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Modstep 1.1 Includes Audio Unit Support, Arrange Mode, MIDI Import/Export
Rounik Sethi on Sat, April 23rd | 0 comments
Modstep is an incredibly fully-featured MIDI sequencer for iPad that comes with a synthesizer and drum sampler too. There are multiple ways to connect it to your setup and version 1.1 gives even more.

Good news for all the Modsteppers out there, those of you who discovered ModStep for iPad. The new version, 1.1 includes a whole raft of new features including, Audio Units, a new Plugin Browser, Arrangement features, Global Scale, MIDI import and export, Audiobus destination support for up to eight channels, and a lot of enhancements and bugfixes.

Plus, Modstep will be on sale until monday the 25th  for 14,99 $!

ModStep 1.1 is out now!

New Features:

  • Audio Unit support: use AU instruments and effects in modstep
  • new Plugin-Browser: Drag and drop internal Instruments, AUs or IAAs to any of the Tracks.
  • new Plugin-Chain per Track:: combine Internal Instruments, Audio Units and IAAs and add unlimited Insert FX per Track
  • new MIDI - IO-Section per Track allows quick & easy setup of MIDI Port & Channel routings for each track.
  • added Master FX Chain
  • new Settings-Popups for Clips, Scenes & Tracks - available via Long-Tap.
  • Global Scale: use one Scale throughout all Tracks in your Session (optional per track)
  • Clips now show a preview of the notes inside their current Pattern.
  • Patterns now show a preview of their notes.
  • when deleting a Clip you will now have to confirm the deletion by tapping twice.
  • added optional ‘Enter Clip Shortcut’ - if activated, all clips will show a button that allows to quickly open the clip in its related sequencer page.
  • added variable grid-size in Piano Roll (1/48 - 1bar)
  • studiomux is now able to send audio data to modstep (e.G. to mix or process through FX)
  • modstep can now receive audio via Audiobus (to mix / process)

Added Arrangement options:

  • Scene follow: Automatically starts the next scene after the current one finishes. 
  • Scene Loops: set the Scene to loop X times (or unlimited) before the next one starts
  • Clip Loops: set the Clip to loop X times (or unlimited)
  • Scale per Scene: Change the Global Scale per Scene
  • Tempo per Scene: Change the tempo for each Scene

MIDI file import & export

  • new MIDI file browser in the main file-menu.
  • added MIDI indicators 
  • AudioShare import for the Sampler
  • new global Keyboard with Pads and velocity to easily play all of your tracks onscreen.
  • Audiobus destination support
  • over 20 new MIDI Templates
  • added metronome
  • you may now decide which of the tracks should record audio.

Changes:

  • Notes entered in Drum and Melody mode are not shared anymore (when switching modes, the other modes notes will not play or be shown anymore)
  • Drum / Melody mode do not change the Piano Rolls touch-behaviour anymore. 
  • added Draw-mode toggle to change the Piano Rolls touch-behaviour in either mode.

Bugfixes & improvements:

  • fixed occasional note drop-outs
  • improved timing of internal Sampler & Synth to be sample accurate
  • improved audio-recordings to be seamless loops
  • Export and Import of CCs, Chords and Pads works now
  • fixed panning bug in the Sampler.
  • Velocity in Piano Roll and Step Sequencer was fixed
  • CCs were blocked by selected CCs 
  • several smaller bug- and crash-fixes as well as small usability enhancements.

Check out some videos here, also featuring Ableton Link:

Requirements:

  • iOS 8 or later
  • for audio and MIDI streaming to a Mac or PC, the studiomux server software is required: get the latest for free at studiomux.net.
  • Price: 19,99 $, 14,99 $ until monday the 25th of april.

Note: Although Modstep doesn't officially don’t support the iPad 1, all MIDI functionality including MIDI-streaming via studiomux currently works on iOS 5.1.1.

Web: http://modstep.net

 

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