App DescriptionMIDIAngloXL is a 30-button Anglo Concertina CoreMIDI control surface for the iPad.
On sale for $0.99 until Monday, November 26, will be $4.99 after that!
Please visit the app website to see some amazing live demo videos.
MIDIAngloXL doesn't produce any sound on its own, it is for playing hardware or software VST-style MIDI synthesizers via CoreMIDI hardware interfaces connected to the dock connector or virtual MIDI instruments running on your iPad such as SampleTank by IK Multimedia or Sonosaurus ThumbJam.
Anglo-style concertinas are commonly used for playing traditional Irish dance tunes, and is a much-favored instrument in County Clare, Ireland.
The Anglo concertina is bisonoric, meaning the instrument plays a different note for each button depending on whether you are pushing or pulling on the bellows.
In the app, to play, simply tip the iPad to the left for a bellows push note, or to the right for a bellows pull note, and press a button. The colors on teh top of the screen alternate to show the changes between push and pull. Blue on the left represents a push, blue on the right represents a pull.
You may reverse the bellows while pushing a button simply by tipping in the opposite direction.
Multiple buttons may be pressed at the same time to play chords.
Touch the '?' icon to show the note names for each button.
Touch the MIDI connector icon to show the MIDI controls.
You may select the volume, MIDI channel, attack velocity, and semitone transposition (+/- 12), as well as set the push/pull tilt sensitivity.
The lower the tilt sensitivity, the farther from neutral you need to tilt the iPad to change bellows direction.
All MIDI settings are saved when MIDIAngloXL quits and restored the next time it is run.
Touch the '!' icon at the upper right to quiet any "stuck" notes if they occur.
The button layout is based on a 30-button modified C/G Jeffries style.
March 08, 2013 Price Decrease: $2.99 -> $0.99
December 05, 2012 New version 1.1
November 22, 2012 Initial Release