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MIDI Designer Pro 2 Change Log


Update X: MIDI Designer 2.8.1

Released on February 17, 2017 | [Pro 2]

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MIDI Designer Pro 2 Version 2.8.1 is a minor patch release, removing some minor pain points and fixing some bugs:

  • Option to remove welcome screen requires no IAP
  • New Tutorial Nag: just hit NO and it won’t bother you until the tutorial changes (rarely)
  • BUG FIX: Channel Changer No Presets, channel for subcontrols was not being set correctly (thanks Georgios, helping push MD forward since 2012!!!)
  • Added more URLs to the list (PPG stuff, thanks Richard for helping!)

Getting ready to release updated versions of ALL the standalone versions of MD (MDXG, MDClav, MD77 and MDXW) and we’ll be announcing two more later this week, too (Ibo Kai’s second, and Helfried’s first)!

Translations thanks to François, Matteo and Pol.

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Enjoy!
Dan and the MIDI Designer Team

Update X: MIDI Designer 2.8.0

Available for Download since January 31, 2017 | [Pro 2]

MIDI Designer Pro 2 Version 2.8 is a major leap forward, providing several of your most-requested features for iPad:

  • Support for portrait mode
  • Support for slide-over multitasking on iPad. You can use Slide Over with iPad Pro, iPad Air and later, and iPad mini 2 and later
  • Support for side-by-side multitasking on iPad. You can use Split View with iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, or iPad mini 4
  • Pan and zoom (both in portrait mode and in split-screen multitasking for iPad)
  • Choice to delete panel with/without member controls

2.8 also fixes the following issues on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch:

  • FIX for reliable Wi-Fi reconnection on startup (we’re still waiting for Apple to fix Wi-Fi connections to Sierra)
  • FIX for Panel Delete Crash (thanks Ibokai and others)

Questions: Do you have questions about MIDI Designer? Hit us up at support [at] mididesigner.com
App Love: Do you love MIDI Designer? Give us a great rating here in the App Store!
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Enjoy!
Dan and the MIDI Designer Team

Update X: MIDI Designer 2.5.3

Available for Download since January 24, 2017 | [Pro 2]

2.5.3 fixes a bug with Global Presets not sending. See mididesigner.com/presets for the manual entry on Global Presets.

Thanks for using MIDI Designer Pro 2!

Questions: Do you have questions about MIDI Designer? Hit us up at support [at] mididesigner.com
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Enjoy!
Dan and the MIDI Designer Team

Update X: MIDI Designer 2.5.2

Available for Download since January 5, 2017 | [Pro 2]

2017 kicks off with 2.52… Happy New Year! 2.5.2 is a small correction.

  • It fixes a bug that affects momentary buttons that are automatically send-on only (e.g., program change). In 2.5 and 2.51 these required two taps to send after a clean start.
  • 2.52 also fixes a crash in the IAP purchase process for older devices (iPad 2, iPad Retina). Just hit “already bought” and your purchase will finish successfully.

Thanks for using MIDI Designer Pro 2!

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App Love: Do you love MIDI Designer? Give us a great rating here in the App Store!
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Enjoy!
Dan and the MIDI Designer Team

Update X: MIDI Designer 2.5.1

Available for Download since December 14, 2016 | [Pro 2]

2.5.1 handles backwards compatibility problems with panel colors introduced in 2.5 or earlier. As my dog told me: “if the Platinum layouts don’t look right, then the problem is the Platform.”

Particularly broken was the TG77/SY77 layout by Ibo Kai. This fixes that and gets panel colors right, too.

This version also handles a problem where “send on only” buttons — including ALL program change buttons and bank/program change buttons — were not sending the first time they are hit (thanks Nikolai).

Update X: MIDI Designer 2.5.0

Available for Download since December 10, 2016 | [Pro 2]

Hello MIDI Designer Community! We’re adding new features and fixes to make the best MIDI controller experience for iOS even better.

MIDI Designer Pro 2 v2.5 is a heavy upgrade, providing more flexibility for your rig design.

New Features

  • Moveable (i.e., “Movable”) Panels: put controls on panels, move them around, and even use “make similar.” This feature is very useful as is, and we’ve got big plans for it.
  • Display Zero for Knobs, Sliders and Crossfaders: now the LED ring (knobs) or LED track (sliders/crossfaders) can extend out from any point along its path. Two typical cases are pan knobs (Display Zero is 50% up) and Hammond-organ bars (Display Zero is 100% up). Requires Extra Features Pack to include in a layout; free to use for all.
  • Rotary action for knobs. This is useful to place knobs near the top or bottom of your pages. It also means we’re compatible with gadgets that stick on your screen and rotate, if that’s your thing. Requires Extra Features Pack to include in a layout; free to use for anybody.
  • Now you can slide your pages down or up to expose pedalboards. And if you don’t allow pedalboards in Play Mode, they’ll snap shut when you exit Design Mode.
  • Choosing the default value: the experience has been upgraded in all ways. And now, Default Values work properly with Named Ticks, even if your ticks’ MIDI values are out of order (e.g., 5, 127, 2)

Xcode 8, iOS 10

Lots and lots and lots of code changed in the upgrade to iOS 10 (Swift 3 and Xcode 8). See something, say something! Please report all bugs to wtf [at] mididesigner.com

Fixes

  • Fixed: Now no MIDI values are sent on MIDI Designer start, layout load, page load, nor reset to default template (Config -> Actions -> New)
  • Fixed: Default values for named ticks
  • Fixed: Bluetooth popup bug for iPhone introduced in 2.4.6
  • Fixed: Smaller bugs, and lots of under-the-hood improvements to make MD even better.

Thanks for using MIDI Designer Pro 2!

Questions: Do you have questions about MIDI Designer? Hit us up at support [at] mididesigner.com
App Love: Do you love MIDI Designer? Give us a great rating here in the App Store!
Show Off: Want to show off what you’re doing with MD so we can feature it? Get in touch!
Stay Informed: If you want to keep up with all things MIDI Designer, please sign up for the mailing list: mididesigner.com/signup

Enjoy!
Dan and the MIDI Designer Team

Update X: MIDI Designer 2.4.6

Available for Download since 2016-11-06 | [Pro 2]

Hello MIDI Designer Community! We’re adding new features and fixes to make the best MIDI controller experience for iOS even better. 2.4.6 is a service release:

  • Fixed: Bug introduced by Apple in iOS10 with inbound MIDI-over-Wi-Fi connections.
  • Fixed: Make Similar with Snap and Return.
  • Fixed: Restoring Wi-Fi Connections with certain hosts.

Thanks for using MIDI Designer Pro 2!

Questions: Do you have questions about MIDI Designer? Hit us up at support [at] mididesigner.com
App Love: Do you love MIDI Designer? Give us a great rating here in the App Store!
Show Off: Want to show off what you’re doing with MD so we can feature it? Get in touch!
Stay Informed: If you want to keep up with all things MIDI Designer, please sign up for the mailing list: mididesigner.com/signup

Enjoy!
Dan and the MIDI Designer Team

Update X: MIDI Designer 2.4.5

Available for Download since 2016-10-27 | [Pro 2]

Hello MIDI Designer Community! We’re adding new features and fixes to make the best MIDI controller experience for iOS even better.

