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Tutorial: Midi Over WiFi

Today we bring you a very interesting tutorial, specially for those who use CoreMidi apps in your iPads, iPhones or iPods touch.

It’s about sending and receiving MIDI between Mac OSX and iOS apps in order to integrate your iDevice into your DAW, and even use an external MIDI controller.

1-First step: Be sure your Mac and your iDevice are on the same WiFi Network; if you happen to be somewhere where’s no WiFi network available, you can always create one on your Mac. To do that: Airport-> Create network

2- Once we’ve got both devices on the same network, we should open in our iDevice the app we wish to use.

3- Then, back to the mac, we need to open AudioMidi Setup. To do so: Applications-> Utilities-> AudioMidi Setup

4- Once we are there, we need to open MIDI Studio, as we see on the picture next.

5-Once opened, it will show us every MIDI connections we’ve got. As we see in the picture next, besides all synths, interfaces, controllers, etc, it should appear a Network item. We will double-click that icon and get to the next step.

6- A new pop-up window should be opened. First, we’ll go to My Sessions, and create a new session, with the + button right under de dialog box. The Bonjour name on the right, should be the name of our Mac (this is done automatically by default)

Our iDevice should be appearing on Directory and a connect button below the box that we need to connect, and there we are! BTW, it’s pretty important that we give permission to Anyone or Computers on my Network on the menu below.

*Note: if we don’t have any CoreMidi app running on our iDevice, this won’t connect. You must open the app before connecting.

7- Finally, without closing the AudioMidi Setup app, we will open our DAW, and we will see Network under MIDI devices.

In some DAWs like Ableton, we can also sync tempo over WiFi.

Try it at home, and have fun!!

Cinematic Stock-Music library

Our fifth stock music collection is out here!! 10 pieces of music specially composed for films, trailers, and any other audiovisual material.

You can buy it here

Please, listen to the demos!

Korg Monotron Delay Quantized!!

Hey! we all love the Korg Monotron Delay. It’s warm, it’s dirty, it’s analog, and it’s great for making weird noises and SFX, but how about playing it in a more musical way? well… with four octaves range and a 5 cms ribbon controller, it’s almost imposible to play any melodies… unless you could quantize it’s pitch… and that’s exactly what we did in this short clip. We’ve used Autotune to quantize the monotron delay’s pitch, in this case, we just used the A minor pentatonic scale, and this is the result of this funky improvisation!! The groove was made using toontrack for drums, DSI Mopho for bass (through a bass amp and cabinet) and Nord Electro 3 clavinet with Autowah through a fender tube guitar amp. Enjoy, and try it at home!!!

Birthday promo!!

It’s been a month since Piggysounds.com is here, so we thought we should give you a present! That’s why from today until the end of October, we’ll be giving a 30% discount code with every product you buy from us! Yeah!! you buy a product from us and you get a 30% discount code for the next thing you purchase from Piggysounds.com! So, happy 1st month!!
Enjoy and share!
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your friends at piggysounds.com

Piggy NI Massive presets! finally here!!!

Yeah! here it is! our collection of awesome presets for NI Massive synth!
Have fun and share!

Demo

Massive Piggy Sounds (sneak peek II)

So… a new sneak peek of the presets we are designing for NI Massive. A great collection including drums, basses, pads, leads, drones, mono leads, poly leads, sync’d leads, plucked sounds, trance leads, funk acid basses and leads, etc, etc, etc, etc… Stay tuned… Will be having more news this week!!
Enjoy!!

All sounds came from our Massive presets collection, all sounds designed by Rafael Hofstadter for piggysounds.com No external effects or process, just NI Massive.

Massive Piggy sounds (sneak peek)

We are designing some presets for a wonderful Massive collection, and since today is friday, we’ve decided to give you a sneak peek… Stay tuned! We’ll be uploading the entire collection next week!! Have a nice weekend and share!!

No external effects or processors were used, just a bus compressor in the master track! Of course, all the sounds come from Massive (even the drums, yeah!)