Top MIDI Controller Apps For Android

Well, we would like to see more of these. There are a huge abundance of midi controller apps for the iPad – see our feature here – and there are indeed some great Android ones, as below. But there needs to be a lot more, come on developers – there’s a definite gap in the market here…

TouchDAW free

media_1309168048192.png

Control surface emulation & MIDI tools. Works directly with native MIDI drivers. TouchDAW is a full-featured DAW control and general purpose MIDI control app. It allows you to tweak a large set of parameters in popular digital audio applications as accessible through standard hardware control surfaces.( Version 1.15 has dedicated support for Cubase / Nuendo, Live, Logic, Pro Tools, Sonar and FL Studio workstations. Standard functionality like mixer and transport operation will be accessible in other applications as well. As of version 1.1 the app can also send MIDI Machine Control (MMC) in parallel with or alternatively to standard DAW control.

Besides control surface emulation, the app brings a number of general purpose MIDI controllers, such as a multitouch MIDI keyboard, multitouch launchpads, a MIDI mixer, configureable xy-controller pads and the possibility to link a phone’s sensors to MIDI controllers.

Free/Download here

Wireless Mixer

media_1309168166221.png

One of the most advanced wireless MIDI control surface for your favorite computer music application! Emulates a real mixer console with many functions by using MIDI over WiFi.

Features:

■ Multi-touch controls

■ 6×2 (12) channels

■ channel level sliders

■ channel pan sliders

■ channel solo buttons

■ channel mute buttons

■ channel record buttons

■ 3 user knobs per channel

■ 2 user buttons per channel

■ master volume control

■ mixer state load and save

■ last state autoload

■ automatic MIDI apply on load

■ 128 total assignable controls

■MIDI over WiFi connection

■ rotation animations

■ pad support

Free/Download here

DJ Control

media_1309168409863.png

First and only wireless DJ MIDI controller for your favorite computer DJing application! Exact emulation of Hercules’s "DJ Console RMX" DJ MIDI controller functions by using MIDI over WiFi.

Features:

■ Multi-touch controls

■ DJ seek/scratch wheels

■ pitch/tempo sliders

■ channel level sliders

■ master volume control

■ crossfader slider

■ cue and play buttons

■ beat lock, beat sync buttons

■ PFL/cue select buttons

■ effects on/off button

■ MIDI over WiFi connection

■ 5 case materials

■ 7 jog wheel plates

■ pad support

This is NOT a player, it is a controller which requires computer with installed DJing program (like for eg: Traktor, Virtual DJ, Mixxx, UltraMixer etc). See "How to use" menu item in application.

Free/Download here

TouchDAW

media_1309168889784.png

Control surface emulation & MIDI tools. Works directly with native MIDI drivers. TouchDAW is a full-featured DAW control and general purpose MIDI control app. It allows you to tweak a large set of parameters in popular digital audio applications as accessible through standard hardware control surfaces.

TouchDAW works with RTP or multicast MIDI over WIFI and is directly compatible with Apple’s Network MIDI implementation in Mac OS X, native RTP MIDI implementations for Windows and ipMIDI. There is no computer side server or protocol conversion software required.

$4.99/Download here

Ardroid

media_1309168962136.png

Ardroid is remote control application for the Ardour 3 Digital Audio Workstation software. Ardour 3 is a full featured DAW that runs on Linux and OSX and boasting a professional level feature set including non-destructive audio editing and Midi support. Ardroid provides Wifi based control for Ardour by using the OSC protocol.

This application will not be useful to you if you are not using Ardour 3. If you are interested in learning more about Ardour visit http://www.ardour.org

Free/Download

Budgerigar – Midi Sequencer

media_1309169184398.png

Budgerigar is a Midi Sequencer. 16tracks (16channels)( GM : 128 instruments and drum set( Midi division 480.( Export Midi file to SDCARD.

Requirements: OS 1.6 or later, Device supports Midi.

$4.35/Download here

FingerPlay MIDI

media_1309169596618.png

Send MIDI or OSC messages from your phone to a computer over the Wi-Fi network.

Free/Download here

Share

About Joanne Carter

Joanne Carter is the Founder and Editorial Director of TheAppWhisperer.com. A Professional Photographer and Associate of the British Industry of Professional Photographers, BIPP, as well as a Professional Journalist, specializing in Technology. A contributor to National and International publications, including DPreview.com, The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Professional Photographer, NikonPro, Graphix, Digital Arts, Readers Digest, Popular Photography & Imaging and Which? consumer magazine and ePhotozine.com. Joanne most recently became a Columnist for Vogue Magazine writing about mobile Photographers - http://theappwhisperer.com/2014/08/07/new-mobile-photographer-column-with-vogue-by-joanne-carter/