JAX MIDI Control Pad (update 2.6)

We compiled a new update for JAX MIDI Control Pad (version 2.6).
On user request a new feature was implemented, which aims to emulate popular hardware behavior with snapping back to a definable position.

Update version 2.6:

  • implemented (optional) autosnap feature for emulating popular
    mechanical hardware behavior ( user request )
  • implemented animation and controller interpolation for autosnapp
  • connected the new buttons for selecting the snapping scheme to the autosnap function
  • implemented a speed parameter for auto snapping
  • corrected the factory presets for reflecting the new parameters
  • fixed an issue, where the channel select parameter was not correctly reflected on the user interface
  • new parameters are saved with a preset
  • updated the manual to reflect latest changes

This update will be uploaded to the Apple AppStore today and scheduled for auto release after review.

JAX MIDI : Control Pad (update 2.5)

We added new features with the latest update for our JAX MIDI Control Pad version 2.5 :

  • added a MIDI channel selector, no need for external extra routing
  • implemented (C)AT (channel aftertouch) as virtual CCO number 128
  • implement PB (pitch bend coarse) as virtual CCO number 129
  • added 9 buttons with useful reset positions
  • added user definable main color, which is saved as parameters with the preset
  • added new preset management dialog and JAX unified preset handling
  • minor UI cosmetics
  • added a common MIDI controller list to the embedded manual 
  • updated manual, reflecting the latest version
  • fixed a minor value mismatch
  • fixed the background contrast parameter

This update will be uploaded to the Apple AppStore today and autoreleased as soon it gets accepted. The price for the super universal audio unit, available on all major Apple Silicon platforms was re-adjusted to the final.

JAX MIDI : Control Pad (super universal release)

Some of our discontinued items from the legacy MIDI SWEET Series will get an upgrade for supporting super universal releases in our JAX MIDI Series now. MIDI SWEET series is completely discontinued.

JAX MIDI Control Pad, a super universal release (iOS, iPadOS macOS, visionOS), is available as ‘aumu’ AudioUnit (AUv3) app extension and loadable by host apps, which support instrument audio units and routing MIDI events.

JAX MIDI Control Pad is a visual XY control pad, specifically designed for touch screens and allows to configure and generate up to 2 MIDI controller values (at ones) based on finger movement. It can be connected to all MIDI controller receiving mechanisms, that support it, including external MIDI devices.

This video demonstrates a more or less complex MIDI routing setup, where a MIDI Monitor and a synthesizer is connected for touch input of realtime MIDI controllers from JAX MIDI Control Pad. (The MIDI monitor is merely for demonstration purposes to visualize the stream.) The MIDI stream for controller movement is generated by JAX MIDI Control Pad and forwarded to the MIDI monitor. The monitor passes then thru everything, also note events from the keyboard and the generated MIDI controllers from the JAX to the synth. Controllers can be assigned and also particularly switched off. The setup and the values are saved with a preset, if the host supports saving user presets.

JAX MIDI : Jinny Pro (universal release)

JAX MIDI Jinny Pro is the cute blue wizard, which will endlessly generate MIDI arrangement snippets based on IA ^^ (indificial artificience), which can be used as a starting point for music creation.

It is our answer for the trend of numerous fake AI tools, which are just using algorithmic random generators for delivering even musically questionable results, but claiming to utilize ‘artificial intelligence’. The only intelligence there is how to make loads of money with hyped claims fast.

MIDI Jinny Pro will instead deliver useful results in seconds with a simple click on the ‘new file’ icon. These multichannel MIDI files are based on our Laboratory algorithmic MIDI Composer which is featuring ‘human intelligence’ merely. ^^

MIDI SWEET Series discontinued

Our MIDI SWEET collection items are now all discontinued. Most of these items were available for more than 3 years.

The reason is mainly the missing support from users. Apple has switched these apps off and we did not see any reason for updating the apps, as maintenance requires allot of time and resources.

However, the source code is still available and part of our ever growing development libraries and may be find it’s way into several of our new releases.