Audiobus: Use your music apps together.
What is Audiobus? — Audiobus is an award-winning music app for iPhone and iPad which lets you use your other music apps together. Chain effects on your favourite synth, run the output of apps or Audio Units into an app like GarageBand or Loopy, or select a different audio interface output for each app. Route MIDI between apps — drive a synth from a MIDI sequencer, or add an arpeggiator to your MIDI keyboard — or sync with your external MIDI gear. And control your entire setup from a MIDI controller.Download on the App Store
Audiobus is the app that makes the rest of your setup better.
OT: Experimental Writing
Wondering what the perspectives are here on experimental writing apps, maybe just cuz I want to see if there's any I missed. These sorts of apps have refired my writing-related energies after two failed attempts at book-construction.
Right now I'm mostly enamoured by WordPalette: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wordpalette-experimental-creative/id995679850?mt=8 With this one, you paste in other texts to generate a vocabulary, which you then pick words from off of 4/5 sliding bars. It's been enotmously joyful to create my own meaningless grimoires by chopping/resorting Aleister Crowley in combination with the previously-mentioned Abandoned Works (with some Lewis Carroll and Kafka chucked in for balance). Please note this app is FREE.
Then there's Liptikl, https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/liptikl-cut-up-text-generator/id956088831?mt=8 which is a close second-place in my usage, though it tends to operate a bit slowly which can be aggravating, though the positive results make it bearable. This app being a purer exercise of the Burroughs/Gysin/whomever cut-up method.
There's also Creative Writer https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/creative-writer-endless-source/id737521232?mt=8 which was my first foray into these apps on ipad, but which has fallen into disuse as I much prefer selecting my own source-texts as per the previous two apps.
And then the other day I picked up Metaphor Generator https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/metaphor-generator/id919048419?mt=8 which I've only used a bit but which seems to have a slightly peculiar/abtruse vocabulary.
I originally started using these to generate quasi-random lyrics, but now it's evolved into a whole slew of digital 'zines' which I don't know what to do with, assembled here-- https://www.dropbox.com/sh/gebap1ncetzdup0/AAA6GL0TBdOUNkE3rauxD3dKa?dl=0
So any commentaries upon this somewhat fledgling field? At times these apps have pushed my music production into the background, but that's maybe more a function of what I feel more capable at performing, or historical trends, whatever.