dream | create | play
your perfect MIDI controller
Recording Magazine Editor Mike Metlay raves that MIDI Designer is
“Plain fun” | “User-friendly” | “Highly configurable”
“Developer support for MIDI Designer is almost scary-fast.”
Bill Lacey from Sound on Sound writes, “MIDI Designer Pro takes working with… software instruments to an entirely new dimension…“
Dream, create and play your perfect MIDI controller with award winning MIDI Designer: adored by Recording Magazine (July 2013), loved by Sound on Sound (June 2013), featured in Keyboard (May 2013), and awarded Sonic Touch Gold Award for Best App (Episode 11). Trusted on stage by touring acts like Todd Rundgren, POSTYR and Electroband. Used in studios, theaters, VJ and DJ booths all around the world, MIDI Designer is also the platform for community- and professionally-sourced layouts for top-flight gear, including synths by Korg, Roland and Casio. If you can dream it, you can create it in MIDI Designer.
MIDI Designer is easy to learn, intuitive to get around, and clever in every way. Design anything you dare to dream, then switch to performance mode and just play. You won’t believe it’s not hardware.
[Also See Demo Video 2 of 2, iPhone/iPod touch]
We have all the controls you need—from piano keys to real, DJ-style crossfaders; from XY pads to drumpads. Set relationships between controls and control groups with supercontrols. Create radio buttons and steppers, hold buttons, crossfade between any controls, and fine-tune relationships to get your rig working exactly how YOU want. Make a fully interactive rig with no scripting, ever.
MIDI Designer controls are glowy, beautiful, and pixel perfect. Lay them out exactly where you want them. Size them as you like, from tiny to huge. Shape them as you need, from fat to skinny. Choose textures, backgrounds and LED colors—or let MIDI Designer choose them for you. Decorate with labels and panels, including Emoji. MIDI Designer is deep, but fast and easy.
We provide enough control for pros, and enough guidance for beginners. We’ve thought of everything MIDI—from ensuring unique channel-cc combinations to bidirectional MIDI, up to and including NRPNs and sysex.
MIDI Designer uses Core MIDI. Connect via Wi-Fi, hardware, and use virtual MIDI to control other apps right on your device. Hardware options include the Line 6 MIDI Mobilizer™ II, Apple® iPad Camera Connection Kit, and iConnect MIDI.
The MIDI Designer Community has layouts for popular MIDI devices including Roland, Akai, Korg and Line6 Gear. The Community is growing fast. Contribute to the effort and share your creations. Download and modify one of the many user-designed MIDI controllers, or build your own. See more at the Community Page.
Pedalboards and More
Via the Pedalboards feature, use standard external MIDI hardware to control your unlimited multi-page setup. MIDI Designer is the ultimate hardware-software hybrid. [More About the Ultimate Hybrid]
Other features like presets—save and recall control values instantly—complete the picture. Click to start learning about all MIDI Designer features.
Your Perfect MIDI Controller
MIDI Designer Lite (Free)
MIDI Designer 12
MIDI Designer Pro