MIDI

MIDI Sound Modules and Control Surfaces

Already have a MIDI keyboard or a hardware MIDI chanter like the Fagerström Technopipes and looking for a Bagpipes or Irish Whistle MIDI sound module? Check out the new Celtic Sounds, ePipes for iPhone, MIDI Bagpipes Pro for iPad, Tin Whistle for iPhone, or Tin Whistle Pro for iPad apps.

Want to use your MIDI keyboard or MIDI file player app to play the Hammered Dulcimer? All of my Trapezoid and Dusty Strings branded Hammered Dulcimer apps now work as MIDI sound modules!

Are you an Accordion player looking for some great Accordion sounds to use with your MIDI file player app or keyboard? The Hohner SqueezeBox, Hohner Melodeon Pro, Hohner Chromatic Accordion, and Hohner Piano Accordion apps now work as MIDI sound modules!

Are you an Audiobus enthusiast? My “Dusty Strings D550 Dulcimer” iPad app and “Celtic Sounds” universal app may both be used as Audiobus host modules. IAA use is possible through Audiobus.

Click here for a brief introduction to CoreMIDI on the iPhone/iPad and what it makes possible.


Tutorial – How to hook my apps up to MIDI File Player apps

Here’s a quick tutorial I put together on how to hook the Dusty Strings app up to other MIDI file player apps:

Here’s the same setup procedure for the Hohner SqueezeBox app:


Featured App
“ePipes – MIDI Bagpipes”

MIDI Sound Module for iPhone and iPad

Three sets of Scottish bagpipes that may be played using a MIDI chanter such as the Fagerström Technopipes.

Both GHB and Chromatic style hardware MIDI chanters are supported

Includes per-note sampled
Scottish Highland, Border Pipes, and Smallpipes

Fully transposable up to one octave in semitone increments
Tuneable as much as +/- 50 cents, plus optional reverb

Scottish bagpipes sounds provided by ePipes.co.uk

More Information

Go to the iTunes App Store to buy


Celtic Sounds


Five Traditional Irish Instruments
in one MIDI Sound Module for both iPhone and iPad

Audiobus compatible

Playing live using a MIDI keyboard connected via an iRig MIDI interface

Andrew Mowry using the app with his WARBL MIDI wind controller

Playing from a MIDI file

Instruments included:

Tin Whistle (High D)
Wooden Flute
Uilleann Pipes Chanter, Drones, and Baritone/Tenor Regulator Pairs
Anglo Concertina
Button Accordion

Transposable up or down up to one octave in semitone increments

Go to the iTunes App Store to buy


Bagpipes Pro + MIDI

Based on per-note sampled sounds and the rich feature set of my popular standalone “World of Bagpipes Pro” iPad app, “Bagpipes Pro + MIDI” is five realistic sounding sets of sampled bagpipes for the iPad that may be played using standard Scottish piping fingerings on-screen or using a MIDI chanter such as the Fagerström Technopipes.

Both GHB and Chromatic style hardware MIDI chanters are supported

Includes per-note sampled
Scottish Highland, Border Pipes, Smallpipes, Uilleann (GHB range), and Sackpipa

More Information

Go to the iTunes App Store to buy


Uilleann for iPad
Play the Irish Bagpipes – Full Set Edition

Full Set of Uilleann Pipes for iPad – Chanter, Drones, and Regulators

Fully tunable, in the keys of D, C#, C, B, and Bb all in one app!

Split-chanter design makes it easy to play with the iPad on your lap

Works with MIDI hardware chanters and other MIDI controllers

Optimized for the Fagerström Technopipes Uilleann model

More Information

Go to the iTunes App Store to buy


Uilleann for iPhone

Uilleann pipes chanter, drones and regulators as a standard piano keyboard
in all the most common instrument keys of D, C#, C, and B

Supports finger vibrato when played on-screen

Works with MIDI hardware chanters and other MIDI controllers

Optimized for the Fagerström Technopipes Uilleann model

More Information

Go to the iTunes App Store to buy


Tin Whistle Pro
Traditional Irish Whistle for iPad

Tin Whistle Pro is a fully tuneable whistle
in multiple keys plus reverb controls for the iPad and MIDI control

More Information

Go to the iTunes App Store to buy


Tin Whistle for iPhone

High-D Tin Whistle on your iPhone.

