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.
Why I Love Rap
I posit the most diverse and original form of music today is rap music. I have heard every genre from musical theater to jazz to country to world music quoted in very surprising and original contexts with arcane lyrics suggesting totally new forms of speech. I cannot listen to rock stations anymore. Jazz is just ho hum (tho there are exceptions like Snarky Puppy), but for consistently engaging musical material my car radio is set to the local rap station and I am always amazed. Perhaps because it is the world’s most listened to music it is drawing the truly creative talents to manifest something cutting edge new. Yes, it is set in a kind of musical form with repeatable characteristics, but within that loopy trancelike beat every prior form seems to have an opportunity to be reborn. Stravinsky, Grand Opera, crude sexuality, I find it all somewhere or other in the unlimited buffet of rap. I can say unequivocally it is my go to form if I am looking for something fresh and unexpected.