And it is! Full-featured and ready! Screenshots attached.
BlipZones lets you split the BlipBox screen into zones, and each zone can be configured as a virtual slider or button (horizontal / vertical, momentary / toggle).
Whether slider or button, the zone can send almost any MIDI message: Control Change, Note on/off, NRPN, Pitch Bend, Aftertouch, Channel Pressure.
The app lets you do most things you would expect: configure zones, save and load to file, upload and download to the BlipBox.
But BlipZones also has an on-screen simulator and can connect to a virtual MIDI interface on your computer. This means you can run a preset and plug it straight into your DAW. And if you have a BlipBox connected, then the simulator and device are fully synchronised.
I’m working on pre-built binaries for Mac OS X, Linux and Windows, which will be available for download soon.
The app can also be built directly from source. First make sure to check out both BlipBox and BlipZones into the same directory:
git clone email@example.com:pingdynasty/BlipBox.git BlipBox
git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:pingdynasty/BlipZones.git BlipZones
You will also need Juce, Julian Storer’s excellent cross platform library:
git clone git://juce.git.sourceforge.net/gitroot/juce/juce juce
(If you like the way BlipZones looks, thank Julian. If you don’t, blame me.)
Once checked out you can find build configurations in BlipZones/Builds for Linux, MacOSX and VisualStudio2010.