Audeonic are well known for their MIDI apps on iOS, and on macOS too. Now they’ve broken out a module from their very popular app MIDIFire. StreamByter is now available as an audio unit plugin for creating your own custom MIDI effects. StreamByter can be used as an Apple Audio Unit (AU) effect or as a standalone app connected via CoreMIDI virtual ports.
To make use of StreamByter you’re going to need your iOS device to be at a minimum of iOS11, and you’re also going to need to be using a suitable audio unit host app like AUM, apeMatrix, Cubasis or Sequencism. If you want to use StreamByter with CoreMIDI, then a routing app like MidiFire would be recommended and an iOS device with at least iOS 8 is required.
So what can you actually use StreamByter to do. Here are some exaples:
- You can extend the MIDI processing functionality of any AU host, such as AUM, apeMatrix, Cubasis
- Remap channels, notes, controllers (anything MIDI)
- Filter MIDI events coarsely or finely
- Clone or Delay any event
- Send any event automatically when plugin is loaded
- You can also create complex effects using programming concepts like conditionals, loops, variables (including array, timing and random), and math operators.
StreamByter is configured using a textual rules ‘language’ that defines how the effect should operate. Please see the support link to go to our website for full details.
StreamByter costs just $6.99 on the app store, which is a lot cheaper than I expected, given how powerful it is
I had a look on the app store and saw this review on there, which was quite inspiring
“Whether in the context of MIDIFire or now as a stand-alone app, StreamByter has allowed me to realize my musical intentions more fully than ever before. This is true because of Audeonic’s unwavering support in helping its users to create StreamByter code to realize creative musical ideas and functions.
StreamByter should be part of every MIDI system.
Thank you Audeonic! You have brought joy to my musical world and that of many others.”
So, if you’ve been looking for a way to bring your own MIDI FX to life, I think that maybe StreamByter may be a good place to start.