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.

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  • Awesome, time to get Egoist finally. :)

  • What are the must haves?

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  • isn't 10,99 € the normal price for the iaps in Aparillo and Factory?

  • No that's a great price, usually 17.99

  • ah, I see, thx

  • @BroCoast said:
    Awesome, time to get Egoist finally. :)

    Just got egoist. Wow! So Fun!

  • Factory and Turnado are great, but I also feel it like it's time for Egoist... ;)

  • SugarBytes apps are strange for me. I recognize their brilliance and even genius. I've got most of them now but almost never use them. Then I'll see a sale or someone mentions one of them and I go check them out again and realize how much fun they are. A few days later they're gathering dust again.

    I'm torn between Aparillo and Factory. I know I should grab both but I'm only going to get one. For those of you with both Aparillo AND Factory... which do you actually end up using more after the new-app smell has worn off?

  • edited July 1

    Sugar Bytes are iOS staples for me. I use them all a lot, although unfortunately Turnado produces high CPU spikes sometimes when the GUI is open, so not sure how much to rely on it for live use, but Sugar Bytes apps are indispensable. I don't use Unique so much as I tend to focus on Factory and Aparillo, with a bit of Egoist for rhythm and background noodling.

  • edited July 1

    @skiphunt said:
    SugarBytes apps are strange for me. I recognize their brilliance and even genius. I've got most of them now but almost never use them. Then I'll see a sale or someone mentions one of them and I go check them out again and realize how much fun they are. A few days later they're gathering dust again.

    I'm torn between Aparillo and Factory. I know I should grab both but I'm only going to get one. For those of you with both Aparillo AND Factory... which do you actually end up using more after the new-app smell has worn off?

    It depends - they are both powerful but need some time investment to get the best out of them. Tom Cosm has some fantastic intro videos which got me up to speed quickly with Aparillo, which can be a bit of a head scratcher when you first fire it up but I've got my head round it now and couldn't part with it. It's definitely worth the time investment to coax some amazing and unique sounds out of it which can have e.g. dreamy ambience with a bit of rhythmic movement if you like that sort of thing.

    If you are going to get just one, I'd say that Factory is probably more versatile because of its wide range of oscillators and fantastic effects, though the presets are a bit on the wacky side sometimes. But it is easy to find new sounds with Factory, and the wacky sounds can easily be toned down with a bit of tweaking. It is possible to produce sounds which sit will in a mix, rather than "one finger soundtrack" type patches, but again, these are not so numerous in the factory bank. This is partly because the mod matrix introduces complete madness with such ease, but again, with careful use, this can be toned down to create sounds with subtle variations and shifts to keep things interesting.

    Both these synths have a great blend of genius\madness and usefulness\musicality and it's a balancing act that no other company manages to pull off quite so well IMHO. It's the same with Obscurium on desktop, which I really hope we'll see in iOS sometime.

  • edited July 1

    @craftycurate said:
    Sugar Bytes are iOS staples for me. I use them all a lot, although unfortunately Turnado produces high CPU spikes sometimes when the GUI is open, so not sure how much to rely on it for live use, but Sugar Bytes apps are indispensable. I don't use Unique so much as I tend to focus on Factory and Aparillo, with a bit of Egoist for rhythm and background noodling.

    I looked into this a bit more and tried several AUM sessions with Factory & Tornado at 128 samples with no issues. Not sure what is going on with your issues?

    On a 9.7" ipad pro I was running two factories, one turnado and patterning two no problems.

  • Oh no...
    So I'm a relatively simple guy. I have gotten to the point where 3-4 synths do it all for me. I can create all the patches I need in my sonic palette with Zeeon, DRC, Model D and Quanta. So do I need Factory? Other than Wavetable (which I've never messed with), what else makes Factory unique?

    Also... why does this remind me so much of Massive X?

  • Finally picking up the full Factory and Aparillo. Factory is such a versatile and intuitive synth, simple to get going even with all those powerful modulations. I love you Sugar Bytes.

