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've held on too long for the possibility that there would eventually be a solution to the problem of syncing AUM with external gear.
It's just never synced well to my hardware master clock (even using link sync, it drops the connection and lags behind with tempo changes.)
I'm finally jumping back to Audiobus now that it has a really solid sync, even though overall AB3 feels much more clunky to me. AUM feels more fluid and simply easier on my eyes and on the brain. Main thing I'll miss are the busses and resizable UI's, but I'll still likely use AUM as a mixer for audiobus so I can still use unclocked audio fx and record audio.
Just wondering before I start to rebuild/route my fairly dense setup in AB3, if anyone out there has solutions they've found for slaving AUM to an external clock without drift and stutter.
I know ApeMatrix is an option as well, but I'm enticed by the new Audibus midi implementation. My desired setup is to use external midi gear to control things, with as little app switching and menu diving on the ipad as possible. I love the ability AB3 has to switch apps and presets over midi.
Not really much of a question I know, just curious how other people out there are merging iOS with their hardware successfully.