NAMM 2015: Will Auria Pro be the ultimate iPad audio/MIDI DAW?

Auria Pro features a piano roll for MIDI editing.
Auria Pro features a piano roll for MIDI editing.

NAMM 2015: Auria has long been regarded as the most 'pro level' iPad DAW if you work exclusively with audio, but MIDI recording and editing have been conspicuous by their absence. Now developer WaveMachine Labs is seeking to "raise the bar in mobile recording" by offering these and other new features in Auria Pro.

This promises not only MIDI sequencing and a piano roll editor but also "real-time audio warping, powerful audio routing, two built-in synths, and much more". One of those synths is FabFilter's Twin 2, a well-loved Mac and PC plugin.

It's said that all of the original Auria's features have been retained, too - check out the feature list below for further details of what's new, or head to the Auria blog.

Auria Pro will be released in the Spring priced at $49.99. We're told that existing Auria users will be able to upgrade for a reduced price.

Auria Pro new MIDI features

  • MIDI sequencing
  • Tempo and Time-signature tracks
  • Piano roll editor
  • Real-time MIDI parameters including quantize, velocity shift, velocity compression, length compression, random, delay, legato and transpose
  • Groove template quantizing with built-in DNA grooves (additional grooves available for purchase)
  • MIDI processing functions including Transpose, Fixed Length, Velocity Gain, Fixed Velocity, Delete Notes, Delete Controller, Restrict Polyphony, Optimize Controller Data, Humanize, Delete Overlaps, Crescendo, Reverse, Pedal to Length, Velocity Rescale, Velocity Range, Velocity Curve and Compress/Limit
  • FabFilter Twin 2 Analog synth built in
  • WaveMachine Labs multi-format sampler built in

Other new features

  • Powerful new audio routing with flexible busses
  • Real-time audio warping using Elastique Pro v3
  • Audio quantize feature
  • Transient slicing
  • Audio to MIDI conversion
  • Unlimited tracks
  • 6 AUX sends
  • Project templates
  • Updated graphics and overall performance improvements
Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

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.