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.
IMPC pro 2 or BM3?
Advice requested: Having considered and rejected a move back to (Apple) laptop following wise words on this forum, my next big investment in apps down the line will likely be aimed at leveraging the ease of sampling noises from my small collection of hardware into my iPad where AUM and Cubase will remain my primary recording & mastering apps, for an iPad only solution. (Despite getting momentarily distracted by the MPC Live, which thanks to its battery, hard disc option etc looks more capable for sofa based noodling than the new MPC One).
I make unstructured, some might say unmusical noise mangled dark ambient tracks, so I’m not focused on a beats forward, EDM style process, but tentative explorations with BeatHawk have shown me possibilities re the relative ease of sampling to/editing on/recording with pads from both external and internal sources.
Do either of the two apps above offer more than Beathawk in terms of sampling ease, both for pitched sounds and beats, and/or integration into an AUM sample twisting workflow? Are there any other candidates I should consider? Something with immediacy rather than menu diving preferred. As an ancillary: recommendations for a suitable companion, a small, tweakable pad ‘n knobs controller for such apps? I really do much more away from my old school hardware than with it, so everything needs to be small, light, battery or usb powered. Thanks!