  • @skiphunt said:
    SugarBytes apps are strange for me. I recognize their brilliance and even genius. I've got most of them now but almost never use them. Then I'll see a sale or someone mentions one of them and I go check them out again and realize how much fun they are. A few days later they're gathering dust again.

    I'm torn between Aparillo and Factory. I know I should grab both but I'm only going to get one. For those of you with both Aparillo AND Factory... which do you actually end up using more after the new-app smell has worn off?

    I love them both but prefer Factory by far ...I’m more at home with subtractive/wavetable synthesis and the standard kind of modulation system. It’s just a brilliantly laid out and easy to use workflow. Simple to create immediately usable sounds with it, or get crazy and go for the random/unexpected if that’s your thing. It’s easily my current favorite iOS synth.

    Aparillo is a beast that I haven’t even attempted to conquer yet. I tweak around with it and definitely enjoy the ride, but FM has always been a bit intimidating to me. It’s one of those things I go into not having any idea what kind of result I’m going to end up with — sometimes the happy accidents are magical and good song starters, other times it’s just a cacophony of mangled noise. I’ll need a lot more time with it before I’ll end up as comfortable as I am designing in factory.

  • @ph8aerror said:
    Oh no...
    So I'm a relatively simple guy. I have gotten to the point where 3-4 synths do it all for me. I can create all the patches I need in my sonic palette with Zeeon, DRC, Model D and Quanta. So do I need Factory? Other than Wavetable (which I've never messed with), what else makes Factory unique?

    Also... why does this remind me so much of Massive X?

    The Factory modulation system is even easier to tweak than in Massive X and with the benefit of having much better visual feedback. Obviously no where near as many Osc/filter types or as powerful sequencer/mod sources as X - but that can be a good thing if you’re used to more basic fare and wish to avoid option paralysis ;)

    All things considered, it’s probably the closest thing to a lite version of X on iOS. I definitely noticed the similarities too.

  • can someone with reslice and egoist tell me if (for slicing related work) Egoist brings something to the game that ReSlice doesn't.

  • @espiegel123 said:
    can someone with reslice and egoist tell me if (for slicing related work) Egoist brings something to the game that ReSlice doesn't.

    Can't search to give you the direct answer... but there has been threads discussing both...
    Have not used ReSlice too much so far, but if you're looking only at the slicer, you wouldn't need Egoist.
    But egoist as a groovebox with drums, bass and slicer, is damn awesome, IMHO

  • @espiegel123 said:
    can someone with reslice and egoist tell me if (for slicing related work) Egoist brings something to the game that ReSlice doesn't.

    Egoist is like a mini-beatbox - you can build songs, add drums and basslines (also drive external synths with the bass sequencer), as well as chop audio.

    Do I use it much? Hardly ever. Do I love it? Absolutely.

  • @MonzoPro said:
    Egoist...
    Do I use it much? Hardly ever. Do I love it? Absolutely.

    Yes - this is fairly accurate.

  • Love SB apps! For anyone who hasn’t tried them yet I highly recommend them. My favourites are Turnado, Cyclop, Factory, & Egoist. But Aparillo is great too

    Some of their apps like Thesys are an acquired taste, but still fun. Also, Effectrix will be really kool if it ever gets updated

    Cheers, wishing you all the best 😺🌈🚀

  • @BroCoast said:

    @craftycurate said:
    Sugar Bytes are iOS staples for me. I use them all a lot, although unfortunately Turnado produces high CPU spikes sometimes when the GUI is open, so not sure how much to rely on it for live use, but Sugar Bytes apps are indispensable. I don't use Unique so much as I tend to focus on Factory and Aparillo, with a bit of Egoist for rhythm and background noodling.

    I looked into this a bit more and tried several AUM sessions with Factory & Tornado at 128 samples with no issues. Not sure what is going on with your issues?

    On a 9.7" ipad pro I was running two factories, one turnado and patterning two no problems.

