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.
Current Workflow and suggestions
My current workflow is tracking BM2, no effects. Export to AUM. Add in the audio units and IAA effects. Mix this all in AUM and then mix down to Lurssen.
I have yet to truly do a song this way and I’m just starting to mix things in AUM. I have 6 tracks loaded up with effects (about 4-5 each. Read: ADverb2, Reamp, Kleverb, Korvpressor, AudioReverb, VirtualRoom Pro, Pro Q2. The last two effects are on nearly every track.) with plans to add more tracks. I think I’m just starting to push the limits of AUM/ iPad 2018 and I havent even added in vocal tracks yet. I’m getting a bit of crackling and DSP is consistently peaking at 114%.
So my questions are - can I do something to improve? Ideally I’d like to be mixing 10-20 tracks in AUM with ease. I know a lot of you guys must do this to put out your SOTMC submissions (maybe not in AUM).
Should I just bunker down and learn BM3 and mix in there? Will I have the same kinds of issues with iPad limits? Don’t really want to get into an iPad vs PC limitations discussion - just want to see what has worked for people, what’s possible, e.g. how many tracks have you put into a song, how many effects on each track, what DAW/ workflow has worked.
Thanks in advance.