Works with MIDI hardware chanters like the Fagerström Technopipes Uilleann model and other MIDI controllers

Go to the iTunes App Store to buy


Säckpipa for iPhone

Traditional Swedish mouth-blown bagpipes

Works with MIDI hardware chanters like the Fagerström Technopipes and other MIDI controllers

Go to the iTunes App Store to buy


Hohner SqueezeBox

Three-Row Diatonic Button Accordion Endorsed by Hohner
All 5 tones GCF (Sol), FBbEb (Fa), EAD (Mi), ADG, and BbEbAb in one app

Now with MIDI control!

More Information

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Go to the iTunes App Store to buy


Hohner Melodeon Pro

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Two-row Button Accordion for iPad with
B/C, B/C+Chromatic, C#/D, and D/G Tunings All in one App!

Now with MIDI control!

Endorsed by Hohner

More Information

Go to the iTunes App Store to buy


Hohner Piano Accordion

Virtual Piano Accordion Endorsed by Hohner

Built-in Accordion Life online lessons keyboard markers option

Features two-octave treble keyboard and 36 bass buttons/chords, three treble reed sets

Select between Bass/Maj/Min/7 or Counter-bass/Bass/Maj/Min rows for the left side

Shift the Bass/Chords two rows up or down as required

Now with MIDI control!

More Information

Go to the iTunes App Store to buy


Hohner Chromatic Accordion

Virtual Chromatic Button Accordion Endorsed by Hohner

Features 52-button treble button and 36 bass buttons/chords

Supports both B and C-system button layout

Select between Bass/Maj/Min/7 or Counter-bass/Bass/Maj/Min rows for the left side

Shift the Bass/Chords two rows up or down as required

Now with MIDI control!

More Information

Go to the iTunes App Store to buy


Dusty Strings D550 Dulcimer for iPad

Experience the full, lush tones of a Dusty Strings D550
chromatic hammered dulcimer right on your iPad

Supports MIDI control with velocity sensitivity

Audiobus compatible

More Information

Go to the iTunes App Store to buy


Dusty Strings 16/15 Dulcimer

D550-based Hammered Dulcimer and
MIDI Sound Module for both iPhone and iPad

More Information

Go to the iTunes App Store to buy


Trapezoid for iPad

15/14 Hammered Dulcimer for iPad

Based on per-note samples provided by Jesse Chappell,
developer of ThumbJam of a hammered dulcimer that
belongs to his father Wes Chappell

The instrument was built by James Jones in Bedford, VA.

Supports MIDI control with velocity sensitivity

More Information

Go to the iTunes App Store to buy


Trapezoid for iPhone

Hammered Dulcimer for iPhone

Based on per-note samples provided by Jesse Chappell,
developer of ThumbJam of a hammered dulcimer that
belongs to his father Wes Chappell

The instrument was built by James Jones in Bedford, VA.

Instrument is a 12/11 on iPhone 5/6/7/8/X, 9/9 on 4/3 format iPads.

Supports MIDI control with velocity sensitivity

More Information

Go to the iTunes App Store to buy


ePipes Drones

Includes per-note sampled
Scottish Highland, Border Pipes, and Smallpipes drones

Fully transposable up to one octave in semitone increments
Tuneable as much as +/- 50 cents, plus reverb controls

Includes a MIDI chanter receive test utility for help
determining bottom note of a hardware MIDI chanter

Scottish bagpipes drones sounds provided by ePipes.co.uk

More Information

Go to the iTunes App Store to buy



When using a MIDI chanter with an iOS device, it’s often useful to be able to see the whole MIDI data stream coming in from your hardware MIDI interface so you can properly configure MIDI channels and bottom note offsets in apps like mine. I have found this free app to be extremely useful:
Download MIDI Wrench from the iTunes App Store

My latest free “ePipes Drones” app also has built-in MIDI utilities for helping find the bottom note of your MIDI chanter.


