12th June 2009
Novation has announced that Automap will soon be available for the iPhone / iPod touch, providing an instant and intelligent, wireless, palm-sized MIDI controller.
Whenever you want to control music software and the mouse is out of reach, Automap for iPhone / iPod touch will enable you to: remotely control transport functions; give your artist remote control of reverb levels; use a hand-held cross-fader for laptop DJ'ing; control multi-effects whilst tracking guitar; switch drum kits whilst you're sat at your V-drums...
The Automap for iPhone / iPod touch app will be available to buy from the Apple app store mid July. Combined with Novation's free Automap 3 Standard software, or Automap 3 PRO, it provides two horizontal faders and eight buttons per page, displayed on a single iPhone / iPod touch screen. However, the number of pages, and thus the number of controls, is unlimited.
Automap lets you see at a glance how every control on your iPhone / iPod touch is assigned, both on the iPhone / iPod touch itself, and across your computer screen. Combining all this visual feedback with intelligent software browsing also helps you get to the right software fast. Control maps are automatically placed into categories depending on type (instrument, effects, mixer and so on) for quick and easy browsing and selection.
Although Automap automatically and intelligently maps to all major music making software, you will inevitably have your own unique way of working. Consequently, editing maps and re-assigning controls in Automap is quick and easy. Simply click a parameter in learn mode, then touch a control on your iPhone / iPod touch to assign it. Double-clicking 'learn' allows you to 'Click-Touch-Assign' in quick succession.
Using your iPhone / iPod touch with Automap 3 PRO delivers some powerful additional features:
Firstly, it harnesses the shortcut power of your QWERTY keyboard. It then allows you to assign almost any computer keyboard shortcut, and combinations thereof, to any of the controls on your iPhone / iPod touch. Editing maps is also improved, allowing you to simply drag parameters in the Automap Heads-up GUI from one control to another. Finally, with PRO you can use your iPhone / iPod touch alongside any other Automap compatible hardware controller – and it's all perfectly integrated for seamless control.
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