AUM needs better performance options
Struggling to feel like AUM works for live performances. The solo/mutes are scattered, small buttons and often not all accessible on the same screen without scrolling. There’s no built in snapshot functionality. Etc...
-Mute/solo view. Grid of circular labelled app icons. Same size as the current track icons. Could fit like 20+ on one screen view, no scrolling and decent size. Tap icons to Toggle mutes on/off. A ‘solo’ button on same view, hold this when tapping icons to toggle solo on/off.
-Snapshots view. Ideally this would include AU params, but worst case would just be mixer settings. A bunch of numbered buttons to flip instantly between saved global mixer and midi settings (level/panning/solo/mute/routing(be fun to instantly flick between various Rozeta/steppolyarp configs across apps)/fx bypass etc...
- Keyboard Settings snapshots. On the keyboard far right by the latch, keyboard settings etc icons have a button that pops up a tall narrow window with numbers 1-10. Use these to flip between different keyboard configs for different AU, Mulitple simultaneous Au etc..
There’s a ton of other stuff that could also be added to make it really interesting (built in modulation, definable randomisation, morph etc) if dev wanted to really turn it in to something special for perfomance, but for now the above feels like good middle ground for convenient, basic performance functionality.
For me AUM works really great as a mixer/router, which I guess is all it was originally intended to be, but I struggle to get onboard with the hype train for using it for performance. It just doesn’t feel designed for that job at all. But could be with a few enhancements like these
Edit - to clarify, after reading some defensive responses I feel like I should emphasise that I’m talking about using AUM for performance kind of jam recordings using iPad standalone. Not as a perfomance mixer for live shows in conjunction with hardware controllers, it’s ideal for that no question,