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.
Web MIDI and iOS
The problem is that Apple has been slow to implement Web MIDI standards for iOS. The Web MIDI Browser by Takashi Mizuhiki is the only app on iOS that I’m aware of that attempts to support this and it hasn’t been updated in 3 years. The MIDI Association lists the details and has tutorials. Google has been doing the heavy lifting on this while Apple has dropped the ball or more accurately never taken it up.
Here’s a chart that shows which browsers support Web MIDI and which do not.
In my opinion, Apple has fallen behind on this MIDI protocol whereas Google and Android have surged ahead. According to the MIDI Association, ”the Web-MIDI API for Web browsers is the most significant advancement of MIDI since... MIDI itself!”
Any comments, ideas, or suggestions are welcome.