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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Audiobus is the app that makes the rest of your setup better.

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  • @Sam23 said:

    @Sam23 said:
    it IS the 12‘9 😉

    @NeuM said:

    @Sam23 said:
     iPad Pro 12`9/M1/1Tb + Apogee Duet 3

    That's a 12.9" iPad Pro? Why does that GarageBand layout look so different from the one I'm using on my iPad Pro? For example, the top bar symbols and buttons in your photo take up so much space. Something is definitely different there. Looks like the smaller iPad Pro.

    Ah. I think I know now. It's because your system fonts are much larger than I'm used to seeing. That affects the layout of GarageBand.

  • @echoopera said:

    @ExAsperis99 said:

    @echoopera said:
    @Tarekith 🤪 @mistercharlie it’s pretty nice. I can adjust it to flat if i want to.
    @AlmostAnonymous pretty much everything starts in Drambo and evolves from there.

    Glorious-looking. I would love to know the signal flow. Actually, I would maybe pay to know the signal flow!

    Audio Wise, everything feeds in to the SP404, for capturing, real time mangling and other serendipitous opportunities.
    AUDIO
    OT > DN > ST > SP > Audio Interface with Drambo Hosting (I do it like this because sometimes I just want to jam with the SP and Drambo so the SP made sense as a final instrument in the audio chain).

    MIDI
    OT (mio2) | DN | ST | SP | Audio Interface > USB Hub > Drambo Hosting

    The MacBook and Push 2 are on their own island, and I feed audio from the Mac to the Audio Interface hosted by Drambo when I use both.

    I would never have predicted that. How is everything synching?

  • edited May 9

    Midi over USB...with the SP un-synced and playing free :)

  • @carshu43 said:

    Nice trash cans,haha!

  • edited May 10

    Same setup but at 1024 sample rate. Doubt I can record stems. Only recorded master out.

    Dual mononoke. Thermo. Fundamental in Aum with ec4 controller. Drums and samples in Drambo. On same ipad ( background audio ) to a Drambo host on other ipad.

    Other ipad. Aum ipad to loopy pro but the drums/samples from drambo. To other ipad Drambo host ( background audio )

    Or aum and drambo drums on ipad. To other ipad drambo which is sequenced synths and imported loopy loops and aum stems.

    But not mapping until Drambo update. Not sure if faderfox pc12 and ec4 combo. Will be better for synths and effects. Instead of a drum kit on pc12/more for live tweaking etc. So a controller thats always the same. A drum kit. Maybe sb drum though ( with drambo update ) If only pc12 were encoder like ec4.

    Think it would be best for a controller for synths and a controller for effects. Depending on how many synth parameters I map and how many effects I use. Even with Drambo. Maybe just use screen for drums. Then overwrite locks etc, with an ec4 mapping but use other controllers for synths and effects. Its just with the pc12 and the overlay you can buy. Would it be best for effects or synths. Probably effects but it would be loads of effects parameters.

    Think I bought too much stuff anyway. People prob make better music than me. With just a phone.

  • edited May 10

    Other general mappings are bt keyboard to loopy pro and drambo synth host ipad. So theres no filtering needed when launchpad is also routed. You then get the key mode of the launchpad, to the drum ipad ( if needed/maybe samples ) Custom modes to drum ipad like drum pads. Then drambo patterns of both ipads mapped to launchpad for a psudeo rewind ( timeline ) Then its just deciding on whether to map more synths or effects to pc12. The nanokontrol should be able to be like a dj mixer for dj player pro on an ipad with audio sent via usb. Then the akai controller be bt cue points of another dj player pro for the turntable and line input, with a phone. There would still be an a spare ipad with controllers via usb but I think Iv made better noodles with just a screen.

  • edited May 10

    Think I may have to map synths/effects. As it cool to tweak a synth + effect. I can then move volca drum to ipads but keyboard will be far away from screens ( hence more need for mapping synth/effects ) Why is a volca drum easier to program then any app? Its not pro sound. Like if you make rock drums on ipad. Ipad is better but ipad apps take too long to make drums and then they sound 2d. Why is a volca drum better. Anologue with digital effects? Maybe its because the volca drum sounds like more than drums. A drum track is more than a drum track etc. Think I will sample volca drum. Just to start a drum track.

  • edited May 10


    or this, when we are off shooting

  • Calling out to Godzilla.

    An emotional song. With a mafia scenario.

  • Here's my recent hybrid setup (more than 3 devices makes my head spin).

    Audio: iPad audio (headphone jack) > audio interface (connected to laptop) > audio interface output > Force's inputs.
    Force can sample the iPad or laptop quickly without too much fuss.

