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.
DIGISTIX and the fear that I've spent more on things that don't do what I want
Just bought digistix today, does a lot of good things, but looking at the millions of parameters exposed to AUM, I was hoping to find a 'pattern select' one. Preferably of the 'next pattern' / 'previous pattern' kind, so I could do my live looping thing in semi-structured way. Hitting a midi control to advance to the next pattern in the song when I was ready. But I think Digistix will only play a whole song from start to finish, not in the flexible way I want.
My first purchase was Soft Drummer, and I also have Future Drummer now. Both do these thing pretty damn well but I'm stuck with their samples unless I want to send midi to something else which just seems to messy for live hosting in AUM. Also I want an AUv3 so the preset is saved with the song.
Then last week I bought DrumPerfect Pro because I saw it had midi controls for advancing patterns, only to find out that is only in the IAA, not in the AU. Plus it's a resource hog. And complicated AF.
I also have EG Pulse, but I don't seem to get along with it that well. I like to have some randomisation, and more than 16 steps in a pattern. I'm also not sure it would do that pattern switching thing.
Does anyone know if I'm wrong about Digistix, maybe it can do the pattern switching, quantised of course, and I'll be happy at last. But I haven't found out how yet. Or any other suggestions.