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Which external apps and synths do you use with MiIDI out in Wotja

Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:04 am
by Zebra404
I would like to know about your experience with external apps and soft synths in combination with Wotja's option MIDI-out.

I use Ableton Live on macOS. This works great, but I am curious about good iOS apps.
I tried Sample Tank on iOS - works good, but not so much options to make your own sounds.
Wich other iOS software do you recommend?

Zebra404

Re: Which external apps and synths do you use with MiIDI out in Wotja

Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 4:30 pm
by nick
Among synth apps, Nave, Thor, and Photophore are standouts for me, and I love all the VirSyn and Klevgränd apps (the latter particularly under AUM, which is great for adding effects chains; their new Baervaag FM synth is a current favourite, especially when run through Crystalline or Vandelay). A lot of people really love Moog Model 15, but though the presets are great the interface is a bit too retro for my taste; I much prefer Animoog in this respect.

While you're there, I just want to say how glad I am I archived all your tweeted Wotja 3 compositions before Wotja 4 made that feed sadly-but-necessarily obsolete! Looking forward even more enthusiastically to your Wotja 4 creations; I love the fact that it now preserves Noatikl voice names so it's easier to see what people are using as a base.

Re: Which external apps and synths do you use with MiIDI out in Wotja

Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:25 pm
by imtim
nick wrote:I love the fact that it now preserves Noatikl voice names so it's easier to see what people are using as a base.


Cheers Nick. Yes, this was just one of the reasons we wanted to move to a new format for WJ4. Storing all the parameters in a file should be much better suited at helping our community to develop and share knowledge concerning techniques for creating interesting custom content.

atb

tim

Re: Which external apps and synths do you use with MiIDI out in Wotja

Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:25 pm
by Umcorps
Bismark bs-16i (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bismark-bs-16i/id388149926?mt=8) is an excellent iOS soundfont host which plays very nicely with Intermorphic apps.

Re: Which external apps and synths do you use with MiIDI out in Wotja

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 2:06 am
by oldlibmike
I just went to the iPad Pro, so I can drive more iPad synths than I used to. I get pretty good results feeding MIDI from Noatikl (and soon Wotja) into Gadget which lets me set up each track to a MIDI channel and record all of the MIDI concurrently. I also get pretty good results with Cubasis and on occasion Auria Pro (crash prone though). Another good sample to drive if you have the memory/storage is the Colossus Piano - 16gb of samples though, its a beast.

Re: Which external apps and synths do you use with MiIDI out in Wotja

Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:18 pm
by Zebra404
nick wrote:Among synth apps, Nave, Thor, and Photophore are standouts for me, and I love all the VirSyn and Klevgränd apps (the latter particularly under AUM, which is great for adding effects chains; their new Baervaag FM synth is a current favourite, especially when run through Crystalline or Vandelay). A lot of people really love Moog Model 15, but though the presets are great the interface is a bit too retro for my taste; I much prefer Animoog in this respect.


Thanks for your reply. Are the named synths for iOS? If they are, really have to study on that. I have Animoog and that's a cool one indeed. I should check the other ones you mentioned. Thanks again.

nick wrote:While you're there, I just want to say how glad I am I archived all your tweeted Wotja 3 compositions before Wotja 4 made that feed sadly-but-necessarily obsolete! Looking forward even more enthusiastically to your Wotja 4 creations; I love the fact that it now preserves Noatikl voice names so it's easier to see what people are using as a base.


That's funny. I wasn't aware that you were talking about my compositions. Thought that was ment for somebody else ;-)
But thanks for that compliment. It's good to hear that you enjoyed my Wotja's. Great that you 'saved' them from being lost in cyberspace…
If you are curious about my new Wotja 4 compositions you should keep an eye on my MIxlr- account and my YouTube channel. Keyword is Zebra404 ;-)

Re: Which external apps and synths do you use with MiIDI out in Wotja

Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:20 pm
by Zebra404
Umcorps wrote:Bismark bs-16i (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bismark-bs-16i/id388149926?mt=8) is an excellent iOS soundfont host which plays very nicely with Intermorphic apps.


Thanks for that tip Umcorps

Re: Which external apps and synths do you use with MiIDI out in Wotja

Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:22 pm
by Zebra404
oldlibmike wrote:I just went to the iPad Pro, so I can drive more iPad synths than I used to. I get pretty good results feeding MIDI from Noatikl (and soon Wotja) into Gadget which lets me set up each track to a MIDI channel and record all of the MIDI concurrently. I also get pretty good results with Cubasis and on occasion Auria Pro (crash prone though). Another good sample to drive if you have the memory/storage is the Colossus Piano - 16gb of samples though, its a beast.


Thanks for your reply. No iPad Pro (yet). But that will be my next iPad for sure. It will be one with plenty of storage.