Latest iteration of the award-winning professional MIDI controller platform brings side-by-side multitasking, pan-and-zoom and portrait mode to the iPad
Anaheim, CA – Confusion Studios announced version 2.8 of MIDI Designer Pro 2 (MDP2) will be available for download from the Apple App Store for iOS on Wednesday, February 1, 2017.
Since MIDI Designer Pro launched in 2012, MIDI Designer users have been creating and sharing layouts to control other music-making apps on iPad. Side-by-side multitasking brings this experience to the next level, allowing users to see and manipulate a controller in MDP2 alongside MIDI-target apps.
MIDI Designer Author and Confusion Studios CEO Dan Rosenstark commented, “Half the story we know about side-by-side multitasking: Users have already shared layouts for many iOS apps, including Animoog, Galileo, and Loopy HD. They will control these apps better – and make new, better controllers – thanks to side-by-side multitasking. The other half of the story is about what’s next: our users will discover and share other use-cases for side-by-side multitasking. That real-world feedback is always exciting. Also, the inclusion of portrait mode in this release fulfills one of our most-popular user requests.”
Slide Over, Split View and Portrait
Slide Over: MDP2 v2.8 lets iPad users take advantage of Slide Over. While not every app can be slid-over app, Slide Over can work with all other iPad apps. With Slide Over, users can make changes to their MIDI Designer layout without leaving another app. Slide Over works on most iPads: iPad Pro, iPad Air and later, and iPad mini 2 and later.
Split View: Split View allows for true, shared-screen multitasking with MDP2 v2.8. New controllers will be possible for music-making apps that support this feature, including Infinite Looper, Frobulator, Metarecorder, VoiceRack, and Thumbjam. By combining multiple apps in one controller, users can view one app in Split View while controlling several others (including apps that do not yet support Split View). Beyond apps for music, it can be used with compatible apps for reading, writing and communicating. Split View works on newer iPads: iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, or iPad mini 4.
Portrait Mode: MDP2 v2.8 brings the powerful two-up page to a vertical orientation. This is especially useful for use in conjunction with apps that tend to be used in a portrait mode (like forScore) and physical spaces and stands where the iPad will not fit in landscape.
Pan and Zoom: This pair gives users greater flexibility in managing their screen real estate. Zoom lets users move between several magnification modes: fit width, original and fit half-width. Four-button pan provides scrolling, which is particularly useful where part of the view is obscured by the magnification level or side-by-side multitasking.
Dan Rosenstark, Author & CEO
Email: dan [at] midiDesigner [dot] com
About MIDI Designer
Released by Confusion Studios LLC in 2012, the award-winning MIDI Designer Pro 2 has been lauded by Music Industry publications and used on stage and in the studio by world-class musicians, producers and DJs around the World. MD boasts a large Community of users creating and sharing virtual MIDI controllers for a multitude of different MIDI targets. Used by everyone from VJs to robotics experts, MD has also recently made inroads into television and film in both lighting design and camera control.
MIDI Designer Pro 2 will run on any iPad, iPhone or iPod touch running iOS 9.3 or later.
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