontrol button snap a subcontrol to a certain value in a certain amount of time, or at a fixed rate.
• Rolling over buttons reverses state: multiple buttons can be reversed or activated with a single swipe.
• Configuring hardware MIDI connections has been completely revamped (along with virtual MIDI endpoints).
Here is a tutorial on setting up Virtual MIDI.
Synthtopia is reporting that a Mac version of Tachyon has been made available on the Wizdom Music website. Here is a nice, free, opportunity to preview the app before it comes to iOS. This version lacks the multi-touch support offered by the iPad, so only one note at a time here! There is no mention of a Windows version forthcoming.
Here is the iPad preview video from Jordan Rudess last week.