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.
Advice for designing an iOS DAW
Wondering if anyone here might be able to provide some advice for designing my own iOS DAW. I’ve never designed an app, don’t know coding, etc... So obviously a lot to learn. I’m considering commissioning someone, too. Just know that I have very specific ideas I’m looking for in an iOS DAW, and have grown frustrated waiting for other iOS DAWs to incorporate what I need.
I see iOS as the future of computer music, and am continually surprised how few options there are which fully bring together all of these forward-thinking developments... which to me is the whole point of all of this, incorporate them all into one app, so we spend less time thinking about how to make everything work together and more time making great new music.
Aside from the obvious DAW staples, here’s a list of what this new DAW must incorporate:
• MIDI and Audio
• MPE integration
• Bluetooth MIDI
• MIDI FX
• Integrated drum programmer
• Integrated arpeggiator
And at every level, should be designed with a touch interface in mind (you should be able to touch anything you see and manipulate right there, without having to dive into peripheral menus). And very much visually based (Icons, color hierarchy, etc.) and text only where it’s essential. It should be simple on the surface, but deep when you start diving in. It’s fundamental functions should be absolutely intuitive without having to read a manual/watch a video, etc.
There are lot of great programs out there, and I’ve spent lots of time with each. But for my personal needs, this is my dream of the perfect iOS DAW. Frustrated in waiting for it to arrive, I’ve decided to try to make it happen myself. So......... if anyone has any advice on first steps to take, I’d really appreciate it!!