bismark bs-16i by bismark LLC (Universal)
Released: Sep 1, 2010
Version: 4.0.4
Size: 57 MB
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bismark bs-16i

bismark LLC
bismark bs-16i is a 16 multi-timbral playback sampler. It loads SoundFont and DLS (Downloadable Sounds) as WaveTable, and can be used for keyboard instrument, MIDI sound module, and MIDI player.

bs-16i has the synthesizer engine that has been adopted for many professional / commercial equipments. Using SoundFont / DLS libraries, you can play with your great number of instruments. With Hi-Res Engine option prepared as In-App purchase option enables high-quality and low-noise audio outputs by 100% floating point calculations.

All standard MIDI messages are supported, and your iPhone and iPad can be used as a GM (General MIDI) sound module by using pre-installed GeneralUser GS SoftSynth v1.44.sf2 (S. Christian Collins).

As a keyboard instrument, you can play with scalable screen keyboard, pitch bend wheel, and many control change controllers.

Internal MIDI player supports SMF (Standard MIDI File) format as Song.

WaveTable / Song / Scene files are managed in "bs-16i" folder of your iCloud Drive, and synced between all your iOS / iPadOS devices.

Moreover, this application supports Core MIDI interface like as IK Multimedia iRig KEYS / iRig MIDI, YAMAHA iMX-1, LINE6 MIDI Mobilizer 2, Apple Lightning -USB Camera Adapter with USB Generic MIDI Interface, and Bluetooth accessory (Miselu C.24, QUICCO SOUND mi.1, etc). With them you can communicate with other external MIDI hardware like as synthesizer, sequencer. Also bs-16i can be background and drived from other apps using Virtual MIDI.

Audiobus 3, and Inter-App Audio is supported. You can send bs-16i's output stream to other apps.

AUv3 (AudioUnit v3) extension is included. You can use bs-16i in GarageBand, BeatMaker3, AUM as plug-in instrument.

- To load the specified soundfont / DLS file, the device have to ready free memory larger that file size of it.
- This application collects following information: Device name, OS version, User Location, SoundFont / DLS file name, CoreMIDi I/F name.

What's new in version 4.0.4
・Now all WaveTable / Song / Scenes files are managed in “bs-16i” folder of your iCloud Drive, and synced between all iOS / iPadOS devices.
・New UI layout for iPadOS (New screen with keyboard and mixer, horizontally scrollable mixer)
・Each AUv3 instance now can save WaveTable file path.
・Improved AUv3 UI layout for various screen sizes
・Support latest iOS / iPadOS versions (Dark mode partly supported)
・Integrated with Audiobus SDK 3.0.11
・Version 4.0.1 - Fixed the compatibility issue with AUv3 hosts other than AUM
・Version 4.0.2 - For uses who do not want to use iCloud Drive, allow to use the previous sandbox that compatible with version 3.x for managing files. Please note that this workaround is enabled only if you disable iCloud Drive option on your device. Once iCloud Drive is enabled, files are moved to iCloud Drive. There is no feature to revert files to the previous place.
・Version 4.0.3 - Fix crashes on iPad Settings screen
・Version 4.0.4 - Move files from "iTunes File Sharing" on startup
Screenshot #1 (iPhone)
Our verdict: Good
  • + bismark bs-16i is a highly rated app (4-star).
  • + bismark bs-16i is currently ranked #49 in paid Music apps for iPhone, as well as #271 in paid Music apps for iPad.
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