This release provides a few fixes, and you can now connect Surface or Transport directly to a local MIDI interface.
eyoControl 1.5.2, adding support for iOS 6, has been released today to the App Store. Also, both eyoControl and miniyo-T have a new (lower!) pricing.
The miniyo-T 1.0.2 update improves support for several DAWs, in particular Live and Studio One now have a dedicated DAW type (previously were mapped to Generic). Make sure you have the right DAW selected in the miniyo-T Preferences. Go get miniyo-T 1.0.2 on the App Store!
miniyo-T will help you start/stop/play/record sessions from your DAW/sequencer, navigate/scrub within your song using an accurate wheel. With certain DAW such as Logic, you will also be able to set up song markers, navigate over them, and in Loop mode, set the beginning/end of the song loop, all that from your pocket.
More, if you are several people in the studio, each one with a supported iPhone or iPod Touch device, you can all share the control of the DAW: all users receive the timecode information and they can all use the controller’s commands.
See the miniyo-T page for details.
Did you know eyoControl could control other audio apps running on your iPad such as synthesizers? It is very simple to set up, as mentioned on the Connectivity page: let the audio app supporting Virtual MIDI (iDesignSound has a nice list of Virtual MIDI compatible apps) run in the background (with background audio enabled), then open an instrument-type controller from eyoControl, such as Keys, Pad or mXY: eyoControl can now control the audio app, which means playing synth./drum sounds or control various parameters with mXY.
Thanksgiving sale, eyoControl is 50% Off the regular price until Nov. 28th, 2011!. Go get it on the App Store and spread the word…
Benziz invited us to his music place where he played with eyoControl using synthesizers and samplers. We connected iPads to the MIDI ports of the various instruments using the iRig MIDI interface, which is CoreMIDI compatible so just works with eyoControl with no specific set up, you just need to have the interface connected to the iPad before launching a controller. See the video here.
iOS 5 introduces a new feature called Multitasking Gestures, enabling to control certain iPad behaviors with gestures. When enabled, this functionality can reduce the reactivity of eyoControl for touch-related operations or lead to unwanted behaviors, such as raising the task bar or changing app while playing. For optimal performance with eyoControl, we recommend to turn this feature off from the system’s Preferences / General / Multitasking Gestures option switch.