So since the pandemic I have been doing a bunch of solo work. A lot of people in a similar vein seem to be using a looper pedal but for some reason I just don’t want to do that. But there is the occasional tune that wood be cool to have a little extra support and I found this app Soft Drummer from Lumbeats that seems perfect for my porposes. I work very improvisationally and have no desire these days to program a full song anyway…and Soft Drummer has a “jam” paramater and great real time control.
So my question is… this is an ios app. I don’t have an iPhone or iPad. but I am considering getting an iPad just to run this app. How would I send CCs from Gig Performer to an iPad? Hopefully this is a simple thing.
Alternatively, anyone know of anything as cool as Lumbeats in Windows software?
Thanks so much David. Studiomux looks very interesting. I assume connecting the iPad as a MIDI device is a simple task?
And yes, I sure would certainly prefer Windows software like MDrummer or EZ Drummer, but Lumbeats does exactly what I need it to in a live environment. There is a “jam” feature that you can set at a % that really mixes things up very nicely and intelligently, as well as some easy real time control over MIDI CC. I’m not seeing anything else like it.
As I said, I’m just not into preogramming things out, which these other programs seem more geared to. Did that back in the '80s!!! With an Oberheim drum machine and an EMAX, loading songs from a floppy. That was enough
With the installation you get a VST plugin to use in GP.
On the iPad you can for example load SWAM Sax in Studiomux and in GP you route MIDI In to the Studiomux plugin and the audio out from the Studiomux Plugin to the Audio.
So this way you can treat the iPad like a normal Plugin.
And with an USB connection the audio latency from the iPad to GP is about 1ms.
@pianopaul Am I correct in understanding then that audio comes from the iPad into GP (as well as MIDI back and forth) and then out the regular GP audio output? That is indeed genius!
I was getting concerned and confused with the iPad just having a lightning connector how to get both MIDI and audio (thinking I would have to take audio from iPad)… powered USB hub and then USB audio interface.
So with Studiomux I would just need a lightning to USB cable and Bob’s my Uncle?
Is this in the Studiomux Beta or in the old Studiomux? They are fairly confusing on their websites, etc. I’ve been using the old Studiomux for a while. I tried the beta but couldn’t get it to work. They also talk about a “small” program to install on the PC…haven’t been able to find it. That must be where the plugins are.
This is also genius! Particularly with B3X on sale right now! I have an old laptop and can’t get B3X to work on my laptop (although I can get other cpu heavy hitters like Diva and Repro 5 to work). I am concerned abuut the latency though. It won’t be any problem for the drum program but I am apparantly a bit more sensitve when playing keys. I hear people often saying human ear can’t hear such andf such, but I can FEEL differneces when geting into 256 and above sample buffer size. I sure think I do anyway
@pianopaul Sorry I’m quite confused now. Frist @Charly links are to a different studiomux? The home page is here I would believe… Zerodebug
Burt more importantly, there is a working verion of studiomux that you are using now, right Paul? I see one in the app store anyway. Or are you actually using the beta? But in any event you have something working for you in the way you described?