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.
What pair of apps should have a lovechild together?
Maybe not those huge apps, but little labours of love that small developers, working together, could bring to the next level? I’m sounding like a match maker, but hear me out.
No rules, just name 2 apps and explain why...
I’ll leave the drambo/miRack/Bebot threesome for a later discussion, but here’s my vote for two apps I’ve been exploring lately:
Bought this as it arrived because I loved it at first sight. Then I saw you guys asking for more and more, and I was like: “c’mon, it’s a reference app, give the guy a break”. And then he delivered! It has become such a beast of an app that I can't believe. It might deserve an icon uprade, that's the only thing I can think cause it may not pay justice to what a great app it is.
SongKit + Chord!
I just recently bought the bundle, and it’s just so… beautiful. And so thorough! I’m a programmer, and I’ve done chord recognition routines (for fun), and I know what is involved. Decoding all the possible intervals between notes, making sense of them together against a root (or not 😉), a scale, modes, chords, inversions, and presenting them so clearly… I’m just wow!
Why I think these apps would benefit from one another? Well, midi and beautiful chords....
So anyway, that’s my vote. Now kiss.