  • New! Vintage Throttle to limit outgoing message throughput: [ Read More ]
  • New! Snap to Value and Return [ Video and Documentation ]
  • Many more values added to Snap to Value and Snap to Default Value
  • Redid Sysex input for iPad
  • Fixed: Recall and Store Preset buttons sending values
  • Lots of smaller fixes and optimizations for incoming and outgoing MIDI

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LOVE: Do you love MIDI Designer? Give us a great rating on the App Store!
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Thanks!
Dan and the MIDI Designer Team

Update X: MIDI Designer 2.4.0

Available for Download since 2016-09-26 | [Pro 2]

MIDI Designer 2.4.0 keeps it all moving forward:

  • Fixes for outbound connections over Wi-Fi on iOS 10
  • Single-level design-mode undo… finally! (simple but effective, see How does undo work)
  • Improved speed of in-app browser by up to 400x, and we’re adding new Community-created layouts daily!
  • Status bar is now visible in config (thanks Byron!)
  • Fixed buggy toolbars on iPhone
  • Small Improvements to File Save and Load
  • Better newsletter signup: it’s a bit more insistent, but it’s the main way I have to talk to the users. You can opt-out at any time.

A huge thanks to all the users who have contributed layouts over time. We’re working on getting them to look great and in as many users hands as possible. Please see the Community Layout list to get an idea of just how we’re growing as a community…

Thanks!


2.4.0 is our 36th update to the go-to professional MIDI controller for iOS. We’ve been in the App Store for over three years and have hundreds of thousands of downloads. Our users are smart, passionate and articulate. Thank YOU for your invaluable feedback, testing and dialog: with your help we keep pushing MIDI Designer forward. Be sure to see how our Community has grown as well (midiDR.com/community#list)! You’ve shared layouts to control gear and apps from Akai, Casio, Dave Smith Instruments, EnergyXT2, Eventide, IK Multimedia, Jomox, Kawai, Korg, Line6, Moog, Mutable Instruments, Novation, Peavey, Pioneer, Roland, Sequential Circuits, Sugar Bytes, Sonic Charge, Sonic Potions, Strymon, A Tasty Pixel, TC Electronic, ValhallaDSP, Waldorf, WTPA, and Yamaha. My users know that I love feedback! Do you love MIDI Designer? Please take the time to leave a positive review in the App Store. Thanks! Dan

Update X: MIDI Designer 2.3.0

Available for Download since 2016-08-10 | [Pro 2]

MIDI Designer 2.3.0 includes one big performance enhancement (for buttons in glow), a revamp of the Community Browser, and some smaller bug fixes.

A huge thanks to all the users who have contributed layouts over time. We’re working on getting them to look great and in as many users hands as possible. Please see the Community Layout list to get an idea of just how we’re growing…


2.3.0 is our 35th update to the go-to professional MIDI controller for iOS. We’ve been in the App Store for over three years and have hundreds of thousands of downloads. Our users are smart, passionate and articulate. Thank YOU for your invaluable feedback, testing and dialog: with your help we keep pushing MIDI Designer forward. Be sure to see how our Community has grown as well (midiDR.com/community#list)! You’ve shared layouts to control gear and apps from Akai, Casio, Dave Smith Instruments, EnergyXT2, Eventide, IK Multimedia, Jomox, Kawai, Korg, Line6, Moog, Mutable Instruments, Novation, Peavey, Pioneer, Roland, Sequential Circuits, Sugar Bytes, Sonic Charge, Sonic Potions, Strymon, A Tasty Pixel, TC Electronic, ValhallaDSP, Waldorf, WTPA, and Yamaha. Our users know that we love feedback! Do you love MIDI Designer? Please take the time to leave a positive review in the App Store.

Update X: MIDI Designer 2.2.0

Available for Download since 2016-07-26 | [Pro 2]

MIDI Designer 2.2.0 allows all users to download and use layouts created with the Extra Features Pack IAP (authored in MDP 2.2 or later).

The Extra Features Pack IAP is new to MIDI Designer Pro 2 and allows users to use:

  • Custom Images in Image Panels
  • Meter controls (with a free DAW plugin from musicIO, find out more here)
  • Picker controls

See the flyer for more information.

Also, another round of minor bugs were fixed, including an issue with the Y dimension of XY Pads not being indexed correctly on Page Load and Page Make Similar. This has been fixed, and “Fix Current Layout” now corrects this issue in existing layouts.

Thanks to users Joel Braverman for the suggestion regarding the EFP and Paul Northfield for the bug find with XY Pads.


2.2.0 is our 34th update to the go-to professional MIDI controller for iOS. We’ve been in the App Store for over three years and have hundreds of thousands of downloads. Our users are smart, passionate and articulate. Thank YOU for your invaluable feedback, testing and dialog: with your help we keep pushing MIDI Designer forward. Be sure to see how our Community has grown as well: [See the List!](midiDR.com/community#list)! You’ve shared layouts to control gear and apps from Akai, Casio, Dave Smith Instruments, EnergyXT2, Eventide, IK Multimedia, Jomox, Kawai, Korg, Line6, Moog, Mutable Instruments, Novation, Peavey, Pioneer, Roland, Sequential Circuits, Sugar Bytes, Sonic Charge, Sonic Potions, Strymon, A Tasty Pixel, TC Electronic, ValhallaDSP, Waldorf, WTPA, and Yamaha. Our users know that [we love feedback!](/contact) Do you love MIDI Designer? Please take the [time to leave a positive review in the App Store](https://itunes.apple.com/app/midi-designer-pro-2/id492291712?mt=8).

Update X: MIDI Designer 2.1.1

Available for Download since 2016-07-12 | [Pro 2]

MIDI Designer 2.1.1 fixes an issue with 2.1: now ANY device with iOS 9.2 or better can update (as it should be).


2.1.1 is our 33rd update to the go-to professional MIDI controller for iOS. We’ve been in the App Store for over three years and have hundreds of thousands of downloads. Our users are smart, passionate and articulate. Thank YOU for your invaluable feedback, testing and dialog: with your help we keep pushing MIDI Designer forward. Be sure to see how our Community has grown as well (midiDR.com/community#list)! You’ve shared layouts to control gear and apps from Akai, Casio, Dave Smith Instruments, EnergyXT2, Eventide, IK Multimedia, Jomox, Kawai, Korg, Line6, Moog, Mutable Instruments, Novation, Peavey, Pioneer, Roland, Sequential Circuits, Sugar Bytes, Sonic Charge, Sonic Potions, Strymon, A Tasty Pixel, TC Electronic, ValhallaDSP, Waldorf, WTPA, and Yamaha. Our users know that we love feedback! Do you love MIDI Designer? Please take the time to leave a positive review in the App Store.

Update X: MIDI Designer 2.1

Available for Download since 2016-07-10 | [Pro 2]

MIDI Designer 2.1 introduces one new, exciting feature — Automatic Cloud Backup with Revision History — and several bug fixes.

