Control hardware synths with iPad

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KVRAF
11376 posts since 15 Apr, 2019 from Nowhere

Post Fri May 08, 2020 7:21 pm

Does anyone do this? I have done a few experiments with triggering play/stop with iOS apps and sending MIDI sequences to hardware.

Need to take better look at how I can trigger multiple synths, but so many apps to go through...

Anyone else do this?

DJhopalong
KVRer
7 posts since 2 May, 2020

Re: Control hardware synths with iPad

Post Mon May 18, 2020 10:18 am

I've tried a few times with several different programs to varying degrees of success. I was trying to sequence my K2 and run a clock through to my M:S. I couldn't get it to work how I wanted it. Sequencing the K2 wasn't an issue. Getting the clock right wasn't working. Modstep came the closest. I haven't tried it since the last update. Gadget might be a good candidate - I haven't fooled with that. I think Fugue Machine did a good job. It's been a while. My iPad is a little long in the tooth so it may be a problem on that end. What are you trying to do? With what gear?

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discoDSP
KVRAF
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Re: Control hardware synths with iPad

Post Mon May 18, 2020 10:29 am

Check https://hexler.net/products/touchosc it may work for you.
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KVRAF
11376 posts since 15 Apr, 2019 from Nowhere

Re: Control hardware synths with iPad

Post Mon May 18, 2020 10:34 am

I thought about trying this with AUM , but oddly AUM doesn't recognize all of the synths as something I can output MIDI to. Link to MIDI can send start/stop to the hardware and recognizes all the devices. It's just inconsistent across apps and I'm not sure why. I have Xequence and haven't tried that yet, but will do that soon.

Essentially I'd like to sequence more than one hardware device with MIDI generated by apps - start/stop information, MIDI notes, etc.

DJhopalong
KVRer
7 posts since 2 May, 2020

Re: Control hardware synths with iPad

Post Mon May 18, 2020 10:38 am

Yeah, I had issues with AUM too. Xequence worked well for me in the past. I haven't tried TouchOSC. Looks interesting.

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KVRAF
11376 posts since 15 Apr, 2019 from Nowhere

Re: Control hardware synths with iPad

Post Mon May 18, 2020 10:42 am

TouchOSC is a bit of a pain to use as the interfaces have to be built. I'm after something simpler than that really.

If Xequence worked for you I'll try that. I've only used it to send MIDI to other apps, so need to check it out with hardware, and using it to pass MIDI to hardware from other apps.

DJhopalong
KVRer
7 posts since 2 May, 2020

Re: Control hardware synths with iPad

Post Mon May 18, 2020 12:17 pm

Xequencer worked well for me. Let me know if you have any issues.

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KVRAF
11376 posts since 15 Apr, 2019 from Nowhere

Re: Control hardware synths with iPad

Post Mon May 18, 2020 12:40 pm

Thanks, I'll check out how it works and see if I can get a bunch of apps to trigger hardware through it.

DJhopalong
KVRer
7 posts since 2 May, 2020

Re: Control hardware synths with iPad

Post Fri May 22, 2020 8:48 pm

Thanks, I'll check out how it works and see if I can get a bunch of apps to trigger hardware through it.
Not sure if you followed up with this, but I got Fugue to work fairly well with my KS and M:S. Modstep worked too, but it required more work. KRFT worked but it wouldn't sync the clock on my M:S. Same with Gadget, but that one is probs user error.

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