iTM Tools Offer Midi Control from the iPhone

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001


    Silicon Studios offers a series of tools for audio enthusiasts to provide Midi controls from their iPhone or iPod Touch.

    iTM MidiLab (Free) - free demo of the tools
    iTM Keys ($5.99) - Midi keyboard
    iTM Matrix ($5.99) - Button matrix
    iTM XYPad ($5.99) - Touch Pad
    iTM MCU ($5.99) - Mackie Control Emulation

    The apps requires a host Mac running their iTouchMidi OS X application that is available on their website. A video is available demonstrating its use with Ableton Live.

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  2. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030


    Oct 7, 2007
    DFW, TX
    they're not saying whether or not the MCU is supported by ProTools... I don't know why it wouldn't, its just a generic MCU protocol.. but this is a much better price than that other PT controller.
  3. longofest Editor emeritus


    Jul 10, 2003
    Falls Church, VA
    ProTools supports Mackie Control, so it should be fine.

    Either way, at 5.99, how can you go wrong?
  4. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030


    Oct 7, 2007
    DFW, TX
    thats what i was thinking ...
  5. Flowbee macrumors 68030


    Dec 27, 2002
    Alameda, CA
    I've been using Matrix with Ableton Live and it works like a dream. The 8x8 grid is a little small for my fingers, but the 4x4 grid is great. A 6x6 grid would probably be the perfect size.

    I just wish they would have combined these apps into one mega-control app.
  6. Nonnus3G macrumors member

    Jul 9, 2008
    hello there

    i am iTM developer

    tx alot for your kind words

    most iTM app will soon be completely user configurable
    iTM Matrix will have configurable colors, labels, number of pads and sent events
    iTM Keys will have modulation, program,bank change and channel select
    iTM MCU will have dedicate features to other daws as it has for ableton live

    generic iTM apps are reportedly compatible with Ableton Live, Logic, Pro Tools, Digital Performer, Finale

    we are still waiting for more MCU reports but a new user has reported successful operation with logic despite our warnings it was not supported
  7. macwall macrumors 6502

    Nov 5, 2007
    Cupertino, CA
  8. hazza macrumors newbie

    Aug 9, 2004

    This looks brilliant if it works well. Does it use Wi-Fi to communicate with the DAW? Is there any latency between the keys/buttons being pressed and the information being received at the DAW?
  9. Nonnus3G macrumors member

    Jul 9, 2008
    users have been amazed with latency / response

    especially beatmaker users....

    on a wireless connection (that can be crested without any router !) latency / delay is barely perceptible

    whoever wishes to try it just needs to get the free iTM MidiLab in the app store and download the osx server app from

    this way you can check if iTM works as expected before diving in
  10. wavelayer macrumors member

    May 17, 2005
    What's the benefit of the paid versions? I'm very impressed by the free version.

    I'd like to know what exactly I'd be getting with extra $.:rolleyes:
  11. rockinrocker macrumors 65816


    Aug 21, 2006
    this looks fantastic! and reasonably priced, too (unlike that other controller app :rolleyes: ).

    will cubase and sibelius support be coming at some point? either way, i'm gonna download and try the free version with cubase 4 later today.

    thanks for this great app!
  12. Flowbee macrumors 68030


    Dec 27, 2002
    Alameda, CA
    Latency is very low. Very impressive.

    Another bonus (that the developer should really advertise) is that Keys works great with Garageband... no configuration required. Just launch the ITM server app, launch GarageBand, fire up Keys (or the free MidiLab) on the iPhone and you're good to go.
  13. babyj macrumors 6502a

    Aug 29, 2006

    It turns your iPhone in to a midi controller for music apps running on your Mac. Each app is a different type of controller.
  14. miniyou64 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 8, 2008
  15. vadim.iablokov macrumors newbie

    May 24, 2007
    ITM and Traktor

    Has anyone been able to make the matrix or any other ITM app work with Traktor DJ Studio 3 for the mac?

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