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.
Writing Jazz Etudes
I'd like to start writing jazz etudes. The ideal app for me would be a simple one that lets me do this:
- Enter a chord progression with the typical selection of chords (major and minor 7ths with extensions, slash chords, etc.).
- Enter a melody
- Play the chords and melody together.
Started looking to see if there were alternatives to the powerful but sometimes hard to use Notion. I found this:
Pros: Chord entry is pretty quick. Plays chords and melody together. Handwriting recognition for note entry better than expected.
Cons: Stores only up to 3 tunes at a time - must pay for more tunes. No import of songs from other apps (no MusicXML, MIDI, etc.). Time saved by this fast workflow might be outweighed by time lost by having to recreate lead sheets after one hits the 3 leadsheet limit. Note editing is a bit fiddly.
I'll take another look at Notion soon.