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.
my small mobile rig :)
long time reader and fan: 1st of all thanks for all the help i was able to find in here over the years ! The mood in this forum is lovely.
even if nobody cares here's my mobile rig. As i'm moving from my city-apartment to a house in the countryside, i was looking for an additional mobile setup for some live jams in open nature.
it's completely battery powered.
I've found this interface called Studio 4 from Midiplus, a chinese vendor and i gave it a try ( even if i was sceptical ) as there are not many small 4in/4out interfaces which can be powered by the ipad outthere. Great quality and low latency ! I'm very happy with it.
- I'm routing audio from and to the digitakt for sampling/effects/compressor.
i use AUM (and sometimes auidobus) for everything.
midi from Digitakt (which is the main sequencer brain) is wireless, because i didn't want to use a usb hub and didn't want more than one cable connected to the ipad.
i hate cables, so i'm always trying to find cables in the right lenght. Especially with mobile rigs that's way less hassle and gives more portability.
i'm controlling everything with the roli lightpad and i route the midi back to the ipad, so i can play the Digitakt's sample tracks and, more important, i can play the ipad (mpe) synths by choosing the corresponding midi track (and channel) on the ipad. Digitakt's 8 knobs for each chan are controlling the iOs synt's paramters.
on the right side i have a contact mic (and a standard mic) which i use for live percussive looping in audio damage's great ENSO
Enso is controlled by the roli block loop
the powerbank is on the left side where the roli lightpad is sitting on, and provides over 6 (!) hours of power ! i made a split cable which could power additional hardware (you never know ) and a usb-power port is free as well.