  • New: Automatic Cloud Backup IAP. Keeps all of your layouts, presets and pages backed up. Access your files from anywhere. 30-day revision history. See instructions here (Requires Dropbox)
  • Fixed: App Store Review links (François, big ups!)
  • Fixed: Occasional glitch open layouts from Mail, Dropbox, etc. (François)
  • Fixed: Custom URL crash (Byron Santo)
  • New: URL list now populates with awesome stuff (Byron Santo)
  • Fixed: Several smaller issues with Design Mode and Config mode on iPhone and iPad

2.1 is our 32th update to the go-to professional MIDI controller for iOS. We’ve been in the App Store for over three years and have hundreds of thousands of downloads. Our users are smart, passionate and articulate. Thank YOU for your invaluable feedback, testing and dialog: with your help we keep pushing MIDI Designer forward. Be sure to see how our Community has grown as well (midiDR.com/community#list)! You’ve shared layouts to control gear and apps from Akai, Casio, Dave Smith Instruments, EnergyXT2, Eventide, IK Multimedia, Jomox, Kawai, Korg, Line6, Moog, Mutable Instruments, Novation, Peavey, Pioneer, Roland, Sequential Circuits, Sugar Bytes, Sonic Charge, Sonic Potions, Strymon, A Tasty Pixel, TC Electronic, ValhallaDSP, Waldorf, WTPA, and Yamaha. Our users know that we love feedback! Do you love MIDI Designer? Please take the time to leave a positive review in the App Store.

Update X: MIDI Designer 2.0

Available Since 2016-06-11 | [Pro 2]

You, our users, inspire us to keep pushing MIDI Designer forward. What’s New in MDP2?

  • Completely-redesigned look: Glow. More beautiful, practical and functional
  • A new Home screen for easier navigation
  • Extra Features Pack IAP Flyer for 2.0: Image Panels, Pickers and Meters (free DAW plugin from musicIO)
  • Preset Packs: share global presets with users of the same layout
  • New Message Type: Combined Bank and Program Change
  • Variable Tick Markers (up to max 25 ticks for knobs, 18 for sliders) to make more sense of your values faster
  • Interact seamlessly with the Community: download and upload layouts, pages and preset packs directly from MDP2
  • New features for power users: Accelerometer Zero, Medium Throw and Steppers Without Wrapping
  • Improved MIDI send, receive, and logging to be even faster and more stable
  • Hundreds of smaller new features, bug fixes and under-the-hood improvements for greater flexibility, stability and speed

2.0 is our 31st update to the go-to professional MIDI controller for iOS. We’ve been in the App Store for over three years and have hundreds of thousands of downloads. Our users are smart, passionate and articulate. Thank YOU for your invaluable feedback, testing and dialog: with your help we keep pushing MIDI Designer forward. Be sure to see how our Community has grown as well (midiDR.com/community#list)! You’ve shared layouts to control gear and apps from Akai, Casio, Dave Smith Instruments, EnergyXT2, Eventide, IK Multimedia, Jomox, Kawai, Korg, Line6, Moog, Mutable Instruments, Novation, Peavey, Pioneer, Roland, Sequential Circuits, Sugar Bytes, Sonic Charge, Sonic Potions, Strymon, A Tasty Pixel, TC Electronic, ValhallaDSP, Waldorf, WTPA, and Yamaha. Our users know that we love feedback! Do you love MIDI Designer? Please take the time to leave a positive review in the App Store.

Update X: MIDI Designer 1.7.3

Available Since 2015-12-15 | [Pro] | [12]

You, our users, inspire us to keep pushing MIDI Designer forward. New in 1.7.3:

  • Integrated support for Bluetooth LE (for devices that support it: See Here)
  • Notable optimizations for incoming MIDI processing for faster interaction with external MIDI controllers.
  • Fixes several smaller issues for incoming MIDI and Design Mode UI

Huge thanks to Terry, Gutbag and John Morgan for the special help with this release.


1.7.3 is our 30th update to the go-to professional MIDI controller for iOS. We’ve been the App Store for over three years and have hundreds of thousands of downloads. Our users are smart, passionate and articulate. Thank YOU for your invaluable feedback, testing and dialog: with your help we keep pushing MIDI Designer forward. Be sure to see how our Community has grown as well (midiDR.com/community#list)! You’ve shared layouts to control gear and apps from Akai, Casio, Dave Smith Instruments, EnergyXT2, Eventide, IK Multimedia, Jomox, Kawai, Korg, Line6, Moog, Mutable Instruments, Novation, Peavey, Pioneer, Roland, Sequential Circuits, Sugar Bytes, Sonic Charge, Sonic Potions, Strymon, A Tasty Pixel, TC Electronic, ValhallaDSP, Waldorf, WTPA, and Yamaha. Our users know that we love feedback! feedback2015 [at] midiDesigner.com Do you love MIDI Designer? Please take the time to leave a positive review in the App Store.

Update X: MIDI Designer 1.7.2

Released 2015-10-27 | [Pro] | [12]

1.7.2 is a small update with three fixes:

  • Add-label crashing bug squashed
  • Launch icons transparency fixed
  • Slightly higher performance on all outgoing MIDI

1.7.2 is our 29th update. We’ve been the App Store for over three years and have hundreds of thousands of downloads. Our users are smart, passionate and articulate. Thank YOU for your invaluable feedback, testing and dialog: with your help we keep pushing MIDI Designer forward.

Be sure to see how our Community has grown as well (midiDR.com/community#list)! You’ve shared layouts to control gear and apps from Akai, Casio, Dave Smith Instruments, EnergyXT2, Eventide, IK Multimedia, Jomox, Kawai, Korg, Line6, Moog, Mutable Instruments, Novation, Peavey, Pioneer, Roland, Sequential Circuits, Sugar Bytes, Sonic Charge, Sonic Potions, Strymon, A Tasty Pixel, TC Electronic, ValhallaDSP, Waldorf, WTPA, and Yamaha.

Our users know that we love feedback! [ Contact Form ]

Do you love MIDI Designer? Please take the time to leave a positive review in the App Store.

Update X: MIDI Designer 1.7.1

Released 2015-10-08 | [Pro] | [12]

1.7.1 is our 28th update. We’ve been the App Store for over three years and have hundreds of thousands of downloads. Our users are smart, passionate and articulate. Thank YOU for your invaluable feedback, testing and dialog: with your help we keep pushing MIDI Designer forward.

Be sure to see how our Community has grown as well! You’ve shared layouts to control gear and apps from Akai, Casio, Dave Smith Instruments, EnergyXT2, Eventide, IK Multimedia, Jomox, Kawai, Korg, Line6, Moog, Mutable Instruments, Novation, Peavey, Pioneer, Roland, Sequential Circuits, Sugar Bytes, Sonic Charge, Sonic Potions, Strymon, A Tasty Pixel, TC Electronic, ValhallaDSP, Waldorf, WTPA, and Yamaha.

