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bismark bs-16i

Version: 4.6.1
Updated: 01 January, 2023
$7.99     Download on the App Store

bismark bs-16i is a 16 multi-timbral playback sampler. It loads SoundFont and DLS (Downloadable Sounds) as WaveTable, and can be used for keyboard instrument, MIDI sound module, and MIDI player.

bs-16i has the synthesizer engine that has been adopted for many professional/commercial types of equipment. Using SoundFont / DLS libraries, you can play with your great number of instruments. With Hi-Res Engine option prepared as In-App purchase option enables high-quality and low-noise audio outputs by 100% floating-point calculations.

All standard MIDI messages are supported, and your iPhone and iPad can be used as a GM (General MIDI) sound module by using pre-installed GeneralUser GS SoftSynth v1.44.sf2 (S. Christian Collins).

As a keyboard instrument, you can play with the scalable screen keyboard, pitch bend wheel, and many control change controllers.

Internal MIDI player supports SMF (Standard MIDI File) format as Song.

WaveTable / Song / Scene files are managed in the "bs-16i" folder of your iCloud Drive, and synced between all your iOS / iPadOS devices.

Moreover, this application supports Core MIDI interfaces like IK Multimedia iRig KEYS / iRig MIDI, YAMAHA iMX-1, LINE6 MIDI Mobilizer 2, Apple Lightning -USB Camera Adapter with USB Generic MIDI Interface, and Bluetooth accessory (Miselu C.24, QUICCO SOUND mi.1, etc). With them, you can communicate with other external MIDI hardware like a synthesizer, sequencer. Also, bs-16i can be a background and drove from other apps using Virtual MIDI.

Audiobus 3, and Inter-App Audio are supported. You can send bs-16i's output stream to other apps.

AUv3 (AudioUnit v3) extension is included. You can use bs-16i in GarageBand, BeatMaker3, AUM as a plug-in instrument.

- To load the specified SoundFont / DLS file, the device has to ready free memory larger that file size of it.
- This application collects the following information: Device name, OS version, User Location, SoundFont / DLS file name, CoreMIDi I/F name.