Audiobus: Your virtual music studio.
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.
OMG...iFretless + Thumbjam!
Just bought Thumbjam because I saw someone on YouTube using audio out from an electric guitar to play the cello patch. Haven't tried that yet, ironically, because I've been downloading extra sound patches and trying them out using iFretless as a midi controller. Oh... My... God! The two apps work so well together. Lovely patches in Thumbjam and some good features, but using iFretless as a controller makes it sex on a stick! The velocity sensitive control over volume and fretless control over pitch slides and vibrato makes instruments like strings and trombones so expressive. Not only that, percussion instruments are transformed too, doing beater rolls on the marimba and timpani is so much easier, and I swear, I managed to do a fairly convincing drum solo on one of the drum kits. Lol!
Only one thing I would request of Sonosaurus. Instruments that need to ring on like harp, hammered dulcimer and the like also need some way to stop the notes when required. A player will often damp the strings by hand before playing another set of notes. I would happily exchange the lowest note on the screen for a mute key, which would stop the currently playing notes and allow a more articulated performance. The playing interface on Thumbjamb is ideal for harps and zithers, etc., and a damping mechanism is the only thing that's missing.
Needless to say, being able to route the results through Audiobus into a DAW is the icing on an already very rich cake.
Lovely work guys.