RetroWare has released version 1.3 of midiO, an Audio Unit plugin for DAWs such as GarageBand that don’t support MIDI output.
This plugin allows one to drive a MIDI based synthesizer from any DAW that supports software instrument Audio Units.
Changes in midiO v1.3
- Passes AU validation under 10.6 (Snow Leopard).
- Can generate program and bank change messages.
midiO is available as freeware for Mac OSX.
More information: RetroWare
RetroWare has released micronAU, an audio unit that allows one to fully control and automate the Alesis Micron synthesizer.
As anyone who owns one of these synths knows, it can generate some wicked sounds but it can be a real pain to program via its single knob. This audio unit provides an interface through which the entire sound generation engine of the Mircon can be controlled in real time. In addition, all parameter settings are saved when the track/DAW hosting micronAU is saved. When one reloads a track hosting mirconAU, the settings are restored, thus avoiding the “what patch did I use for this track” syndrome. Furthermore, if one’s DAW supports automation of plugin parameters, all of the Micron’s parameters can be automated and controlled by any of the DAW’s supported control surfaces.
RetroWare micronAU is being distributed as donationware.
Visit RetroWare for more information and a link to download micronAU.