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App Store Reviews for MIDI Designer Pro 2

         
Simple and powerful. Wish everything on earth managed that combo as well!
by Wįll  •    United States  •  One day ago
         
Unique, powerful, useful, wonderful.
by Voyes46  •    Canada  •  2 days ago
This is a great app and well looked after. Great for mapping visual elements to midi capabilities. It also goes well beyond that BUT if you need programming/scripting capability then you should look at Lemur or scriptSONIC (Lemur is definately the best out of those 2)
by Dpqld  •    Australia  •  3 days ago
         
Simply the best! Very flexible. Awesome customer support. A bit pricey, but you get what you pay for - A dream come true midi controller. Keep up good work!
by Phrasesequence  •    United States  •  3 days ago
I mostly use the Roland JD-990 layout ... I've had my 990 since it came out & it is my favourite hardware synth & I've kept it like brand new ... Thank you for letting me take my 990 to whole new levels & into modern times 😊

Now I desperately need one for my fully expanded JV-2080 ... I'd pay !

This surface controller is the best I've used bar none & it's super deep !

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

P.S. Love the new icon - but the head (face) should be a little bigger IMHO ... Keep up the great work 🌹

How's that for a ridiculously positive review ? 😉
by AshFallenBrightly  •    United States  •  3 days ago
I've been looking for a piece of software to double up as a set list AND a program change device for my ( at least 2 ) keyboards in a live environment.
This works brilliantly and makes it so, so easy when changing programs ready for the next song. My iPad or iPhone is connected to an irig midi 2 and the midi out from that plugs into the midi in of a midi thru box. The midi thru outs are then connected to the midi ins of whatever keyboards I'm using. JOB DONE !
I've programmed the mididesigner with mainly sys-ex codes so my keyboards sound exactly as I want them when required.
I can't praise "Mididesigner" enough as it is a truly fantastic piece of kit, of course I only require it to switch programs etc but it will do much much more.
Congratulations to all associated with this fabulous software program.
by Norman Osman Bonus. ( NOB )  •    United Kingdom  •  8 days ago
I'm more of a "bedroom producer" than performing artist, but in 2013 I was challenged to put together a live set in a short period of time. I needed a flexible, easily-configurable control interface that used MIDI or OSC to control my DAW.

I looked at several options and chose MIDI Designer Pro for its ease-of-use and powerful flexibility. I could quickly prototype and refine all the controls I needed, all on my iPad. (Other apps required a separate desktop application to design & configure their controls.) As I rehearsed, further adjustments could be easily made without breaking my stride. I simply could not have pulled together that performance without this app!

I have been a loyal and satisfied user of MIDI Designer Pro ever since. The team's constant work to improve and enhance this indispensable app further builds my confidence in its longevity as my go-to tool for setting up performance configurations. They keep making it better, and have built up a great community of users who help and support each other. If I can't figure out how to achieve something, either the developers or fellow users are there with the answers.

MIDI Designer Pro is worth every penny to me!
by remst8  •    United States  •  8 days ago
I mostly use the Roland JD-990 layout ... I've had my 990 since it came out & it is my favourite hardware synth & I've kept it like brand new ... Thank you for letting me take my 990 to whole new levels & into modern times 😊

Now I desperately need one for my fully expanded JV-2080 ... I'd pay !

This surface controller is the best I've used bar none & it's super deep !

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

P.S. Love the new icon - but the head (face) should be a little bigger IMHO ... Keep up the great work 🌹

How's that for a ridiculously positive review ? 😉
by AshFallenBrightly  •    United States  •  11 days ago
I have owned the AT200 guitar forever, but I never got this app. When you upgrade the software on the guitar, this app is almost mandatory. I thought I was good with Fret-control, but this app shows you all the options. Many features I missed using fret control. This app is worth the money if you want the most out of your guitars software upgrade. If you have the stock software on your AT200, you are REALLY missing the best part of this instrument. I only purchased the $99 Essential pack, but now I want to upgrade. This app comes with the AT200 template built-in, so once you download it, good to go! I prefer the Peavey over the Variax. If you upgraded your software, do yourself a favor and get this app!
by Howarddavidp@google  •    United States  •  19 days ago
         
If you want to design your own interface for any music app then his is the one that gives you tons of options. It's so cool.
by Perry Pelican  •    Canada  •  21 days ago
         
I think MD is the best app in its class for IOS. I think it is because of the obvious dedication of the developer. Watch the videos and you will see what I mean. It is clear to me that the guy set out to create a masterpiece of an app. He is open to all criticism and suggestions and will respond quickly to any emails. Bugs are extremely rare and taken care of as soon as they are known. MD is just a superb app that will be useful forever because of how flexible it is and how fast the developer updates it when necessary. Watch the videos on YouTube and you will see for yourself. The only criticism I could make have to do with minor interface design things, but that's subjective. Everything was well thought out to be good for most people, not only for me. Even so, 99% of it is perfect for me. I have never used an app more perfect for my taste . Have fun!!
by Perry Pelican  •    Canada  •  January 7, 2017
         
This is the best midi controller app in the store. Extremely flexible. All they need now is to add a sequencer. 🙂
by meedily  •    United States  •  January 7, 2017
         
Many templates available - Flexible user interface to achieve personal configuration -Excellent!
by Bob Charest  •    United States  •  January 5, 2017
I can throw away most of my midi controllers now 🙂
The design mode UX would need some re-design love but much better than using lemur two piece solution; you need computer to design a layout for lemur. The MD is Extremely versatile and powerful.
by Geo212  •    United States  •  September 27, 2016
MDP 2 is outstanding. There's actually not much more to say because it's an incredibly powerful tool for creating virtually anything you can think of in terms of MIDI design. I've bought every MIDI design app on the App Store and in my opinion, MDP 2 is the most powerful and user-friendly of them all. It has features galore - many of which I haven't needed - and it blows my mind just how powerful this app is. The support is excellent and the dev website has an active forum for asking questions and seeking advice. This app is well worth the price and my five-star rating.
by Madddcow  •    Australia  •  September 27, 2016
         
I've been searching for long time to find MIDI controler for iPad to manage my music gears (LINE6 PODHD500, DT50, TC Electronic NOVA System, Roland GR55, etc).
MIDI Designer is THE tool I was looking for. Designing layouts is so easy, It takes only minutes to build basic controls. Only limitation is your imagination.

MIDI Designer support is 5 star. Conceptors are open to new idea, making sure MD will evolve and be there for many years to come.

New MDP2 version is amazing. Many enhancements that MIDI users will surely appreciate like PICKER control that allows users to create complex layouts with few controls.
by FrankyBoy7257  •    Canada  •  December 21, 2016
Ich glaub' ich brauche 2 Leben um mit dieser App alle Controller zu bauen die machbar sind. Und 3 Rezensionen um zusammenzutragen, was mir am MIDI Designer Pro 2 alles positiv auffiel. Damit fang ich aber am besten garnicht erst an, Stichwort "Deskriptive Unerschöpflichkeit" und sage nur: Tolles Teil macht MIDI Maniacs zu GUI Göttern...
by Wandowaiato  •    Germany  •  December 15, 2016
MDP 2 is outstanding. There's actually not much more to say because it's an incredibly powerful tool for creating virtually anything you can think of in terms of MIDI design. I've bought every MIDI design app on the App Store and in my opinion, MDP 2 is the most powerful and user-friendly of them all. It has features galore - many of which I haven't needed - and it blows my mind just how powerful this app is. The support is excellent and the dev website has an active forum for asking questions and seeking advice. This app is well worth the price and my five-star rating.
by Madddcow  •    Australia  •  December 15, 2016
Klare Kaufempfehlung, um das Maximum aus midi-setup und live-performance rauszuholen. Perfekt, um sich das eigene Traum- midi controller layout maßzuschneidern. Erweitert den Horizont und wirkt musikalisch inspirierend. Bei Unschlüssigkeit manual und tutorials intensiv studieren, mit hoher Wahrscheinlichkeit findet sich genau das, was man mit seinem midi-setup vorhat.
by bahrist  •    Germany  •  December 12, 2016
If you use a MIDI-capable device or software (synth or DAW) live or in the studio, this app is definitely one you should consider.

My primary use for MIDI Designer is for controlling Ableton Live in rehearsals and Sunday morning worship services. When leading from guitar, rather than keyboard, it also provides the link, via the pedal board feature, to be able to control Ableton hands-free from an older MIDI-capable fx processor.

For our purposes, it is invaluable to have the ability to create a customized MIDI controller. MIDI Designer does just that, and it does it well and has been very reliable.

