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.
Australia on fire - wanna help?
Please excuse the off-topic announcement, but it’s an extraordinary time that I think probably deserves a post.
We aussies are finding ourselves in a scary new world in the past month; a swathe of country has burned which is almost the size of England. Fire managers are all saying this is the worst fire season on record, and it’s only getting started.
Donations are flooding in from all around the world, which is wonderful - if you feel like chipping in, here are a few possibilities:
- The Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery fund
- The CFA (Victorian firefighters)
- The RFS (NSW firefighters)
- Bendigo Bank and the Victorian government’s bushfire appeal
- WWF Australian Wildlife and Nature Recovery Fund
That’s all a band-aid though, albeit a badly-needed one. In the longer term, of course, we need some serious, urgent action on the climate emergency - something the Australian government, for one, is embarrassingly, appallingly absent on despite seeing years of drought, record temperatures and now half the country on fire. I can’t even express how furious I am.
If you want to help there, and you live in an area with an idiot government like I do: I encourage you to call or write to your local political representative and urge action. If the events of the last month aren’t a decent kick in the political bum, nothing is; at least for we Australians who are living through it.
Here’s what I wrote to our local rep, who conveniently happens to be a member of the Liberal party, the anything-but-liberal, conservative, climate-change-denying party currently in power.
It’s probably already too late to avoid some pretty nasty ongoing effects, but maybe there’s still time to sidestep all-out global catastrophe. To be honest, I have little faith that there’s a political solution to be had - our systems are just too busted to effect this kind to change. So if you’ve a good idea for a CO2 scrubber platform, or a general AI system to save us all, don’t keep it to yourself 😏