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.
Infinite Looper/Aleph Looper 2.6 released
Folks -- FYI, we've updated Infinite/Aleph (yeah, it's been a while...)
The big new thing is an integrated remote file manager -- upload/download your songs using the Secret Agent, so if you've got a cool set of loops you want to share, or you want to check out what other people are doing, it's easy and built in. This involved a whole lot of web site hackery and database wrangling; it's something I wanted to look into, and the rabbit hole was deeper than I expected.
Importing of loops from MIDI files and other Infinite Looper projects is a little easier now.
We've updated the Ableton Link library, and now support remote start/stop, and the tempo tracking is a little tighter.
The pads now have a configuration that will let you pick out a guitar fretboard fingering for a chord, rather than a generic chord structure. I'm planning on updating an old fake guitar app, so that's where that came in.
Each song can now have it's own collection of pads -- toggle between the "app" set and the "song" set on the pad page. If you have a chord progression, you can then capture that in the "song" pads, and these will migrate along with the song (for example, if you sent it up to the web using the Secret Agent interface).
Both apps are on sale for a bit -- Aleph is $2, and Infinite is $5 (Infinite is universal, Aleph is iPhone). There's a bundle to upgrade to Infinite that's $5 -- so you can check out Aleph on the cheap if you want (maybe some day, Apple will institute a try-before-you-buy policy).
I need to update the user manual to catch some of the new things, and maybe put together a video or two. But right now, time to go get a beer.