With the unrelenting advance of Apple's iOS development for iPhone and iPad there are now a growing number of well-specified and sonically usable sequencing and drum machine applications for the platform. Core Midi I/O is now functional and there are a number of 3rd Party add-on interfaces that provide external tempo-sync and we will be testing these in due course.

The iLitmus test criterea are the same as we use for hardware devices as outlined on the main Litmus page: iPad2 audio output recorded direct to stand-alone hard disk recorder and these audio files are then marked and measured to the sample in Sound Forge 10.

Yonac Inc. Magellan Version 1.1/iOS Device - iPad2 64GB OS 6

This Test: Incoming 16th Midi Notes from MPC-3000 at 60 BPM

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This Test: Incoming 16th Midi Notes from MPC-3000 at 120 BPM

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This Test: Incoming 16th Midi Notes from MPC-3000 at 240 BPM

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This Test: Outgoing 16th Midi Notes - 120 BPM - Internal Sync
Midi Interface: Roland UM-1G/Apple Camera Kit

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Synthetic Bits Little Midi Machine/iOS Device - iPad2 64GB OS 6.0

http://syntheticbits.com/littlemidi.html

This Test: Outgoing 16th Midi Notes - 120 BPM - Internal Sync
Midi Interface: Roland UM-1G/Apple Camera Kit

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Korg iMS-20 Version 1.5.2/iOS Device - iPad2 64GB OS 5.0.1

http://www.korg.com/ims20

This Test: Sixteenth Note Hi Hat- 120 BPM - Internal Sync

Number of samples [44.1 kHz] between consecutive Sixteenth Notes:
5513/ 5512/ 5513/ 5512/ 5513/ 5511/ 5513/ 5512/ 5513/ 5512/ 5513/ 5512/ 5513/ 5512/ 5513/ 5513

Maximum variation between any two consecutive Sixteenth Note intervals:
2 Samples [0.04ms]

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This Test: Sixteenth Note Hi Hat- 120 BPM - External Sync via WIST

http://www.korguser.net/wist/

Number of samples [44.1 kHz] between consecutive Sixteenth Notes:
5513/ 5512/ 5513/ 5512/ 5513/ 5512/ 5513/ 5511/ 5514/ 5511/ 5513/ 5512/ 5513/ 5512/ 5513/ 5512

Maximum variation between any two consecutive Sixteenth Note intervals:
3 Samples [0.07ms]

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Synthetic Bits FunkBox Version 2.0/iOS Device - iPad2 64GB OS 5.0.1

http://syntheticbits.com/funkbox

This Test: Sixteenth Note Hi Hat- 120 BPM - Internal Sync

Number of samples [44.1 kHz] between consecutive Sixteenth Notes:
5512/ 5513/ 5513/ 5512/ 5513/ 5512/ 5511/ 5512/ 5513/ 5513/ 5513/ 5513/ 5511/ 5513/ 5512/ 5511

Maximum variation between any two consecutive Sixteenth Note intervals:
2 Samples [0.04ms]

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This Test: Sixteenth Note Hi Hat- 120 BPM - External Sync

Midi Interface: Apple Camera Kit + Roland UM-1G/Core Midi

Midi Clock Source: Sync-Gen II/Zero Jitter

Number of samples [44.1 kHz] between consecutive Sixteenth Notes:
5632/ 5504/ 5504/ 5504/ 5504/ 5504/ 5504/ 5503/ 5505/ 5503/ 5504/ 5504/ 5504/ 5504/ 5504/ 5632

Maximum variation between any two consecutive Sixteenth Note intervals:
128 Samples [2.90ms]

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Korg iElectribe Version 1.5.2/iOS Device - iPad2 64GB OS 5.0.1

http://www.korg.com/ielectribe

This Test: Sixteenth Note Hi Hat- 120 BPM - Internal Sync

Number of samples [44.1 kHz] between consecutive Sixteenth Notes:
5513/ 5513/ 5512/ 5511/ 5512/ 5512/ 5513/ 5511/ 5513/ 5512/ 5512/ 5513/ 5511/ 5512/ 5512/ 5513

Maximum variation between any two consecutive Sixteenth Note intervals:
2 Samples [0.04ms]

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This Test: Sixteenth Note Hi Hat- 120 BPM - External Sync

Midi Interface: Apple Camera Kit + Roland UM-1G/Core Midi

Midi Clock Source: Sync-Gen II/Zero Jitter

Number of samples [44.1 kHz] between consecutive Sixteenth Notes:
5674/ 5355/ 5909/ 5120/ 6144/ 4871/ 6392/ 4634/ 5606/ 5423/ 5841/ 5184/ 6079/ 4936/ 6328/ 4705