1.7.1 is a compatibility release for iOS 9. Features:

  • Bug fixes for CoreMIDI-related crashes on iOS 9
  • Bank Select now shows MSB/LSB for MIN/MAX (or OFF/ON)
  • Sliders that are to snap to default don’t do triple tap for reset
  • Toggles responding to momentary hardware now feed back with supercontrols send own value set….
  • Stability improvements, performance enhancements and bug fixes

Our users know that we love feedback! feedback2014 [at] midiDesigner.com

Update X: MIDI Designer 1.7

Released 2014-12-17 | [Pro]

1.7 is our 27th update. We’ve been the App Store for over three years and more than 200,000 downloads. Our users are smart, passionate and articulate. Thank YOU for your invaluable feedback, testing and dialog: with your help we keep pushing MIDI Designer forward.

Be sure to see how our Community has grown as well! You’ve shared layouts to control gear and apps from Akai, Casio, Dave Smith Instruments, EnergyXT2, Eventide, IK Multimedia, Jomox, Kawai, Korg, Line6, Moog, Mutable Instruments, Novation, Peavey, Pioneer, Roland, Sequential Circuits, Sugar Bytes, Sonic Charge, Sonic Potions, Strymon, A Tasty Pixel, TC Electronic, ValhallaDSP, Waldorf, WTPA, and Yamaha.

MIDI Designer 1.7 is regular update: some new features, enhancements, and multiple fixes.

New Features & Enhancements

  • New: Page Copy (clone) and Page Make Similar
  • Subcontrols that only send on supercontrol change: works in conjunction with “Subcontrols Send Current Value” Discussion
  • Bit Changers can alter bits on a subcontrol (for DX-7 and other older synths) — see Q&A Entry
  • First Available Sub allows the user to turn on the first button in a group that is not on
  • Global option to shut off duplicate send of bank and program changes
  • Sysex Variable Bytes can be up to 4 bytes
  • New: supercontrol button can set sub to default value [Send Default Value]
  • Button Off Sets to Default now works for hardware controls
  • Force toggle with momentary hardware now works off pedalboards (optional)
  • Metadata will log to log pane if no mail account is set up

Fixes

  • Multiple fixes to super- and subcontrol relationships to:
    — provide greater coherence and predictability
    — avoid unnecessary looping
    — handle MAX “on” values of 0 for “send on only”
  • Presets for Groups/Channel Changers were not being preserved on page save/mail & load
  • Presets for Groups/Channel Changers were not being preserved on layout append
  • Sliders, knobs and crossfaders were sending multiple values with “send on release only”
  • Sysex keyboard was not appearing in iOS 8
  • With “Stay Alive in Background” on, MIDI Designer was emitting low-level white noise
  • Tall text boxes in Design Mode (Named Ticks and Multiline Labels) were going off screen
  • Make Similar: MIDI Min and Max were handled incorrectly for 14-bit controls (or higher)
  • Several problems were identified with append layout and the Page Arranger
  • Buttons as subcontrols were scaling their on and off values to supercontrols — they now send only on and off values, always
  • Fixed subcontrols not affecting supercontrols correctly with normal (not “named”) ticks
  • Fixed momentary down steppers with 2-tick subcontrols
  • Fixes for page up/down with inverted min-max
  • Lite only:
    — Restored “Restore Purchases,” button
    — Localized unlock process to Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese and Spanish

Our users know that we love feedback! feedback2014 [at] midiDesigner.com

Update X: MIDI Designer 1.6.5

Available on App Store as of August 12, 2014 | [Pro]

MIDI Designer 1.6.5 is now international, and it’s also more stable and flexible than ever.

  • New Japanese, Chinese, French, Italian and Spanish translations.
  • Bug fixes relating to MIDI receive
  • New: a relative control can send two or three different MIDI messages [ Q&A Entry]

Our users know that we love feedback! feedback2014 [at] midiDesigner.com


Update X: MIDI Designer 1.6.2
On the App Store since July 3, 2014 | [Pro]

In Version 1.6.2, the best-selling professional MIDI controller for iOS gets several important defect fixes, particularly regarding presets for groups (and channel changers). Several significant new features — like multiline labels and bank/page jump buttons — are also included.

Our users know that we are listening: feedback2014 [at] midiDesigner.com

New Features

  • Multiline labels for sliders, knobs, buttons and crossfaders
  • URL launching (launch AudioBus apps, open messages App, URLs, etc.)
  • MIDI Designer can optionally avoid being suspended in background
  • Page and Bank Jump Buttons, including jump back to last page
  • Create menu systems: All Page and Bank Jump, Next-Previous Buttons now can work on “other” side (iPad only)

Minor New Features

  • New design-mode marker for Hide in Performance
  • Lines extend from controls in design mode for easier alignment
  • Gridlines on pedalboards in design mode
  • New textures: Cheese Grater, Tripping Bubbles, Pulsar, Hemoglobin
  • Bring to Front in Performance (Toggle)
  • Bank button will not be visible if one bank (and other, similar cases)

Major Fixes

  • Big fixes to presets for groups and global presets (their interaction)
  • Presets not being saved with rig when saved/mailed ( see on the Q&A Site )
  • Fixed snap-to-default and snap-to-value times, should be right on
  • Fixed behavior for both inverted ticks and named ticks relating to MIDI Receive
    • Channel Changer/Preset supercontrols
    • Subcontrols spinning supercontrols
    • Supercontrols spinning subcontrols
  • Deep fixes and simplification of Page Organizer
  • Deleting banks is no longer possible (it was just confusing before)

Fixes

  • Fixed “latch” (also called “make toggle and hold”)
  • Fixes for button groups, latch (“make toggle”) and momentary buttons
  • Fixes for consistency with send-on-only for controls and supercontrols of buttons
  • Fixed subcontrols not spinning supercontrols if not visible

Minor Fixes

  • Updated splashes to show new company name: Confusion Studios
  • Adjusted Casio and Antares layouts to have one bank (bank selectors disappear)
  • Obscure annoyance with new installs on iPhone and adding first control
  • Removed mail-signup nag

Update X: MIDI Designer 1.6.1

Released March 26, 2014 | [Lite] | [Pro] | [12]

The most-downloaded and best MIDI controller for iOS gets a smaller upgrade with 1.6.1. 1.6.1 builds on the huge progress of 1.6.0, while introducing several new features, increasing stability and fixing defects and minor annoyances from past versions.

