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
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Best AUv3 for creating "guide cues"?
I'm currently using the wonderful trio of Audiobus, AUM, and Xequence 2 to play live keyboards with my band. It's working well. The reason I've incorporated Xequence is for custom background tracks to fill out our sound. Along the way, I realized I could make a custom click track with pattern changes, etc., to follow the song. I use Ruismaker Noir for that, and it's great.
Now I'd like to incorporate spoken guide cues for the band ("Chorus, 2, 3, 4", etc.), triggered by Xequence. I have a pack of about 100 such cues as WAV files. I think what I need is an AUv3 where I can assign each file a MIDI note. I could then save the mapping as a "kit" or "instrument" to be hosted in AUM for each song.
What app can I use for this purpose?
- I have DigiStix, but that seems to only support 16 notes.
- It seems AudioLayer could do the job, but isn't that overkill? I don't need more than one layer per note.
- Would Chameleon fit the bill? I've heard that it may not be able to map all 127 MIDI notes.
- Obsidian in NanoStudio 2 might work, but I have excluded NS2 since there is no Audiobus state-saving.
- I do have BeatHawk, which can slice a sample into multiple notes (provided I combine them as an Apple Loop in BeatMaker 3). Is that my best choice?
Is there something better for this job?