Player vs. Pro
Yes, live MIDI input is included.You don’t need the Pro upgrade to be able to use the Fairlight App as a MIDI-controlled sample module, playing genuine Fairlight voices. This works for any Core MIDI compatible devices, including MIDI over Bluetooth Low Energy (MIDI BLE).
Just to be clear, you can use a MIDI keyboard to play CMI voices in the $9.99 basic Fairlight Player App.
The Fairlight Apps do not yet have any live MIDI-out capability.
With the Pro upgrade, you gain the ability to import and export MIDI files.
If you know that you want the Pro features, you can buy the Fairlight Pro App INSTEAD OF the Fairlight App. The Fairlight Pro App behaves just like the Fairlight app with the Pro upgrade, but has the word “Pro” on its icon. The cost of the Fairlight Pro App is the same as the Fairlight App plus the in-App Pro upgrade.
If you are not sure whether you want the Pro features, you can buy the Fairlight App and upgrade later. This was your only option if you bought version 1.0. The only disadvantage of this approach is that your App will not show “Pro” on its icon even after you upgraded to the Pro features.
Although it is possible to buy BOTH Apps, there is no benefit in doing that– unless you want to show off to your friends that you have two Fairlight Apps, or you want two independent workspaces (each App has its own database and files). Or maybe you are having so much fun with your Fairlight App that you want to pay us twice!
The Fairlight (non-Pro) App can be upgraded to the Pro features. You can tap the upgrade button on many pages. This will allow you to use your iTunes account for an in-App purchase of the Pro upgrade.
If you know that you want the Pro features, you can buy the Fairlight Pro App INSTEAD OF the non-Pro Fairlight App. The Fairlight Pro App behaves just like the Fairlight App with the Pro upgrade, but has the word “Pro” on its icon. The cost of the Pro App is the same as the non-Pro App plus the in-App Pro upgrade.
If you are not sure whether you want the Pro features, you can buy the Fairlight App and upgrade later. The only disadvantage of this approach is that your App will not show “Pro” on its icon even after you upgraded to the Pro features.
Yes, your Pro upgrade is valid for all of your devices. As long as your device is logged in to your iTunes account, and you have already paid for the upgrade, you will not be charged for an in-App upgrade on that device.
The “Check for Upgrades” button in the App’s upgrade screen will check your upgrade status with your iTunes account and will performa an in-App upgrade on that device without charge. But even if you tapped the in-App ‘upgrade’ button, you would not be charged a second time.
This applies to all your devices: for new devices as well as devices where you have deleted the App, you will only ever have to pay for one upgrade as long as you use the in-App upgrade button and you are logged in to the same iTunes account.
NOTE: the upgrade process will only work if your device is connected to the internet. You can test this by loading any web page in Safari.
Do you perhaps have the in-app purchases restricted? When you have restricted in-app purchases the error message “In-app purchases are not allowed” pops up.
To disable this restriction, tap on the Settings icon of your device (not the Fairlight App) -> General -> Restrictions.
This section will prompt for you to enter a passcode or create one if you already haven’t. Once you have entered your passcode, scroll down to “Allowed Content.”
Next to In-App Purchases, if the button says ON, it means in-app purchases are allowed. If it’s off it means it’s restricted.