One of our guitarists uses MIDI Designer to control his ElevenRack rig as well. At home I use it for remotely operating software and keyboards.
by MIDI Enthusiast  •    United States  •  September 4, 2016
         
ggggood
by Tachavee  •    Thailand  •  September 1, 2016
There are other MIDI control apps for iOS, but nothing comes close to the level of control and customization MIDI Control Pro allows. From simple SoftSynth tweaking to a massive live or studio rig to in-depth DAW control; whatever you can imagine, you can create. Keyboardists, guitarists with MIDI rigs, drummers with triggers, playback engineers; no matter what your role is, if you use digital gear, this app will help you use it better, faster, and more creatively. It has a level of depth and sophistication that rivals— or even surpasses— anything you would find on a desktop platform or hardware controller. Version 2 ups the ante by adding some useful new features for cloud sharing and design, as well as two-way DAW communication. The only possible downside is that it is a RAM and energy intensive app, so users of older iOS devices may need to be extra judicious in closing unused apps and keeping your battery charged. This is definitely the app you want if you are serious about taking deep control of your gear.
by UDS Music  •    United States  •  July 19, 2016
I cannot recommend this app enough. Easy to program basic controllers but with the supercontroller functions you can get realtime control of much more than most synths offer. Makes a great front end for anything midi controllable.
by Paul Northfield  •    Canada  •  July 16, 2016
         
This app has changed how I control my gear!!!
by Moshopro  •    United States  •  July 14, 2016
         
I've been searching for long time to find MIDI controler for iPad to manage my music gears (LINE6 PODHD500, DT50, TC Electronic NOVA System, Roland GR55, etc).
MIDI Designer is THE tool I was looking for. Designing layouts is so easy, It takes only minutes to build basic controls. Only limitation is your imagination.

MIDI Designer support is 5 star. Conceptors are open to new idea, making sure MD will evolve and be there for many years to come.

New MDP2 version is amazing. Many enhancements that MIDI users will surely appreciate like PICKER control that allows users to create complex layouts with few controls.
by FrankyBoy7257  •    Canada  •  July 13, 2016
         
Midi design pro è l'app perfetta per realizzare midi controller virtuali con stile e design, flessibile e accessibile a tutti.
by Mr.DadDead  •    Italy  •  July 10, 2016
         
very usefull app for music production. create your own MIDI controller. If you don't have one, make one and tune it to your preferences.
by KR Rian  •    Philippines  •  June 30, 2016
This is such a great app and the developer is still very involved. I'm impressed with how I got a response within hours of asking a question on a Sunday. Just buy this app already!
by T_midi  •    Canada  •  June 28, 2016
So in my experiments midi designer is taking a huge role. This is a must app for pro users who love custom control, and knows that own mapping is the key to proper experiments ,enjoyable process of making artistic projects. And also beginners who like to explore midi world.
by djgeco86  •    Ireland  •  June 18, 2016
I'm so glad I jumped on MIDI Designer Pro in its infancy a few years ago. There were perhaps a half-dozen products competing in the virtual / MIDI control space, and in my experience this one is the most polished and actively developed of all of them. Speaking of which, the developer has been very responsive to my feedback regarding tweaks; by all means accept his invitation to contact him if you ever need to report a bug or want to request some cool new feature.

Thank you for supporting us long-term users with regular updates and an active online community for sharing knowledge and templates. Class act all the way.
by Skytouch  •    United States  •  June 18, 2016
         
Really powerful custom midi controller. I used this to build a control surface for dmx lighting control and it works great!
by bkp07c  •    United States  •  May 24, 2016
         
So....why didn't I buy this app first? Literally in 5 min. I had some simple patch change buttons programmed and tested. And unlike others, it really does sysex...what a concept. I know Spock died last year but logic does live on. Being a machine language programmer myself, I have a deep dislike for apps with no logical layout and no help files. I wasted my cash and time on a couple different apps and was ready to buckle down and write my own when I caught wind of this on youtube. Great job! And keep it up! And....yes, it has room for improvement but so do I...........nuff said.
by Qwert trewQ  •    United States  •  February 5, 2016
It is a good app, however it is missing a pick list control. The price is not high for what is offered.
by Nick45689143  •    United States  •  February 3, 2016
         
Could be better looking but has all possibilities worked out.
by arthurfl  •    Netherlands  •  November 22, 2015
I use this app to control a program called show cue system. It runs my bands backing tracks and midi files responsible for operating my lighting rig, guitar and keyboard rig as well as a few other automated systems.

This app does what it says, very easy to grasp and to operate. My only wish is that there were an option to 'scroll' through a list of text.

For example, I have 90+ songs to trigger, it would be great if I could create a text list, assign each text object a program change and the scroll through the list. Right now I have to change pages or banks within the program to access all the song/text items.

Worth the money though for its customization.
by Jfabio26  •    Canada  •  October 7, 2015
         
A configurable MIDI control device is an incredibly powerful tool for the electronic composer & musician. It can replace a hardware control surface, and perform lots of tasks with style. This app can provide a large range of controls. The developer seems very open to suggestions.
by B'bba  •    United States  •  September 19, 2015
         
Ich habe sehr lange Apple abgelehnt, aber allein dieses Programm ist mein iPad wert! Ich habe lange auf anderen Plattformen nach so etwas gesucht, hier habe ich es gefunden. Ich würde für Midi Designer auch 7 Sterne geben!
by Candy CGN  •    Germany  •  August 10, 2015
This has been by far the most capable MIDI controller program app I have tried. I'm using it to manage my guitar pedal board. This isn't for anyone who doesn't have a basic understanding of MIDI, however it allows for the novice to do some simple MIDI controls. My only complaint is the not with regards to function, but design elements. I would like a more robust graphics platform to apply controls to. Some more control elements like pick lists, multiple labels for the same CC control, external device feedback via MIDI in and maybe some custom mapping templates for well know software. Other than that, this has been a great app that has made my life much, much easier. I highly recommend trying it out.
by EBOMusic  •    United States  •  June 30, 2015
         
This program is great! Very useful for my live rig. Love that you can convert midi commands and so much more.
by meohyes  •    United States  •  May 21, 2015
Gotta say, made this app running on my iPad mini the absolute centerpiece of my entire elaborate rig--and I couldn't be happier. When I use an "ad hoc" connection to my Mac mini, performance is ROCK solid. Amazing. Thanks!
by iOSmusicMAKER  •    United States  •  April 10, 2015
         
I have found Midi Designer Pro to be a comprehensive and powerful app for those who want to get the most from their midi systems.
Highly recommended.
by Pipeworks  •    United Kingdom  •  March 5, 2015
While being a bit on the higher end of app price, this one does what others cannot. There is just no limit to the MIDI options and setups/controls. MIDI Designer indeed.
by Fgyjgfdhccfv  •    United States  •  February 15, 2015
         
...if you want to configure your own MIDI controllers. It's brilliant, very simple and fast. I used it for both synth voice editors as well as live controls.
by Ibo Kai  •    Germany  •  February 2, 2015
Compared to it’s two main rivals, TouchOSC and Lemur, i think the biggest advantages that Midi Designer has is it’s ease of use (no scripting), it’s expansiveness (it can tackle very complex setups with ease), and the sublime way in which it’s been put together. It worked flawlessly for me and has already saved me about €400 for not having to buy a programming module for one of my 80’s synthesizers (the Roland D50) - I simply made my own layout. This has become a central part of my rig very quickly. It’s worth every penny.
by BleuNoir  •    Netherlands  •  January 26, 2015
         
This app is really awesome! You can create your own workflow and works perfecty wireless with Windows and OSX. It even works at the same time! I use this app for starting up songs (live) and for programming the light show!
by Een rare aap  •    Netherlands  •  January 12, 2015
         
Very fast and intuitive. Beautiful interface and very efficient. Support is always there for u!!!
There is always space for improvement and support is active with lots of updates!
by kraftf  •    Greece  •  December 28, 2014
         
Super
by midimage  •    United States  •  December 20, 2014
It's a bargain at this price. I would have been willing to pay much more for an app of this quality. Great features.

