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MidiPads Lite

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Welcome to MidiPads, the simple MIDI drumpad controller for Network MIDI and USB MIDI. It sports 16 drum pads on four pages, an X/Y-pad and a gravity controller, which makes the whole iPad's rotation a controller.
MidiPads is one of the first iOS programs that doesn't require any 3rd party software or proprietary hardware for MIDI connection! With Network MIDI, you can take your iPad on stage and trigger your music wirelessly!

* Supports USB MIDI over iPad Camera Adapter, iRig Midi, Line6 Midi Mobilizer II or any other CoreMidi compatible adapter
* Supports Network MIDI over WiFi
* Touch sensitive drum pads (depends on vertical position and two-finger tap for full velocity, user-changeable)
* Four pages with 16 drum pads each
* Drum pad notes adjustable (tap on pad note symbol on bottom left, after that drag finger on pad up/down to change its note)
* One X/Y controller (big pad on bottom)
* Gravity controller (rotational axis of the iPad; Tap on rotation symbol on bottom left to activate, MIDI send light blinks every time you change the iPad's rotation)
* All controllers can change their MIDI controller number
* Easy Midi learn for each controller, as a learn CC value is sent on CC selection
* Rotational- and scroll-lock for drumpads (tap lock symbol)

* iPad/iPad 2/retina iPad with iOS 4.2+ installed
* A Mac or a PC for Network MIDI -or-
* Any MIDI device with MIDI in (in case you use USB)

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What's New in Version 1.6

- retina graphics
- midi sources/destinations can be disabled individually
- based upon midipads 1.6 full version

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Customer Reviews

Wanted to like this...

Very latent, too latent to use even on a peer-to-peer wifi connection. Latency is a bigger problem for drums than keys or control surfaces. Might (will probably) work better with USB, but rather than invest in a USB MIDI I/f I'm looking for an iPad controller to try out my DAW before investing in a USB kb with pads. Don't want to buy that hardware. Bought the eyo ipad controller, which has keys and pads. Still a little latent, but not this much.

Does not work - developer website gone

The program crashes/close when i use a pad to send a program change. The program change will be sent but then the program closes. Can't get any help from developer as their website is gone. Even if it worked, the program doesn't seem to support changing banks.

Exactly what I needed

I'm using the Alesis iO Dock with a usb connection and there is no latency. Just what I was looking for - a customizable MIDI controller to trigger Drum Racks in Ableton Live. Works great!!

MidiPads Lite
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  • Free
  • Category: Music
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.6
  • Size: 2.6 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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