MIDI is an essential part of modern music recording and production; it links together DAWs, sequencers, synthesizers, and more. With MidiTV, the Power Trio development team brings MIDI support to the Apple TV.
MidiTV Host provides a WiFi MIDI connection between your Mac and an Apple TV (running MidiTV compatible software). The Apple TV does not have built-in CoreMIDI or a USB interface; MidiTV Host bridges the gap. If you wish to connect your iOS devices to the Apple TV using MIDI, you can use musicIO; support for MidiTV connectivity is built in. musicIO is an innovative iOS app, providing low latency MIDI and audio connections between your iOS devices and either a Mac or a PC, using only an ordinary iOS sync cable.
With MidiTV Orchestra, you can play synthesizers on the Apple TV using any MIDI source. The app supports sixteen channels of MIDI, with built-in General MIDI sounds. There are pianos, organs, strings, brass, woodwinds, a variety of synthesizer tones, as well as percussion. There's support for MIDI program change messages, making it easy to connect to DAWs such as Logic.
As the MIDI is played, the notes are highlighted on piano keyboard displays; you can see the notes played on each of the sixteen channels. You can also look at a single MIDI channel, and see the notes displayed across ten octaves in a piano-keyboard format.
There are hundreds of uses for MIDI; with MidiTV Host, you can now connect all of your MIDI applications to the Apple TV.