Dave J
by Dr. S Original  •    United States  •  December 15, 2014
This app is one of the most powerful tools that the iPad can offer when it comes to serious music production. The possibilities are truly endless...control your favorite hardware synths, build parameter interfaces for synths that may not have the hands on feel by design, control multiple synths or effect plugins on your software, control lights, etc.If you know how important and widespread MIDI is, and you know how important a good controller is. With this, you can make ANY controller you need, and load up various iterations of them as needed. It can easily act as cornerstone of your setup, either live or in the studio. Get it now, and start designing! Worth it by far, been using it for years!
by Sbrenner611  •    United States  •  November 7, 2014
         
Extremely powerful, flexible and customizable; incredibly easy to use; top-notch support from the developer and the forum. My iPad is now a far more powerful midi controller than any piece of hardware could ever be. Highly recommended!
by Adam Rapa  •    United States  •  October 23, 2014
Sono chitarrista e con questa app posso tramutare qualsiasi segnale midi da pedaliera esterna in una bass pedal o start stop per drum machine app!!!!!
Grandissima!!!
by simone67  •    Italy  •  October 15, 2014
         
A very intuitive app with a great look and feel. Once I got my layout setup as a synth controller, it has saved me quite a bit of time. Otherwise I would still be struggling through various submenus on a small synth screen. Thanks guys. Looking forward to any upcoming features. Highly recommended.
by UFO Researcher  •    United States  •  October 14, 2014
         
This app is excellent ! In a few hours I was able learn how to use the app thanks to the helpful videos available on youtube. I then spent a few more hours taking the codes from my Line6 Pod XT Live "pilot handbook" and created a great set of controls that I plan to use during live performance. I will be able to quickly navigate settings which are hard to find on the Pod XT especially in a live setting where you want to switch your settings without delay between songs. The one enhancement I would ask for would be a way to cut and paste full sets of "tick" settings from perhaps a CSV chunk of text in an email into MDPro to enable faster setup of controls that have all my amp, stompbox, reverb spring and delay unit names and their associated midi CC values. This enhancement would be a major time saver. But even without this capabilty you will be very satisfied once you complete the setup.
by PatrickKane88  •    United States  •  October 6, 2014
… I certainly think so. From creating simple a simple CC interface to using more complex sysex messages, this app has the easiest editing functions I’ve come across so far. It didn’t take me long to create my first editor using sysex strings (Roland FA-06 Supernatural Synth), it can read sysex parameter strings directly from your synth, which makes things much easier to understand. I tried the competitors similar apps and ended up ditching them. Hooked.
by Broadwave  •    United Kingdom  •  September 22, 2014
After agonizing on whether to buy the identically priced MDP or Lemur, I eventually settled on MDP due to the far simpler workflow I saw in the videos...
And it didn't disappoint! Within a short time, I had layouts that where manipulating various Logic Pro X effects. I then went on to create ad-hoc layouts for controlling Nave, Thor & Galilio (Sunrizer didn't work for some reason).

Love it!
by Zombie Petals  •    United States  •  September 17, 2014
Just one word: brilliant! If you have any hard- or software that you want to remotecontrol via MIDI you HAVE to get this app.
by ColdSteelCSDU  •    Germany  •  August 15, 2014
         
Fantastica applicazione! Ha risolto tutti i problemi che possono riguardare il midi con iPad! Ho provato molti controller midi su questa piattaforma, ma spesso sono molto macchinosi e ci si deve preparare i preset tramite computer! Con questa applicazione si fa tutto da iPad! Assolutamente da avere!!
by Matttheskater  •    Italy  •  July 23, 2014
Exactly what I was looking for! So far I've been able to create drum pads, plugin controllers for my DAW, and an Axe Fx Ultra amp tweaker. I had a question about sending Sysex messages in 4 bit nibbles and Dan got back to me immediately. He was able to offer a quick solution and was super patient with me while working through my issue. I wish all app providers had such amazing and responsive support!
by CrookedHorse  •    United States  •  July 23, 2014
There was only one thing I thought I couldn't achieve with MIDI Designer. It turns out I was wrong! The support was super responsive and helped me achieve *everything* I wanted Midi designer to do for me.
I now have a MIDI Footswitch pedal that I don't need to reprogram everytime I try a new experiment - all I do now is reconfigure Midi designer, which is miles easier to configure then my complicated pedal!
Powerful program and very responsive support. Fully recommend it to anyone having the MIDI control probs and configuration issues I was previously having.
by Gwilli06  •    Australia  •  July 10, 2014
This is a powerful and intuitive app that delivers everything it says it will. I got it after looking for ways to control 3rd party plug ins in a sequencer for guitar in live performance situations. I needed power and flexibility in a controller that wasnt keyboard based and would play nicely with other hardware.
There is a learning curve but that reflects the depth of features. The simple stuff is pretty straight forward to get going.
The tutorial resources are good and the service response from the company is excellent. I had a question and the owner emailed me back in under an hour.
This app will do everything except walk the dog.
Cheers!
by Bassious  •    Canada  •  May 20, 2014
If you're looking for something that goes a bit deeper into your DAW and soft synths, this may be the app you're looking for. It's not dead easy, but the possibilities are endless. If you can imagine it, you can design it.
by Mic English  •    United Kingdom  •  April 24, 2014
I try ALL midi controllers in ios world and this is is the beat, overall, works!!!!!
5/5
by marceloalejandro varela  •    Argentina  •  April 16, 2014
         
I use this app for guitar to communicate between my pedalboard and my midi capable pedals. It works amazingly. There isn't another app out there that makes it easy enough for a novice to program complete midi controls as presets/patches.

Currently using to control Moog Moogerfoogers with a GigRig Pro 14 Midi.
by Faconcord  •    United States  •  February 3, 2014
         
I've been through a number of different midi controllers for Ableton and used this for around 100concerts around the world. This is so easy to setup and customize, but the best the reliability and I've never had a crash or fall out. Great!
by Kristoffer Thorning  •    Denmark  •  January 13, 2014
         
I love this thing. I use it for pretty simple controller tasks and I am totally pleased with it! I have all the other ones...at the end of the day this thing turns out to be the only configurable midi controller I need. It just works without ANY hassle. Keep up the great work and a solid product developers!
by angelo grover  •    United States  •  January 3, 2014
I bought this to build a midi layout to control my POD X3 Live. Using a midi cc chart provided by Line 6, I was able to set up touch controls for just about every function on the POD.

I use an iRig midi controller on my iPad and it works great.

This setup allows me to dial in and tweak sounds using the iPad instead of having to bend over and tap though difficult to read menus. Once I have a sound I like, I can either tap the save button on the POD twice, or once and then select a location.

This has put some new life and interest in an older piece of gear for me.

Dan has done a great job and seems to be continually adding new functions and features.

Just get it, you won't be sorry!

JP
by jpmulligan  •    United States  •  December 23, 2013
Title says it all
by akguni  •    United Kingdom  •  December 8, 2013
         
Tres bonne appli, tout ce qui est confirable via midi peut etre piloter par cette app !!
Je l'ai acheter simplement pour soutenir et encourager les developeur a continuer comme ca.
Il manque quand meme 2/3 truc mais rien de vital
by Thomascatella  •    France  •  November 23, 2013
         
Best CC and sysex editor I've come across. If you have hardware synths, essential. Not osc so don't need missing link. I can edit sounds on my TX802 via iRig midi connection. Purely Amazing App !!!
by Kristjan Zaklynsky  •    United States  •  October 29, 2013
         
MIDI Designer Pro is addictive and hands down the best MIDI controller app for the iPad. The flexibility, depth and customer support for MIDI Designer Pro is unmatched. I've been working with it for several weeks making layouts for my gear and each time I try something I find that the team at that created MIDI Designer was way ahead of me with tools that made what wanted possible. All the power available in MIDI Designer Pro can make your head spin, but on the surface it is still very easy to use. The applications and potential for this app are unmatched.

If you can imagine it, you can build it with MIDI Designer Pro.
by Gen.MIDI  •    United States  •  October 4, 2013
This app is a dream come true for anyone who has used hardware controllers and got tired of having the same controls in the same place for every application. Not only can you design your own interfaces, you can do things on a touch screen controller that you can’t do on normal physical control surfaces. Great customer support page forum and help from the developer himself. Highly recommended!
by ThePro2112  •    United States  •  September 7, 2013
If you need to do any remotely sophisticated midi mapping, with Traktor /M4L / BomesMT levels of depth for LED feedback etc, then this app can do it..... I didn't believe it at first because this side of mididesigner is not shouted about, but the 'pedalboards' feature allows you to setup LED feedback for banking, radio button groups etc.... Basically a control brain for all your midi controllers plugged into the ipad. Totally indispensable.....
by BobbyQuine  •    United Kingdom  •  August 21, 2013
         
This app is fantastic .Im able to control all 64 users performances/patches on my Roland XR using my Ipad mini
I'd be lost without it now and what excellent value for money
Buying any hardware to do the same job would have cost me at least 12 times as much..There's stacks you do with this app
5 Stars !
by FantomTone  •    United Kingdom  •  August 16, 2013
         
Just brilliant.
by electrosim2001  •    United Kingdom  •  August 13, 2013
Just what I needed to run sound at a live event - but not having to stay at the laptop! I also will not need to have my rig out in the room either, wow!

