Midi Quest for iPad

Midi Quest is the only editor/librarian software ever rated '10' by Electronic Musician

Unparalleled SysEx Management for MIDI Hardware...

Midi Quest, the multi-instrument SysEx editor/librarian, is now available on the iPad.

Midi Quest supports over 730 of the most popular MIDI instruments and other devices from over 50 different manufacturers including Korg, Roland, Yamaha, Kurzweil, Alesis, Waldorf, Kawai, Akai, and E-mu..

Store, organize, and edit banks and the individual patches, combinations, multis, performances, drums settings, and other SysEx loaded from your MIDI hardware. Midi Quest is a true multi-instrument editor/librarian designed from the ground up to effectively support multiple MIDI ports, multiple manufacturers, and multiple MIDI devices.

Midi Quest "talks" to each MIDI device individually so it can simultaneously send SysEx to as many as 250 different instruments and still edit another instrument - all at the same time. Try doing that with any other editor/librarian...

More Options for Your MIDI Hardware...

Midi Quest is not a panel editor. Midi Quest is a professional, integrated system capable of fully managing, editing, and organizing the simplest to the most complex workstation class MIDI devices and hardware synthesizers such as Korg's flagship workstation, the Kronos.

Midi Quest natively reads and writes industry standard .syx and .mid files so that you can easily take advantage of SysEx downloaded from the internet or received from a friend.

Midi Quest for iPad imports Set, Collection, individual Patch, and individual Bank files from Mac and Windows versions of Midi Quest so existing SysEx can easily be stored and edited on an iPad.

Midi Quest can store an entire studio configuration - in a single file.

Bank Editing...

First, what every editor/librarian should have (but may not)... Midi Quest will easily handle all of your bank editing tasks. Copy and Paste, Swap, or Insert single or multiple patches within the same bank or with other banks using menu commands or drag and drop. Along with a dozen other standard commands to rename, sort, shift patches, and so on.

1-tap audition automatically sends selected patches to the MIDI device and auditions them so you can easily explore the sounds without having to download the entire bank to the instrument.

Unlimited undo lets you easily recover from misadventures (requires an iPad with 4GB+ RAM).

Midi Quest's unique and powerful bank editing capabilities are highlighted in multi-timbral instruments with parent/child linked editing and display. Tap on any "parent" Multi/Combi/Performance and Midi Quest reports the "child" patches that are used. Tap on any "child" Patch and Midi Quest lists the "parents". Copy a "parent" Multi/Combi/Performance to another bank and Midi Quest automatically copies all of the necessary linked child patches as well. Rearrange "child" Patches and MQ automatically updates the parents to ensure that links remain valid. No hardware instrument is capable of this, no other editor/librarian does this - only Midi Quest.

Patch and Parameter Editing...

Just like its bank editors, Midi Quest's parameter editors cover all of the basics with the features you expect - multiple ways to edit each parameter: grab and drag editing, extended popup editing, and true rotary knob editing. Unlike most panel editors, Midi Quest can retrieve and display all of the current values of all parameters. Of course, Midi Quest performs edits in real time so the instrument immediately reflects the changes made on screen. It also offers a range of both manual and automatic auditioning options.

Scale each editor to a customizable size (up to 3X) so editing is fast and easy.

Unlimited undo lets you try variations and then select the best alternative (requires an iPad with 2GB+ RAM).

As always, it is the options that are unique to Midi Quest which are some of the most interesting. Use your MIDI keyboard to set note specific parameters. Use CC, NRPN, and SysEx messages to remote edit from your control surface (where available).

Along with the editor's many features, take advantage of the Block Copy/Swap options which allows for the selection of a logical group of parameters such as an envelope, oscillator, effect, or LFO and copy/swap them within the same patch, or a different patch.

Patch Generators - Inspiration in seconds...

Midi Quest is not just for the patch tweaker. Midi Quest has many users who have never created a new patch by editing individual parameters. Their secret is Midi Quest's five different patch generators: Mix, Blend, Mix All, Morph, and Gen 4. Each takes existing sounds and combines them in different ways to create entire banks of new sounds in a matter of seconds. This type of experimentation, without Midi Quest, would require days but with Midi Quest there are results in seconds. Just use Midi Quest's 1-tap audition to listen to the new sounds and save the best.

Looking for inspiration? A variation on a sound, or don't have time for a full editing session? Midi Quest's Patch Generators are the answer.

Get in the Zone, the Patch Zone...

Looking for new inspiration? Looking for a sound but no time for programming? Midi Quest has the answer for you. Sound Quest's latest patch collection contains over 180,000 unique patches and is now accessible to everyone with Midi Quest using the unique Patch Zone view. This context sensitive view tracks which instrument and type of SysEx and automatically lists the available patches. Editing a Korg Kronos Program? The Patch Zone will list over 28,000 available programs. A single click will audition the program on the instrument or transfer any program into a Bank or Editor for the future. Switch to a D-50 Patch editor and the Patch Zone will display 2,400 patches for your consideration. This is another feature that is unique to Midi Quest.

Midi Quest takes full advantage of the iPad's unique control features. The Patch Zone, along with other resource windows can easily be swiped on to the display as needed then swiped off to maximized the amount of space dedicated to editing.

Get Organized. Stay Organized...

Yes, we know it's boring to talk about organization and integration but it's important.

Have two or more MIDI instruments? With Midi Quest's multi-instrument environment, SysEx from multiple instruments is saved together in a single file. Imagine being able to record and retrieve all of the SysEx required for a song or gig in a single file so it's easy to find and setup. Midi Quest does it, others don't; and, with Midi Quest's multi-threaded design, you can simultaneously transmit SysEx to each instrument for faster setup.

Have, or plan to have, a large patch collection? Other editors don't offer a Library to store hundreds never mind thousands of patches. Midi Quest does.

Invest in the future...

For over 30 years, Sound Quest has pushed the boundaries of what MIDI hardware editor/librarians can and should be able to do for you. The result is software that is unequalled in capability and range of supported MIDI instruments and devices. Sound Quest believes in a "no synth left behind policy." This means that as new features are developed and added to Midi Quest, they are incorporated into the oldest of editors. When Midi Quest for iPad was created, editors for instruments that were released over 30 years ago were updated and enhanced to maximize Midi Quest's effectiveness.

Need more? Ask yourself, what does Sound Quest have in common with some of the biggest names in the industry: Korg, Roland, Yamaha, Alesis, M-Audio, Akai, Line 6, TC-Electronic, and TC-Helicon? The answer. All of these companies have chosen to supply editors to their customers using Midi Quest technology.

From basic to advanced, on the iPad, the Mac, or Windows, just compare and you'll see that Midi Quest gives you unparalleled value. Questions? Please send us an email or visit our new support forum and we'll be happy to answer them.

For Midi Quest version specific information, please visit the Midi Quest Details page or download Midi Quest today.