• sir ftp

    What I would love to see is an app that allows you to dig through your music library and then load it onto Traktor on your laptop. I’m not seeing this anywhere with DJ Controller apps on the iPad, Lemur, midi control, etc etc all concentrate on reproducing dials and buttons and sliders that control tracks that have already been loaded. The finding and loading of tracks seems completely ignored.

    What I miss from playing records is digging through my record crates and recognizing good tracks from the album cover itself. an app could do the same – show album covers that you can search through (like you search through photos for example), you touch the cover and the name comes up, maybe a waveform graphic, rating, key, whatever. Then you drag the album picture right or left for decks A or B or something.

    Would be much better than sifting through the menus on the traktor library window.

    Does anybody know if something like this exists?

  • Martin C

    Nice vid Chris. Whats that white TWITCH???

    • Mojaxx

      12inchskinz FTW Martin!

  • chris

    Basic Knob, and advanced Knobs…. turns the red LED on….mapping head …*sweat*…oh yeah baby, show me the rythm

  • Raj

    Dj

  • http://mididesigner.com MIDI Designer

    Great review, thank you! The video hits a lot of points very quickly and clearly, and the written review packs in a ton of information beautifully.

    ON TASTE
    Taste is a personal thing:

    Google Image Search, MIDI Designer iPad
    google.com/search?tbm=isch&q=MIDI+Designer+iPad

    Google Image Search, Lemur iPad
    google.com/search?tbm=isch&q=Lemur+iPad

    We are very proud of what MIDI Designer users have created (and the Lemur stuff looks great too, but with perhaps less variety).

    NO SCRIPTING, EVER
    Regarding supercontrols-subcontrols vs. scripting: scripting CAN be more flexible, but it can also be more error-prone and is DEFINITELY harder to learn. We get defectors from the Lemur platform every single day, and the reason is that MIDI Designer is — for music-makers — flexible, powerful, and EASY TO USE. We provide the Lite version for free so that users can find out just how powerful it is.

    The importance of editing on the iPad/iPhone directly doesn’t matter much when you are trying out the App. But when you want to tweak your layout on the way back from the gig, right before the gig, on a break, or even DURING the gig, then it’s huge. And those kinds of adjustments are common in the real world. And it’s not just a convenience to be able to work on your rig while on the bus or stuck in traffic. It’s a necessity.

    SOME MINOR CORRECTIONS
    And now, some very minor corrections:

    1) while we do allow for Wi-Fi connections using regular and ad-hoc networks, you can also connect via hardware, including the iConnect, iRig, and Line 6 MIDI Mobilizer II.
    2) The “MASSIVE” ad in the middle of MIDI Designer Lite — the Lite Bar, which is 18% of the screen height — can be moved out of the way by dragging. There are definitely users who use Lite live. Try it, it’s FREE!
    3) MIDI Designer 12 is $1.99 US, not $1.49. And while the limit of 12 controls is real, they can be XY pads, which means 24 parameters… on iPhone, that’s more than you’ll probably need.

    WHAT’S NEXT
    We are building towards an awesome future with MIDI Designer, and our users who have gotten on board and followed our progress (see our Change Log at midiDR.com/changelog) know how quickly the App is advancing. And who knows? Maybe MOJAXX’s review will get us to offer some new skins for our users to design even more amazing things with.

    Stay tuned and thanks for checking out MIDI Designer!
    Dan Rosenstark
    Author & CEO
    MIDI Designer
    dream | create | play

  • http://mididesigner.com MIDI Designer

    Great review, thank you, Chris! The video hits a lot of points very quickly and clearly, and the written review packs in a ton of information beautifully.

    ON TASTE
    Taste is a personal thing:

    Google Image Search, MIDI Designer iPad
    google.com/search?tbm=isch&q=MIDI+Designer+iPad

    Google Image Search, Lemur iPad
    google.com/search?tbm=isch&q=Lemur+iPad

    We are very proud of what MIDI Designer users have created (and the Lemur stuff looks great too, but with perhaps less variety).

    NO SCRIPTING, EVER
    Regarding supercontrols-subcontrols vs. scripting: scripting CAN be more flexible, but it can also be more error-prone and is DEFINITELY harder to learn. We get defectors from the Lemur platform every single day, and the reason is that MIDI Designer is — for music-makers — flexible, powerful, and EASY TO USE. We provide the Lite version for free so that users can find out just how powerful it is.

    The importance of editing on the iPad/iPhone directly doesn’t matter much when you are trying out the App. But when you want to tweak your layout on the way back from the gig, right before the gig, on a break, or even DURING the gig, then it’s huge. And those kinds of adjustments are common in the real world. And it’s not just a convenience to be able to work on your rig while on the bus or stuck in traffic. It’s a necessity.

    DEDICATED SOFTWARE FOR ABLETON LIVE
    There are at least four big players with dedicated iPad software for Ableton Live. If that’s your interest, check out Point Blank’s video here: youtube.com/watch?v=90WBXrzq83k.

    But… if you want to make your own controller, then MIDI Designer is a very strong choice.

    SOME MINOR CORRECTIONS
    And now, some very minor corrections:
    1) while we do allow for Wi-Fi connections using regular and ad-hoc networks, you can also connect via hardware, including the iConnect, iRig, and Line 6 MIDI Mobilizer II.
    2) The “MASSIVE” ad in the middle of MIDI Designer Lite — the Lite Bar, which is 18% of the screen height — can be moved out of the way by dragging. There are definitely users who use Lite live. Try it, it’s FREE!
    3) MIDI Designer 12 is $1.99 US, not $1.49. And while the limit of 12 controls is real, they can be XY pads, which means 24 parameters… on iPhone, that’s more than you’ll probably need.

    WHAT’S NEXT
    We are building towards an awesome future with MIDI Designer, and our users who have gotten on board and followed our progress (see our Change Log at midiDR.com/changelog) know how quickly the App is advancing. And who knows? Maybe MOJAXX’s review will get us to offer some new skins for our users to design even more amazing things with.

    Stay tuned and thanks for checking out MIDI Designer!

    Dan Rosenstark
    Author & CEO
    MIDI Designer
    dream | create | play

  • alex

    Forget this, use lemur.

    • stefanhapper

      Why?

      • strotifiler

        Not OP, but I like lemur a lot in part for its look and this looks cluttered and more like a toy than an actual tool. Plus lemur has a really large user library and the factory presets like live control are top notch. The midi mapping options for lemur also offer a lot of customization, even if the editor itself is a bit clunky.

        • http://mididesigner.com MIDI Designer

          LiveControl 2 looks really cool. Wonder how it compares to Touchable (which people LOVE) and Conductr?

      • http://www.softcore.net.gr/ Softcore

        Scripting!

  • tsutek

    Beatsurfing is the my-first-ios-controller app to get IMO. It’s very intuitive and fast to use, and has some pretty cool features many other controller editors lack. Cheaper than MDP or Lemur as well (well in the case of Lemur, the cost is justifiable as it is so deep, especially now with html5 canvas support)

    • Mojaxx

      Interesting… I must have heard of Beatsurfing on or around it’s launch (I’ve definitely seen their demo video before), but then it disappeared off my radar.

      I’ll download and try it today.