    Yeah I've tried a few things but still get the CPU spikes - not sure what the cause is. It might just be a particular Turnado patch, or it may be something else entirely. Haven't been able to identify the cause yet.

  • Well, since both are technically free for the non-AUV3 version, one can decide which to pick. But of course there is absolutely only one correct and foolproof answer: get both. 😄
    Seriously though, Aparillo’s UI makes FM about as intuitive as it will ever be. It is not your Daddy’s DX-7, but that’s ok. There’s plenty of clones for iOS. And Factory crams about as many synthesis types as humanly possible into a pleasing UI and playing experience. Aparillo is the specialist. Factory is the jack of all trades.

  • @craftycurate said:

    @BroCoast said:

    @craftycurate said:
    Sugar Bytes are iOS staples for me. I use them all a lot, although unfortunately Turnado produces high CPU spikes sometimes when the GUI is open, so not sure how much to rely on it for live use, but Sugar Bytes apps are indispensable. I don't use Unique so much as I tend to focus on Factory and Aparillo, with a bit of Egoist for rhythm and background noodling.

    I looked into this a bit more and tried several AUM sessions with Factory & Tornado at 128 samples with no issues. Not sure what is going on with your issues?

    On a 9.7" ipad pro I was running two factories, one turnado and patterning two no problems.

    Yeah I've tried a few things but still get the CPU spikes - not sure what the cause is. It might just be a particular Turnado patch, or it may be something else entirely. Haven't been able to identify the cause yet.

    Do you get crackling? or do you just see the number spike?

  • @espiegel123 said:

    @craftycurate said:

    @BroCoast said:

    @craftycurate said:
    Sugar Bytes are iOS staples for me. I use them all a lot, although unfortunately Turnado produces high CPU spikes sometimes when the GUI is open, so not sure how much to rely on it for live use, but Sugar Bytes apps are indispensable. I don't use Unique so much as I tend to focus on Factory and Aparillo, with a bit of Egoist for rhythm and background noodling.

    I looked into this a bit more and tried several AUM sessions with Factory & Tornado at 128 samples with no issues. Not sure what is going on with your issues?

    On a 9.7" ipad pro I was running two factories, one turnado and patterning two no problems.

    Yeah I've tried a few things but still get the CPU spikes - not sure what the cause is. It might just be a particular Turnado patch, or it may be something else entirely. Haven't been able to identify the cause yet.

    Do you get crackling? or do you just see the number spike?

    A momentary dropout as CPU spikes over 100% but no ongoing crackling. On an iPad Pro 2017.

  • edited July 1

    Picked up Turnado from my list of wanted apps, but think I may pass on the others.

    For sure, Factory and Aparillo are great in demo version but I’m just not as synth heavy as many of you and feel like I don’t use my current synths enough and don’t have need for spacier sounds.

    That said, I’m keeping my eyes and ears open for any of your creations to help convince me to take the plunge.

  • how much is egoist supposed to be, doesn't look like it's on sale in the us store?

  • tjatja
    edited July 1

    I will never ever understand, why developers don't promote their sales reasonably.

    What percent is that sale?
    Or just original and current prices.
    How long will it exist?

    Total basic, required information.

    But again, nothing.

    Customers need to riddle.
    What a nonsense.

  • @kobamoto said:
    how much is egoist supposed to be, doesn't look like it's on sale in the us store?

    It’s like half price right now or just about
    SugarBytes apps are similar to Korg in pricing.

    When I want to see the price of an app I just google it in safari and an App Store add usually comes up on first page with the original price

  • @ruggedsmooth said:

    @kobamoto said:
    how much is egoist supposed to be, doesn't look like it's on sale in the us store?

    It’s like half price right now or just about
    SugarBytes apps are similar to Korg in pricing.

    When I want to see the price of an app I just google it in safari and an App Store add usually comes up on first page with the original price

    It would be totally in the developers own interest to provide that information easily to the potential customers.

    After all, this is the reason for a sale: Get more customers

    Many of them do it plain wrong.

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