Audiobus 2 is launching on Thursday, April 3rd 2014
  • UPDATE: We're launching Audiobus 2 on Thursday, April 3rd 2014

    One year ago we launched Audiobus.

    We thought this would be a good time to give you an advance look at some of the new features in Audiobus 2.

    http://youtu.be/C60vJ8uVSrA

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    UPDATE:

    Here's another video about how to use multiple effects in Audibus 2. This, too will be enabled with the 'unlimited routing' in-app-purchase.

    Audiobus 2 will be capable of running as many apps in parallel or in series as your device can handle. That’s right: Multiple, independent pipelines with as many inputs, filters or outputs as you like in each. We're doing away with any restrictions. This feature will be available as a very reasonably priced in-app purchase.

    We're also introducing a way to save presets of your connection graphs and share them via mail or your social networks.

    Audiobus 2 will have a brand new look which enables us to add additional features more easily in the future and which we think looks really great and in tune with the design of iOS 7.

    Audiobus 2 will be made available as an update to the existing Audiobus app.

    Please watch this space for further announcements.

    Cheers, The Audiobus Team

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  • Wooooooowwwweeeee!!!
    No comment!

  • WOW, This looks intriguing.

  • Looks AMAZING!! When do you anticipate we can get our hands on the SDK do you think?

  • Holy mother of god! This is amazing! You guys are unbelievable!

  • I am blown away by this!! I knew you guys had big things coming but this is amazing. I will have to seriously consider buying an Air now. Thanks audiobus team for making the iPad an even more competent platform for music creation. You guys rock.

  • looks very very cool!

  • JamMaestro said:

    Looks AMAZING!! When do you anticipate we can get our hands on the SDK do you think?

    Soon-ish. Currently all apps will work with the new version of the app but we're working on a few new features that developers will definitely want to support and we're currently still testing them.

  • Goodbye IAA.... Wellcome AB2 :-)

  • Looks fantastic! Thanks for showing!

  • Way way better than the wannabe IAA.

    I find it simple to use IAA, but a pain to manage hanging apps. Would be awesome if you guys can send via SDK the quit signal to apps when the user presses EJECT. So if an app receives an EJECT signal from the Audiobus console, it terminates itself.

    Anyway... it's awesome and we can hardly wait for it. Good job.

  • any comment about what mark ipad you would need? (Vested interest alert: I have a 3)

  • Amazing, but needs iPad air or next one. poor my iPad3......

  • Ian said:

    any comment about what mark ipad you would need? (Vested interest alert: I have a 3)

    You really want the fastest iPad you can get your hands on. But it'll run on an iPad 3.

  • I love the features and they design is...wow!

  • God Damn Gorgeousness!

    Looks just amazing.

    Pleeeeease be iOS 6 compat!? )

    And great music Chris.

  • SebastianSebastian +1 -1 (+2 / -0 )

    SpookyZoo said:

    Pleeeeease be iOS 6 compat!? )

    Yep.

  • Do you add a midi & sync feature inside?

  • Great teasers! Looks amazing.

  • I've seen AB configurations referred to as "bus routes". Much better than "presets". :)

  • Will connection graphs only save the routing, and not the individual app settings? I.e. for total recall, load the graph, then load the (previously saved) app settings, app by app? (I guess there's no way for one app to see another's data in iOS)

    Regards, JPS

  • jpshea said:

    Will connection graphs only save the routing, and not the individual app settings? I.e. for total recall, load the graph, then load the (previously saved) app settings, app by app? (I guess there's no way for one app to see another's data in iOS)

    Please watch this space for an announcement about that.

  • Will you be able to select GarageBand as an Input device?

  • Wow, can't wait! Especially since you're not abandoning iOS6 like some folk :)

  • You did say "wait ...". That was easy while we had no idea. Graphs! Dream come true! Enough all by itself to make whatever you want for the IAP OK.

    But wait - there's more!

  • firehosed said:

    Will you be able to select GarageBand as an Input device?

    Not unless Apple implements that in GarageBand. Sorry!

  • @firehosed I imagine that would be up to Apple (translation: no)

  • The Best just got better ! But is the Best going to embrace IAA or go it alone ? Either way I'm saving all my pennies for the IAP's goodbye impulse buys.

