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.
Koushion - a challenge to devs, an app I’d love to see reimagined.
I do bang on about this, but... Yes Drambo, yes Xynthesizer, yes Tenari-on, yes, (probably) a Mirack module and a million other things, BUT, there really is still nothing currently available on IOS that I’ve found (and I speak as a fan of MidiSTEPs) comparable to the sheer goddam immediately creative and interactive FUN to be had with ianthetechie’s grid sequencer Koushion app, now no longer available on the App Store, and living a precarious zombie existence only on my aging IPad.
Reasons why it is great? You can interchangeably build patterns in ‘3D’ as it were, adding and deleting notes as you go, tweaking gates and velocities (and even ccs, though I haven’t explored those so much) on a per beat basis, mono or poly, across in song mode, and down in layer mode, all from the same screen, and with the pattern running live, at different levels of quantise, avoid bum notes by locking them to a scale, and try stuff out with the pattern running, rotate and transpose the patterns, play any layer forward, backwards, Ping pong or random, and drive multiple synths over MIDI per layer. It’s like Fugue Machine on steroids, or a bit like Cykle, maybe, (my other fave sequencer) but defiantly it’s own, highly jammable thing.
I’ve tried the email for Ianthetechie given in the app, and it’s dead. So: a forlorn hope, and an optimistic challenge to devs casting about for a new project:
I’ve cobbled together a hasty video, not for any musical impressiveness (it’s rank, actually, but was maybe starting to come together toward the end...) but just to show any dev fancying a challenge the range of features Koushion had, in the hope that it might spark something in some of the inspired folk here, who might fancy taking on the challenge of making a specifically single screen grid based sequencer fit for the age of AUV3.
Well, a gal’s gotta dream, right?