Our users know that we are listening: feedback2014 [at] midiDesigner.com

New Features

  • Octave Transpose and (step) transpose
  • Two new button types: Send All and Reset to Defaults
  • Config Options:
    • Output throttle option reworked to be more effective (layout-wide)
    • Global Preset Send All forces presets to send values even if they are not changes (layout-wide)
    • Option to shut off high-precision sliders in Config
  • New design options (per control)
    • Option to disable MIDI Receive for individual controls
    • Option to force high precision sliders on per control
  • Newsletter signup
  • New version check

Optimizations

  • Exiting design mode now instant
  • Saving presets is now instant
  • Saving presets for groups is now instant

Fixes

  • MIDI Designer 12: Multiline Labels and Shapes are no longer counted towards 12 limits
  • Updates to build-in layouts (Casio XW and Antares AT-200)
  • Fixed “Button Off Set This to Default” for NRPN 14-bit
  • Fixed NRPN 7- and 14-bit receive “overflow” issue
  • Now, bank change and program change ALWAYS send out in Control Lists, even if the value is unchanged
  • Fixed bugs for Default Value Picker
  • Fixed log for leading zeroes
  • Fixes for Custom Color for One Big Page
  • Fixed Add Control panel for iPhone/iPod touch
  • Fixed Extra CC & Hold delete-crash bug (Kyros)
  • Bug with pickers showing “Default” instead of “—“
  • Fixed File Save box text cursor
  • Removed automatic send all of FIRST layout loaded

Update X: MIDI Designer 1.6.0

Release on January 6, 2014 | [Lite] | [Pro] | [12]

The most-downloaded and best MIDI controller for iOS gets a major upgrade with 1.6.0. This upgrade introduces multiple new features, increases stability and fixes defects and minor annoyances from past versions.

As you can see, we listen to our users: feedback2014 [at] midiDesigner.com

Game Changers for Performance

  • Presets for subsets of controls + additions to channel changers: optional store and recall buttons
  • Option to make sliders and crossfaders “ribbon strips.” Ribbon strips use the absolute touch position
  • High-precision sliders, knobs, crossfaders (move away in 2nd dimension for more precision)
  • “Make Toggle & Hold” for momentary buttons: momentary buttons can be switched to toggles temporarily with another (toggle) button

Game Changers for Design

  • 4 different locks in design mode allow users to lock control types (e.g., panels) making the design process much simpler
  • Custom page colors allow for lots of design flexibility Video on Custom Page Color Here
  • New control type: Multiline Labels
  • New control type: Shapes (vertical and horizontal lines for now)
  • Labels and multiline labels have adjustable alpha and LED color

Important Bug Fixes

  • Fixed: Bug with knob max values for non-retina devices and odd-numbers of ticks
  • Fixed: Bug with front-back layering when same page is showing on both sides (iPad)
  • Fixed: Lag and slowness on iPad retina
  • Fixed: Page color picker for iOS 7
  • Fixed: LED color picker (for controls)
  • Fixed: Y dimension of XY pads wasn’t participating in any presets, including first load and other, similar cases
  • First fix for MIDI loops in button groups with bidirectional hardware. Buttons sending off that have same MIDI message as button sending ON value will not send

Other New Features

  • Design refresh to Antares Peavey AT-200 Auto-Tune Guitar Layout by Chris Gretton
  • “Smart-naming” for make similar is now an option
  • Slightly reduced file-sizes for layouts and pages
  • Throttle for batch sends (send all, reset to default, presets) See Here for More Details
  • Changes to Lite Bar (for users who have not unlocked MIDI Designer Lite yet): the size has been reduced slightly, the Bar now shows iAds (when available), and the purchase process has been greatly simplified
  • New button shape: round (ellipse)

Other Bug Fixes and Enhancements

  • Panels are always behind all other controls, but now respect their order. Use send-to-back for all ordering options
  • Fixed: bug with bidirectionality and named ticks
  • Fixed: changing color highlight color doesn’t update buttons
  • Labels can now be layered at any level above panels
  • Label shading fixed for non-retina and retina displays
  • Some assets updated for retina display
  • Fixed: supercontrols no subs warning
  • Removed pedalboards feature warning
  • Fixed sticky editing for control names
  • Page highlight color white was not persisting (older problem)

Update X: MIDI Designer 1.5.7

Available for download since September 28, 2013 | [Lite] | [Pro]

1.5.7 is a follow-up for additional iOS 7 compatibility and look and feel.

  • Fixes for design mode property box size (iPad, Design Mode only)
  • Fixes for sticky button background (iPad, Design Mode only)
  • Fixes for named ticks UI (iPad and iPhone, Design Mode Only)
  • Small cosmetic fixes (iPad and iPhone, Design and Config Mode Only)
  • Fixed: several unreported issues with XY Pad named ticks (iPad and iPhone)

Update X: MIDI Designer 1.5.6

In App Store since September 17, 2013 | [Lite] | [Pro]

Updates for compatibility with iOS 7 and small bug fixes and improvements.


Update X: MIDI Designer 1.5.5

In App Store since August 12, 2013 | [Lite] | [Pro]

1.5.5 is a minor incremental increase in awesomeness for some users. 

##New Features##
- New: Drumpads can be multitouch (optional). This makes them much more responsive and fun to play.
- New: Drumpads can use their MIDI zero (optional). Fun!
- New: Opacity slider for panels.

##Defect Fixes##
- Fixed: rare bug where supercontrol-subcontrol links are broken on load. (Data integrity was never in question.)
- Fixed: append layout and show tutorial were conflicting in certain cases

Update X: MIDI Designer 1.5.4

Available on the App Store since July 19, 2013 | [Lite] | [Pro]

1.5.4 is a minor upgrade, focusing on smaller issues MIDI Designer power users have discovered. 

##Optimizations##
Now, File->New and File->Load process are up to 100x faster

##Features##
- Append layout for loading to current layout
- Page Organizer now allows for bank deletion 
- Current layout is backed up during load layout 
- Emails created to support (using Email Us) contain optional screenshot

##Defects##
- Fixed rounding problems with LED slider and hitting button on right side
- Layouts now load in their last-saved bank and page position 
- In design mode list, Y Axis of XYs not bouncing as supercontrol or subcontrol when touched 
- Fixed supercontrol not spinning when hidden defect
- Fixed non-button-group buttons not responding correctly as supercontrols
- Optimized and fixed File->New and File->Load process
- Reduced Confusion for Page Properties pane (iPad only)
- Lite version now has restore purchases button


Update X: MIDI Designer 1.5.3
Available on the App Store since June 28, 2013 | [Lite] | [Pro]

Version 1.5.3 introduces one key feature and more than a dozen fixes. The key feature is called Bounce Back, which wraps up several user-requested features in one. This feature shows the flexibility and simplicity of using super-/subcontrols.

##Key Feature: Bounce Back##
Bounce Back is also called "2nd Press Action for Button Group." A button group is a group of controls where turning one on turns the others off. Bounce Back let's you choose what happens when you press the button that is already on. There are six options including "do nothing," "resend" and "bounce to previous." Allows for on-the-fly sequences to be created. 

[See the full article on Bounce Back, including videos in Spanish and English](/bounceback)

##More Features##
- Black LED color
- Choose highlight colors for page (or leave as automatic)
- New MIDI Message Type: Song Pointer Position.

