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Hey guys, I just thought i’d share that I downloaded ios 16.1.1 and all of Caustics presets disappeared. I blew it out and re-downloaded it but that changed nothing.
I can not be of any help but, not updated in 8 years! might be a clue. I had never heard of it, so I had to check Hope you get it sorted though.
I know it hasn’t been updated in a long time but it’s such a great app that i’ve been holding out hope they might facelift it.
That's a major bummer. Caustic is always one of the first apps to go on any device I get, anywhere. I've paid for the full version and all the expansions on all different platforms.
Aye, but in that 8 years it's retained a fan base nearly as large if not as large as it did when it was actively being updated. It's got undeniable charm and deceptively simple, old-school looking graphics but the tracks that it can pump out are pretty amazing.
That's a shame. It was Caustic (on Android) that first got me into mobile music creation back in 2012.
The only thing I can suggest is to drop into the Single Cell Software forum and see if anyone else knows what's going on... Although the forum is pretty quiet these days
That's really odd
Have you tried connecting to a PC and using something like iFunbox to see if you can navigate to the folders?
Gonna try and find out here and search for clues
I installed it recently on Android without a hitch.
Here is a zip of my presets folder for you to populate yours with:
Tag me in to a reply to let me know if it works.
Another reason never to update to 16.x
On that note, highly recommend the Jupiter and Echo skins
Damn, they are sexy (posted images, but check the video promo below)
I use them on iOS, Android and PC
Exactly the same situation for me - my first mobile track (on Caustic for Android) was in December 2012, soon after I got an Asus Nexus 7 and I've been obsessed with 'mobile' music making ever since! (I made a Sci-Fi skin for Caustic that was quite popular at the time!)
Caustic was my go to sketch pad until Ableton Note came out.
I am on 16.3.1 and have all my presets.
Documents by Readdle can be used to access Caustic’s file system via it’s (Caustic’s) built in FTP server. You might try that to see what’s going on.
Do you have any advice on how to install these? The instructions are not helping.
I have to do a double check on that on iOS
Installed it some years ago. I recently did it on Android but some things have changed on the file system
I did it back then using iTunes (when we where able to access the devices files), but iFunbox will probably work (or use the FTP/WebDAV style access)
It should have the folders Presets / Samples / Skins / Songs
You then put the skin folder inside the Skins folder
(Should look something like Skins\Echo)
Then inside Caustic you go to the hamburger menu > click options > and below click Skins and choose your skin. There are some already built-in
Guide on installing skins:
I just installed it on Android. Not sure if this works on iOS:
Open the settings, then go to the Song tab (was default) and click “Import”. Browse to the file, select it, and it will tell you that the import contains one skin. Now you can choose the skin. You might have to restart Caustic because some fonts may appear as black squares initially.
I just installed the echo skin (also Android) and needed to restart. Caustic looks up to date now, thanks @senhorlampada this skin is so much nicer than the default.
So have others replicated this on other versions of ios 16 including the latest?
Sounds reasonable but I don't have a Caustic folder.
Just downloaded Caustic to check on my 11” M1 iPadPro, iPadOS16.3.1…
(Screenshot is in portrait mode as I find it easier to type that way when still in bed…)
Upon first launch all content is extracted and it asks for permission to access the microphone and local network.
Anyone got the new skins to work on iOS?
Same here, but still no folder.
To use the new skins on the Mac version:
You won't see a folder on iOS. Caustic has never been updated to expose its folders in the files app.
The it used to work to import files by starting an FTP server in Settings > Tools. I couldn't get that to work when I just tried. It doesn't get an IP address.
Copying the file or folder in by hooking up to a Mac or with iTunes didn't work since the zip file or the folder needs to be in a subfolder and you can't do that.
Caustic doesn't come up as an option in the files app when you try to share the zip file, at least not for me.
I do have a couple of skins that I added at some point, but I don't remember how I did it. Probably with the FTP server, but that's not working anymore - at least not for me. I checked and Caustic does have network permissions.
@Ailerom - if you've reinstalled and Caustic did ask for network access, you might try starting the FTP server to see what happens. If you get 0.0.0.0 for the IP address then that's the problem I'm having. If you get something different like 192.168.1.70 or something, then you may be able to copy files in using the FTP server.
You will first have to enable background audio in Caustic's advanced settings, then you may be able to access it from another computer or safari, or something like Documents by Readle.
How did you install them in iOS?
Local host (127.0.0.1) should work.
If I recall correctly Caustic did have limited Audioshare support for import and export.
Not for me.
The port (3131) isn't open on the iPad either.
Settings/options/skin (click on box). Takes you to caustic forum. You’ll need a user login to go to skinning forum. Download the skin and use ios share menu to open in Caustic. Then load the skin via the options menu.
Just tried the Echo skin, recommended above. It’s excellent. I’ve been using Jupiter for a long time and that’s also very good indeed. It’s such a shame development stopped on Caustic. I imagine it would be greeted with plenty of enthusiasm if it was newly released now, all these years later.
Definitely. I would say an updated UI and at least Ableton Link support, if not complete Midi clock in and out support would be great.
Or the dev open sources it and it gets a new life as a community supported app.
No wonder since it's a non-standard port is used FTP, It's a 'security hole'
I guess Webdav wasn't even an option back in the days when Caustic was developed.
Don't remember if Caustic supports background audio, if it doesn't 'everything' stops when it's backgrounded.
Oh well, I don't miss Caustic at all to be totally honest...