Setting up the first connection had me scratching my head, but a quit and relaunch, and I haven't had an issue since.

Really great programming job on this app. Everything is laid out very logically and is quick to design and assign MIDI signals to. It is great with MainStage because when you change patches you can have the new patch send it's settings to MIDI Designer and all the knobs on your IOS device moves to the patches default settings.

I'm running this on my IPhone so the only issue is adjusting sliders precisely because of the limited size of the screen. So an iPad would be ideal.

I have no complaints about this app. Great job guys!
by KSPAHR  •    United States  •  August 4, 2013
         
This is great looking software that above all is really easy to use.
After very little practice Ive designed layouts to remotely control a DAW (Reaper) and a Roland Sound Canvas. I'm amazed at the results obtained and how fast it is. A very well thought out app.
by Ejr27233  •    United Kingdom  •  July 30, 2013
MIDI Designer Pro and an iPad make one of the best custom controller combos I have used ~ and I have used quite a few over the years!

The interface is very easy to learn, an incredible array of control combinations is possible, and the designer (Dan) is VERY helpful, and quick to implement new ideas and updates. This is the perfect controller for addressing those "under the hood" settings found on software and modern hardware synths from Moog and others.

Highly recommended!
by R Rivers  •    United States  •  July 27, 2013
Una auténtica gozada. Completa, sencilla de usar, personalizable y flexible....sin necesidad de tener que conectarte a un PC puedes crear y editar todas las características de tus plantillas. Una ventaja adicional es que se trata de una app universal que funciona perfectamente en el iphone a pesar del tamaño limitado de la pantalla. La conexión a través de wifi con otros terminales va de maravilla y con una latencia practicamente imperceptible. Incluye funciones como los super y subcontrols que con otras apps solo se podrían realizar a través de scripts. Y por si fuera poco cuenta además con un soporte sobresaliente que escucha e implementa mejoras y correcciones a petición de sus usuarios....solo hay que ver el ritmo de updates que lleva la app...simplemente genial!!!!!
by manuhz  •    Spain  •  July 25, 2013
         
Love this app. I was intimidated by most apps like this, but this one is so intuitive. I see such great potential here. The guys over on Audiobus forum are latching on to this app and creating some nice designs. Looking forward to AB support that looks like it may be happening. The Dev can now see the relevance of AB support for app switching.
by Mgmg4871  •    United States  •  July 21, 2013
         
If you are a musician and you own an iPad, there is ZERO reason for you to be passing up on Midi Designer. Think about it…the cheapest MIDI controller you can buy will be at least $150 and a one trick pony. This can be everything you need it to be in one device. I honestly can't imagine working without it at this point.

I had a couple issues setting it up initially but the developer got back to me within 15 minutes and the solution was minor (and not MD related).

DON'T THINK TWICE!
by IndieMusicProducer.com  •    Canada  •  July 19, 2013
(Lémur mis à part, il joue dans une autre cour). Avant c'était pour moi Sonic Logic mais depuis la Màj, ce contrôleur est plus qu'un Killer app! Design ultra rapide et facile, pas besoin de se taper la notice. Mapping automatique avec d'excellents résultats (dès que l'on dessine 5 knobs ils sont tout de suite mappés de manière cohérente avec les paramètres du synth qui tourne en audio background). Et surtout, surtout, les graphismes sont lunaires tellement ils sont stylés! La gestion des knobs est juste parfaite.
A bon entendeur...
by M80M80  •    France  •  May 25, 2013
         
Ich habe sie alle durch und diese App schlägt sie bei weitem!
Einfach super!
Ich würde mir noch eine Lib aus (selbst) vorkonfigurierten Panels oder Containern wünschen.
by Kimbini  •    Germany  •  May 22, 2013
I was looking for a tool to allow for remote control of my Tascam 2488 mixed/HDR. I use it in small live venues to mix audio for my wife's band but it's often difficult to get space to do this in the best listening position so the ability to remotely adjust faders etc via the iPad was called for. The mixer supports midi control but has a unique format requiring a custom solution. Using a combination of a portable wifi link and midi interface via a laptop running RTPMidi, Midi Designer was a great match for what I needed and in the areas where additional functionality would help, Dan Rosenstark was quick to respond with advice. The app continues to surprise me with its capabilities, ease of implementation and flexibility. Absolutely worth the price and can provide a robust custom controller solution for pretty much any midi application. There are several remote controller mixers on the market now, but Midi Designer allowed me to use a piece of gear I already had in a new way. excellent app!
by Starhouse Audio  •    United States  •  April 5, 2013
First of all, some may be wondering if the price of this app is justified and to that I will give a resounding YES. Why? Because it replaces costly hardware. Since I bought this app I actually sold my UC-33 because I simply don't need it. Not only that, having this on my iphone and iPad gives me the ability to have a huge number of configurations that would be impossible with hardware.

I am currently using this using midi over wifi on an ad hoc network and the delay is pretty much nonexistent (around 5ms tops). It works just as fast as hardware and is obviously more flexible.

The only thing I would like to see are some more visual customizations of buttons and controls. The buttons are rather plain but definitely functional. I also love the floating display of values as you turn knobs or drag sliders. Ingenious!
by TwinMoons  •    United States  •  March 28, 2013
The latest upgrade makes an already superb product even better. This product allows extensive creative control and customisation without being constrained by what sliders and switches the designer's THINK you need. It is very easy to set up and use, and has many more possibilities than meets the eye.
The knobs and sliders are VERY smooth to operate, everything is so responsive and the product is an absolute pleasure to use.
If you want to build your own controller, look no further.
by WMVyla  •    United Kingdom  •  March 24, 2013
       
Love the in app designer, setup is pretty easy, midi over wifi is better than expected. Love the look of the sliders and knobs and the color wheel thing under your finger is a major cool/function factor. All I want is something to use for a parametric eq like the lemur multi-ball, and how skins for the panels? Would give 5 star for multi ball type control. Using fl studio 10 on a windows 7 64 bit
by blueberryBDawg  •    United States  •  March 16, 2013
I contacted this app's support forum after having some initial connectivity problems (they turned out to be cable-related had nothing to do with the app) and Dan Rosenstark was lightning-fast, attentive and utterly thorough in his troubleshooting assistance. Now thanks to his help and to a MIDI Designer power user's custom layout, I'm able to customize patches on my Roland JX-3P (w/ Kiwitechnics upgrade) to a ridiculous degree. Tremendous value for a sub-$20 app!
by kentlamb  •    United States  •  March 8, 2013
Makkelijk te mappen, makkelijk te ontwerpen en naar je hand te zetten.
Ik ben blij met deze aankoop omdat het een zeer goed gemaakte app is.
Hij voorziet in alle flexibiliteit en je hoeft geen server op je computer te draaien omdat hij rechtstreeks communiceert met je MIDI-netwerk. Ook tussen je iPad en iPhone communiceert hij als een midi server en kun je 1 op 1 gedeelde controle uitvoeren op alle software die midi aankan.
by StefanJanssen  •    Netherlands  •  February 27, 2013
Die Idee ist sehr gut. Jedoch die Ausführung sollte noch verbessert werden.
So verdeckt das Terminal, erstellte Tasten, die so natürlich nicht kontrolliert werden können. Blendet man es aus, schreibt es nicht mehr mit. Einzustellende Farben werden mit einem Schieberegler ausgewählt. Die gleiche Farbe mehrmals auszuwählen ist eine Herausforderung extra. Das App ist aber auf jedenfall sehr nützlich und funktioniert. Ich würde es wieder kaufen.
by Holzberger  •    Germany  •  February 11, 2013
         
非常好!!!
by niko_boy  •    China  •  February 1, 2013
         
I use this with Reaper and it has been brilliant! Great App. Of the controllers I have tried this is the best.

