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.
Roli just Leveled Up BIG time.
Pardon if I’m late but I hadn’t used my Roli products much. Moved on to Sensel than sold that and went back to traditional controllers on desktop.
In fact, I donated a Seaboard Block to one of our great ABF Local Devs TL further MPE development in his amazing apps and sold a another bundle of Roli blocks along with a Morph to another member.
Extremely glad I kept 3 lightpads and a live pad because Roli has released new software that EXPONENTIALLY enhanced Blocks.
Roli Connect, Roli Studio and Roli Drums along with firmware updates that GREATLY improved finger tracking, bluetooth and usb stability enhancements, midi optimizations and more.
All Roli sounds in one place!!!
Free Studio download includes MPE sounds from ROLI’s Equator, Cypher2, and Strobe2 sound engines that are now browsable in a unified desktop VST/AU plugin: ROLI Studio Player. Includes cutting-edge audio effects and macros.
Plus My FAV new game-changing way to play drums in Logic/Bitwig:
ROLI Studio Drums according to them, the world’s first MPE drums plugin. So dope!!!
From the site: Bend drum sounds and create grooves on the surface of the Lightpad Block. This expression has never been possible before via desktop software.
(Controllable arp, note repeats and grooves depending on slide direction, pressure, etc SO SWEET)
New songwriting tools: ROLI Studio Player features new songwriting tools like Smart Chords, which speeds up songwriting by suggesting chord progressions per note. The Multi-Layered Arpeggiator lets producers creative interactive rhythmic patterns. (Control all parameters from device)
Deeper integration of BLOCKS and ROLI software: ROLI Studio integrates BLOCKS more deeply with sounds and production tools that were spread across ROLI synths. Lightpad modes deepen the integration further on the Lightpad Block.
Easier DAW integration: ROLI Studio Player and ROLI Studio Drums both work as plugins with all leading DAWs. It’s never been easier to produce with BLOCKS and ROLI sounds inside of Logic Pro X, Ableton Live, Bitwig, and other DAWs.
I can confirm my Blocks have improved dramatically across the board. No more missed triggers with much better finger tracking, MPE expression outputs I can control 16 seperate drum channels in Logic as soon as I add a Roli Drum AU to a track, and multi-Block connectivity works like a dream.
These new developments are so amazing I’m going to buy a new used Seaboard for those expressive melodies. The Plugins are amazing and the Sounds unrivaled imo. The Price is steep no doubt although I buy my blocks and most of my gear used and blocks are cheap on the resell market I think because people were disappointed. I know I was. The drops, missed triggers and inconsistent pressure/slide/finger tracking was terrible at one point.
The new Free Studio Software has put Roli on a different level and significantly raised the stakes. The Studio Plugins work like Akai’s amazing VIP software except designed much better, low cpu and Roli doesn’t charge you for it. The store and Roli Synths (Cypher2, Strobe, Equator) offer the best and most MpE sounds available.
I expect Noise app for iOS will receive an update soon if it hasn’t been updated already. Wouldn’t know I literally hadn’t used it or Blocks in ages before happening past all of this today.
I do know that the third party Roli Dashboard like app for IOS is set to release a new update any day per another thread I saw around here.
For more on the new Roli Studio software check these videos out here: