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.
Composing in AUM (share tips and techniques, learn new ideas)
Thought this deserved it's own thread. Audioshare has long been my main hub on iOS, and with it's release AUM has now become my main destination for composing on iOS. Certainly not a knock on the other options, it just seems to work the best especially with it's integration with Audioshare.
However, wrapping my brain around AUM's toolset has taken some adjusting, as I'm mainly been someone who has worked with a traditional desktop DAW setup.
If you have tips or ideas, please share them here!
I'll start, with my basic training wheel setup: two channels, with two apps routed into AUM.
May seem overly simple, but I'm on iPhone and AUM gives you one channel per screen, and besides if you choose the right apps you can do quite a bit.
Right now I'm playing around with SunVox and iElectribe. The advantage is both apps can loop patterns, and both can store and play multiple patterns, with SunVox even allowing full song mode.
I slapped on AUFX: Space onto iElectribe's channel to tweak the sound a bit, and look forward AU controls coming, hopefully soon for the AUFX series.
So that's just three apps to branch out to from AUM, and actually I'm just leaving the reverb as is.
As for the mix, it's rather simple to throw together a handful of patterns in the two apps and get to rockin', or getting jiggy wit it. Or something.
Have to say AUM is refreshing to use, and almosts thrusts you into making music, denying you the opportunity to endlessly tinker with editing and MIDI.
Hope to hear what others might have to offer!