iOS Music: Routing MIDI with MidiFire Instead of Midi Bridge

MidiFire is a new app from Audeonic, the programmers behind the incredibly useful and reliable iOS app Midi Bridge.  MidiFire (like Midi Bridge) offers a graphical user interface for routing MIDI and connecting MIDI apps and MIDI signals within an iPad as well as from/to external devices over wires and wifi.  MidiFire is a worthwhile update that offers:

  • Renaming connections (a.k.a. blocks)
  • Easier to Save/Share Configurations
  • Better UI
  • iOS 11 Compatibility

An online student, from the Music Protest online course Electronic Music Live Performance: Ableton and MIDI asked about using MidiFire with iOS 11 and so, we prepared this brief tutorial and summary video (routing MIDI from Ableton to MidiFire and back):


iOS Music Made Easy

iOS devices have become powerful musical tools.  With the addition of Core MIDI, iOS became a viable platform for using MIDI to make music with nothing but an iOS device and a simple MIDI controller.  But, what if you want to send MIDI from another device or from a laptop (instead of a MIDI controller)?  There are great tools for connecting an iOS device to the external MIDI world such as:

However, once you have your iPad connected to the external MIDI world, there are many things you'll want to do in order to make your life easier.  With MidiFire, you can do all these things with ease.  Plus, you can save, backup and share your configurations easily and gracefully within a super-reliable app that you will grow to love and trust!  Some things you may want to do:

  • Organize your MIDI inputs and outputs (i.e. name them)
  • Easily connect and route MIDI and see, visually, what you're doing
  • Save and Backup configurations
  • Visually see things from a "birds eye" view

MidiFire offers a host of powerful features including MIDI remapping and filtering as well.  Think of it as a one-stop shop for managing all things MIDI on your iOS device.  For more about the app, check out Audeonic online.

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