  • @geesbert said:

    or this, when we are off shooting

    Too many cables.

  • @geesbert said:

    Does Nessy enjoy the beats?

  • I added a few more cables!

  • I

    @geesbert said:

    I added a few more cables!

    Okay you got to give it up. Where are you and what music are you making for whom?
    I see you rocking the much beloved AudioShare on your iPad.
    How do you like the iloud monitors and also what are the white PA columns there?
    So many damn questions right?

  • Wow
    1st time hit on this link
    18 pages later, wow super jealous of some great set ups
    I had just built a desk, set up ableton, my push 1 and was looking at interfaces to incorporate my 3 iPads,
    boom
    damn covid, wife took over the desk to work from home, 2.5 years later she still there
    Fingers crossed that she goes back to working in the office soon, slowly filling the piggy bank, ready to purchase some hardware
    Good I miss dials and real buttons

  • As I’m into recycling old tech.

    Here’s what was once an M-Audio X-pression Pro Mixer,
    nothing more than a simple midi controller, nothing fancy.
    Found it for twenty squids.
    It looked a little bit grey so…paint brush time.

    I took the photo before I put the knobs back on.

  • @Gravitas said:
    As I’m into recycling old tech.

    Here’s what was once an M-Audio X-pression Pro Mixer,
    nothing more than a simple midi controller, nothing fancy.
    Found it for twenty squids.
    It looked a little bit grey so…paint brush time.

    I took the photo before I put the knobs back on.

    What a cool idea. Please post a picture when you get it all put back together.

  • edited May 13

    Current iteration:

    Just added the Michigan Synth Works 2HP CV Pal to the Tape & Audio Machine so I can sequence it standalone with the iPad away from the main rig.

  • @Ben said:

    @Gravitas said:
    As I’m into recycling old tech.

    Here’s what was once an M-Audio X-pression Pro Mixer,
    nothing more than a simple midi controller, nothing fancy.
    Found it for twenty squids.
    It looked a little bit grey so…paint brush time.

    I took the photo before I put the knobs back on.

    What a cool idea. Please post a picture when you get it all put back together.

    Glad you like it.

    Will do.

    I may even do a vid with it in action so to speak.

  • Here it is.

  • Here it is.

  • Here it is.

  • BenBen
    edited May 13

    Mmm oops. Actually there it isn’t. Couldn’t drop the picture in for some reason.
    And wrong thread as well 🤦🏻.

  • @Svetlovska said:
    Current iteration:

    Just added the Michigan Synth Works 2HP CV Pal to the Tape & Audio Machine so I can sequence it standalone with the iPad away from the main rig.

    This is awesome.

    Are you in London?
    We may make that date real.
    That looks like super geek fun.

    Lololol.

  • edited May 13

    Thanks. It is indeed super geek fun ! Still learning my way through it, what I like, and what works for me. Just need an intellijel 1U VCA and a couple of Sloth Chaos LFOs to finish it off. I’ve focussed primarily on warping found sound audio, physical modelling, mashing up these with fx, and recording everything as I tweak for ‘good bit ‘ editing later on - pretty much what I do virtually on the iPad, actually, only orders of magnitude more expensive!

    I used to commute to London but since retirement am now a couple of hundred miles away with no intention to return to the Great Wen any time soon.

    I do however intend to post something made wholly on the rack soon… honest :)

  • @Svetlovska said:
    Thanks. It is indeed super geek fun ! Still learning my way through it, what I like, and what works for me. Just need an intellijel 1U VCA and a couple of Sloth Chaos LFOs to finish it off. I’ve focussed primarily on warping found sound audio, physical modelling, mashing up these with fx, and recording everything as I tweak for ‘good bit ‘ editing later on - pretty much what I do virtually on the iPad, actually, only orders of magnitude more expensive!

    Awesome.
    I've also started exploring modular.
    I'm still on the virtual but I'm learning all of
    the sound, noise thingys in MiRack at the moment.
    I "found" the Portland Weather module last night.
    Absolutely bonkers.
    Pitchshifting and filtering individual delay taps.
    Right up my street.
    Love it.

    I used to commute to London but since retirement am now a couple of hundred miles away with no intention to return to the Great Wen any time soon.

    Wise move.

    I do however intend to post something made wholly on the rack soon… honest :)

    When you're ready. ;)

  • The final setup apart from pc12 overlay for effects. Got rid of ipad stands. I were leaning against walls etc and were going to quit ios maybe.

  • edited May 22

    Just got a new piece of gear so you know what that means 🤪

    Rebuild!

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