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New iOS Musician YouTube Video: BeatMaker 2 (iPhone and iPad) MIDI Learn! (more than just Pan and Volume)
Hey man just finished listening to the podcast, to be honest i think you did a great job. Anyway I have a few questions. I produce music on my ipod touch 3g i am not a ipad user. I am waiting to purchase Iconeectmidi and just wanted to know will it support you standard akai usb synth such as the mpk mini. The reason why i am asking is because of the drum pads on the synth. also do you know if nanostudio or any other apps that are compatible with drum machines, be it stand alone machines or pads on a keyboard. Also what is your view on the synthstation 25? By the way my band AssumingShesDead are, like enter shikari, incorporation electronic music into our performances. I am going to be doing this entirely on my ipod and any other controllers that come with it.
If you don’t feel like reading, long story short: hes concerned about using MIDI drum pads with iOS apps. Good question! I didn’t think of that…
My Answer: (tell me if I’m wrong anywhere)
MIDI drum sequencers generally follow drum maps, where each pitch is set to a drum. Assuming the controller and the app follow the same map, I don’t see why it wouldn’t work. Now, if one note’s off, it’s not going become completely incompatible, that one note will just be a snare instead of a cymbal, or a tom instead of an open hi-hat, ect ect… If there is such a thing, it’d be useful to invest in a controller that lets you specify what MIDI note is played for each drum pad.
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Great post over at Mini Jack: Holding out for the Alesis IO Dock
“Exactly. iOS needs an interface that does it all. Sure the Line 6 MIDI Mobilizer/iConnectMIDI/iPad CCK is good for midi and the Guitar Jack is good for just jamming on a guitar, but if you wana do some serious recording you need an interface that does it all, at the same time.
The iO Dock is gonna change everything. You’ll be able to record anything, wherever you want! With the power of the iPad, and the iO Dock providing all the I/O you’ll will, most likely, ever need, the iPad is gonna be a lot more powerful…