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.
How to build an iPad Groovebox?
I need some advice again: before I give in the hype around the new Circuit Tracks, I'd like to explore the possibilities that go with my iPad Pro (from 2016 ;-) )
Which app and which controller would you recommend to make a simple Groovebox like the Circuit out of your iPad? As for apps: I got em all, except Drambo, which seems daunting to me, but I might be wrong. I like Grooverider, but the menu-diving is not Circuit-y enough for me. Koala is great as a Sampler and together with Novations own Groovebox app it might be just the deal!
And in terms of controllers: I have the Korg Nano Key Studio, but I find it kind of odd mashing out beats with it, since it only has 8 pads. I sold my Midifighter 3D and Twister btw :-( I'm looking for a pad controller, that not only works as a normal trigger controller, but has predefined scales to jam out with synths and also got additional knobs. Is the the little Beatstep a viable option? Or shall I go Pro and buy the bigger brother? I actually haven't looked at, what Akai has to offer. Or maybe a Launchpad X? I'm totally undecisive :-D Please help!