Crossfire Designs has announced that MidiPads, only available for the iPad until now, has also been released as version 1.6 for the iPhone. It has got the same features as the iPad version, but to respect the smaller area, it features a slidable layout similar to the Facebook app. Instead of a customizable bottom part, two additional pages allow customizing the layout.
MidiPads for iPhone is a drum pad controller and sports 64 drum pads, which can be resized in both size and area. The bottom part is fully configurable by the user with resizable touchpads, faders and buttons.
Both faders and touchpads support snapping to a value, fading to the touch position (duration user-configurable) and bouncing. One unique feature is the drumpad-integrated X/Y-controller: Change your instruments' or your effects' sound just by moving your finger while still triggering – very useful also for DJ software like Traktor Pro.
All elements can be edited by the user: Color, label, details can be changed for each element individually, MIDI channel and MIDI CC/Key can even be set per sender - and each element supports multiple of them per
event. Faders, drumpads and buttons can receive incoming MIDI values: Faders act as VU meters, drumpads/buttons glow depending on the incoming value.
MidiPads for iPhone supports MIDI over Core MIDI compatible adapters (iRig MIDI, Line6 MIDI mobilizer II) and network MIDI – take your iPad on stage and trigger your music wirelessly. New is virtual MIDI support -
trigger multiple iOS MIDI apps with MidiPads at the same time. Included is also an extensive manual which helps you to set up all connections and configure MidiPads.
MidiPads for iPhone is available on the iTunes App Store for €3 / $4.
At the same time the free MidiPads Lite for iPhone 1.6 has been released.