Best $20 I have spent on any app!
by Patcod  •    Australia  •  January 13, 2013
         
Bought this app a couple of days ago, this is simply amazing to design your own surface for your midi gear. To changes sounds in real time, when performing live on my Korg PA1X Pro, i've been looking for some cool app to control my keyboard quickly and easily. Midi Designer was simply the answer ! Thank You !
Denys Dumas, France
by Denys2006  •    France  •  January 1, 2013
         
This app is great. Worked perfectly with ableton live on MacBook. Easy set up. A little pricey, but worth it for me.
by Ruckis_69  •    Canada  •  December 31, 2012
         
I use UA Apollo quad and Ableton Live with 16 analog inputs to automate and mix a live show from stage. Midi Designer Pro has changed my entire production. Songs that require complex routings with special parameter settings can now be called up instantaneously with the press of one button! Musicians can use their iPhones to control their own monitor mixes and I can do a sound check out front of house with my iPad! Complete control of faders, EQ's, compressors, aux sends, effects…. an amazing tool. As others have commented, the support is second to none. Haven't been this pleased with a $18 purchase in my entire life.
by Michael L McDonald  •    United States  •  December 20, 2012
I bought this app (and all the others) when it was pretty good and now it's 100% great if you want to make your own Midi controller. I tweak stuff constantly in my layouts and even use some of the super control stuff. This app works like hardware, which is amazing.
by Dr. J Original  •    United States  •  December 16, 2012
         
Einfach und direktes erstellen von Controllern möglich. Quasi Plug and Play. Unterstützt midi CC und nrpn und der Support ist wirklich klasse. Es wird direkt auf fragen geantwortet und ernsthaft über die Integration von Verbesserungen geredet.

Und wenn ich lese, dass manche mehr Layouts fordern weiß ich nicht, ob manche verstehen dass das keine Bibliothek vorgefertigter Layouts ist, sondern ein ideales Werkzeug um seinen INDIVIDUELLEN Controller zu erstellen.

Naja, wie dem auch sei, wer Spaß an eigener Arbeit hat findet hier die Möglichkeit seine Neigung als Midi Designer auszuleben :p
by Der nicht verfügbare Kurzname  •    Germany  •  December 15, 2012
         
I'm a VJ For Mansion and SET in ,Miami fla. the program is a 10 out of 10. Great buy
by Miamivape  •    United States  •  December 12, 2012
Considering the endless control options at your disposal, Midi Designer Pro is a bargain. Excellent support as well. Total win.
by mkunoff  •    United States  •  December 7, 2012
         
This is the greatest thing ever

Side note

The "one big page" setting doesn't work it just mirrors everything you create 🙁 I want one big page!
by jasondesante  •    Canada  •  December 5, 2012
I brought this on the strength of the few reviews it has, and I am not disappointed. I went straight in for the full version, as I wanted to do some tricky stuff. As a keyboard player in a live band, I also control the lighting, and although I have it bound to keyboard zones, its not always easy to remember where I left them . .. enter Midi Designer . plug in a Line 6 Midi Mobilizer and away we go.

I've managed to build a set of screens, which are capable of controlling my master setting on my yamaha XS, and the lights on my Elation Magic 260, it looks great, I can add buttons in for more settings, and the best thing of all, I can see what each one does now, thanks to the labelling.

up to 6 banks of 6 pages, split left and right, with each side capable of showing all 36 pages, very handy for dragging your designs around, different coloured buttons, control knobs and sliders and even x/y controls, all through touch, and all nicely titled and visible.

Go straight for the full version - its well worth the money
by Krinell  •    United Kingdom  •  November 17, 2012
Es fehlen vorgefertigte Tasten wie Play Pause Fwd Rec etc.
I miss pre printed buttons like Play Rec, fwd ffwd backward and so on…
Barrierefreie Layouts ohne Trennung in der Mitte.
Barrierfree layouts without cut in the middle of the big page so that i can drop knobs at the center of the page.
Nicht 100 Farben und dann auch noch so weich pastellig . Farbtabelle im Hex Format oder Farbrad wäre toll für Knöpfe und Seiten!
Not over 100 smooth colors. Color Choice in Hex format or color wheel for faders, knobs and pages...
Seitenlayout: Blank, gebürstetes Metall und Holz reicht!
Pagelayout; Blank, brushed Metal and wood seems to be enough!
Verbessertes Speichern und löschen für Bänke! Multibänke für z.B. DAW, Synths & Drummachines wäre toll für einmaliges Laden.
Better save and delete function (Bank delete function) Multibank save function for loading a single preset and you get DAW, synth and drum machine layouts for example.
Multiple Seiten für Fader und subgruppen in der DAW, wenn man mehr als einen Fader braucht! Oder eine wischfunktion für Seiten mit feststelltaste.
Multipage layout for fader & subgroups and busses in DAW if you need more than one fader or a swap to page X function or even sliding pages with lock function.

Das sind nur Wünsche aber wäre echt toll wenn das noch kommen würde!
These were just wishes but it would be nice if some of this functions will be find a way into this app (delete function for saved banks and colors 🙂

Great app (Using with Studio One V2) 5 Stars.
by DDC-ONE  •    Germany  •  October 15, 2012
         
A little expensive but it works so great. I am using it on ableton. Very satisfied. Try lite to see what you can do.
by Pepinz  •    Canada  •  October 14, 2012
Nachdem ich mich eine ganze Weile über die dauernden Abstürze von MIDI-Touch geärgert habe, war der MIDI-Designer jetzt die Rettung, um meinen MOOG Minitaur per Presets auf dem iPad zu steuern. Nach 5 Minuten stand der MIDI-Controller. Cool.
by mgandke  •    Germany  •  October 2, 2012
         
Using this to control my softsynths now, great having hands on control. Some really clever ideas in this too for combining different controls to make some great performance tools. Well worth the money.
by sammahoney  •    United Kingdom  •  September 30, 2012
         
Extremely easy to set up, map, and customize. I can't believe this app exists. I got it hooked up and working with ableton in less than 5 mins after downloading. Currently using over a wifi connection, but the option to do a hard wire connection as well is fantastic.

Thank you guys for creating an app that works so smoothly!
by AlaskanAviator  •    United States  •  September 17, 2012
         
Very versatile product, and I am finding new uses for it every day!
The developer obviously put some thought into this, and is listening to working musicians as every update makes it even better!
by Paul E. Wogg  •    Canada  •  August 31, 2012
         
This app is outstanding in the way it is thought out and packs a punch of flexibility in its delivery along with its unbelievable price! It's very detailed in its design (your design really) and its configurability with every button, switch, fader etc. One of the things that attracted me to it is the ability to design your own control service without the need to design it first on your Mac and then upload it onto your iPad. You could technically do it on the fly at a gig if needed. The ability to have full or split pages and being able to lock or move pages is really great! I can't wait to see what this developer is going to come up with next!
by Nordmach  •    Canada  •  August 18, 2012
         
Couplė à un irig midi, lequel gère notamment un convertisseur midi/dmx512 de chez interface z, je gère un parc d'éclairage qui peut aller jusqu'à 128 contrôleur dmx.
Une mise en page au choix on dessine ses contrôleurs , on mémorise ses scènes on les appelle en 2 touches .
On dirige du bout des doigts des miroirs de scan ou des têtes de lyres.
Inimaginable !
Merci pour ce beau travail!

Dernière chose, on peut même utiliser en wifi , un irig midi branche sur un autre appareil.
Les usages deviennent sans limites !

Vivement une mini version pour iPhone ...
by Grom.C  •    France  •  August 12, 2012
         
Fantastica applicazione, ben progettata, solida, con un ottimo corredo di tutorials video. I settaggi da associare ai vari comandi midi sono pressochè infiniti. Alla fine, l'unico limite che rimane è la fantasia di chi usa questa bella app.
by CarloMIDILogic  •    Italy  •  August 2, 2012
This midi controller has amazing scope in the way that you can not only customize your perfect midi rig, but you can control what you need, when you need it. You can create incredibly complex midi set ups and control them with a simple interface, or create a multi- page interface that gives you accurate control over everything.

