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.
I need help with the X-Station. I know some of you here recommend it as a good MIDI controller for IOS apps but I am having trouble getting started with it. I believe the unit is working correctly, but I'm never sure if I have gotten the internal sounds shut off so that I'm just using it as a controller [Local Off]. I actually really do like the internal sounds but I'm strictly just trying to control other apps on my iPad in this case. Any help on connections / usage / workflow or tips would be appreciated. For what its worth, yes, I have and have Read TFM. Still, I would like to know how You use it, what is your use case? How do you set it up for use with your favorite target app? Do you use MIDI mapping to map the app's features to knobs and faders or pads on the X-Station? How are the pads for drums in your use case? Are any of you using and totally satisfied with your X-Station as you main or at least main mobile IOS app controller? I ask the last Q because I also have but don't like the cheapo "clicky" key sounds or Gadget-centric nature of my NanoKey Studio and so I'm considering getting a Novation Impulse or the new Akai LPK25 / LPD8 wireless units as my main controller and ditching the X-Station or just using it as as regular synth since I dig the sounds.