MIDI Controller Apps



Are you a musician who already plays the Accordion, Concertina, Flute, Bagpipes, or Hammered Dulcimer and would like to use your current skills to play music on your hardware or software MIDI synthesizers rather than being forced to use a piano keyboard?

These apps are the perfect solution for the traditional musician who wants to use their current playing skills to play music on hardware MIDI synthesizers or Windows or Mac-based software synthesizers. All you need is a MIDI hardware interfaces like iRig MIDI connected to the dock connector.

You can even play amazing virtual CoreMIDI instrument apps like Roland Sound Canvas for iOS, IK Multimedia SampleTank, or ThumbJam running in the background on the same iPhone or iPad with my MIDI controller app in the foreground! Just launch your instrument app, make a few one-time settings, then launch any of my MIDI controller apps. Each of my MIDI controller app websites has information on how to set up both the synthesizer app as well as my controller app.


Hohner MIDI Chromatic Accordion
Artist: Thien Dang
 

Go to the iTunes App Store to buy


MIDI Bagpipes Control Surface
“Cutie Clat Her”
 

Go to the iTunes App Store to buy


D550 MIDI – Hammered Dulcimer MIDI Controller
“Come Before Winter” by Jim Taylor
 

Go to the iTunes App Store to buy


Hohner MIDI Piano Accordion

Piano Accordion MIDI Control Surface for the iPad

Endorsed by Hohner

More Information

Go to the iTunes App Store to buy


Hohner MIDI Chromatic Accordion

Chromatic Button Accordion MIDI Control Surface for the iPad

Endorsed by Hohner

More Information

Go to the iTunes App Store to buy


Hohner MIDI SqueezeBox

Tex-Mex Button Accordion MIDI Control Surface for the iPad

Endorsed by Hohner

More Information

Go to the iTunes App Store to buy


Hohner MIDI Melodeon

Two-row Button Accordion MIDI Control Surface for the iPad

Endorsed by Hohner

More Information

Go to the iTunes App Store to buy


MIDI Bagpipes Chanter

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Highland Bagpipes MIDI Control Surface for the iPad

More Information

Go to the iTunes App Store to buy


MIDI Bagpipes Control Surface

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Uilleann/Highland Bagpipes MIDI Control Surface for the iPad

More Information

Go to the iTunes App Store to buy


MIDIFlute

Irish Flute/Whistle MIDI Control Surface for the iPad

More Information

Go to the iTunes App Store to buy


MIDIFlute Pro

Irish Flute/Whistle MIDI Control Surface for the iPad

Landscape Orientation like my MIDIPipes Controller

More Information

Go to the iTunes App Store to buy


MIDIAngloXL

30-Button Anglo Concertina MIDI Control Surface for the iPad

More Information

Go to the iTunes App Store to buy


MIDITinaXL

English Concertina MIDI Control Surface for the iPad

More Information

Go to the iTunes App Store to buy


D550 MIDI – Hammered Dulcimer MIDI Controller

Hammered Dulcimer MIDI Control Surface for the iPad

More Information

Go to the iTunes App Store to buy


MIDIKeys

Handy Piano Keyboard Controller for CoreMIDI Apps

More Information

Go to the iTunes App Store to buy


MIDIRegs

Uilleann Pipes Regulators/Drones MIDI Control Surface for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad


More Information

Go to the iTunes App Store to buy


MIDItina

English Concertina MIDI Control Surface for the iPhone/iPod Touch

More Information

Go to the iTunes App Store to buy


iJammer

Jammer-Style MIDI Control Surface for the iPad

More Information

Go to the iTunes App Store to buy


For information on setting up SampleTank or ThumbJam to use
with any of the control surfaces, please visit:

Tradlessons MIDI Controller Background Synth App Setup


ThumbJam by Sonosaurus is now including my highest quality Uilleann Pipes, Melodica, Concertina, Vintage Accordion, and Säckpipa samples as free in-app downloadable patches!

Please click the graphic to visit ThumbJam


The AUv3 apps UVI BeatHawk, Bismark (bs-16i), and Roli Noise all have reed sounds that play well with MIDI accordion. To connect, select virtual port in the accordion app, add one of the AUv3 apps to a track in AUM or Cubasis, and route the accordion virtual port to the track.


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