Photon AU by anthony saunders (iPad)
Released: Feb 16, 2019
Version: 1.01
Size: 28 MB
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Ranking - Music (iPad)

Photon AU

anthony saunders
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Photon AU - Midi Recorder with Pad playback & Groove

NOTE: You need a suitable host to run this AUv3 midi app (eg AUM, Audiobus, apeMatrix, Cubasis etc). The standalone version is for the manual & file import.

Record your midi performances (from a keyboard, sequencer or arpeggiator) using this audio unit in your DAW then save/export them as standard midi files via email or directly to other apps.

Load midi files using Airdrop (uses the standalone version) & select your track to import in the AU version.

Up to six pads can be loaded with midi file data & played back with variations in transposition, loudness, tempo, parts defined as start/duration

You can also load a midi file as a Groove file to allow it to replace midi timing or velocity in your recorded/loaded midi file thereby conforming your buffer midi to the groove pattern (eg trancegate effects)

Most controls automated as AU Parameters (quick record, pad controls, pad playback etc)

Full 29 page Manual available here

Iphone version coming soon with universal app

What's new in version 1.01
. increased number of pads from 4 to 6
. reworked UI to move files & settings to pop-out panel
. UI control method updownleftright sensitivity issues. Moved this to Settings panel
. Clear button (internal buffer) resets length of empty buffer to 4 beats
. reworked to fix saving of empty file issue(pad copy to buffer then save)
. reworked lengths to offer integer roundups to better fit clip beats
. Fixed midi file import with spaces not showing in standalone app list (even though they are imported and seen in AU)
. load multi-track sequence now allows user to chose track with option to round length up to integer values
. fixes to Quantise
. Quantise now includes triplet (x0.3333) & Dotted (x1.5) values on 1/1 to 1/64 range in (1/n,1/nD,1/nT) order
. Step Rec AdvanceBy & Duration now includes triplet (x0.3333) & Dotted (x1.5) values on 1/64 to 1/1 range in real duration order (low to high)
. trim now updates display (4 bars is always minimum shown) correctly - it trims start & end and allows round up of length
. locked 48k ipad pro 2018 catered for in recording/playback
. Updated manual
Our verdict: Ok
  • + Photon AU is an ok, 3.5-star app.
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