bs-16i is a 16 multi-timbral playback sampler. It supports SoundFont, and can be used for keyboard instrument, MIDI sound module, and MIDI player. The sampler engine is ported from bs-1 / bs-16, which is developed as professional plug-in for Logic (Audio Units) and Cubase (VST instrument). Using SoundFont libraries, you can play with your great number of Instruments. It supports all standard MIDI messages, using pre-installed GeneralUser GS SoftSynth v1.44.sf2 (S. Christian Collins), your iPhone and iPad can be used as a GM (General MIDI) sound module. As a keyboard instrument, you can play with scalable screen keyboard, pitch bend wheel, and many control change controllers. Internal MIDI player supports SMF (Standard MIDI File) format, and bounced wave can be shared with other apps using AudioCopy. SoundFont and SMF files can be sent to bs-16i by using the file sharing functions of iTunes, and OpenIn from other apps (DropBox, etc).
Moreover, this application supports Core MIDI Interface like as IK Multimedia iRig KEYS / iRig MIDI, YAMAHA iMX-1, LINE6 MIDI Mobilizer 2, and Apple Camera Connection Kit with USB MIDI Interface. With them you can communicate with other external MIDI hardware like as synthesizer, sequencer. Also bs-16i can be backgrounded and drived from other apps using Virtual MIDI.
Audiobus technology is supported. You can send bs-16i’s output stream to other apps via Audiobus app. Also with iOS7 and later Inter-App Audio is supported. You can send bs-16i’s output stream to other apps directly.
– To load the specified soundfont file, the device have to ready free memory larger that file size of it.
– This application collects following information: Device name, OS version, User Location, SoundFont file name, CoreMIDi I/F name.
– iOS6.x support is disabled (because the latest Audiobus SDK does not support iOS6.x)