Bit Shape Software, the developers behind the extraordinary TC-11 and TC-Data apps, have released a new app that allows you to use your iPhone as a motion controller. Called TC-Orbiter, the small app uses the gyroscope and accelerometer of the iPhone to transmit MIDI signals to your iPad.
If you've played with TC-11 before, you know that there are a lot of presets that take advantage of the iPad's gyroscope, allowing you to twist and turn the device to control panning or pitch, for example. But, if you're trying to play and move the iPad around, that can get a bit cumbersome at times. Now, you can simply use your iPhone for this same control, all the while using your free hand to play on the iPad.
If you're having any issues in connecting your iPhone to your iPad using TC-Orbiter, check out the Bit Shape Software website here for details on how to sync the two devices. Basically, you'll need to have Bluetooth turned on for both devices.
According to the FAQ page, TC-Orbiter can also be used to control other iOS synths, assuming that those synths support Bluetooth LE MIDI inputs. I haven't tried this out yet, however. You can also send patch changes to the iPad from your iPhone as well.
TC-Orbiter is priced at a very reasonable $2.99 USD. If you're a user of TC-11 or TC-Data, I imagine that you're a "think outside the box" type of person who would be excited to try out new ways of playing these apps.
If you're thinking about buying TC-Orbiter, please consider clicking through our App Store link below. Thanks![app 976399394]