March 2, 2015 in Music (E)
[prMac.com] Berlin, Germany - Zerodebug today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of midimux 1.0, their new midi-via-usb app developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Created by the developers of touchAble, midimux is the first of a pair of apps that aim to finally make iOS devices an integral part of any studio.
midimux lets you:
* Control iOS apps with hardware controllers that are connected to your Mac
* Sequence and play iOS apps using a DAW running on your Mac
* Control Mac applications or hardware connected to it, using Lemur, TouchOSC or any other app that uses MIDI
* Use iOS apps to play and sequence hardware instruments that are connected to your Mac
* Create virtual MIDI ports on the iPad/iPhone that can be mirrored to the Mac or other iDevices
* Connect more than one iOS device to the Mac - and send MIDI data between them
All this wired - via the simple usb to lightning/30 pin cable. Plug-In the iOS device, open an app, and its MIDI ports will automatically appear on the Mac, ready for use with any DAW. Vice versa, all controllers and MIDI hardware connected to the Mac will immediately be visible and usable by any app on the iPad. In short: midimux creates virtual copies of MIDI devices connected to the Mac or iDevice.
If you have a MIDI device connected to your Mac, midimux will create a copy of it on the iDevice - and thus allowing other apps to talk to it directly. Any byte of MIDI received by the MIDI device on the Mac will be piped to and received on the virtual copy of that device on the iOS device - and is then usable by its apps. Data sent out by apps to the virtual copy on the iOS device will be piped back via usb and sent to the real device on the Mac. The same is true the other way around. If an app creates a virtual MIDI port (e.G. Animoog), midimux will create a copy of that port on the Mac, naming it 'Animoog @ iPad' - ready to be used with any DAW.
If an app does not create a virtual MIDI port, midimux always gives the possibility to create virtual ports manually. these can then be used by any apps on any of the iOS devices to send MIDI to the Mac. or other iDevices. or both. and back. at the same time ;)
midimux handles MIDI timestamps with great care to ensure stable timings and clock signals across the different devices.
* Creates Mirrors of all MIDI devices that are connected to the computer on the connected iOS devices
* Creates Mirrors of all MIDI ports available on the iOS device on the Mac
* Lets you create custom virtual Ports that can be used by both sides of the connection to communicate
* Does it all via a wired usb connection - using the standard charge & sync cable
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later
* 5.2 MB
Pricing and Availability:
midimux 1.0 is $9.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Music category. midimux currently only works with Mac, a version for Windows is being worked on. audiomux, the partner-app of midimux, allows low latency two-way streaming of audio between a mac and multiple iOS devices via the standard 30pin/lightning usb cable. It is currently awaiting for approval by apple and will be available for $9.99 USD. midimux and audiomux will be available as a bundle for $14.99 USD.
Zerodebug is an indie development team from Berlin, founded by Christian Blomert and Sylvain Garcia in 2010. It is widely known for developing touchAble, the popular Ableton Live controller, used by countless artists worldwide. Copyright (C) 2015 Zerodebug. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.