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.
iPad Orchestra Building / current state of bismark bs-16i ?
I am looking for a full set of symphonic instruments and choir sounds, and I think (but would love your advice) that soundfonts would be a good place to start. Bs-16i seems the obvious choice for playing soundfonts. But I noticed some people have had issues with bs-16i in the past. Is it working well for you now? I will be loading it as an AU into AUM.
Another question is: I was about to tap the $7.99 buy button when I noticed it has IAPs. There is $4.99 “High-Res Synthesizer Engine”, and also $2.99 “128 Polyphony”. So I’m wondering what I get for the base $7.99? Does it sound okay and have reasonable polyphony as is, or are the IAPs pretty much mandatory? If so, $16 starts to be real money for me, and I definitely want to make sure it’s fully functional these days. And also be wondering if there are optional soundfont players to consider?
Bonus question: Is there one silver bullet app you could recommend that offers a full range of orchestra/choir sounds? Hopefully without paying $100 in IAPs.
Thanks for your advice friends! 🧐