Download our sample TouchOSC template here.
21 September 2012 iOS6 is out. Anyone having any problems, please
email us. In particular if you're using the original Line6 Midi Mobilizer
or Akai Synthstation or new iPhone 5 please let us know if
MidiBridge/MidiVision/FreEWI are working for you (or not).
Update - MidiBridge (and all our MIDI apps) work fine under iOS6.
20 July 2012 Following on from a bit of experimentation today, we
decided to remove Silent and Silent4 from the website and Silent (the
original app for iOS3) from the
App Store. For full details and legacy information about these apps, please
look here. In the meantime we'll be sticking
with just our MIDI apps for iOS.
29 June 2012 MidiBridge 1.41 released. Fixes problem with
Synthstation 25 losing/hanging notes when played quickly.
25 June 2012 There appears to be an issue with MidiBridge 1.4
with the Akai Synthstation 25. The symptoms are that notes hang or
don't play, usually with Garageband. It appears to be a memory issue
(no, it was a coding bug) and
we're working on a fix. As soon as we fix it we'll submit a bug fix update.
Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Update 26 June - Bug found and fixed. Currently being beta-tested but
new version submitted to Apple just in case no issues found in beta to get
fix out ASAP
06 June 2012 MidiBridge 1.4 has been released. We'll be updating
the site here with the new version over the next weeks (or so when we get a
chance), but the App Store
new modules guide and the manual
here all refer to the new version.
31 May 2012 On Monday, MidiBridge 1.4 was submitted for review to
Apple and hopefully the new version will appear in the App Store soon. The
main new feature (along with bug fixes) is the inclusion of MIDI modules
that can be inserted across event streams on every port to map notes,
velocities, controllers and perform keyboard/velocity splits and transform
notes. Also included is the beforementioned H-Pi Microtuning for
H-Pi Microtonal Keyboards support.
In preparation for the new version we have prepared a new tutorial type
document, Understanding MidiBridge Modules.
Follow the link for a sneak preview of the new module feature.
14 May 2012 New HOWTO - driving Animoog from BeatMaker 2.
Click/touch here. Almost done with the
forthcoming 1.4 release of MidiBridge; hope to submit to Apple by the end
of the week.
24 April 2012 Following on from a thread on the intua forums we
have augmented our 'Understanding MidiBridge' guide to include a
step-by-step recipe for giving NanoStudio a virtual MIDI input using
MidiBridge so you can control Nano with other (backgroundable) apps like
BeatMaker 2 or Little Midi Machine. Click/touch here to see the recipe.
17 Apr 2012 There hasn't been much written here over the last few
months as we're busy getting MidiBridge 1.4 ready for release which will
feature some new event processing features like event remapping and
31 Jan 2012 Been receiving reports that the MidiBridge crack
performance problem while processing
events. Downloaded and tried it and sure enough it processes events s-l-o-w-l-y.
Have no idea why.
That's a terrible shame because it makes the app look flaky and
we can't do anything about it. The official paid version doesn't exhibit this
problem, so (buyer?) beware.
25 Jan 2012
Development is underway of MidiBridge 1.4 which will include support for
H-Pi microtonal instruments.
10 Jan 2012
New entries in the MidiBridge support section concerning issues with
Music Studio and Animoog. MidiBridge (just) in top 10 music apps for 2011 at
MusicApps.com.br - thank you!
09 Jan 2012
Apple removed Silent4 from the App Store without the courtesy of
letting us know despite the fact
that the app is before their App Review Board (who have not made a
decision as far as I know). To all existing Silent4 customers, sorry, but it doesn't seem that the crucial bugfix that has been ready for ages is ever going
to see the light of day. For iPhone users who wanted a solution for
unobtrusively monitoring the silent/ringer switch there is no longer any
option in the App Store - so much for choice.
11 Dec 2011
Attention BeatMaker 2.2 users - to drive BM2 from
MidiBridge, send events to the 'MidiBridge' virtual output and not the
BeatMaker 2 port.
09 Dec 2011
Silent4 update rejected by Apple and they have also issued an ultimatum to
cripple it, add voip features or remove from sale. Considering options...
On a lighter note, FreEWI has been approved and is available now.
Designed for MidiBridge but can work with other apps too. And it's free.