Maximum variation between any two consecutive Sixteenth Note intervals:
1758 Samples [39.86ms]

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This Test: Sixteenth Note Hi Hat- 120 BPM - External Sync via WIST

http://www.korguser.net/wist/

Number of samples [44.1 kHz] between consecutive Sixteenth Notes:
5512/ 5512/ 5513/ 5512/ 5513/ 5513/ 5512/ 5512/ 5513/ 5513/ 5514/ 5512/ 5512/ 5513/ 5512/ 5512

Maximum variation between any two consecutive Sixteenth Note intervals:
2 Samples [0.04ms]

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Korg SyncKontrol for Monotribe/iOS Device - iPad2 64GB OS 5.0.1

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/korg-synckontrol-for-monotribe/id438617344?mt=8

This Test: Eighth Note Pulses - 120 BPM - Internal Sync

Number of samples [44.1 kHz] between consecutive Eighth Notes:
11026/ 11025/ 11025/ 11024/ 11025/ 11025/ 11025/ 11025/ 11025/ 11024/ 11025/ 11025/ 11025/ 11023/ 11026/ 11025

Maximum variation between any two consecutive Quarter Note intervals:
3 Samples [0.07ms]

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Propellerheads Rebirth RB-338/iOS Device - iPad2 64GB OS 5.0.1

http://itunes.apple.com/app/id401704148

This Test: Quarter Note Kick Drum - 120 BPM - Internal Sync

Number of samples [44.1 kHz] between consecutive Quarter Notes:
22080/ 22016/ 22080/ 22016/ 22080/ 22016/ 22080/ 22016/ 22080/ 22016/ 22080/ 22016/ 22080/ 22016/ 22080/ 22016

Maximum variation between any two consecutive Quarter Note intervals:
64 Samples [1.45ms]

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This Test: Sixteenth Note Hi Hat- 120 BPM - Internal Sync

Number of samples [44.1 kHz] between consecutive Sixteenth Notes:
5502/ 5504/ 5567/ 5504/ 5504/ 5504/ 5504/ 5504/ 5504/ 5567/ 5504/ 5504/ 5504/ 5504/ 5504/ 5504

Maximum variation between any two consecutive Sixteenth Note intervals:
63 Samples [1.43ms]

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White Noise Bleep!Box/iOS Device - iPad2 64GB OS 5.0.1

http://www.bleepboxapp.com/about/

This Test: Quarter Note Kick Drum - 120 BPM - Internal Sync

Number of samples [44.1 kHz] between consecutive Quarter Notes:
22047/ 22048/ 22047/ 22048/ 22048/ 22047/ 22048/ 22048/ 22047/ 22048/ 22047/ 22048/ 22047/ 22048/ 22047/ 22047

Maximum variation between any two consecutive Quarter Note intervals:
1 Samples [0.02ms]

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This Test: Sixteenth Note Hi Hat- 120 BPM - Internal Sync

Number of samples [44.1 kHz] between consecutive Sixteenth Notes:
5512/ 5512/ 5511/ 5513/ 5511/ 5512/ 5512/ 5511/ 5512/ 5512/ 5514/ 5511/ 5512/ 5510/ 5513/ 5512

Maximum variation between any two consecutive Sixteenth Note intervals:
3 Samples [0.07ms]

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Sobal Corporation S4 Rhythm Composer/iOS Device - iPad2 64GB OS 5.0.1

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/s4-rhythm-composer/id490051750?mt=8

This Test: Sixteenth Note Hi Hat- 120 BPM - Internal Sync

Number of samples [44.1 kHz] between consecutive Sixteenth Notes:
5512/ 5512/ 5513/ 5512/ 5512/ 5512/ 5514/ 5512/ 5512/ 5512/ 5514/ 5511/ 5512/ 5512/ 5512/ 5514

Maximum variation between any two consecutive Sixteenth Note intervals:
3 Samples [0.07ms]

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This Test: Sixteenth Note Hi Hat- 120 BPM - External Sync via WIST

http://www.korguser.net/wist/

Number of samples [44.1 kHz] between consecutive Sixteenth Notes:
5512/ 5512/ 5514/ 5512/ 5511/ 5513/ 5513/ 5512/ 5512/ 5512/ 5514/ 5512/ 5512/ 5512/ 5512/ 5514

Maximum variation between any two consecutive Sixteenth Note intervals:
2 Samples [0.04ms]

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