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.

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AUM MIDI CLOCK IN

Anyone else would like this? Any possibility of this being added? Been asking for this since forever.

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  • I think since Ableton developed Link, most every app developer just implements Link and forgets about everything else as far as MIDI clock goes.

    @j_liljedahl thoughts? Any reason AUM can’t take MIDI clock in?

    I do know there is an app, midi link sync that can take in midi and translate it to Ableton Link.

  • direct midi clock in would be a godsend. I've been using the Midi Link Sync workaround but it often loses connection and is just one more app running in the background to worry about.

  • My work around is to route MIDI in through AU from reggae Drummer and have AUM follow that. I used this to have hardware as the master clock not sure if this will work for you.

  • wimwim
    edited April 27

    @TheAudioDabbler said:
    I do know there is an app, midi link sync that can take in midi and translate it to Ableton Link.

    There's another almost unknown app called Audiobus 3 that can do the same and with some really nice extra features. The name of the developer escapes me at the moment. Maybe someone else remembers of this program and can comment?

  • @palms said:
    direct midi clock in would be a godsend. I've been using the Midi Link Sync workaround but it often loses connection and is just one more app running in the background to worry about.

    The developer has been steadfastly against doing midi clock slaving since the beginning, and I'm pretty sure re-confirmed that not too long ago.

    AUM inside Audiobus 3 is rock solid for these kind of issues in my experience.

  • Yeah, I just ran into this today again and I really need it.

    BIG +1 for MIDI IN

  • @wim said:

    @palms said:
    direct midi clock in would be a godsend. I've been using the Midi Link Sync workaround but it often loses connection and is just one more app running in the background to worry about.

    The developer has been steadfastly against doing midi clock slaving since the beginning, and I'm pretty sure re-confirmed that not too long ago.

    AUM inside Audiobus 3 is rock solid for these kind of issues in my experience.

    AB3 sync hasn't worked for me. it's only stable when AB3 is in the foreground. As soon as I switch to AUM, the clock goes out of sync. midi link sync works better, but still has some weirdness.

  • @wim said:

    @palms said:
    direct midi clock in would be a godsend. I've been using the Midi Link Sync workaround but it often loses connection and is just one more app running in the background to worry about.

    The developer has been steadfastly against doing midi clock slaving since the beginning, and I'm pretty sure re-confirmed that not too long ago.

    AUM inside Audiobus 3 is rock solid for these kind of issues in my experience.

    Actually my latest confession is that I would like to look into MIDI clock slaving for AUM, but I don't know when and if it will work good enough to be release-worthy.

  • @j_liljedahl
    Thanks for responding. I don't think it needs to be said how much of a Swiss army knife AUM has become, not only alongside other apps but also, as in my case, with hardware.
    I genuinely hope it's figured out; it would be a massively welcomed and long awaited feature.
    Keep up the good work.

    Cheers

  • edited April 27

    Very few apps have a MIDI clock in ... even on the desktop! I don’t think it’s a good enough source (resolution and the way it’s transmitted ie - stability ) to actually clock anything... particularly when you bring digital audio into the mix, which all DAW’s do.

    Hardware device to device tempo settings and song position are fine and that’s what MIDI clock was designed for... as soon as you add it to a software environment with non real-time serial operating systems ( Mac, iOS and Windows ) plus a host of hardware variables ... ugh ... no developer wants to take that on!

    Of the apps that do have Clock In, my experience with getting them to even ‘think’ they are following a clock has been dismal.. let alone getting one to actually keep time!

    Abelton Sync seems to be the best... although think having apps runnin inside hosts as AU 3 might be the answer in the end.

  • midi clock in would be fantastic. i’ve been trying to sync with Cubase on my desktop, and this would help tons!

  • I‘d also love to have a reliable midi clock in.

  • @ltf3 said:
    Very few apps have a MIDI clock in ... even on the desktop! I don’t think it’s a good enough source (resolution and the way it’s transmitted ie - stability ) to actually clock anything... particularly when you bring digital audio into the mix, which all DAW’s do.

    Not sure what you are trying to say but most HOST apps do have midi sync in. I'm referring to sync IN to AUM and I'm not using sync out to another app. I want AUM to sync to hardware's MIDI.

    Hardware device to device tempo settings and song position are fine and that’s what MIDI clock was designed for... as soon as you add it to a software environment with non real-time serial operating systems ( Mac, iOS and Windows ) plus a host of hardware variables ... ugh ... no developer wants to take that on!

    Of the apps that do have Clock In, my experience with getting them to even ‘think’ they are following a clock has been dismal.. let alone getting one to actually keep time!

    Oh, ok. Well not in my experience using a mix of hardware and software that include a Keystep and/or Monostation for transport control and lead either/or/combination of BM3/AB3/Patterning2/Ableton Live. They all sync accurately.

    Abelton Sync seems to be the best... although think having apps runnin inside hosts as AU 3 might be the answer in the end.

    Not applicable when you want hardware to lead.

    @wim said:
    There's another almost unknown app called Audiobus 3 that can do the same and with some really nice extra features. The name of the developer escapes me at the moment. Maybe someone else remembers of this program and can comment?

    Lol, nah it doesn't work as well syncing to AUM. My experience is exactly like @palms

    @palms said:
    AB3 sync hasn't worked for me. it's only stable when AB3 is in the foreground. As soon as I switch to AUM, the clock goes out of sync. midi link sync works better, but still has some weirdness.

  • @j_liljedahl said:
    Actually my latest confession is that I would like to look into MIDI clock slaving for AUM, but I don't know when and if it will work good enough to be release-worthy.

    Wonderful! This feature would really be a boon for us users who work with hardware sequencers. Aum is the perfect tool for such a setup, and midi slaving is really the only thing missing as far as connectivity.

    I'm in the beta pool, so I'd happily test it out if/when you decide to start working on it. Thanks for all that you do. Aum is truly an indispensable and inspiring tool.

  • @ltf3 said:
    Very few apps have a MIDI clock in ... even on the desktop! I don’t think it’s a good enough source (resolution and the way it’s transmitted ie - stability ) to actually clock anything... particularly when you bring digital audio into the mix, which all DAW’s do.

    Hardware device to device tempo settings and song position are fine and that’s what MIDI clock was designed for... as soon as you add it to a software environment with non real-time serial operating systems ( Mac, iOS and Windows ) plus a host of hardware variables ... ugh ... no developer wants to take that on!

    Of the apps that do have Clock In, my experience with getting them to even ‘think’ they are following a clock has been dismal.. let alone getting one to actually keep time!

    Abelton Sync seems to be the best... although think having apps runnin inside hosts as AU 3 might be the answer in the end.

    Exactly this!

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