MIDI Designer 2.9 Announced!

New York, NY – May 13, 2017 — Confusion Studios announced MIDI Designer Pro 2 v2.9, which will be available for download from the Apple App Store on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

This new version brings greater maturity and stability along with new features for builders to work more efficiently during initial layout build and subsequent revisions of layouts.


Panel Grouping and Panel Channel — Panels can now be used to group controls. This behavior is optional. Panels can also be assigned a Channel and/or CC Offset for member controls, allowing users to build and modify pages and layouts quickly in a modular fashion.

Timing Rework — In addition, Snap to Value (and Snap to Default Value) have gotten reworked to allow for smaller timings and more frequent MIDI-value sends.

More MIDI — New on the MIDI side for 2.9:

  • Song Select MIDI message (for interaction with Songbook)
  • 4-byte device ID Roland Sysex Checksum (for the Roland Boss GP-10).


Dozens of issues — some notable, some minor — have been fixed in 2.9. See the Change Log for more information.


MIDI Designer Pro 2.9 is the 45th update of MIDI Designer since launch in 2012. MIDI Designer Author and Confusion Studios CEO Dan Rosenstark notes, “This release brings additional coherence and stability to an already mature platform that users trust and love. But it’s Panel Grouping and Panel Channel that are most exciting. Musicians, lighting users and others tweak and refine their layouts over months and even years. These panel features facilitate fast workflow and allow users to organize complex layouts easily. Let’s see what users do with it!”

The MIDI Designer Community provides a multitude of layouts for popular MIDI hardware and software targets. Those that have been rated by the MIDI Designer Team can be seen here.


Released by Confusion Studios LLC in 2012, the award-winning MIDI Designer Pro 2 has been lauded by Music Industry publications and used on stage and in the studio by world-class musicians, producers and DJs around the World. MD boasts a large Community of users creating and sharing virtual MIDI controllers for a multitude of different MIDI targets. Used by everyone from VJs to robotics experts, MD has also recently made inroads into television and film in both lighting design and camera control.

MIDI Designer Pro 2 will run on any iPad, iPhone or iPod touch running iOS 9.3 or later. The standalone, dedicated versions of MIDI Designer all require an iPad running iOS 9.3 or better.

Visit midiDesigner.com for further details.

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