##Bug Fixes##
- Fixed Button groups for bidirectional MIDI communication
- Fixed dynamic controls with crossfader overlap for bidirectional MIDI communication
- Fixed: Initial values were not being saved/updated correctly for the default preset used on load
- Fixed: Initial layout for new users was confusing (mirroring bug). Fixed all implications. MD will now consider layouts with no controls and < 4 pages to be blank.
- Fixed: Obscure defect on converting inverted (display & MIDI) values to named ticks
- Fixed: Several properties not being cloned with make similar
- Fixed: Multiple problems with design mode (crossfade overlap, hide label, and control name label)
- Fixed: All drag circles were exceeding bounding box (e.g., supercontrols drag button)
- Fixed: Could not add more than 50 subcontrols to a control (or any of its children)
- Fixed: LED slider rounding incorrectly.
- Fixed: Page tabs not layering correctly  on rare occasions ![](/automatic-images/1.5.1-2_That_weird_tab_situation_MIDI_Designer.png)
- Fixed: controls obscured by panels on rare occasions

Update X: MIDI Designer 1.5.1*

Available for Download and Purchase as of 2013-05-23
MIDI Designer 1.5.1 takes the best-selling MIDI controller for iOS to the next level. We’ve been featured in Keyboard Magazine, received the highest award from Sonic Touch, and been praised by users the world over. We’re taking all this positive feedback along with user requests and pushing it back into the app.

* Note: the Lite version is called 1.5.2 due to a small defect found in 1.5.1. If you are a Lite user of 1.5.1, please update to 1.5.2.

##MIDI Designer 1.5.0 just grew up##

*and its new name is 1.5.1. New advanced features:*

- NAMED TICKS allow you to specify and name each value on a slider, knob, crossfader or XY. [Read all about Named Ticks](/namedticks)
- CONTROL COPIES: put the same control on various pages, in the size you need. [Read all about Control Copies](/control-copies)
- NEW BUTTON SHAPES: piano keys and hex buttons give you some options. More will be coming soon. [Read all about new button shapes in 1.5.1](/keyboard-shapes-1-5-1/)
- HIDDEN CONTROLS: as you use supercontrols and subcontrols in MIDI Designer, you'll want to hide some in performance mode. When you get there, you'll know. [Read all about Hidden Controls in Performance Mode](/hidden-controls-in-performance)

And beyond that, it's just a normal release with tons of new features and enhancements:

- Use normal buttons to toggle the accelerometer or send all values from the current page.
- Rotation of touch axis for knobs/sliders/crossfaders allows for more placement possibilites
- Channel changers have been reworked to acommodate button groups and values-per-channel
- "Relative" dynamic MIDI messages (control sends MAX for up, MIN for down, usually 65 and 63)

##Changes to Design Mode##
- White LED color
- Sysex learn—we now support learn for Control Change, Note On, NRPN [14- and 7-bit], Program Change and Bank Select
- Mail a list of unused channel-cc combinations

##Small Tweaks##
- Reworked the entire Design/Config UI: more consistent, flexible, and comprehensible
- Long Throw has been reworked to allow hitting all control values


MIDI Designer Lite: Pro enough for the dress rehearsal


MIDI Designer Pro: No limits. Dream | Create | Play your perfect MIDI controller

Update X: MIDI Designer 1.5.0

Released April 15, 2013

**Key Features**

- Piano key shapes for designing keyboards in MIDI Designer ([article](/piano-key-shapes/))
- Always-lit LED display option ([article](/always-lit-buttons/))
- Persistent layering (ordering) of controls and Send-to-Back button [per user suggestion](http://mididesigner.com/qa/354) ([article](/layering-in-midi-designer/))
- Mail and open individual pages from other apps. Delete pages from within MIDI Designer.
- New control types: Page bank changes, global presets and a panic button.
- Higher performance and snappier visual response on MIDI sending

**New Features**

- New: Persistent filenames for layouts and pages 
- Better performance on outgoing MIDI messages 
- Better memory management on layout loading
- Option for design-mode lockout (saved with layout): makes design mode inaccessible
- Roland 3-byte model ID for sysex
- Current values get sent with saved templates
- New supercontrol option for subs: buttons are send on only for button groups
- Option to shut off finger slideup for pedalboards (performance and design mode)
- MIDI Designer comes with the Peavey AT-200 Layout included
- Channel Changers now work with sysex up to 127
- New: Make panels shorter for min height if possible
- New: Smaller knobs [per request](http://mididesigner.com/qa/975)

**Fixed**

- Fixed: Need to long-press to open MIDI Designer layouts from other apps like Dropbox
- Fixed: Bug in which pages with control copies cause pages to fail to load
- Fixed: Change banks together setting not persisting
- Fixed: Virtual MIDI connections were not persisting
- Fixed: Send-on-only momentaries and toggles should not send "off" messages to subs
- Fixed: Layouts brought from iPad to iPhone will now cap max height of controls correctly
- Fixed: Next-control-selected after delete should be nearby
- Fixed: External hardware buttons now trigger "on" for any non-zero input
- Fixed: height of controls especially panels to span entire height
- Fixed: phantom subcontrols on page load; extra protections added
- Fixed: small bug mailing layouts on iPhone
- Fixed: Small adjustments to design pane
- Fixed: Send-On-Only not working correctly for drumpads
- Fixed: Send-On-Only now propagates correctly from super- to sub-.
- Fixed: File-save dialog boxes for iPhone/iPod touch
- Fixed: Channel changers presets not persisting/reapplying correctly (usually on just one channel)
- Fixed: Wide drumpads are now louder to the right
- Fixed: Bugs in make similar

**Tiny Fixes**

- Fixed: Add panel is popping up after pedalboard reveal/hide (just wrong)
- Fixes for default values and channel-CC editing
- Other smaller fixes

Update X: MIDI Designer 1.4.5

Pro approved for sale on 2013-02-01, Lite on 2013-02-02. This is a minor service release which fixes a problem where controls were not being deleted correctly and “phantom” controls were created (controls that are not visible).


Update X: MIDI Designer 1.4.4
Pro version was approved for purchase and download on 2013-01-18 (Lite Version on the 21st). This is a minor service release.

- Moved global settings to your layouts (e.g., "one big page") for improved sharing. 
- Minor annoyance fixed: Newly loaded layouts automatically save as the current layout.
- Fixed for Unique IDs when loading pages from a file. Also included global "layout fix" in config. This defect only affected Presets on pages loaded from files.
- Fixed for Note-On/Note-On and Note-Off/Note-Off (related to unique-CC)
- Fixed: controls with 14-bit control change now receive
- Added more possible CC's to 14-bit commands.
- Fixed: Panels and labels were getting included in many MIDI events.

Update X: MIDI Designer 1.4.3

Approved by Apple on January 11, 2013, this release makes some radical jumps and some small changes. MIDI Designer is better than ever and the new features — like sequential subcontrols — open the door for lots of interesting possibilities.

**Big and/or Consequential Changes**

- New Feature: Sequential subcontrols (for Miniak layout, thanks Andrè Noller). [Video](http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXTF-0az6ws)
- Massive adjustments to reduce memory footprint, especially on iPad 1
- Send-all, Send-defaults and send-presets have all been adjusted to accommodate Button Groups and handle supercontrols correctly.
- New icons and splash screen showing the new MIDI Dude [midiDude.com](http://midiDude.com). Long live the old logo and 3D splash!
- Send current value for subcontrol for subcontrol (in 1.4.2 it's only an option for the super FOR the sub)
- 14-bit control changes (coarse and fine) like NRPN 14-bit, etc.

