Wireless iPad Controller For GarageBand, gbTouch

Jan 21st, 2011 | By | Category: Apple iPad, Podcasting Software

Delora Software has introduced a new wireless iPad MIDI Controller for GarageBandgbTouch (App Store link).

The app lets you control the major functions of GarageBand wirelessly. This could be useful for podcasting, especially if you want to set up your recording space away from your computer, for sound isolation or other reasons.

gbTouch is $4.99. Details below.

gbTouch Features:

  • Select current track with one touch
  • Access more than eight tracks with the arrow keys
  • Control transport functions (Backward, Forward, Beginning, Play, Record, Cycle)
  • Enable/disable record, mute, and solo for each track
  • Adjust volume per track and with Master Volume
  • Disable all volume during playback with Volume Mute
  • Move the playhead and designate new start and end points
  • Turn off all track record, mute and solo attributes
  • Show/hide the Arrange View or Master Track
  • Enable/disable Metronome and Count-In
  • Create a new track, duplicate or delete a track
  • Undo or Redo an action, Save a GarageBand file
  • Adjust Master Echo and Reverb effects
  • Manipulate Compressor and Visual EQ parameters
  • Enable/disable effects
  • Supports installations of gbLink on multiple computers

gbTouch Requirements:

  • iPad running iOS 4.2 or greater
  • Apple GarageBand ’11** application installed on your Mac (** gbTouch works with Garageband ’09 with some limitations as described in the user manual)
  • gbLink, Delora Software’s FREE OSX application. gbLink runs on G5 Macs running OSX 10.5.8, or Intel Macs running either OSX 10.5.8 or OSX 10.6.5 or greater
  • Wi-Fi access to same computer where gbLink is installed
  • iPad Bluetooth must be set to OFF during a gbTouch session to ensure reliable communications with Garageband
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3 Responses to “Wireless iPad Controller For GarageBand, gbTouch”

  1. Terry says:

    This actually looks pretty cool. I wonder why you have to load an app on your Mac, though.

    • Delora Software says:

      Hi Terry,

      We’re gbTouch’s developer. gbTouch requires the companion (free) gbLink OSX application to facilitate communications with GarageBand. GarageBand only supports a single control surface, the M-Audio iControl. gbTouch builds upon the iControl’s command language. So the companion gbLink software not only handles Wi-Fi communications from the iPad but also makes sure that GarageBand receives the commands as if they were originating from an iControl. More on this at our website, http://www.delora.com

  2. ??? says:

    Cool, but exactly HOW do you get it on your iPad?

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