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.
Patch Base & Sysex Base - Any users out there?
Was curious about a couple of apps by developer "Coffeeshopped" (great name, by the way): Patch Base (Free; but $19.99 each for device specific IAP's) & Sysex Base ($9.99).
I have a Korg Volca FM arriving...someday...and was looking into different mobile and desktop options for both editing DX7 patches and transferring them to the Volca FM. While I'm still learning about this, my understanding is that the DX7 patches are in "sysex" form, which can be transmitted over a MIDI cable and interpreted as a stream of data, which the Volca FM assembles as the parameters of a patch. (Audibly, it sounds kind of like the screeching noise of a fax machine while it's being sent over).
On desktop, there is a free VST called "Dexed". It's actually quite good, and I got pretty comfortable accessing the libraries of 1000's of free DX7 files you can find online from over the past 30 years. But it isn''t always ideal for me to hook up my computer to music hardware, so I was wondering if there was an iPad app that could do the same.
Has anyone used Patch Base for either Volca FM or any of the other device it supports. I've seen videos that are fairly impressive, but am wondering how it handles file management, etc. For example, if I have some libraries of DX7/sysex files and want to import them to Patch Base on my iPad to send to a Volca FM, how well is that handled?
I know there were some complaints that you couldn't make live tweaks to the FM parameters without the audio cutting out, but that isn't a concern of mine. I just want to be able to swap patches in and out and maybe make some minor adjustments on the iPad. This isn't for live play or performance.