One Man Band Live

One Man Band Live

By Jos Maas

  • Category: Music
  • Release Date: 2018-04-22
  • Current Version: 1.2
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 2.53 MB
  • Developer: Jos Maas
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.1 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    /5 ( 0 Reviews)
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One Man Band Live App Description

Change your digital piano or synthesizer into an arranger keyboard with realtime auto-accompaniment. Or use your iOS device on its own as a realtime arranger and be creative while traveling Connect your iPad, iPhone or iPod to your keyboard instrument with the camera connection kit and an USB AB cable or a MIDI interface cable (depending on what your keyboard uses for MIDI). Then start One Man Band and select the Settings button. Choose the MIDI In and MIDI Out port to your keyboard and press Done. Now select the red Presets button and choose one of the style/voice combinations. When you play a chord on the leftside of your keyboard instrument, the accompaniment will start to play. You can play the melody on the right side of the keyboard, it will have harmonies and instrument layers depending on the chosen voice. Select different style variations (Main, Fill, Intro, Ending) while you play. Switch to different accompaniment styles and melody voices with the buttons on top. Press Record and set the switch on to record MIDI files. When you don't have a keyboard instrument (yet) or can't make the connection at the moment, then there are options to use the iPad/iPhone/iPod as an accompaniment instrument on its own. Select the soundfont player at Settings/Ports/MidiOut and use the virtual keyboard to play chords and melody. One Man Band utilises standard style files compatible with the styles used in Yamaha PSR, DGX and Tyros arranger keyboards. There are thousands of these styles available on the internet. When you copy a zip-file with styles to OMB (download, email, icloud), the styles will be placed in a new style folder with the same name as the zip-file. The panel with 56 buttons is customisable. You can assign a function, voice, preset, chord or note to each of the buttons (except for the button top left) and create submenus with again 56 buttons each. Create your own voices with harmonies and instrument layering. There is also a free version (One Man Band Lite) in the App Store.

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App Reviews

  • Great app but need some more features please !

    By Evoaaa
    -Background play -Tempo Synch or Clock (for internal or External midi) -Modern Theme(Like Real button ) -Midi mixer Thank you .
  • Fantastic!

    I was looking for this kind of app for years and finally i found one! Fantastic work whoever worked on this app! I even gave up searching and tried to create my own (which probably could take me a year or more). I was ready to pay $100 for such an app where all i need is my phone and headphones to play so many great midi styles from so many brands like Yamaha, Korg, Casio, ketron, Roland and so on. As much as they call their keyboards “portable” they are not, when i need to place the keyboard on a table or stand to be able to play then this is not portable - to me portable is when i can walk and play at the same time, so i can walk in the park and create something - THIS is portable. When Yamaha or Korg or whoever will make an arranger keyboard the size of Yamaha Reface but to be an arranger with all of the functions of (for example) Yamaha psr-s900 this is going to be a game changer because people likes smart phones that gives the portability and all king of apps are available but when you do everything like social stuff, work, documents, banking, games, news, me personally i am getting so tired of my smartphones because i do so many things on it, when all king of notifications are popping up and also when i take my phone in my hands all kind of thought pop up sometimes “maybe i should check there, here, this thing, what those people replied” and the idea for a song just vanishes away... that is why people are getting tired of cellphones and what to do drawings on actual paper, gardening on actual soil, making music on something that is just for that and nothing else is going on at the same time. So far no one makes such small “TRULY portable” music arranger keyboards today and i am happy with the apps that are available. There are a-few small & portable music making hardware that runs on batteries but those are far away from being an arranger keyboard.