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.

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Behringer working on a VCS3

Fantastic if true

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  • There was a screenshot of CAD designs for it about a year ago too, so I think it’s on the cards.

  • edited January 14

    this has some modifications like sync
    but cant see S/H
    and no keyboard
    and no sequencer

    sure gonna make a lot of weird noise
    without keyboard / sequencer its not much of a musical instrument ;)
    more like grandfathers test equipment

  • edited January 14

    @Max23 : grandfathers test equipment - my favourite thing! Here’s hoping a) that it’s true and b) doesn’t cost any more than their 2600 unit. Also - didn’t you mention you had done patches for the iVCS3? If so, you are presumably a connoisseur of such things? :) Be interested in your take on it should this thing ever see the light of day.

  • Ah the fabled Butney

  • edited January 14

    @Svetlovska said:
    @Max23 : grandfathers test equipment - my favourite thing! Here’s hoping a) that it’s true and b) doesn’t cost any more than their 2600 unit. Also - didn’t you mention you had done patches for the iVCS3? If so, you are presumably a connoisseur of such things? :) Be interested in your take on it should this thing ever see the light of day.

    ivcs3 has all the extras EMS had
    keyboard and sequencer
    (and all the modifications you can do to it)
    (and two samplers that you can abuse as extra envelopes ...)

    if you cant feed it musical notes, its of little use. we will see.
    but with the audio inputs it makes a nice filter/fx box

    drones, atmos, fx sounds, filterbox, it does very well
    if you have a lot of stuff already and are looking for something different this is interesting
    for bread and butter sounds you want something different

    vcs3 is a thing u really need to dive into
    its old and quirky and things work different than you expect
    things are upside down ^^

    vcs3 without the modifications is very unstable and sensitive to temperature
    if you open the window your sound is gone.
    lights on stage can be a problem too.

  • @Max23 said:
    this has some modifications like sync
    but cant see S/H
    and no keyboard
    and no sequencer

    As long as it has MIDI IN that should be no problem

  • @NoiseFloored said:
    Ah the fabled Butney

    🤣🤣🤣

  • it has midi in

  • @NoiseFloored said:
    Ah the fabled Butney

    Lol

  • Very exciting, except I don’t like the form factor. For practical reasons I’d much rather see what they did for the Arp 2600. That said, I’m buying it.

  • @Apex said:
    Very exciting, except I don’t like the form factor. For practical reasons I’d much rather see what they did for the Arp 2600. That said, I’m buying it.

    I love the quirkiness of it - kind of like the MS20. I like how it still kinda looks like old test equipment too.
    Rack or L-shaped - I'm buying regardless too. Only other big ones from them I'm waiting for are the CS80 and SH5. They're also purportedly working on a Proton to complement the Neutron.. that will be fun.

  • edited January 15

    the matrix is wonky too
    sometimes you insert a pin somewhere and your pitch dropped a semitone ^^
    and your like hm, is this supposed to happen? ^^
    if I remember right the square wave on oscillator 2 is up side down too

    You need to have all pins for the matrix

    white = 100% (normal)
    green = 2/3 (reduced)
    red = inverted white

    (EMS didnt have inverted pins originally, so ppl made them themself.
    without the inverters lots of stuff is upside/down or right is left
    once you wrapped your head around that its simple to use, it confused the hell out of me in the beginning ;) )

  • They posted a few more pictures in FB, with this comment:

    Here is is our first VCS3 prototype - alive and in color!
    While the circuitry is all analog and based on the original, you can see that we've added many more functions in cooperation with an expert VCS modder from the UK. Also the internal design has been completely reengineered to adapt to modern manufacturing processes.
    Some of you asked if it has a mechanical spring reverb and also real wood; the answer is a clear "yes".
    The next step is for our engineers to "trouble shoot' the unit in conjunction with our expert partner and additional beta testers, who are lucky enough to own an original unit.
    Please remember that this is our first prototype and it will take much more time to complete the unit, however we feel confident that will ship the VCS3 within this year.
    We'd love to hear your opinions:-)



  • Shame the inputs and outputs are on the back - would be far more practical on the front.

  • Wow, that new prototype. Looks amazing. What price are they targeting?

    The 2600 is something I'm really thinking about.

  • Well, it looks like a toy compared to the OG. But then again, it's not gonna be $10k+ for a 50 year old unit.
    Even if they don't refine the knobs, I'm still gonna get one. Owning a VCS3 is something I never thought would happen in my life.

  • ill be grabbing one as well.

  • ive got the td-3 from them that ive been slowly modding.. while it may not be the real thing its still a great instrument.

  • edited January 15

    there is an invert switch for trapezoid
    and sync
    and 2 filters 24/18 db
    and the output filters should be 6db lp
    the joystick is endless fun
    cool

    the attack button looks like its going to fall off if you cough infront of it.
    it doesnt have the noise S/H mod :/

    but I think its damned sexy
    don't like the colored knobs
    I got rid of all hardware 20 years ago
    but this
    I guess I can't resist
    how much?

  • @Max23 said:
    the attack button looks like its going to fall off if you cough infront of it.

    Yeah, noticed that too, let’s hope it’s just a sign of this being a prototype unit. I can’t really comment on the build quality of their other synths.

    I wonder if the MIDI mesages are normalled to input channels 1 and 2 as pitch and velocity.

  • @michael_m said:
    Shame the inputs and outputs are on the back - would be far more practical on the front.

    Too true, but most people foolishly trade aesthetic for practicality

  • @Max23 said:

    🤣 I just saw this, amazing

  • @Max23 said:
    there is an invert switch for trapezoid
    and sync
    and 2 filters 24/18 db
    and the output filters should be 6db lp
    the joystick is endless fun
    cool

    the attack button looks like its going to fall off if you cough infront of it.
    it doesnt have the noise S/H mod :/

    but I think its damned sexy
    don't like the colored knobs
    I got rid of all hardware 20 years ago
    but this
    I guess I can't resist
    how much?

    Our high school had an AKS with the sequencer. I’m convinced that I’m the only one to ever use it in a concert. Did at one point think about getting a Rehberg VCS, couldn’t justify it in the end. This might just be the ticket.

  • @Philandering_Bastard said:

    @Max23 said:
    there is an invert switch for trapezoid
    and sync
    and 2 filters 24/18 db
    and the output filters should be 6db lp
    the joystick is endless fun
    cool

    the attack button looks like its going to fall off if you cough infront of it.
    it doesnt have the noise S/H mod :/

    but I think its damned sexy
    don't like the colored knobs
    I got rid of all hardware 20 years ago
    but this
    I guess I can't resist
    how much?

    Our high school had an AKS with the sequencer. I’m convinced that I’m the only one to ever use it in a concert. Did at one point think about getting a Rehberg VCS, couldn’t justify it in the end. This might just be the ticket.

    the keyboard is rare,
    the sequencer is even more rare, never saw it in real life.

  • It could probably have been done more sensibly as a eurorack / Neutron sized thing with the patch matrix in the middle.

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