There is also a virtual pedal board option to extend the capabilities even further, but the power to control all your gear is worth the experience. From effect control to hardware and DAWs, this app allows for the most efficient control possible, you just have to design it the way you want it, every option is possible.
This is the most impressive update so far, such incredible scope!
by Trassman  •    Australia  •  July 24, 2012
         
This is a great piece of software. Really easy to use and totally configurable. You can program any kind of midi controller to suit your needs in a matter of minutes without reading a manual ( don't know if there is one? ). Got it working with Ableton Live and Reason in seconds and programed a controller for my Access Virus and Minimoog V in a matter of minutes. The best customer support in the business. I could not get it to work with DP and Dan helped me until we found the problem. Buy this you wont regret it.
by Somaaudio  •    Peru  •  June 23, 2012
         
If you are looking for a midi app this is it. Just like the title of the app says "Midi Designer" it is your design the way you want to do it. Also great tech support to go along with it. I had a problem and got a response in no time.
by GuitarFreddy  •    United States  •  June 17, 2012
       
Very pleasant application.
There is a bug in the label of XY.
by terure  •    Japan  •  May 3, 2012
         
Confermo il mio giudizio già espresso per la versione lite.
Facile da usare, da configurare, qualcosina da migliorare dal punto di vista grafico, ma è ottima!! 5 stelle
by acaonweb  •    Italy  •  April 19, 2012
This amazing app has replaced my hardware midi controllers and at a fraction of the price. The software is easy to use and is full of features. The support from the developer has been exceptional. There's no other app in its class, simply fantastic. Keep up the good work and look forward to new features.
by Thedazman1968  •    United Kingdom  •  April 9, 2012
         
I love this app! In a very short amount of time I am able to design my own custom remote controller screen for my studio. I like the colorful, easy to see graphics, and the many design options.
BUT,
By far, what I like most is the designer's instant response to my questions, and very helpful support with some early problems that I had. I am fairly new to iOS, and he helped me figure out that I was not turning apps off properly, and had way too many running in the background.
New features seem to being added quickly as the app evolves, and small fixes and updates to support pages appear promptly after discovery.
I am just getting started, but can already tell that I will be getting a lot of use from this one.
BRAVO!
by Roughcut Studios  •    United States  •  March 23, 2012

App Store Reviews for: MIDI Designer Pro 2 | MIDI Designer Lite 2 | MIDI Designer Limited 2



App Store Reviews for MIDI Designer Lite 2

Available for existing users only

         
This is a very powerful app. I've been using it for years. There's nothing like it out there. Dan Rosenstark (app author) personally supports this app because he's brilliant and he cares!
by Pastel Fractal  •    United States  •  December 8, 2015
This is how technology on the web is supposed to work. Heck, it’s how a business with a great product is supposed to work. Dan is committed to helping his customers get the most out of this brilliant app. When he sees a weakness in the design or functionality, he goes after it. It inspires new ways of thinking about doing music. Right up there with some of the best. How can you not buy this?
by Danwpc  •    United States  •  November 18, 2014
         
Perfect midi app, easy to use and pick up, five stars
by Kezman86  •    United Kingdom  •  June 17, 2014
         
This is a very nice music software, Which can give me a lot of music feeling. And it have a very beautiful UI, also it is very easy to operate. Nice job!
by ohstars  •    United States  •  May 24, 2014
         
Great for DJing, used with ableton live.

No latency and highly customisable.
by ReebokPump  •    United Kingdom  •  May 21, 2014
I've been looking for a programmable midi controller to control my Niche Audio Control Module and Midi Designer fit the bill perfectly! The developer has been very responsive and helped me figure out how to make it work. I recommend this app highly!
by MartyA  •    United States  •  April 17, 2014
         
Well done to the team for this outstanding application!!!! Thank you!!!!
by GR_Commando  •    Greece  •  April 7, 2014
自身の環境にあわせたMIDIコントローラーが作れます。

ハードウェアシンセをコントロールするためにSysexが送れるものを探していたのですが、バッチリでした。

Liteだと広告が表示され画面の一部が隠されますが、機能はフルに使えるようです。

まずは、Config - Actions - Load Layoutでサンプルを見ることをオススメします。
by ぶひ  •    Japan  •  March 25, 2014
         
I am using it for control of professional graphics systems scripted inputs. Very intuitive, very flexible. Uses for this app go far beyond what I think the author intended.
by KT2kf  •    United States  •  February 9, 2014
Using it in ableton! Very nice interface hopefully more customizable knobs and sliders in the future!
by Smexy😜  •    United States  •  January 8, 2014
Wow, so easy to set up connection to computer and my rig. There are SO MANY features I think pretty much everything anyone could ever want is in here. Best MIDI controller ever!
by PostModernGuy  •    United States  •  December 31, 2013
         
I use Sonar and I wanted to remote my DAW. Within an hour I had it controlling my faders, play/stop, RTZ, record, and undo. That's all I really wanted it to do and it does it.
by Guinivere the Bulldog  •    United States  •  November 20, 2013
         
Ignore that guy that says that it's a fail, "10 years of experience" that's a fail. I have saved and restored layouts using iTunes without problems. I don't have a computer science degree.
The App is a piece or art, you can tell how much effort it's been put into it by the developers.
There are many many options for you to control your MIDI device/program/plugin etc. Very flexible.
I downloaded the "Lite" version and used it a day or so and when I realized the things I can achieve with it I went ahead a bought the Pro version.
The support is outstanding, I have posted questions on the forum and I have received answers within hours. The community is very cooperative.
I'm very happy with the whole package and I would recommend it to anyone who is into creating their own app for their MIDI control needs.
Thank you MIDI Designer team! Son los mejores!
by Orpheus the Rockstar  •    United States  •  November 12, 2013
Om du vill bygga ett eget GUI till en MIDI-controller har du hittat rätt!
Massor av features!
Ladda ner och komigång bums!
by ErrkaPetti  •    Sweden  •  October 21, 2013
         
I'm still using this app to control all of my Midi gear. Great work!!
by Dave T the man  •    United States  •  August 22, 2013
         
This is the first app I've ever actually wanted to review. Although initial connection took some time, this app is awesome to use alongside a physical controller. Mapping and creating new layouts quickly becomes a breeze. If you are looking into buying a iPad midi controller app, give this one a try!
by Joshua Mitchell  •    United States  •  July 4, 2013
Excellent app for creating custom MIDI controllers to your heart and mind's content. Developer is extremely helpful in explaining how to use and what this app exactly does and does not do. Super responsive to any issues. Fun, easy to use and quick to get up and running on your favorite synth, hardware or app or daw or light rig. Community already has a few useful layouts and help get your started for whatever your looking to control.
by austingreen  •    United States  •  June 17, 2013
         
Génial...la facilité de création d'interface pour tout un tas de logiciel....
La configuration core midi marche très bien.

Je souhaiterai pourtant deux petites choses très importantes:

Pour importer une image en background pour pouvoir placer des bouton sans avoir à les nommer...par exemple pour pouvoir envoyer des top avec grand par exemple sans devoir nommer les boutons....

Pouvoir donner des temps d'attente differents à chaque subcontrols....

Sinon c'est que du bonheur..... Merci au développeurs.....
by Lakhtdcd  •    France  •  June 5, 2013
         
🔥🔥🔥
by Tarasmetal  •    Russia  •  May 7, 2013
         
The only thing I'd like to see is a feature to turn off tilt sensitivity so when you're jumping around on stage the screen doesn't flip on you!
by Stephen Cooper  •    United States  •  March 12, 2013
This app is amazing, the level of customization allowable is phenomenal. I have already recommended midi designer to many other DJs already.

I do however have one request, something I was hoping for when I first downloaded midi designer, a jog wheel. Yes, there are knobs that are very customizable, but the knobs have a min and max limit. I need something I can use to accurately seek the position in a song (maybe a wheel more sensitive towards to the middle) with no limit.
I really hope this addition can make it in with the next major update!

Still 5 stars for this app.
by SwotPerderder  •    United States  •  February 4, 2013
         
I now control Guitar Rig from my itouch mounted on my guitar. I can switch presets and adjust output volume without touching my computer. If this thing worked with Bluetooth i could use it in live gigs where ther's no wifi and change the world. Great product.

New - don't need bluetooth. The app designer got me to create an ad-hoc network. Pretty simple. Now i can use Midi Designer and my itouch to control my guitar rig anywhere. Great support. Amazing product.
by Pg8  •    United States  •  January 20, 2013
         
Works so well
by Ricky2191  •    United States  •  January 16, 2013
         
What a great little app! I love that you can design your own panels. If I use it lots ill definitely be buying the Pro version. Thanks for making this free! Having a blast controlling my soft synths with this little gem.
by Puking Pixels  •    Canada  •  January 12, 2013
I've been using a hardware MIDI controller (Novation) for years and it's solid and dependable but not very flexible, particularly if I want to add a control in BETWEEN two existing control. With MIDI Designer I'm past all of that. Last night was the first gig that I didn't bring the Novation to. Awesome. With MIDI Designer, it did take me a bit to figure out how to set up an ad-hoc connection (have to do it, it's just better than normal Wi-Fi), but everything else is a breeze. Also: there's a ton of documentation, but no user manual. If I figured it out, you can too.
by WWDAS  •    United States  •  January 11, 2013
       
Crasha spesso ma la versione lite puo' essere aggirata creando tanti layout.
by iscappa  •    Italy  •  January 9, 2013
         
This app is great.

