bismark bs-16i

bismark bs-16i

By bismark LLC

  • Category: Music
  • Release Date: 2010-09-01
  • Current Version: 3.0.3
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 65.85 MB
  • Developer: bismark LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 92 Ratings


bs-16i is a 16 multi-timbral playback sampler. It supports SoundFont and DLS (Downloadable Sounds, and can be used for keyboard instrument, MIDI sound module, and MIDI player. bs-16i has the synthesizer engine that has been adopted for many professional / commercial equipments. Using SoundFont / DLS libraries, you can play with your great number of Instruments. With Hi-Res Engine option prepared as In-App purchase option enables high-quality and low-noise audio outputs by 100% floating point calculations. All standard MIDI messages are supported, and your iPhone and iPad can be used as a GM (General MIDI) sound module by using pre-installed GeneralUser GS SoftSynth v1.44.sf2 (S. Christian Collins). As a keyboard instrument, you can play with scalable screen keyboard, pitch bend wheel, and many control change controllers. Internal MIDI player supports SMF (Standard MIDI File) format, and bounced wave can be shared with other apps using AudioCopy. SoundFont, DLS and SMF files can be imported from iCloud Drive, Dropbox, etc, directly from bs-16i. Moreover, this application supports Core MIDI Interface like as IK Multimedia iRig KEYS / iRig MIDI, YAMAHA iMX-1, LINE6 MIDI Mobilizer 2, Apple Lightning -USB Camera Adapter with USB Generic MIDI Interface, and Bluetooth accessory (Miselu C.24, QUICCO SOUND mi.1, etc. iOS8 or later only). With them you can communicate with other external MIDI hardware like as synthesizer, sequencer. Also bs-16i can be background and drived from other apps using Virtual MIDI. Audiobus 3, and Inter-App Audio is supported. You can send bs-16i's output stream to other apps. Also AudioUnit v3 extension is included. You can use bs-16i in GarageBand as plug-in instrument. - To load the specified soundfont / DLS file, the device have to ready free memory larger that file size of it. - This application collects following information: Device name, OS version, User Location, SoundFont / DLS file name, CoreMIDi I/F name.



  • Instant 5 stars with BM3 fix

    By Strizbiz
    This is now a 5 Star app in my book, great job.
  • Can’t use as AU in BM3

    By Quazzemodo
    This app holds a lot of potential.. if only it could actually work without crashing ... I’ve uploaded a lot of Soundfonts into mine only to be disappointed because the app constantly crashes in Beatmaker 3
  • no midi out to Audiobus midi chain when playing midifile

    By first_fiddle
    Playing the on-screen keyboard produces sound from SampleTank or the Ravenscroft piano app, but when a midifile is imported and played the keys in the on-screen bs-16i image move up and down, but no sound appears. I'd report this to the developer confidentially, but an hour or so of searching the website shows no email address for bug reports and/or technical queries, or forum, or anything... and no support page... just Facebook and Twitter links (yuck!). This is a beautiful app, and very solid, so I'm puzzled why there's no real bug-report path for purchasers! Almost a year ago, (12/21/2016) "zavier11" reported a similar problem on the Apple App Store (probably for lack of a bug-reporting mechanism). There seems to have been no reply. I'd love to get a reply, but there's no way I'll post an email address here!! Four stars for quality, despite the fact that the app refuses to do one of the main things I bought it for!!
  • I can't access the "INBOX"! HELP!

    By App-Store-Police
    Please fix this bug and I will give your app 5 stars.
  • Fix transpose

    By mersanrecords
    Is a good app but need to fix the transpose the tune option make the app sound like toy fix it and will be a awesome app
  • Audio Unit Yay!

    By ZenLizard
    More than ever, this app should be in your toolkit if you make music of just about any genre on iOS.
  • Latest Update Crashes on iPad 4 (iOS 8.4.1)

    By MikeDee12959
    App crashes on startup. Never happened before. Please fix this so that I can perform live with it once again. Thank you.
  • Great SoundFont

    By zavier11
    Please add midi learn function to the sliders and knobs🎹🙏🏽. When using bs-16 app inside of AUM bs-16 will drop out the audio but the keyboard keys responds to midi.
  • Excellent Soundfont Player

    I still have the original bs-1 VST plugin for my PC. This is an excellent port for iOS, and it's allowed me to dig through my old Soundfont collection and enjoy them again. Only thing missing? Audio Units support, so that I can use multiple soundfonts within Cubasis. (Hopefully, that's coming soon.)
  • I Can Pay my Favorite Sounds from my iPhone!

    By Waste my time
    Thank you bs16i! I sampled all of my favorite instruments: Kurzweil piano 01/w ep and clav Wavestation Pads AN1x Brass Voce Organs Moog solo I edited and merged them into one 200mb soundfont. The app plays them perfectly on my iPhone! Program changes are fast and layers are easy. I can add Audiobus effects. I use this with a camera kit and a usb controller for rehearsals in the city. I also use it as an emergency backup to my hardware rig. I use a powered usb controller to save battery. Thank you again bs16i!