- #: 204996
- Price: $2.99 In Apple Store
- Category: Music
- Updated: 2011-02-16
- Current Version: 2.25
- Size: 3.90 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: mode of expression, LLC
- Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 4.2 or later.
- © 2011 mode of expression, LLC
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expressionPad is a new kind of midi/synth controller. Continuous multi-touch support means you can control pitch bend, dynamics, and modulation with each touch, even as you change notes.We've created a flexible and intuitive interface so you can…..
Rated 4/5 based on 3 customer reviews.
A Real Musical Instrument with Solid MIDI
A welcome addition to the small number of iPad apps that truly qualify as Real Musical Instruments (others of note would be MorphWiz and Mugician). In addition to its built-in sounds, expressionPad includes a very solid wireless MIDI capability (make sure you've upgraded to at least v2.25, which fixes a memory leak issue). It's not for everyone - if you're content with standard keyboard layout, you probably won't bond with eP. But if you enjoy the expressive capabilities of alternative controllers - or if your background is primarily guitar - you owe it to yourself to check this out. Just remember: this is not a "toy" interface, eP has a learning curve and as with a real musical instrument, what you get out of it depends on what you put into it. For me personally, it's rapidly become my favorite iPad MIDI controller.
Ableton user who loves this app!
Robert Jensen write:
Just bought it today, its GREAT, and its on sale from the normal $4.99.
Can't tell you how often other apps have had me pulling my hair out by the roots trying to get it to work, wirelessly or otherwise, with Ableton or the other music programs on my Mac and PC. Some of the other guys don't tell you you have to go out and buy an additional app OSCulator for $40 (are you listening touchOSC? At least Hexachrome has a mention way down at the bottom of their description, but I'm sure lots of people have been stung) and even then you have to jump through rings to get it to work.
So, before I bought expressionPad I did a thorough search of their website to make sure. How happy was I to learn all I had to do was download their free program 'moxMidi Wifi tool' (Mac and Windows), easy install as you would any app, start up Ableton 8, go to the Midi setup and WOW! Its already set up FOR me! (my jaw hit the ground about this time and like the British actor who just won the Oscar for Best Actor, I felt like dancing around with joy. Nothing like finding something simple to setup, that works, after weeks of frustration with other apps.
Last step to take before making your music is to launch expressionPad and then all you have to do is tap the little Wi-fi icon near the upper left of the screen and you are ready to go!
The keyboard looks different than your usual copy of a piano keyboard but I'm finding it easy to use. I do wish there were a choice to use 'linear controls' (tap the control knob you want to change then just run your finger up and down like you can on the key pads. Speaking of running your fingers up and down, there are controls you let you change gain, bend and modulate the sound by moving your finger up/down or right/left, the app gives you your choice of direction for which control.
mode of expression (LLC) you folks have turned a frustrating week into a shiny day again. THANKS!!!
christopher williams write:
Can't say much more than some of the others who are praising this app. It works as well, as suggested. My only wish is that the devs will add support for Core Midi over USB.
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