When we got word a few weeks ago that Apple was introducing CoreMIDI into iOS 4.2, our minds began to ponder the new possibilities it would present. Since the release of iOS 4.2, however, with all the buzz surrounding the latest iOS software update, we forgot all about CoreMIDI. And that's because we hadn't seen any apps on the App Store taking advantage of it, until now.
Apple has now begun to approve apps for the App Store that take advantage of the CoreMIDI API. Interestingly enough, one of the first apps to take advantage of CoreMIDI isn't a music app at all.
It's Luminair for iPad -- a DMX-compatible lighting console app for your theatrical or concert lighting rig -- and it takes advantage of the CoreMIDI API via Apple's USB Camera Connection Kit for iPad or over WiFi.
Most importantly, this is now achieved without the need for specialized third-party hardware, like the Line 6 MIDI Mobilizer.
We're looking forward to seeing what other apps pop up on the App Store that take advantage of this exciting development. If you've noticed anything on the App Store, or if you see anything in the coming days, let us know in the comments below.
For now, check out Luminair using the CoreMIDI API by clicking on the read button.