Driving Animoog from BeatMaker 2
Driving Animoog from BeatMaker 2 (either as a live instrument or as a
sequencer driven part) is possible using MidiBridge. Both Animoog and
BeatMaker are complex apps and require a lot of memory. You need an iPhone
4/4S or iPad 2/3 to run both simultaneously.
Here are the steps:
- First start MidiBridge. The only connection needed is from
'MidiBridge' on the left/source to 'MidiBridge' on the right/destination.
As always, make sure 'Run in Background' on the Preferences pane is set to
- Now start Animoog and select the sound you want. Under SETUP/MIDI
choose 'MidiBridge' and make sure that 'Background Audio' is on (the
button must be lit up green all over!)
- Finally start BeatMaker 2 and make the following adjustments by
pressing the 'i' (info) button and choosing 'MIDI SETUP'. Turn all
inputs OFF (to prevent infinite MIDI loops). Turn off all outputs
except MidiBridge. Press the 'OUT' button at the bottom so it is
Now when you play in BeatMaker, Animoog will sound.
Here are two step by step guides for the 'tricky' apps like SampleTank
- SampleTank/Sunrizer XS
- Make sure that the app will continue in the background. In SampleTank
the word 'On' must be red!
- Connect your source port to MidiBridge destination in MidiBridge
- SoundPrism PRO
- Make sure that MIDI On/Off is 'On' in SP preferences.
- Connect the source port MidiBridge to your desired destination in
Connecting two iDevices running MidiBridge together over WiFi
You want to control an app/output on your iPad wirelessly from your iPod
and both are running MidiBridge. You need to connect the two devices
together by initiating a connection from one to the other:
- On one of the devices, (lets call it A), go to the Settings app of the
device. Select 'General', then 'Network', then 'WiFi' and then click the
accessory button on the network you are currently joined to. Make a note of
the IP address.
- Start MidiBridge on A
- On B, start MidiBridge and enter the IP Address you wrote down in the
'CoreMIDI Destination Host/IP Address' field and then press the Connect
button. Both devices should let you know a connection has been established.
- On device A (for example) connect your event source to the CoreMIDI Net
- On the other device, connect the CoreMIDI Net in source to the
destination port you want to exert control over.
NB. Both devices must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network, in case that
The 'Fast-switchable Applications' Panel - or what is OMAC and why do I care?
OMAC stands for Open Music App Collaboration and is a group of iOS music
app developers who are working together to create unofficial standards for
music apps in terms of MIDI and audio interaction. One of the prongs of this
is the OMAC App Registry for app fast-switching where users can rapidly
switch to other music apps without using the Home button from within the
Audeonic is committed to this and hence as of MidiBridge version 1.3 (and
MidiVision 1.5) a 'Fast-switchable Applications' panel has been added that lets
you fast-switch or launch OMAC compatible applications.
Just because an app doesn't feature in the OMAC 'Fast-switchable Apps' list
doesn't mean that it can't be controlled via MidiBridge!
The list shown in this window has little to do with MIDI connectivity and
much to do with fast-switching. The list shows all fast-switchable apps
available for the device and, if they are ticked, then touching that app's
entry in the list will launch or switch-to that app.
If the app isn't ticked, then the app is not installed on the device and
touching the app's entry will take you to the App Store to see if that
particular app is of interest to you with the knowledge that if you do
install it, you'll be able to fast-switch/launch it from MidiBridge
Again, do not let yourself be confused by what this panel stands for. It
is only for fast switching and an app's absence from this list does not mean
that MidiBridge cannot send/receive events to/from it.
If your favorite app isn't on the list, then please let the developer
know. Full details on what they need to do are at the google group 'Open
Music App Collaboration' in the 'Introducing OMAC Registry' thread
The amazing people at iDesignSound, MusicApps.com.br and Tim Behrens have
all made videos showing MidiBridge in action. Here are the links, and thanks
to those above for making the movies.
MidiBridge & SynthStation25 Allows Control of any CoreMIDI iPhone App!
MidiBridge + Akai SynthStation25 = Wireless MIDI Controller Keyboard!
Resurrecting your MIDI Mobilizer I with MidiBridge app
Controlling SampleTank for iOS with SoundPrism Pro using MidiBridge
Geo Synthesizer controlling SampleTank via Midi Bridge - Part 1
Geo Synthesizer controlling SampleTank via Midi Bridge - Part 2