Metagrid for IOS (Updated with LE Commands)

Discussion in 'Your DAW (Digital Audio Workstation)' started by jononotbono, Jan 5, 2017.

  1. MichaelB

    MichaelB New Member

    Oct 25, 2017
    Thank you to the nice folks at Metagrid who provided a different version of the Metaserver and it runs like a dream.

    Now I can get started and explore this exciting app
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  2. vanhaze2000

    vanhaze2000 New Member

    May 20, 2017
    Hi 2 all !

    For wanting to always have the fastest workspeed possible in a DAW:
    Are there maybe people who have made macro actions in metagrid for Logic ?
    I am interested in such macro actions for Logic.
    Maybe we can have a sticky for it ?
    Anxious to hear about you!
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  3. astrocreep

    astrocreep New Member

    Jun 8, 2018
    I've just picked it up and installed it for Logic, still to get properly stuck in.
  4. Brueland

    Brueland New Member

    Jul 14, 2018
    Oslo, Norway
    Does Metagrid work with Bitwig? With Metagrid for Cubase, is it possible to make buttons that does chords, and is there a piano roll for performance?
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  5. Does metagrid work in portrait / vertical mode ?
  6. Nils Neumann

    Nils Neumann Active Member

    Jul 21, 2016
  7. Ok thanks, deskspace is a premium so this wont work for me ;-( back to midistroke and touch OSC.

  8. KerrySmith

    KerrySmith Member

    No word from Przemek lately. Anyone know if he’s doing okay? Continuing development?
  9. I noticed we are still on 10.2.4 for LPX key commands
    Shame that Apple have not released the new commands yet I guess

    And they just brought out another update, so I guess we will not see those commands for another year ;)
  10. KerrySmith

    KerrySmith Member

    Has anyone updated to iOS 12 yet? Any Metagrid issues?
  11. OP

    jononotbono Luke Johnson

    Just wondering if anyone has experienced MG not responding in Cubase? Not sure what has happened but MG is responsive when going between apps (the pages change), but when in Cubase, not a single button works. I have metaserver running (obviously as the app in focus changes the MG display) and I have the correct midi inputs/outputs selected for Generic remotes. I have also selected the path for the Macros XML in the metaserver options.

    Just cannot understand why it's not working. iPad doesn't seem to connect to iTunes so I'm currently updating iPad hoping that might do something but I'm just wondering if anyone has experienced this and if so, what was the cause of it?
  12. zolhof

    zolhof Active Member

    Jun 27, 2014
    Silent Hill
    Yes, I've wasted more time than I care to admit trying to figure this one out. It turned out, Cubase messed all my Generic Remote settings related to Metagrid, so I had to re-import them. Simple as that. No idea why it happened though.
  13. OP

    jononotbono Luke Johnson

    After hours I realised my GR Xmls we’re corrupt so downloaded the first two and rebuilt the 3rd. Running like butter off a hot Samuari sword again :)
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2018
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  14. zolhof

    zolhof Active Member

    Jun 27, 2014
    Silent Hill
    That's what I meant by re-importing the GR thingys. I'm glad you figured it out, I wasn't specific enough sorry :blush: At least it's as simple as importing the XML files again.
  15. OP

    jononotbono Luke Johnson

    I had to rebuild the 3 XML as it was corrupt. Took hours as there are a lot of commands and previous saves had changed. Not sure what caused it but glad I have it working again.
  16. zolhof

    zolhof Active Member

    Jun 27, 2014
    Silent Hill
    Backup backup backup. I don't trust Cubase at all to save my GRs so I always export the XML. It's a known issue.
  17. OP

    jononotbono Luke Johnson

    Yeah, I do back up but kind of in the middle of creating a couple of different templates for clients and it was just an unfortunate thing where the Macro xml was being changed very frenquently. Nevermind huh
  18. KerrySmith

    KerrySmith Member

    I'm disappointed that he hasn't posted this here, but Przemek posted this on the Metagrid and ArtsUnmuted Facebook pages earlier this week.

    Dear Metagrid users!
    We've been recently unusually quiet - we were doing our best to move Metagrid forward and release version 2, which was scheduled till the end of summer.
    First, I'd like to give you some context and perspective. Metagrid is the product of passion - it is the realisation of my dream for a powerful, app-agnostic and user friendly iOS controller application. Even though it is used by more and more users, it remains an indie low-price app with the sales profits not sufficient enough to support a small full-time agile development team. Therefore, it has been developed by my friend and me as a side project to our regular corporate gigs - we've been doing our best to provide top level support and bugfixes as well as to implement new functionalities. And based on the user feedback, it seems that we have succeeded to create a unique product that, despite its current shortcomings and virtually no advertisement budget, has found its home in the creative environment of composers, musicians and film editors. But we have our limitations - mainly financial and time related. Taking into consideration the number of improvements and new functions we have added to Metagrid, it seems that to some extent our enthusiasm and passion compensated for those limitations. However, it was not enough to enable us to release Metagrid v2 in the projected timeframe. There appeared some technological obstacles (current database structure and app architecture) that have made adding the new modules and concepts much more difficult that previously expected. After realising it, we started looking for external financing that would enable us to hire additional developers and testers - we were talking with several financing sources - including venture capital - but we haven't succeeded in finding financing that would enable stable, long-term development in a stress-free creative environment. So here we are - proud of Metagrid as it is but somehow disappointed and sorry we haven't been so far able to realise our vision and implement fantastic features you as users have requested. The search for external financing has drained lot of our energy and significantly slowed the development down. In the meantime, we have decided to turn our gesture controller module into a dedicated iPhone app that would be a perfect companion for Metagrid. We hope it will provide some resources that will be used for Metagrid development. To be honest, we have also been considering a subscription model - which seems to be the only viable long-term solution for small independent development teams. On one hand, Metagrid helps professionals save their precious time so a monthly fee should be a viable and fair option, but on the other hand I am not sure Metagrid in its current state is ready for this step. Anyway, we are not going to give up and one way or another we will do our best to release Metagrid v2 - but this time (lesson learnt), we will not state any deadlines or ETAs. Once more, thank you for your great feedback, support, encouragement and positive energy - it really motivates us to keep the development going.

    Przemek, the designer and developer of Metagrid

    PS. If you happen to have any helpful hints how to help Metagrid grow, don't hesitate to email us - any comments, ideas and word of encouragement will be much appreciated [​IMG]:).
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  19. KerrySmith

    KerrySmith Member

    Totally understandable, btw.
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  20. greggybud

    greggybud Member

    Oct 12, 2016
    Totally. For $14 this is a no-brainer.

    For myself, I'm happy with MG if it never goes beyond what it does now. I have noticed some users wanting MG to morph into a pseudo mini Lemur, while others want sliders to substitute for a DAW controller etc.

    Subscription model, not for me. Unless you could have the option to purchase it outright...but that depends on what it does beyond now. If it went toward a DAW controller, I highly doubt I would be interested.

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