MDP2 (MIDI Designer Pro 2) is the next generation of MIDI Designer Pro, which took the music-making world by storm when it launched in 2012. This is the full, professional version for iPad and iPhone/iPod touch.

Dream, create and play your perfect MIDI controller with MIDI Designer Pro 2:
○ Reviewed and loved by DJ Tech Tools, Recording Magazine, Sound on Sound and Keyboard Magazine
○ Winner of Sonic Touch Gold Award for Best App
○ Trusted on stage by veteran touring acts like Todd Rundgren and newer projects like POSTYR and Groove Boston
○ A studio cornerstone for music producers like Shadow Child and Oliver for tweaking tons of vintage gear
○ Used by musicians, VJs and DJs all around the world
○ The platform of choice for community- and professionally-sourced layouts for top-flight gear (e.g., Korg, Roland, Moog, Eventide, Yamaha)

If you can dream it, you can create it in MIDI Designer.

○ Control all MIDI-enabled hardware and software: synths, effects, DAWs, plug-ins, DJ, VJ & lighting rigs, other iOS apps, robots, cruise ships, rail guns, particle accelerators
○ Near-zero latency connections via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Lightning Cable (with musicIO) or any class-compliant MIDI hardware
○ Design your perfect controller using customizable knobs, sliders, XY pads, labels, panels and more
○ Use supercontrols and subcontrols for advanced functionality with no scripting, ever
○ Choose background color, texture and LED color for up to 8 banks of 6 pages each
○ Save, load and share your layouts and pages
○ Send/receive all MIDI message types (e.g., sysex, NRPN and 14-bit CC)
○ Use MDP2 as a heads-up display for external hardware via the "Pedalboards Feature"
○ Explore presets and other features at discover a mature, reliable platform for your controller design and performance

MDP2 is easy to use, infinitely flexible and customizable, and battle-tested in performance. It's the most-respected MIDI controller for iOS

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○ Completely-redesigned look: Glow. More beautiful, practical and functional with a new Home screen
○ IAP with new control types: Image Panels, Pickers and Meters (free DAW plugin from musicIO)
○ Preset Packs: share global presets with users of the same layout
○ Browse and upload within MDP2 to interact seamlessly with the Community
○ Hundreds of smaller new features, bug fixes and under-the-hood improvements for greater flexibility, stability and speed

The MIDI Designer Community has built layouts for popular MIDI targets, including:
○ Akai: Miniak (= Alesis Micron)
○ Cakewalk: Sonar
○ CamelAudio: Camelspace, CamelPhat
○ Casio: XW Solo Synth (XW-P1, XW-G1), Privia PX-5S
○ Clavia: Nord Lead 4
○ Dave Smith Instruments (DSI): DSI MoPho, DSI Desktop Evolver
○ Eventide: Pitchfactor, Timefactor
○ Fractal Audio: Axe FX II
○ IK Multimedia: Amplitube
○ Jomox: MBase 11
○ Kawai: K3m, K1r Vector Control
○ Korg: 707, DSS-1, EX-8000, ElecTribe R (ER-1), Monotribe, Volca Series
○ Line6: Pod v2.0, Pod HD-500, DT-50 Series, POD X3 Live
○ Moog: Animoog, Little Phatty, Slim Phatty, MF-104m Analog Delay
○ Mutable Instruments: Shruthi, Anushri
○ Novation: Bass Station
○ Peavey: AT-200 Auto-Tune Guitar
○ Pioneer: RMX-500 (VST/AU)
○ Roland: JX-3P (PG-200), JX-8P (PG-800), MKS-30, MKS-50 (PG-300), JD-990, VG-99, Alpha Juno, Fantom X
○ Sequential Circuits: Prophet 600, Six-Trak
○ Sonic Charge: MicroTonic VST (μTonic)
○ Sonic Potions: LXR Digital Drum Synth
○ Strymon: "Trio" (BigSky, TimeLine, Mobius)
○ A Tasty Pixel: Loopy HD
○ TC Electronic: Nova Drive NDR-1
○ ValhallaDSP: ÜberMod, VintageVerb, FreqEcho, Shimmer, Room
○ Waldorf: Blofeld, Pulse, 4-Pole
○ Yamaha: S90, DX7 Reface, CS6X/R

Find out more:
Daily updates on Twitter: @midiDesigner
Daily updates on Facebook: /midiDesigner
Vids on YouTube: /mididesigner
Community Layouts:

What's New

Version 2.98.1

(2.98.1 is a service release. It fixes several pesky bugs in 2.98, some of which might have led to a crashes in Design Mode and while adjusting configuration options.)

MIDI Designer Pro 2 version 2.98 is all about incremental, continuous improvement... and keeping up with changes from Apple. What's new?
• Fix for iPad Pro 11" with new aspect ratio
• Fix loading of presets to include all controls on restore for autosaved values and those included for first layout load
• Fix presets saved with layouts to update
• Reduce autosave down to 10 seconds
• Fix No Connections Shingle on initial load
• Fix WelcomeVC to not show on split and slideover
• Fix image loading and saving to be identical to App Store version
• Fix alpha slider not updating multiline label controls.
• Update for Swift 4.2 and Xcode 10

QUESTIONS: Any questions about MDP2? Hit us up at support [at]
LOVE: Do you love MDP2? Give us a great rating here in the App Store!
HATE: Is there something about MDP2 that just drives you crazy? A feature you need? An angle we’ve missed? An function you lack? Well, the only people who can fix it are waiting to hear from you at support [at]!
SHOW OFF: Want to show us what YOU’RE doing with MDP2 so we can feature it? Mail us at dan [at]
STAY INFORMED: Want to keep up with all things MDP2? Sign up for the mailing list at

Dan and the MIDI Designer Team

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Ratings and Reviews

Perry Pelican ,

The best one

Its the best one. What more is there to say. I laugh when i see a review from someone who raves about any app as the best and gives it 4 stars. The stars are a relatve thing so if its the best one then its 5 stars by definition. All you do by giving your favorite app 4 stars is tell people its not the best because if you give it 4 then you must think there is a better one. Or if you are one of those who think nothing deserves a perfect rating because nothing is perfect. That would be ok if everyone did that but almost noone does. Have fun

suga666 ,

Never connects to network

Had this app since it came out and i have never had it connect once to my network or computer. Booooooo!

Developer Response ,

Hi Suga666, we’d be happy to help you debug and RESOLVE your connection issues to your computer. Would you be so kind as to send us an email to support [at] Thanks for your review, looking forward to getting you sorted.

MIDI Designer :: Professional-Grade MIDI Controller for iOS :: dream | create | play

FrankyBoy7257 ,

Greatest MIDI app.

I've been searching for long time to find MIDI controler for iPad to manage my music gears (LINE6 PODHD500, DT50, TC Electronic NOVA System, Roland GR55, etc).
MIDI Designer is THE tool I was looking for. Designing layouts is so easy, It takes only minutes to build basic controls. Only limitation is your imagination.

MIDI Designer support is 5 star. Conceptors are open to new idea, making sure MD will evolve and be there for many years to come.

New MDP2 version is amazing. Many enhancements that MIDI users will surely appreciate like PICKER control that allows users to create complex layouts with few controls.


Confusion Studios LLC
61.8 MB
Requires iOS 9.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, French, Italian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2011-2019 Confusion Studios LLC
In-App Purchases
  1. Extra Features Pack $6.99
  2. Automatic Backups $2.79
  3. Audeonic Stream Byter Plugin $6.99


  • Family Sharing

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