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.
How to map pads to synths
I’m somewhat new to the midi/synth world and having trouble understanding capabilities and how to get started.
My 4pc band wants to implement synth sounds to our gig, but we don’t currently have a dedicated synth player. So, I’m exploring options for accomplishing this on iPad with simplified preprogrammed controls.
For example, we were discussing How we could perform Rush -Tom Sawyer with the vocalist singing and doing the synth parts on iPad.
Conceptually I figured having a preprogrammed midi keypad which had each pad mapped to the synth preset and note. Say, the intro E2 growl synth would be mapped to a keypad, then the verse strings synth would be mapped to corresponding notes, and finally the lead synth notes would be mapped to their own keypads. The singer would play the notes via the mapped keypads rather than relying on loops or traditional keyboard. I hope this makes sense. Is this possible? Can you provide example setups and signal flows/apps that would do this. I have Audiobus and AUM currently. Also have used AudioKit Synth One to make awesome presets. I was able to get close to a usable setup on AB3 internal keyboard with splits (although I’ve realized running multiple instances/presets of Synth One isn’t possible yet without AUv3). Anyway, pads are really the path I’m looking for but can’t find anything free to play around with and wanted a better roadmap with your guys help before buying a bunch of stuff. Thanks!