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.

Pushing the envelope

In the interests of being an awkward cuss and stretching things further than they're supposed to go...

Say I have an instrument on my iPad which isn't really playable on my iPod, and I want to play it out through a non-Audiobus fx app on my iPod and take it back into Audiobus on the iPad to record into one of the Audiobus recording apps. I would have to a) use two iRigs or similar, b) split the headphone out from my iPod so I can hear what I'm playing and c) be able to mute the recording app so that only my instrument app presents audio to the iPad output.

Anyone think of a good reason why that wouldn't be possible?


  • Hi there,
    What you are describing is very much possible.
    I have a live setup, that works just about that way:
    Iphone, ipad2 and ipad4, each routet stereo into my interface (connected to a mac, since not class compliant), from there I am able to route each of the seperate signals into ipad2 (going through an Aux send, ipad 2 gets thte signal through Tascam XYZ,- MONO only though!).
    Without the big fuss of setup I have running, in your case you just connect the output of your ipod with whatever interface on your ipad, just remember: iRig etc. only give you a Mono input.
    Best regards, animal

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