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.
Is Samplr the right one for me?
I intend to set up a live sample capture (from several instruments: drums, percussion, my mbira huru, reeds and whatever else ) and mangle/playback. This is for doing free improvisational music.
I have a few samplers, but none seem to specifically fit the application I want. I suppose I could MAKE them work..but I have always been interested in Samplr, and after reading a good interview with the developer, whose vision (and execution! I think) seems to tick off the boxes I am about to pull the trigger, and invest the time to learn it inside out.
So, dear massive...what do you think? I realize $30 isn't much for all that work, but i dont want another app that looks good on paper, but ends up in the "why did i get this" bin.
I am especially looking for musicians who use this the same way I am going to, not as a compositional tool (I have other apps for that, and indeed some of them are compositional tools on their own), but as a live sampler/mangler.
I have a second question about setting up a rig which will allow me to do this, using my ipad and my FocusRong iTrack dock as a hub for i/o. Will post that soon as I figure the right app to use.
Horses for courses.