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.
OT - Zappa's electronic music
Frank Zappa's name comes up from time to time on this forum, and since I can directly trace my interest in electronic music to one of his albums—Jazz From Hell—I thought it might be fun/educational to hear from other fans of that side of his output. By his own reckoning, the synclavier gave him the tools to compose freely in a way he couldn't for 'real' music.
I'm a huge fan, and had been listening to his stuff for about eight years when, in 1995, I had a gig in a Bangkok hotel for three months. Every day started with some laps of the pool (tough gig, right?), then listening to pirated tapes (Pink Floy, anyone?). I decided to listen to Jazz From Hell every day, because it was the first FZ album I didn't like. Long story short, I fell in love, and I still listen to it in a state of awed disbelief.
This is the first track - not my favourite at first (that was G-spot Tornado), but I now consider it the standout track on a spectacular album.
What are your fave electronic/sequenced FZ tracks? And can you recommend other music that comes anywhere close to this kind of composing and producing? I'd love to listen to it.