Turn your Apple Watch into a wireless MIDI controller

There’s not been much in the way of music-making tools for producers on the Apple Watch and MidiWrist looks to address that, with what looks to be a simple, but possibly effective solution to wrist-based MIDI control.

The makers of the app state that, for best performance, the Apple Watch Series 4 or later is recommended, but there’s currently no word on when MidiWrist will be available on the App Store just yet.

MidiWrist works with CoreMIDI, Virtual MIDI, Network MIDI, Bluetooth MIDI and Physical MIDI Devices through a supported MIDI hardware interface.

Features:

  • Four knobs can be controlled with the digital crown
  • Knobs can be controlled individually or simultaneously
  • Knobs can be linked to preserve their offsets
  • Four buttons can be toggled by tapping the Watch
  • Program changes through the digital crown or by tapping the Watch
  • Optional haptic feedback for all Watch interactions
  • Optional value display on the Watch
  • Configurable colours for all knobs and buttons
  • Configurable MIDI channels and CC numbers
  • Save your configurations to documents for easy retrieval
  • Advertise as a Bluetooth MIDI device
  • Connect to other Bluetooth MIDI devices
  • Monitor the last MIDI values on the iPhone
  • Low latency and fast response

About the author

Director and DJ, Ian French (Naif) is passionate about every genre of music from Breakbeat, to Drum & Bass, to Techno and Progressive House. If he was to describe his preferred style of music he would probably describe it simply as electronic music. Besides his love for music and DJing his other passions are fine cuisine, wine, and travel.

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