**Resolved Issues**

- 14- and 21-bit supercontrols now work correctly 
- Now, toggle buttons to be optionally set to send-on only
- Fixed: Default values were not sending out correctly. In addition, if your old template used non-standard default values, they will be updated when your old template gets loaded.
- Fixed: [Bug 611](http://mididesigner.com/qa/611) - Momentary Supercontrols Not Forcing Subcontrol Buttons To Be Momentary (1.4.2)
- Slider minimum width should be same as crossfader min height.
- Slimmer sliders like crossfaders (they didn't get AS slim, min is two grids which is shown as half a grid)
- Enforce cannot open newer layouts in older releases
- Fixed: Preset names were getting wiped on Reset UI. 
- Supercontrols that are "subcontrols send current values" should not be spun by subcontrol
- Sysex apply now doesn't work for value, but enter does (thanks Craig Knudsen)
- Sysex checksum bug on Roland (thanks Pierre Colin and Chris Gretton): Sysex 2-byte Model ID Type Added
- Max bytes for a sysex value are 3 now. Four bytes is **very** uncommon and was not working correctly. 

And other small defects.

Update X: MIDI Designer 1.4.2

Available for Download and Purchase in App Store, December 4, 2012 [flyer and video]
This version brings the MIDI Designer for iPad and iPhone/iPod touch to a new level of maturity. Some of our most-requested features have been implemented, and latency in performance has practically disappeared.

**Drumpads and Even-Lower Latency**

- New Drumpad button type with position-sensitive velocity
- MIDI Designer is now 5x faster for outgoing MIDI

**Design Freedom**

- Design across the break on iPad. One-big page functionality has been expanded to include:
     - Giant controls that can be as wide as the entire screen, and go across the break
     - Option to change banks together ("One Big Bank", also see [this FB post](http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=388273554589631&set=a.279847832098871.67584.226854627398192&type=1))
- XY Pads are now aspect-ratio independent
- New backgrounds including "None More Black," which allows for a completely black background.
- Negative display numbers down to -99 for min and max settings

**Supercontrol-Subcontrol Relationships**

- Sysex now allows for a variable channel field, to be used in performance or design mode
- New "subcontrols send current value" option

**Important Fixes**

- Fixed: Virtual and Hardware MIDI connections were not updating on connect/disconnect
- Added: Accelerometer late turn on to avoid rare crash on startup
- Fixed: Memory management issues for tutorial on iPad 1 


**Small Fixes and Enhancements**

- Added: display name of texture/color on random selection
- Fixed page texture picker (iPhone)
- Fixed: pedalboards were not extending to full width (iPhone, iPod touch only)
- Fixed: "jump buttons" on pickers were ugly, out of place, and oftentimes useless.
- Reduced panel's smallest width
- Deleting a control now automatically selects another (speed enhancement)
- Fixes for design pickers not going back consistently, "apply now" not enabling correctly, etc.
- Total number of page banks is now 8 (highest 1-digit even number)]
- Fixed: Page Organizer allowed deleting all pages

Update X: MIDI Designer 1.4.0 (a.k.a. 1.4.0.1)

Approved October 30, 2012 [article]
1.4.0 is mostly about iPhone (3.5″ and 4″ inch screen), but iPad is getting lots of improvements as well:

- Accelerometer (assign X or Y to controls, limiting by Z axis): assign X or Y to any control, and choose which Z axis orientation fits you
- Led Colors for Individual Controls, Panels and Labels: in a word, awesome!
- Page Organizer in Design Mode
- Small improvements to design-time UI for speed and usability (e.g., the LED sliders have been redone)
- New slider/knob lift-off protection: sliders don't trigger values on finger off.
- Improvements to Bonjour browser for better detection of changes in available Wifi connections
- Fixed pitch bend ("pitch wheel") to send full 14-bit value and to center correctly
- Crossfader overlap allows non-centered transition for crossfader subcontrols
- Greater numbers of ticks and min-max for control display properties
- Warning for One Big Page with same page banks on both sides
- Warning for Supercontrols with no subcontrols
- Fixed many, many smaller bugs introduced in 1.3.8 and earlier, restoring playability to drumpads on MIDI Designer.


Update X: MIDI Designer 1.3.9 (Service Release)
Released October 1, 2012

- changes to provide Virtual MIDI ports under iOS 6.0


Update X: MIDI Designer 1.3.8
Released August 30, 2012

- A bare-bones MIDI Monitor has been added (Expert Pane)
- Five new message types added (Channel Aftertouch, Aftertouch, Start/Stop, Continue) 
- Minimum crossfader width reduced, numeric label drawing improved
- New toolbars on pickers update look for consistency with iTouch version 
- Config Option to shut off iPad sleeping
- Lighter LED colors for buttons
- For default layout for new users, separate banks are selected
- NRPN fixes: NRPN receive via hardware (iRig, etc.) fixed, and NRPN MIDI Learn fixed. These changes make MIDI Designer 100% compatible with the NRPN implementation in the Shruthi-1 by Mutable Instruments.


Update X: MIDI Designer 1.3.7
Released July 24, 2012 [article]

- A substantial part of the MIDI Subsystem has been overhauled. This does not affect Wifi connections for the most part. New UI is provided to disable hardware connections and inter-app vitual connections. Also, virtual MIDI ports have been added for MIDI Designer.
- Rolling over buttons reverses their state. Touch your finger to a momentary or toggle button and slide it to any other. The button will reverse state if it's toggle. For momentary buttons, the button activates while touched.
- New advanced property for sliders, "Send on Release" has been added. This allows knobs, sliders, etc. to NOT send (nor affect subcontrols) until the touch ends. This is very useful for program changes and lighting effects, where you do not wish the audience to see/hear the intermediate states of a knob movement. Thanks to François Desnoyers for the suggestion.
- New Feature: Snap to Value. Momentary and Toggle buttons that are supercontrols can move to a value over a certain number of milliseconds OR at a fixed speed. Thanks to thedazman for this suggestion.
- Fixed many inconsistent corner cases in the supercontrol-subcontrol interaction.
  - Fixed defect: supercontrols are inverting low-high range when one or more values are not 0-127.
  - Fixed momentary-supercontrols to handle max values below .5
- Fixed defect: On XY Pad, y numeric label is using min, max and ticks from x numeric label on XY Pad
- Fixed defect: knob now accommodates (recenters) numeric label correctly when number of ticks changes.


Update X: MIDI Designer 1.3.6
Released June 18, 2012 [article]

1.3.6 includes two new features
- Snap to default values, from 0ms to 16 seconds. 
- Make Similar will now choose an incrementally related name (and unique on the page).
- Add Control will choose a unique name on the current page.