24 hours in and i'm impressed. I have not used other midi control apps but Midi designer is proving perfect. Got the lite version and 2 hours later upgraded to pro. Well worth the purchase. So far its opened up some great possibilities with previously cumbersome rack gear. No more painting the hallway through the letter box.

A few enhancement requests but am sure they'll be incorporated soon. A+
by Chop_juice  •    United Kingdom  •  January 6, 2013
It's simply works well and has a very robust set of features if you choose to use them. For me, it's simply used in the background as an input/output router for MIDI signals. And because of that, I can already do quite a lot. If you're diving deeper, there is so much more functionality and great stuff you can do. A fantastic app that deserves the attention.
by The Lost Emperor  •    Canada  •  January 4, 2013
         
Clever and surprisingly intuitive. Super flexible with basically infinite control options. It handles advanced midi set ups, and works with pedal boards. Solved problems I didn't know I had. There is nothing else out there like it, nothing comes close. This midi controller is an absolute steal for the price, given what I know now I'd go straight the pro version.
by Emily Dixon  •    United States  •  December 30, 2012
         
Works. It's easy to interact with. I am using it to control fl studio and its plugins.
The panels and pages are extremely comfortable and useful. The layout savings it's useful, of course, to save the panels for each plugin, but the preset saving is a great added feature to save the settings for each panel layout!

Maybe the graphics of the object is not the most appealing out there, but the features, functionalities and usability is so far superb.
by Flaviotti  •    Canada  •  December 26, 2012
         
This app is well thought out and extremely functional. Also seems to be evolving rapidly with new features, and the support is excellent.
by tbbman66  •    Australia  •  December 17, 2012
         
Finally tone wheels for my B3 organ (I use a pc to host the b3 emulator). What a dream! Thank you midi designer. You really rock. Probably lots of other uses for this. Fantastic... thanks for making it free. If I use it more regularly I will step up to the pro.
by Mayor566  •    Canada  •  September 19, 2012
I am a relatively new user of the Vienna Symphonic Library and wanted an easier more intuitive way to switch between articulations than keyswitching. I very quickly was able to set up buttons with this app which are labeled with the articulation I want and use them to control the matrix in Vienna Instruments. I set up separate buttons to switch between solo and section instruments. I then added a velocity crossfade slider and I'm good to go. This is so much better than using keyswitching and my modulation wheel. I don't have to remember which key is set to which articulation because I can now visually see what I'm switching to. This app was super easy to customize to my liking and I had no problem setting it up within OSX. I have no latency problems over Wifi. Thanks for a great app!
by Trent Evans  •    United States  •  June 13, 2012
I have been able to set up a control surface for my Venom synthesizer using this application. It works wonderfully and is easy to set up given an understanding of MIDI controls. The developer was super helpful and walked me through creating a working interface very quickly. Can't believe how quickly he was able to help and how easy this is to set up now that I know what I am doing. Having the extended touch interface for the Venom has transformed it into a different instrument, for me. This software is quite amazing! Had to pick up the pro version and it was great to be able to test things out on the lite version first. This combination (working trial version, helpful developer) makes for a pretty unusually good customer experience. I'd give it 6 stars if I could.
by fungusamongus  •    United States  •  April 19, 2012
         
Versatile, io la sto usando con ableton live, e posso garantire che ben presto l'unico limite sono i 12 controlli, infatti sono passato alla pro.
Facile da usare, da configurare, qualcosina da migliorare dal punto di vista grafico, ma è ottima!! 5 stelle
by acaonweb  •    Italy  •  April 19, 2012
         
Will consider buying the full when the interface gets a, well, face lift. Nothing terribly wrong, just not the easiest on the eyes.
by TCUCURA  •    United States  •  January 9, 2012

App Store Reviews for: MIDI Designer Pro 2 | MIDI Designer Lite 2 | MIDI Designer Limited 2



App Store Reviews for MIDI Designer Limited 2

Available for existing users only

         
good app
by Emitopher  •    China  •  May 18, 2015
         
でも時折固まったり強制終了しちゃうのは悲しいかな
by rannposu  •    Japan  •  April 17, 2015
         
不错,广州各大奢侈品,包包,手表,皮带,服装,招实力代li,可零,看名字微)
by /wei、信1377768256  •    China  •  April 15, 2015
Блин долго хотел ее купить, копил деньги, купил и тут бац и она бесплатная стала. Разработчики это чё за ерунда?
by AndSHAB  •    Russia  •  April 13, 2015
Ни разу не пожалел о том что купил это приложение! Моя жизнь резко изменилась в лучшую сторону. И ничего что этот апп стоит также как мой айфон!!! Покупать нужно всем!
by Ushtrih  •    Russia  •  April 13, 2015
         
I use it daily, but it is NOT worth $999.99! Maybe $10, at the most.
by Timex  •    United States  •  February 6, 2015
         
虽然不知道是做什么的,但觉得很厉害,戳一个看看。
by 小阿蚂蚁  •    China  •  January 13, 2015
         
Thanks to this app,I am glad to download this app. This app is so useful that I can create my own music by it. Now I nearly cannot get rid of it. In a word,it is a good app.
by yangjiaming1987  •    United States  •  June 1, 2014
         
It is a professional MIDI controller ,to tell the truth,I know the music a little,but it's a useful,and I have to say it is easy to use,I hope you can buy it
by yhl123456  •    United States  •  May 31, 2014
         
The app is easy to use. I can make the music I want by the app. The app is amazing! I'll tell my friends who like making music
by ChalesJ  •    United States  •  May 30, 2014
So professional and wonderful MIDI controller design app.It is easy to use, infinitely flexible and customizable, and battle-tested in performance.
by AJohn99  •    United States  •  May 29, 2014
It is a professional midi app. It provides a good and functional midi control platform. It works so great and I can't help using it.
by G.Woo  •    United States  •  May 29, 2014
         
非常专业的midi软件,按键和功能都很齐全,对比同类软件来说,这一款是做的不错的
by Fung-z  •    China  •  May 29, 2014
         
This app is a great tool to creat and play our perfect MIDI controller with MIDI Designer.Every DJ lover should download this app!
by Durant#35  •    United States  •  May 24, 2014
         
This is a professional analog MIDI controller. Realistic mixer desktop design. Brought me a great music experience
by USjanekk82  •    United States  •  May 24, 2014
This app is a very professional MIDI controller. And it is also easy to use, as you read through the tutorial and learn all the instructions. I can fully customize a MIDI controller as I like and it still works like a charm.
by getReadyTeddy  •    United States  •  May 24, 2014
         
simply and powerful, the best in his type in ios.
by marceloalejandro varela  •    Argentina  •  April 16, 2014
         
Professional midi creator. Well done!
by Jowheller  •    United States  •  September 16, 2013
         
Cool
by Chutipong M Roobklom  •    Thailand  •  September 16, 2013
         
totally worth it~
by huding  •    Hong Kong  •  September 16, 2013
         
Wow so many MIDI control possibilities for $1 with one small limitation: you cannot have >12 controls total. This turns out to be fine for my setup though. Which means I'm getting world class MIDI control of everything I want in my rig for only $1!
by iOSmusicMAKER  •    United States  •  August 16, 2013


MIDI Designer in the Press

 

Interview with Dan Rosenstark, author of MIDI Designer and Chip Boaz of iOS Music and You

December 2014
iOS Music and You Part 1, Podcast, Starts at 35:00
iOS Music and You Part 2, Podcast, Starts at 32:30

Excellent interview with insightful and patience Chip Boaz. Covers many topics ranging from the history of MIDI Designer, iOS Music and Touch, and THroNG (the band).

I think that you’ll enjoy hearing Dan talk about MIDI Designer – he’s an intelligent guy with a pulse on the iOS community who has a lot of fascinating things to say.

 

Thor – Wub controll – MIDI Designer PRO Template

November 19, 2014
MIDI Designer Pro Layout for Thor

 

MIDI Designer Pro, Long Video on the Sound Test Room

September 2014
Long Review with Expert User Colin Swinney

Today we are taking a look at MIDI Designer Pro, and strap yourselves in for a long one here, folks,
because this is a very deep app… there’s so much functionality underneath the hood here that I couldn’t even begin to cover it in a single video.

 

haQ attaQ Ep20 – ”Wub Wub” [Let’s Play]

August-September 2014
Wub Wub with MIDI Designer Pro and Thor

It is Wednesday and I am feeling better, yes! For this episode I decided on treating you to some of that sweet ”wub wub”. I am also showing you how im using the time-stretching in ”TwistedWave Audio editor” to fit a vocal sample into my track and more. Check it out!