  • Wow, it must be the highlight of the 2014! For me, the preset saving function is very attractive. I'm looking forward to getting it!

  • Something Wicked This Way Comes......incredible..

  • That demo video gave me a woody.

  • If this works as well as it looks, AB2 looks like a shoe-in for best app of 2014! Thanks for sharing @Sebastian!

  • I'm Very excited, but my ipad2 is not.

  • Awesome. Part one of my many wishes seems to be getting fulfilled.

  • Oh, can you make it that when you launch an app it "opens in background"? So when audiobus launches it, it doesn't have to make you look at the app for 5 seconds and then swap back to audiobus? Or is that due to have iOS works?

  • I love the new design, but I'm i bit confused about what the big deal is?

    I understand I can create multiple chains, but isn't that only a benefit if I want to insert effects between an instrument and my DAW/recording app?

    While I understand that it will be a nice addition and allow me to use some instruments with effects inserted and some without (which is not possible with AB1), I can already do that with IAA effects in Cubasis. Of course that way I can only use the same effects on ONE instrument, with AB2 I can use them on several at the same time.

    Still I love the simplicity of IAA and I hope AB will embrace them as Apple hopefully squashes the bugs.

    If I'm missing something, please enlighten me :-)

  • Stunning! Thanks for this teaser... guarantees a day 1 purchase here.

    For the "bus route" presets: I would love a MIDI section to assign presets to MIDI CC. I know Michael can do this. :-) With all those apps going, who has time to swipe back to Audiobus just to select another preset?

    Also, does this mean multi-track audio input is included? I know Loopy already has this option but what about the mic input?

  • Wow. I need to find a way to upgrade my iPad really soon!

  • Will there be a way - (is it possible to make it so even given sandboxing?) - that you can not only save the "bus routes" but also the setups for each app? That would be very cool... :-)

  • MusicInclusive said:

    Will there be a way - (is it possible to make it so even given sandboxing?) - that you can not only save the "bus routes" but also the setups for each app? That would be very cool... :-)

    Please watch this space for further announcements about this.

  • @Sebastian Just wondering if there will be a bypass option in the effects slot. Thanks.

  • This is vertigo-inducing!

  • Sebastian, I just got home from my fourth twelve hour shift in just as many days, and like usual the forum was the first thing I checked when I got home. Watching that video made me smile, and I can't wait to buy the IAP. Looks like I'll be spending all my overtime money on a retina mini instead of a new bed now...

  • protomike said:

    Looks like I'll be spending all my overtime money on a retina mini instead of a new bed now...

    While it's nice to know that you're anticipating Audiobus 2 I think the better investment is by far a new bed. Your back is going to thank you years from now.

  • mgmg4871 said:

    @Sebastian Just wondering if there will be a bypass option in the effects slot. Thanks.

    There already is.

  • @protomike: skip the dang bed, you'll be up all night with the bus which will be more like a Limo now!!! All I've got to say is you've gotta have some respect for Michael & Sebastian, this update is brilliant in design, functionality, but also in strategy for long term growth after being faced last year with that little IAA bump in the road. I just forgot how to spell IAA...

  • Hi …Do you think Midi & Sync (the loopy one) are included in new SDK and AB2???

  • SpookyZoo said:

    God Damn Gorgeousness!

    Looks just amazing.

    Pleeeeease be iOS 6 compat!? )

    And great music Chris.

    Thanks @SpookyZoo :)

    I had WAY too much fun making this video, Audiobus 2 is amazing! I got my new iPad mini Retina the night that I made this video so the timing worked out perfectly.

    For this video I loaded some audio loops that I bounced down from one of my songs into Loopy so I could remix them live using my own apps Echo Pad and Swoopster, plus the AUFX apps, with the loops routed through separate effect chains in Audiobus. It's so much more flexible now, the configuration possibilities are awesome.

    For that song I actually had 3 separate Loopy tracks as Inputs for one of the effect chains so I could process those 3 loops through Echo Pad, another single loop through Swoopster, another one through AUFX:Dub into AUFX:Space, plus one or two dry loops running on another chain. What you hear in the video is the actual live mix recorded straight from the iPad mini headphone output into my Apogee ONE which was connected to my iPhone, which captured the video as well.

    I'll be making another video or two soon so look out for that. Best way to stay informed is through their newsletter. http://audiob.us/two