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IOS Support

Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:22 am
by RJB
Any chance of making either the web editor work in IOS Safari (or Chrome), or create an IOS app to program the BopPad?

Re: IOS Support

Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:56 am
by TheOtherSupport@KMI
If Apple would support web MIDI on iOS we could use the web Editor.
We are looking at options for getting around that, as well as the possibility of an app. no ETA on either right now though.

Re: IOS Support

Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:57 pm
by RJB
Knowing how slow Apple can be, please consider making an iOS app. You’re missing out on a large iOS musician base that you could tap into if you just throw us a bone. :D

Re: IOS Support

Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:12 pm
by TheOtherSupport@KMI
It's not like you can't use the device on iOS - so I think the assumption that we're 'missing out' may be a bit overstated.
I just said we are looking at options. We're considering it pretty seriously.

Re: IOS Support

Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:30 am
by lukesleepwalker
Another happy BopPad user on iOS here. It's not too big of a hassle to configure the BP on my laptop, so no big complaints. That said, it'd be cool to have a dedicated native app for iOS so that we could quickly load more than four presets at a time. Anyway, to me, BP and iOS are made for each other--so portable and fun.

Would love to hear what apps others are using with BP and iOS.

Re: IOS Support

Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:03 pm
by lukesleepwalker
Oh, forgot one other request: if you could put the Zones project (which is amazing!) in the iOS native app, it'd be really really swell:

https://www.keithmcmillen.com/projects/boppad-zones/

Re: IOS Support

Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:20 pm
by TheOtherSupport@KMI
We do have some plans for pursuing an iOS Editor, but there's no definitive timeline for that.

Glad you like the zones app! It opens up some really interesting stuff. Unfortunately, that app was made with Max, and there's no easy way to port that to iOS. We do have plans for including this functionality in a future firmware though.

Re: IOS Support

Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:03 pm
by lukesleepwalker
Really glad to hear you are considering Zones for the firmware at some point. It's a killer feature! I was playing a little percussion thing on three quadrants the other night and then playing a melody on the fourth quadrant. It provoked a few raised eyebrows!

Re: IOS Support

Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:03 pm
by lukesleepwalker
Can you describe the general approach you used in the Zones app? I'm wondering if I can replicate on iOS using a Midi tool like MidiFire. I tried to convert CC ranges to notes but I couldn't get it to work as I expected. Something like this is what I am using:

BX 50 01-28 = 9X 54
BX 50 01-28 = 8X 54
BX 50 28-50 = 9X 56
BX 50 28-50 = 8X 56
BX 50 51-7F = 9X 58
BX 50 51-7F = 8X 58

The issue, I think, is that BopPad sends multiple CC values every time it is struck, and if they overlap it plays two tones. Further, in the MIDI monitor, I can't see any Note offs being generated.

Re: IOS Support

Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:08 am
by TheOtherSupport@KMI
I have no idea what those numbers you posted are supposed to mean. They look like hex values, but I am not sure what the two identical input values are for? Why are two identical CC inputs translated to two different notes? What is this syntax you are using here?

The basic approach is to test for a channel, then test for the radius CC. Pass any other CCs.
When a note on is received take the current radius CC and use that value to choose a note based on a set of rules. I am not familiar with MIDI fire, so I don't have any practical advice on implementation in that environment.