Audiobus: Your virtual music studio.
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.
What is a good iOS equivalent app to a TE Pocket Operator for a beginner dabbling in beat making?
I was inspired by Andrew Huang — Pocket Operators! video and was looking for an iOS equivalent. I find it really hard to find good information seen I don't even know the language.
What I think I want is a ‘drum pad (?)’ on which I can load my own samples, either from directly recording via the phones mic or from my own library. Apps I found so far:
- iMaschine 2 — App hasn’t updated in over a year and gets a lot negative reviews
- Beatmaker 3 — No iPhone version and seems really intimidating
- Roli Noise — no feature to load your own samples, love the UI.
I know iOS isn't ideal for any of this, but I have no experience and I want to limit myself on what I can use. Music production can be a really deep rabbit hole and I want to try it frist before I’ll buy any kind of hardware.
Some apps named in this thread
triqtraq, Samplebot, Caustic, Werkbench, Beathawk, bip, GrooveBox, Elastic Drums, Grooverider, iKaossilator, Nanoloop, Korg Gadget, fluXpad, Yellofier, GarageBand, KRFT, Figure, RhythmStudio, Triggler