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Photon AU - Midi Recorder with Pad playback & Groove

Record your midi performances using this audio unit in your DAW then save/export them as standard midi files via email or directly to other apps.

Load midi files using Airdrop (uses the standalone version) & select your track to import in the AU version.

Up to four pads can be loaded with midi file data & played back with variations in transposition, loudness, tempo, parts defined as start/duration

You can also load a midi file as a Groove file to allow it to replace midi timing or velocity in your recorded/loaded midi file thereby conforming your buffer midi to the groove pattern (eg trancegate effects)

Most controls automated as AU Parameters (quick record, pad controls, pad playback etc)

Full 24 page Manual available here http://amssoftware.org/manual/PhotonManual.pdf

Iphone version coming soon.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
12 Ratings
12 Ratings
ezFish ,

Complicated and cluttered - INVESTIGATE

Many were waiting for a midi recorder for environments like AUM that don’t capture or playback midi. This might do what it says but, it’s poor design and it may not work for you.

The UI is not optimal, period. The midi file list is only going to growif it’s both for midi files and groove files (if you’re Really even use this thing). It’s like having a preset list on screen at all times. The midi “editor” isn’t displayed at all times and is crammed into a tiny popup.

This app raises a lot of eyebrows. If you don’t understand 100% what this app is doing you should watch videos of it in use. There’s still room for an elegant midi recorder to enter the iOS playground.

👍!WOW! ,

Photon AU by anthony saunders

"Designed & Developed by Tony Saunders based on requests in the Audiobus forum users."
This is one of the most responsive iOS developers on the platform, complete lack of ego and eager to implement changes, even if it means a complete re-do.
This is one of the most useful utilities on iOS as it gives you the freedom to swap out any sounds or instruments because it’s a midi recorder. ENJOY!

Zjenji ,

It’s Finally Here!

Works better than expected. Very excited to add this to my workflow.

Developer Response ,

Glad its great for you. Midi can contain such a wealth of music - sometimes you just need to capture those ideas.
More improvements coming to the workflow, esp around record/autoplay loopy types


anthony saunders
19.2 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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