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.
ASK THE ARTIST: @SpiderIceMidas
Why is he called SpiderIceMidas, you ask? He wrote:
You’d have to ask my mate about that, as he came up with that label during one of his ‘altered states’!
Apparantly, according to him, I weave a lot of things together in a cool calm aloof manner, which usually turn out gold when I turn my hand to them.
The name had a nice ring to it anyway, so I kept it ever since! 😉
@SpiderIceMidas Discussions show his history of making presets for synths and giving them away here:
114 FREE Presets for Lagrange Synth by Spidericemidas
51 FREE Presets for IceGear’s Kronecker Synth by Spidericemidas
70 FREE Ambient/Chilled Presets for Continua Synth by Spidericemidas
Mersenne 40 FREE Presets by Spidericemidas
Red Shrike 42 FREE Presets by Spidericemidas
AudioKit Synth One - 60 FREE Presets with an Ozrics/Ambient flavour - by Spidericemidas.
- I think these have been interpreted into updates.
Spidericemidas Music with Korg Gadget - TheSoundTestRoom Live Stream
Find the links to get the presets here on an ongoing basis. He typically posts when he has a new
"gift" ready to play with.
Well, if you really want to know. This can all be explained by a number of specific and significant things/events from my childhood, as follows in chronological order...
1) 1973. I was just 3 years old. My Dad (God rest his soul 2020), came home with a fresh vinyl pressing of Dark Side Of The Moon. He put his headphones on me and let me listen....On The Run....eh??!....mind blown at 3 years old and never the same again. The obsession with playing DSOTM every weekend began, as did the raging curiosity as to what the heck was making those unbelievable sounds? “How did they do that?! Unreal!”
2) 1978. My Dad comes home with a fresh vinyl pressing of Jeff Wayne’s War Of The Worlds. Mind blown again at 8 years old. More inexplicable and downright fascinating goosebumpy sounds. The Red Weed! Come on!! Whaaatt??!! How??!! What instruments can possibly sound like that?! Another weekend obsession of playing WOTW began.
3) Around the same mid/late seventies period between the ages of 6 to 10, I spent a lot of school hols staying with my Grandparents. I think it was my Gran’s Brother who was a very competent Organist. We used to go visit him and stay there often. There was always some kind of massive Organ in his living room (no smirking for the rest of this paragraph! 😉). Seemed like he upgraded his Organ almost every year. I was drawn to it quite badly every time and pretty much begged to play with it. He used to sit me on the stool and just let me mess around pushing buttons, playing keys, switching levers. I couldn’t reach the pedals. Making sounds. It was totally absorbing, fascinating, in heaven!
4) 1981. Here’s where the fun and realisations really begin at 11 years old. Parents moved us from London up to the countryside. New school. Very nice. Grass for playground! Wow! Fresh air! First music lesson in new school...probably going to be the same old boring glocs, triangles, tambourines, recorders....no, wait...”what is that black thing with a keyboard and vertical panel with knobs all over it and KORG written on the back panel? What is that panel on the right with all the holes in it? What is that wheel for on the left hand side?” Yep! It turns out the most coolest music teacher in the country was working in my new school, and had obviously decided music lessons needed pepping up a bit with a Korg MS-10! I instantly fell deeply in love with it. Fought all the other kids in class for more turns on it. Took any chance I could to get my hands on it. Stayed after school and looked through a Korg catalogue with the music teacher. And at that moment I realised what type of mysterious instrument had been behind all those mind bending sounds that fascinated me so badly on DSOTM and WOTW. A synthesizer! Just the name itself made me melt into sonic delirium. Went home drooling and dreaming. “Mum, Dad, please can I have a Synthesizer, for christmas or birthday, please?!”....”A synthe-what, Son?!” “How much?” “Whaaat?! Really?!” “Get outta here!” Lol. So I had to make the most of my encounter with a real synth for the remaining 2 years at that school. Nothing like it in the highschool that followed. Never forgot that MS-10. Missed it a lot. Nothing but digital Yamahas and Casios in highschool with only fixed presets no tweaking at all. So disappointed.
Left Sixth Form in 1988. Got a job, and after a few years of settling down, was able to finally start buying/collecting my own synths and feeding my burning passion for them! Checking music stores regularly everywhere for any old analogue gems. Bought and sold quite a few in the following years. Still thought about that MS-10 from school but could never find one. Eventually, about 24 years later since my very first meeting with that MS-10 in school, through a crazy chain of events you could not make up, unbelievably I became reunited permanently with that exact same MS-10 from my old school just as it was about to be dumped in a skip by a clueless new young music teacher shortly after the original one had just retired. [Glances over affectionately and smiles lovingly at MS-10 sitting nearby in living room whilst typing]. A dismantling and cleaning out a collection of pencil leads from years of abuse from pencils obviously being the preferred item to poke into the patch bay instead of patch cables, and a trip to Korg UK for a new CMOS chip for a stuck envelope release, and my baby, my first love, was fully operational, loved and happy again. [Wipes tear from eye whilst typing. I am not joking!].
At the same time, I tracked the original music teacher who had just retired, arranged to visit him, and in a lovely afternoon with him in his conservatory over some cake and tea, I told him the full story about my love for, and my acquiring of the MS-10 he had bought 24 years ago for his music department. Apparantly it blew the entire school music department budget for that year. Lol. Amazing to hear his thoughts and side of the story about buying the MS-10 for school music lessons way back then. He still had an old book from the 70s about analogue synthesis. He signed it and gave it to me that day. Another treasured item. He passed away since then, sadly. Never to be forgotten by me, that’s for sure!
There you go! I think that explains everything! 🤣🤣