Is this the first Apple Watch MIDI controller app?

Who needs to see more than five keys at a time anyway..?
Who needs to see more than five keys at a time anyway..?

Designed to "get your wrist rockin'", Watch Band is a new app that enables you to use your Apple Watch as a wireless MIDI controller.

Working in partnership with your iPhone and Core MIDI it promises to send MIDI data to your favourite music applications. It comes with guitar chord, drum pad, rhythm loop, mixer and '88-note' piano keyboard interfaces.

How useful all of this will be remains to be seen - we're still sceptical about the benefits of 'wrist control' - but FingerTaps says that it has plenty of future plans for Watch Band, including adding sensor controls and additional screen designs.

You can buy Watch Band now from the Apple App Store for £0.79/$0.99.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.