 

MIDI Designer Pro on a Big Thee TV Show, Lighting

August-September 2014
MIDI Designer on a Big Three TV Show in Lighting Design

Tim Webb of Discchord recently interviewed Michael Lee of Terminal Design about his use of MIDI Designer Pro for Lighting Design on the set of a Big Three Network TV Show. Michael is using many advanced features of MIDI Designer, and this one was made just for him.

Email from Michael, 2014-11-16
Director of the episode we are working on told me that he thought the iPad app I was using was…and I quote…”f*****g amazing!” He said that we would not have made the day without it.

MIDI-Designer-Terminal-Design-Grimm

 

With YaoBand on Apple Homepage!

August-September 2014
Your Verse: Striking a New Chord

About MIDI Designer over Wi-Fi: “iPad is like a member of the band. It gives DJ Luke Wang the freedom to go out into the audience and create different sets for each performance.”

“Luke Wang uses MIDI Designer Pro to manipulate his sounds via the iPad accelerometer.”

MIDI Designer on Apple.com Homgepage

2014-08-13-apple-ad-sighted-on-TV

 

In-Depth, Hands-On Review for DJ Tech Tools by MOJAXX (Chris Brackley)

March 2014
DJ Tech Tools

“Like a 90s Photoshop rave flyer… it’s fully customizable… it does look pretty good…”

“…controls are pretty intuitive…”

“…fully functional, does work exactly as you want…”

“…lots of options for customizing, which ultimately is the point of an app like this, it’s called MIDI Designer Pro, you design the MIDI controller that you want, so that’s definitely something you can work with.”

“you can do it all from the iOS device!”

On Named Ticks in MIDI Designer: “That’s pretty hard to achieve in Lemur…”

On Snap to Default Values: “Digging it a lot…”

“Loads of flexibility, it’s really really easy to use, that’s the cool thing about it… ‘accessible,’ that’s the word I would use”

“Ultimately there’s three big players on this scene at the moment [Lemur, TouchOSC, MIDI Designer Pro]… it’s worth checking the three out to see which one is going to suit your workflow the best. If you like a real hands-on way of working, then MIDI Designer Pro will probably be the one for you, for sure. “

 

UK Producer Shadow Child Explains Why He Loves MIDI Designer Pro for iPad

January 2014
Music Radar

“In the studio and making your own stuff… this is brilliant”

 

US Producer Duo Oliver Show Their Workflow with MIDI Designer Pro

February 2014

 

Interview with Groove Boston

September 2013
iOS Music Blog

“We are certainly MD fans… powerful results.”

“we really like to dive into the nitty gritty programming elements with MIDI Designer.”


 

Full 2-Page Review (with Cover Mention) by Mike Metlay

July 2013
Recording Magazine

“Developer support for MIDI Designer is almost scary-fast.”
“Plain fun” | “User-friendly” | “Highly configurable”

“…[for] creating your own MIDI control devices using a tool set that’s easy to get started with, user-friendly, highly configurable, intensively well-supported with a commitment toward constant growth, and just plain fun, MIDI Designer is a great place to start.”

Full Article in Sound on Sound by Bill Lacey

June 2013
Sound on Sound App Works

“I have been using the control surface I designed daily in my mixing work, and it has brought a degree of spontaneity to sound-design work that previously required a lot more effort.”

“MIDI Designer Pro takes working with these software instruments to an entirely new dimension, and makes them much easier to interact with.”

“It has become an integral part of my setup, for mixing and sound design as well as for composition.”

First Mention in Keyboard Magazine

May 2013
Key Secrets Column by David Battino

“powerful iOS app”
“vibrant MIDI Designer community”

 

Small Mention in SpezialBeat

September 2013
Beat Magazine
Beat (Maclife) Mention of MIDI Designer

Sonic Touch, Episode 23

May 14, 2013
The Article | Direct Link to YouTube Video at MIDI Designer Mention Start

“MIDI Designer Pro, a fantastic piece of software.”
“I use this as an interface for switching cameras…”
“Andy’s also got this running… he’s actually switching this show [with MIDI Designer Pro]”
“…brilliant…”
“That’s what I use on a daily basis here.”

Jim Atwood in Japan

February 2, 2013
Korg MS2000R Mod Sequencer Editor with Midi Designer App

“It’s official! I’m now into using the iPad for music and am enjoying it very much.”
“MIDI Designer is pretty new but already out of the gate it has features I can’t find on any other iPad App which makes it a very valuable solution for programming synths and creating control interfaces.”
“NO OTHER iPAD app had the capability to unleash all of the parameters needed to program the Korg MS2000R.”
“MIDI Designer takes care of it’s own language which is simply BRILLIANT!”
“…nothing beats Midi Designer for the iPad.”

Music App Blog

August 27, 2012
Review of MIDI Designer Pro

“MIDI Designer Pro is a brilliant utility app for the more geeky and experimental music maker.”
“My interaction with the MIDI Designer Pro team suggests they are very pro-active in terms of development and responding to the needs of users…”

First Mention in Sonic Touch, Episode 11

May 8, 2012
First Ever Sonic Touch Gold Award for Best App

“incredibly well thought-out….”
“very cleverly made, so it’s easy to use…”
“closest rival is Lemur…A lot easier to use than Lemur….”

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MusicLee
The Customer Support for Midi Designer is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING & incomparable…

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Hooked on your product by the way. It’s like the LittleBigPlanet of Midi editors.

Reader comment on Discchord Blog
2012-10-24—trueyorky
I have owned the free version for a while and yesterday I finally gave in to temptation and bought the full pro version. It really is an excellent tool – logical flow, everything just works, well thought out and lots of flexibility. The dev offers great support too just check his website. I own Lemur, TB midi, S2, midi pads, beatsurfing…so when Sonic Touch gave this a gold award I was like why? But it really deserves it. Excellent.

FB Post, Steve Hubbard
Congrats on a superb useable app, its going to make playing live so much easier when the band leader decides to go off-set-list! – I just have to prod the song name and ‘hey presto’ – sound and lights are all there!

FB Post, Rafael
‎:) great app

FB Post, Kristoffer Fynbo Thorning
A pic of my setup w/ POSTYR. I’ve been using the MidiDesigner for 10-15 concerts now with great success so tnx for a great app!

FB Post, François Desnoyers
GREAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT! Application. Finally I can control all my Line6 gears from my iPad.

FB Post, Gaetan DarkProphet Krausch-lacroix
fantastic midi app!!! thanks for your work 😉

FB Post, Nick Trass
It’s amazing to have such scope and control over your midi controller. You just design the controller you need.

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Big thanks to @MIDIDesigner It’s by far the easiest iOS app to make custom controls in an @ableton set. Well done!!



Emails from MIDI Designer Pro and Lite Users

2013-06-16 
I just wanted to tell you that I use a roland vg99 for my guitar. it
is hooked up to my computer and I use a software editor to control it.
now with your super app I use a free software program called midi ox
to connect my rptmidi driver to the midi drivers for my vg99. I now
can control anything on my vg99 with my ipod as well as see the
changes on my software editor. I can do this now with any hardware
connected to my computer as well as software DAW and softsynths. your
program is probably the best bargain I have ever had in 35 years of
playing music. Thank You so much.

2013-01-17
To me, it seems that MD has strengths in offering those who want a custom control panel and lack the motivation to learn the Klingon required for other software a home and those who are looking for iPad editors for synths they own but know too little to make their own. What a dilemma you must have faced with choosing what the Lite and Pro versions should offer!

2012-11-13
Your tip with moving the super controls to a separate page is perfect. Thanks for the advice.

I like your attitude! It is clear to see that you are sure about your product and take customers seriously. Keep up the good work!

2012-09-12
Thank you so much for pointing me in the right direction here. The software is fantastic. While we’re on the future update mode, being able to remotely view a set of meters would be really nice. For the time being I’ll use four faders via the iRig MIDI as you suggested. It seems to be just the ticket.

I use this gear to mix parabolic mics for college football for a network who asks me not to disclose their name in reference to any advertising or endorsements… My Technical Producer on the football package looked at the gear this week and said “You know, Gary, I used to be an audio guy, but I can’t believe how complicated things have gotten.” I did not correct him.

Thanks for making it easy. MIDI Designer Pro works for me.

2012-09-10
This app is so amazing. Good Job and thanks!

2012-05-09
First of all, let me just say what a great app you’ve written!
Excellent job! I wish this app and technology was around 20 years ago.