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.
Advice needed / compact audio recorder
I've been using the Voice Memos iOS app to capture random noises in life, and I'm wanting to go up a notch or two in terms of overall signal recording quality, etc. Sort of a found sounds mission companion. Like this evening, there's a wicked bug / beast up in a tree that is doing his best to find a mate or something, but he's terrible at it, and would make a great trap hihat loop with a little bit of post processing. But I got nothing usable from my phone. I am not looking to go as far as a full field recording setup with external mics just yet. I just want something that can fit in my pocket or go up a tree on a pulley system I make to capture bug music and whatnot. Any thoughts on what to look for, brands, experiences, etc would be much appreciated!