iOS Music: Routing MIDI with MidiFire Instead of Midi Bridge

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Want to connect an iPad, Ableton, Launchpad and a hardware synth together… all at once… reliably?  Having flexibility, a visual workflow and reliable connections and MIDI Clock are possible.  I’m doing it all the time with the help of one of my favorite apps… MidiFire.  I’ll explain the benefits and some workflow in this article.

Use ANY MIDI Device

MidiFire is a powerful 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:

  • Powerful MIDI Filtering
  • Reliable MIDI Clock
  • Drag ‘n Drop
  • Wired USB Connection

MidiFire offers a host of powerful features including MIDI remapping and “Channel Strip”.  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.

Stead MIDI Clock

MIDI Clock is a must have feature on any performance-grade MIDI gear.  When you’re on stage and your MIDI clock is unsteady… it’ll drive you insane!

So, what is the solution?  Often, it is as simple as having one master MIDI Clock that sets a master sync for all of your equipment – Ableton, synths, arpeggiators, delay FX, etc.  MidiFire has one of the most stable MIDI clocks available in the iOS ecosystem. MIDI Clock can help with:

  • Stabilizing Synth Arpeggiators
  • Delays & Time-Based FX
  • Ableton/DAW Playback
  • Global Tempo


Efficient Workflow

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 using Scenes!  Plus, you can play your gig knowing that MidiFire is super-reliable and trustworthy.  Some things you may want to do:

  • Organize MIDI I/O
  • Create Routing Templates
  • Save & Backup Configurations
  • Work in Visual Environment
Why Try MidiFire?

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Key Take-Aways
  1. MidiFire works with any device
  2. Supports wired connection, including charging
  3. Super-reliable MIDI Clock
  4. Friendly, visual workflow is NICE!

While we’ve discussed some of the best reasons to invest in MidiFire, there are way more benefits.  Having a more reliable, flexible and professional hub for your MIDI routing will save you stress, time and creative energy!