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.
Loop Pedal | Setup / Controller Discussion in anticipation of Loopy Pro
With Loopy Pro on the brink of releasing "soon". I wanted to open a break out discussion on best practices, real world experience for controlling looping software or hardware.
I, do not do live looping as of yet. Maybe "soon". I recently bought a Pacer midi foot controller. (Video review coming out "soon"). I mainly want to pick peoples brains and get the discussion rolling for how people who do live looping, currently setup with looping. Mainly looking at controlling the loopers or what hardware loopers people use, as opposed to audio routing. Audio routing would be a whole different discussion.
Regardless of app, I am sure there are some best practices out there. Boss does a lot with just 3 stomp box switches on their RC-500. I picture Loopy Pro a setup that would combine tabletop and foot-deal controls.
Couple of questions to get it rolling.
1. Is it better to have individual switches for each loop track (Switch 1 controls track 1, overdub record, long press switch to mute or clear)?
or track selection buttons(increment up and down to select the track) and have dedicated record/overdub, mute, play/stop switches for selected track? (obviously it would depend on the amount of buttons you have available.)
What physical controllers do you use or would want to use for live looping?
How would you go about setting the pacer up to control loopy or another app. The top left switch is for selecting Pacer presets but all other switches are up for grabs.