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.
Sample Rate Poll
So, just a question about the options open to me, since my audio interface supports up to 96 kHz. The main reason I started looking into this was because of latency. The higher sample rates also mean lower latency AND better audio quality. So running at 44.1kHz with a 126 buffer size is an equivalent latency to running at 88.2kHz with a 256 buffer size, but the audio quality is better, and there are different demands on the CPU.
Currently, it seems my apps and/or Audiobus default to 44.1kHz. So, it seems the higher sample rates are not really an option yet. I’ve tried using AUM to control for this.... and it works when I build the session, but as for saving presets, and opening it all up again, everything seems to revert to 44.1kHz.
Now I’m not saying that 44.1kHhz isn’t good enough. With a low enough buffer size, I can get the latency down to something I personally feel I can work well with (less than 10ms roundtrip). I’m just wondering if anyone else is using anything other than 44.1kHz in their ongoing setup that includes Audiobus.
- What sample rate do you use in your regular iOS setup?47 votes
- I’m using 44 kHz78.72%
- I’m using a sample rate higher than 44 kHz21.28%