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.
usually we charge our iPads at home, having a reliable power grid. But what if we are outdoors for days, weeks, months, years? Are there any affordable solutions? From what I know, there are three different solutions:
- solar panels
- wind and water current
Now for the solar kits, there are already a couple of products on the market. What they all have in common is a) low efficiency, b) energy loss with additional batteries and converters. These are the downsides, the advantages are that they are available and - for small devices - acceptable for continuous use.
Thermoelectric energy supplies are quite efficient (just think about the amount of energy of a small campfire), but the products on the market are mainly targeted for phones and mp3 players.
Generators driven by wind or water currents have to be built by the user, I don't see any products in this range.
In short, there aren't many good solutions available for mobile computing including laptop and periphericals. One may buy a solar kit with huge panels and battery/converter, but this gear is heavy and not very cheap; it has to be transported with a car or bus.
What do you think about it? Do you know of any good solution? is there anyone with real-life experience in this matter?