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.
Hypnopad’s iPad only studio project
For several years my studio has been laptop/Ableton based with multiple iPads performing auxiliary jobs. As a side project I’ve tried to see if I could reverse engineer my setup/ workflow and apply it to an all iPad rig. I’ve learned a lot in the process but I can’t say I’ve been very successful (yet). It’s been a series of frustrations and almost theres.
I want to thank @McD @aleyas @bcrichards for their ingenious creations and many others who have helped along the way.
Instead of giving up or shelving this project, I want to document some of the challenges I’ve encountered so as to possibly educate fellow readers who might also want to go down this path and also to get more input and creativity from this great community. I’m hoping this pipe dream is still possible!