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.

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Feature Request - Keyboard Shortcuts for Music Apps

In GarageBand there are a good selection of keyboard shortcuts. Do any other music-related apps provide keyboard shortcuts? I don’t use GarageBand - but having editing options on the Keyboard could be very useful in a DAW.

Also, GarageBand has the document preview option - long tap on the app icon to show a list of your recent Songs. Do any other music-related apps have document previews? I’m thinking previews could be a good option for AudioBus - Long Tap the App icon and a list of your Presets / Last Session / New Session options pop up.

Attached images of the keyboard shortcuts & document preview from GarageBand:

Comments

  • Keyboard shortcut preview is generated by iOS automatically. As developers, we just need to add keyboard shortcuts with key combos, shortcut name and of course its functionality.

    UIKeyCommand is the shortcut item's class and here is the Apple documentation.
    https://developer.apple.com/documentation/uikit/uikeycommand?changes=_2

  • edited October 2018

    @cem_olcay said:
    Keyboard shortcut preview is generated by iOS automatically. As developers, we just need to add keyboard shortcuts with key combos, shortcut name and of course its functionality.

    UIKeyCommand is the shortcut item's class and here is the Apple documentation.
    https://developer.apple.com/documentation/uikit/uikeycommand?changes=_2

    Thanks for the link - I think what I was incorrectly referring to as a ‘preview’ or ‘document preview’ is called an Application Shortcut Item or a Home screen dynamic quick action, which follow in the Application Shortcut Item list after the Static quick actions, and appear only after the app has been launched (1st time after install). https://developer.apple.com/documentation/uikit/uiapplicationshortcutitem?changes=_2&language=objc

    From what you write above - makes it seem relatively trivial to add shortcuts? I’ve been using them with Twitter this morning the first time - and I’m already hooked, my wrists can do without going back and forth from keyboard to screen tap - probably save hundreds of movements in a day.

  • Loopy lets you map QWERTY keys to any internal command, just like MIDI. Sadly, anything that is using the QWERTY keyboard needs to be in the foreground.

    On that note, Sidecar from Secret Base Design will a) send QWERTY input out to other apps as MIDI data and b) work in slide-over and split-view modes so that it can retain focus. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sidecar-midi-controller/id1073305840?mt=8 tbh, I've never tried it but there you go.

  • Would LOVE to see this implemented in cubasis!

  • edited January 6

    @ion677 said:
    Would LOVE to see this implemented in cubasis!

    One year later from this post and I was thinking the same this morning. Why cubasis 3 does not implement key shortcuts? It's not trivial at all. At least midi mapping of some sort...

    Anyway.. back to make music with what we have. Just a wish....

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