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.
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Here are some tidbits from a “best of” site I was recently entertained by:
“They are passive monitors, so they will need to be plugged into a wall outlet or other power source.”
“The Kevlar drivers produce extremely clear audio that is also accurate in terms of reproduction. There is no coloration added by these studio monitors whatsoever.”
“They are powerful and handle all frequencies nicely and put out a great amount of accuracy”
“More suitable for a bedroom because of its size (5-inch woofers), may be a tad too small for a large studio”
For another 5” monitor:
“If you have a large studio, they are also optimized to sound great in big rooms, so you will want to take a look at them if that’s the case for you.”
“Uncovered cones for clearer, smoother audio detail.”
“These Monoprice studio monitors are powered (active) which means you will not need an amplifier to power them, instead the power comes from a battery or other internal power source from within the monitors.”
“Not only do you get acoustic controls to aid in getting you a great sound in poorly treated rooms, you also get a feature that allows you to completely flatten the frequency response to facilitate accurate mixing and referencing.”
“Active amplification, meaning they do not require any type of external power source.”
“The monitor cabinets themselves are made from birch wood, so even though the price of a pair of these studio monitors is incredibly low, even the cheapest on this list, you are not giving up sound quality at all.”
“If you are okay with buying monitors that have passive amplification and you do not have too big of a budget, these will be fine for you.”
“These studio monitors also feature precision tuned cabinets with rear end ports. The ports allow for easy cooling of the monitors while providing a rich, robust low end and dispersing the bass frequencies more, so they do not become overwhelming or exaggerated.”
“If you put the monitors close to a wall, because the port is in the front and has grooves to reduce air friction, none of the energy of the bass will be absorbed, so you are not going to lose any mix quality with these monitors.”
“The monitors have a wooden enclosure made from the finest MDF wood, rather than plastic. Wood facilitates better sound characteristics than other materials, hence why professional studios are made from wood rather than plastic or cheap particle board.”
“Internally lined with fire retardant silk.”
“The woofer is much larger than the tweeter, which can potentially cause the woofer to overpower the tweeter and give you a more bass heavy representation.”