Minor Changes 
- Provide longer button labels
- Remove horizontal overlap on panels
- Provide narrower buttons
- Fix defect on pinch-zoom and label placement (sliders and cross-faders)
- Fix defect on label selection
- Fix: new controls now show up on grid.
- Fix: new controls now get unique CC even if channel one has all numbers taken
- Fix: long throw is now working correctly.
- Fix: renumber page controls, renumber by channel to accomodate XY Pads
- Fix: layout loader filter (was showing page names too)
- Fix: Reset to default values behavior has been fixed for consistency

Update X: MIDI Designer 1.3.5
Released on June 3, 2012 [article]

GAME CHANGERS
- Sliders, crossfaders and buttons are now aspect ratio independent and can be huge, tiny or anywhere in between. Most controls have a new design and all are 100% retina ready.
- Name labels are independently sizable (and supersizable).
- New, fixed-width LED font used in many parts of the app.
- LED Colors (affect all controls, including button-on color) are now choosable per page. With 256 choices the newest MIDI Designer lets you make beautiful pages that are easy to recognize.
- Pro and Lite users can randomize color-texture-LED all in one press. 
- Pro users now have 104 page colors, allowing for subtle individual choices.
- Automatic reverse colors on Page Tabs, name labels and buttons for darker page colors.
- Labels are now always in back of controls. This allows for watermark-like effects.
- Panels are back (new control type)! They always sit behind labels for maximum flexibility, and they're borderless for geometric-shape making.
- Fixed: can now receive sysex messages of up to 256 bytes from hardware. Tested with Line6 MIDI Mobilizer, iRig MIDI and iConnect.

LARGE ENHANCEMENTS
- Updates to make pedalboards feature work correctly with two-way hardware (like BCR2000):
    - Value pickup on pedalboards with option for each pedalboard
    - Make supercontrols not send own values ever if they are coming in from hardware
- Reduced first-load speed by 50% in many cases
- New 3D Splash Screen, icon and iTunes Artwork
- Page and control properties now appear in strategic location, not near the control source
- New tutorial screens
- Page color picker now has separate random texture and random color. Colors have names, too.

NEW CONTROL PROPERTIES
- Added switches for individual supercontrols on pedalboards
     - Force Toggles to work with Momentary Hardware for Individual Supercontrols on Pedalboards
     - Force Pickup for controls insists that pickup is on even if it's off for that pedalboard
- Added Force Momentary To Not Be Stepper for individual supercontrols
- Momentary buttons have a "Do Not Send Off" option (automatically on for program change and bank select)
- Added new MIDI Message Type Note On/Note On

CONFIGURATION ENHANCEMENTS
- Added confirm yes/no to assign current values to defaults
- Added hardware display for hardware connections in Config

FIXED DEFECTS
- Fixed suspended mode 10-minute termination 
- Fixed small issues with copy pedalboard to page
- Fixed rare page load and overlapping controls issue
- Flurry analytics update (privacy)
- Fixes for robustness of iRig and MIDI Mobilizer II Detection, elimination of potential crashes, improvement of automatic reconnection

Update X: MIDI Designer 1.3.1
Released April 13, 2012

New Features
- New function: invert supercontrol toggle for chaining supercontrols (including steppers)

Defects Fixed
- Preset names are not maintained on overwrite
- Obscure crash for button groups if supercontrols out of page
- Delete layout not working

Update X: MIDI Designer 1.3
Available for Download Since April 2, 2012

New Features
- Button groups 
	- Subcontrols can now be ordered in Design Mode
	- Supercontrol that is knob/slider/crossfader that controls 2 or more buttons will step through them in order
- Channel Changer Prerequisites:
	- Inverted is now a toggle
	- Relationships pane with new Supercontrols pane (supercontrols, other instances, and subcontrols)
- Channel Changer
	- New subtype of knob/slider/crossfader, "Channel Changer"
	- Channel Changer is supercontrol that changes channel for subcontrols
	- Channel Changer subcontrols snap to their last values for a channel
- Button to set current values to default values
- Save dialog now shows existing choices first 
- Triple-tap a control to reset to default 
- Load and save individual pages
- Display X-Y Stuff More Prominently
- Tall Sliders (finally)
- Alt bank of preset, named presets, and delete and reorder presets
- If "One Big Page" is on, colors will be set to both pages
- Subcontrols turned by hardware will spin supercontrols on pedalboard if their page is showing
- App will not receive and process external hardware inputs for up to 10 minutes after being put in the background
- Subcontrols on regular pages with supercontrols on regular pages will spin all supers that have only one child
- Turning snap-to-grid off uses a finer grid (4 points) instead of no grid. Also, gridlines are always visible in design mode even with snap-to-grid shut off
- Feedback and help emailing directly from Config Pane

Defects Fixed
- "Reset to default" not working for sysex and nrpn
- Make Similar not copying all data for for sysex and nrpn
- Subcontrols that affect supercontrols should do this on a pedalboard, too
- Presets, reset to default send-all should send even if value is already set
- Reset to default values should wipe "pedalboard page presets"
- Label alignment was not copying in makeSimilar
- Y-Axis on X-Y Pad not doing Extra CC on Hold
- Extra CC on Hold -- the hold part is totally broken! Should act like Kaoss exactly
- On initial load and any subsequent restore, controls should NOT send values
- Long-throw is not working correctly for sliders/knobs
- Decorator is not copying Display Properties (min, max and ticks)
- Add Control pane sometimes shows with incorrect size
- Sysex messages not being handled by correct control when there are non-checksum bytes after the value
- Momentary button supercontrol of inverted knob does not step backwards

Update X: MIDI Designer 1.02.02
Available on App Store Since March 10, 2012

Service release for 1.02: fixes some minor issues and adds two-finger swipe to change pages.

  • Fixed crossfader pieces
  • Fixed page one pickers on Design Control Panel
  • Two finger swipe to change pages

Update X: MIDI Designer 1.02
Available on App Store Since February 28, 2012

In response to overwhelming user feedback, suggestions and ideas, in 1.02 MIDI Designer relaunches with over 20 new features and enhancements. These include cosmetic changes, automatic reconnection, and new message types (including sysex and NRPN). If MIDI Designer didn’t fit your needs before, it will now.

  • Fixes to MIDI active sensing to ignore incoming messages and not light up MIDI send light
  • Addition of new message types. Now supporting: Control, Bank and Program Changes, NRPN, Note On/Off, and Sysex for both send and receive
  • Cosmetic changes, including: Redid white on LED for page tab, Redid slider outline for pixelation, Updated crossfader handle, Updated alert look (changed to white)
  • Added Flurry Analytics to better track use patterns
  • Save Config Options
  • Momentary Buttons that send program and bank changes fixed to not send message on off
  • Fixed iPad on sleep losing or confusing connections issue.
  • Automatic reconnect for Wifi connections
  • Fixed memory leaks on design-time resizing
  • Optional Long throw for sliders and knobs
  • Confirm on overwrite for save

 

Update X: MIDI Designer 1.0.01
January 17, 2012

  • 16 small fixes and features, including new page backgrounds, gridlines in design mode, and better control sizing
  • Redesign of most UI elements for usability and look
  • Better MIDI Message routing, reducing latency when using supercontrols. See the FAQ for routing details.