Cool Tricks Wireless MIDI Can Do Now, on Mac, iPad, and iPhone

I love wires. You might even say I dream of them. But it’s time to stop thinking of MIDI as being a wire. MIDI has always been transport independent; that is, it’s a protocol that can run over anything. Apple has been doing more than anyone lately to exploit that potential, building wireless MIDI capabilities … Continue reading Cool Tricks Wireless MIDI Can Do Now, on Mac, iPad, and iPhone

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How to Use CoreMIDI for Music Production on an iPad or iPhone

I’m currently obsessed with the idea that the iPad, and other iOS devices like the iPhone or iPod Touch, represent a serious step forward for music production on a budget. Software synthesizers, touch-friendly DAWs and drum samples from the summer of love are all vastly more affordable than the hardware they aim to replace, and … Continue reading How to Use CoreMIDI for Music Production on an iPad or iPhone

AudioBus for iOS: The Future Of Music Creation Has Arrived

The iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch are no longer toys when it comes to serious music production. No more will your ‘crippled’ iOS devices be restricted to GarageBand when it comes to laying down a rough mix, and GarageBand itself is no longer the fluffy, family-friendly workstation it once was after a recent update which … Continue reading AudioBus for iOS: The Future Of Music Creation Has Arrived

How Audiobus, More Will Connect Your Music Workflow

The big idea: mix sound sources and inputs, add effects, and record — all in different apps on one iOS gadget, or even with multiple iPhones/iPads. ‘I am an app, I am an island…’ On iPhone and iPad, there is now no shortage of apps that make interesting sounds. But producing music is for most … Continue reading How Audiobus, More Will Connect Your Music Workflow

Apple patent application points to DJ-like beat matching, pairs iTunes with fist pumps

Once upon a less digital time, there existed the art of the mixtape: a tedious labor of love that required timing, taste and a penchant for musical progression. No longer in this iTunes-era, where personally curated song collections that once served as the background to our lives can now be automated by our dear friends … Continue reading Apple patent application points to DJ-like beat matching, pairs iTunes with fist pumps