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.
Blocs Wave: how do you add rests?
Or in Lauchpad?
I wouldn’t call myself a seasoned beat maker, I’m not sure about the lingo, but in my mind there’s generally two types of sample based beats: 1) Looped samples, 2) one shots with rests.
1. Continuous phrase or chopped phrase with no rests that loops onto itself.
2. Either a longer loop or a chop or whatever that plays then repeats at a regular interval after a set number of bars of rest. (Unless it’s a nonmelodic vocal quote drop or something like that doesn’t have to be in rhythm and can be triggered manually in performance).
A lot of samples loop nicely, but are too repetitive to be played without rests before repeating. Then there’s sound effects or chops that aren’t even melodic but still need to be in regular rhythm.
How do you do this in Blocs Wave? I don’t need a lot of features, but it’s not the kind of feature that would make sense to do in a separate app. It’s a very basic function—you wouldn’t want to trigger those one hits manually in Lauchpad, especially if you’re layering at all.
Does this make sense?