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.Download on the App Store
Audiobus is the app that makes the rest of your setup better.
I know mate but again crossed quotes and assumptions. I'm not saying AUM/AB3 are a problem per se, I'm saying more layers of cpu charge which it's obvious hard to keep stable than just single app. In fact iOS itself could be a problem for live gigging (and heaven for studio at same time)
It could be that app (being GTL or any looper) could be worst coded than AUM/AB3 so make my argument weak but since I only use one app at time and none of them (AUM/AB3/Loopy or any single looper I found) offers quantized part launch (Michael said years ago this was in the roadmap for Loopy Masterpiece) I'm not going to add extra layer (midiflow) to try emulate what GTL does by default. One lf the biggest points of crashes (in my experience and maybe related to my interfaces) is connecting/disconnecting IAA and AUv3 between them, as host (for AB3) and to the hardware interface (as example Pure Synth or NeoSoul keyboards are madness in my set doing it no way for live rehersals... and I'm not affraid to say it loud and state things clear as most as I can in my experience (and trying to be polite and helpful) because I lost too much time and effort to make things work and found that simple sunny day puts my iPad into warning mode and waters the party...
But that's my setup and personal stability levels and it's in that context I state myself. Less layers should mean less cpu stress by definition but I can be wrong for sure... and I hope iPadOS even makes things better for everyone.
If I didn't need song part switching I will go for loopy since for me it's the most stable app but trying to replicate it (with or without midiflow) makes the whole setup just a mess (with app switching etc). I hope someday LMp arrives but probably I will be full hardware for this tasks at that moment of time (since I'm now with trio+ and I'm happy).
This should be my last post in this topic because I'm repeating myself but answering due being quoted and expecting be able to add something useful to someone... so I will recap to end my intervention:
That's all I can remember and say after 2 days without sleeping and playing rumba 10 hours yesterday
What don’t you get?
Loopy (HD) / AUM Best Practices?
The topic of the thread was very specific and you know exactly what the thread was attempting to discuss......
Hi. If I buy loopy just for the timer in sidebar. Is there a way of sidebar being viewable in iaa? But with the iaa hosted in aum?
Dont think it can. For sidebar to be viewable in iaa ( tc performer ) App needs to be hosted in audiobus and then sent to aum but this stops (show app ) possibilty via midi.
Just dont want sidebar covering apps. Just a timer in sidebar.
And obviously timer correspomding via link to drambo timer circle.
Just cant see loop position in iaa. Its ok but on 64 beats. Its kind of a guess unless you remember the sound. Kind of stops you from reseting loops then re-recording with different patches in iaa.
I don't quite understand. You can have apps hosted in Audiobus showing up in AUM. If you haven't watched them, see the video tutorial about setting up Loopy to be used with AUM under Audiobus palette control
Hi mate. If I host iaa in audiobus and route to aum. I lose switch to app function for midi controller. If pos. Just need loopy timer in sidebar ( I think its a timer ) which would hopefully tally with drambos )
So need loopy timer and side bar in iaa apps but apps hosted in aum.
See the tutorial videos. If you include AUM as an app hosted in Audiobus, you can use the floating palette to switch between all the apps.
Is there a way to save presets for Midi controllers in AUM, when you're loading Audiobus projects?
Saving them in Audiobus saves the opened AUM Instruments. Because Loopy Needs Audiobus I don't know If I can/how to save my midi controllers presets. I want to use it both in AUM and Audiobus, I mean It should be able to work, what do you think?
I am not sure that I understand the question. When you save your Audiobus session, it will also save the entire AUM session and setup. So, if your AUM setup includes your MIDI controller presets (and those presets normally state save in AUM) then you are good to go. Audiobus will also save whatever MIDI setup you created there.
AUM doesn't know anything about Audiobus' state -- so AUM can't save information about what you set up in Audiobus. Just use Audiobus as your launching point and you should be good to go. (You don't need to save the AUM session separately -- it will be stored in your Audiobus preset).
Ai, OFC! This is nice, I will keep at it.
Edit: Solved! Solution. Upgrade to Audiobus 3! Forgot Id upgraded a few months ago.
Audiobus 2 - Tonebridge - Loopy question. I record guitar using my iPhone. My chain of tools is guitar > Focusrite Scarlett > Audiobus 2. In Audiobus 2 the Input is System Audio Input (ie my guitar through my Focusrite). Effect is Tonebridge. Output is Loopy (v 2.7.19). Tonebridge is running and through headphones to my Focusrite I can hear Tonebridge effects applied to my guitar input. But in Audiobus 2 Tonebridge displays “Tap to Launch”, so the guitar input (and guitar effect) doesn’t come into Loopy. Does anyone else use this same chain of tools and/or have advice? I’m spending more time on troubleshooting than creating! Appreciate any help or suggestions. After re-booting, reinstalling all apps is my next step.
What happens if you launch tonebridge first? Many IAA apps need to be launched first. You also might want to consider using a more modern amp/effects app that can run as an AUv3. Tonebridge is a bit long in the tooth.