Patch Base 2.6 is available today, bringing editors for 4 Roland synths: JV-2080, JV-1080, XP-80, and XP-60. These synths were incredibly popular in the 90's, and have a lot of sounds that you'll recognize, just scrolling through the presets.
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Patch Base 2.5 is now available, and with it comes an editor for the Korg Minilogue. Now you can visualize any patch on your Minilogue, as well as edit all synth and sequencer parameters. Fetch patches from your synth, create new patches from an init patch, or create random patches to discover new sounds. And as always, you can store your entire patch library on your iPad, and organize it into folders. For the next several days, the In-App Purchase for the Minilogue editor is 50% off.
The latest update to Patch Base adds a fully-featured program/patch editor for the Roland JD-Xi, bringing the number of supported synths in Patch Base to 30! This new editor is the most complex yet in the Patch Base collection, including support for the JD-Xi's 2 digital synths, analog monosynth, sample-based drum machine, and on-board effects and mixing. And, for the next several days, the In-App Purchase for the JD-Xi editor is 50% off!
Patch Base version 2.2 is available today, adding a new editor for the Yamaha FB-01. The FB-01 is another old 4-op FM synth from Yamaha, similar to the DX100 that I added an editor for in Patch Base 2.1!
Patch Base version 2.0 is available now, adding support for the Korg MS2000, MS2000R, MS2000B, and MS2000BR synthesizers. These editors include full support for all the synth's parameters, including the sequencer and vocoder patches.
The look of Patch Base has changed a little. Hopefully you'll find it more streamlined to use. Under the hood, so much of the app has been rewritten to be faster, more bug-free, and more flexible for future additions.
This post is for people who are trying to get their iPhone or iPad apps to connect to their hardware synthesizers or controllers via Wi-Fi. For instance, if you're using one of my synth patch editing apps, or trying to play a synth app on your iPad with a MIDI keyboard, then this is what you want.
Yesterday I slapped together a video to show some of what Mopho Touch can do. I cover the basic functionality, and the random patch feature.
Today I created a simple tool called Better Live Routings that performs a simple task: routing all MIDI data to/from a pair of MIDI ports on your computer. I made it to work around a bug I've experienced with the "Live Routings" feature in the Network MIDI device on OS X. This bug seems to filter some MIDI data, which breaks the functionality of some MIDI applications, such as Mopho Touch.