30 Nov 2011
There's a nasty little bug in Silent4 where it won't always detect correctly
whether the iPhone is in Silent mode. This affects slower/busier devices and
the symptoms are that the badge comes and goes in silent mode and the
reminders may not issue. An update has been submitted to Apple to address
A new guide to understanding MidiBridge has been created following a
little bit of confusion over how it can connect to certain types of apps and
the new 'Compatible Applications' panel. You can read the guide
here. There's also a few new videos showing
MidiBridge in action with the SS25. Links to those are in the new guide.
MidiVision 1.5 released today which includes Akai SS25 support and
29 Nov 2011
MidiBridge 1.3 (SynthStation 25 support, OMAC fast-switch & Drum Remap)
released today. Silent4 1.4 (iOS5 support) released today. MidiVision still
pending but hopefully over the next couple of days.
Hope to submit new free
app 'FreEWI', a companion to MidiBridge (although can be used standalone
with suitable apps) which maps controllers, channels, program changes and
transposes MIDI events inline. Designed for EWI players, but usable for any
live MIDI instrument player who needs this type of control.
20 Nov 2011
iOS5 issue solved for Silent4. New version submitted to App Store for
review. SynthStation 25 support for MidiBridge done and tested. Should
be ready for submission over the next couple of days.
26 Oct 2011
Articles about MidiBridge on
(in Portugese) and even
(thanks Marcus) of MidiBridge
breathing life into the original Midi Mobilizer.
25 Oct 2011
Hoping to add Akai Synthstation 25 support to MidiBridge/MidiVision over
the coming weeks. Looks fairly straightforward. Bugfix (issue with Midi
Mobilizer II being seen as two separate input and output devices) currently
with Apple review.
22 Oct 2011
Silent4 and iOS5 - Apple has responded to our Technical Support Incident and
been unambiguous about the situation; the change to the generally used
silent/ring switch mechanism was planned, and unfortunately there is now
no allowable way of detecting the state of the silent/ring switch on iOS5.
have filed an API change request with Apple in the hope that a future
release of iOS will have a way of detecting the switch mode that an app can
make use of.
The end result is that Silent4 will not work under iOS5 but may work
again in the future if Apple provide the means.
21 Oct 2011
MidiBridge 1.1 has just been released on the AppStore. This new version is
backgroundable and also supports Virtual MIDI ports. You can use it to add
support for the original Midi Mobilizer to apps that don't support it (eg.
Arctic Keys). As long as the other app is backgroundable and has CoreMIDI
Virtual or Network support, you start the app, background it and then bring
MidiBridge to the foreground, connect MMZ to the app and voila. When animoog
becomes backgroundable then you can control that externally via an original
17 Oct 2011
Having been unable to find an alternative mechanism for determining
silent/ringer mode on the iPhone, we have filed a technical support
incident with Apple. Hopefully we'll be able to come up with a solution
which will be included in the next Silent4 release which existing
customers would get automatically at no charge. In the meantime, our
apologies, but Silent4 will not work on iOS5.
14 Oct 2011
Seems the 'trick' used to determine silent mode switch setting no longer
works in iOS5. Will now investigate whether there is an alternative.
13 Oct 2011
Been receiving reports from early adopters that Silent4 isn't working
on iOS 5; seems to think iPhone is always in ringer mode. Will look into
this as soon as possible.
05 Oct 2011
MidiVision version 1.2 has been released today. Free update for all current
customers. Ooops - bug update - there seems to be an issue with the code
that migrates settings from one version to another that causes a crash. To
workaround, please delete and re-install the application. Apologies. Will
28 Sep 2011
MidiVision version 1.2 has been submitted to Apple for review. This new
version adds CoreMIDI support for physical, network and virtual MIDI
interfaces and will also run in the background. The event routing has been
rewritten to use the MidiBridge routing engine, so MIDI thru performance has
been vastly improved. It also has a new jitter reduction mode which when
turned on will stabilise event times leaving the app to avoid stutter. This
is especially effective on the Midi Mobilizer I and works wonderfully with
output from sequencers. The trade-off is that it adds 250ms of thru latency.
If you are a Silent4 customer who upgraded to iOS5 only to find it didn't
work - don't (just) write a lousy review - be sure to let Apple know! The
more customers who notify Apple about this, the more likely they are to
implement the API change request. In a way, dear customers, the future of
Silent4 is in your hands. |
You can provide feedback to Apple at
Next up is to add virtual CoreMIDI interface support (and backgrounding
and jitter reduction) to MidiBridge. Hopefully that will be ready to submit
for Apple's review next week.