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.
DAW vs DAWLESS... Do I understand the philosophy of it?
So, as far as I can tell, the term and philosophy behind the term, DAWLESS is the use of hardware synths/noisemakers in a live 'jamming' capacity, recording onto tape, or some other non-editable medium. This is as opposed to recording audio or midi to tracks inside a program like Ableton which can later be edited/looped/ automated etc.
Now if I were to do the same inside my ipad or windows tablet, running instances of apps in Aum (on ipad) or vplayer (on windows), and recording to a single stereo track, is that also dawless?
The method and results are very similar, an improvised (or at least played live) piece of music, recorded as is and 'finished' as soon as the stop button is pushed on the recorder.
But what if I use Koala sampler? Does that become a DAW? If so, what if I use an SP404 in a hardware set up, and which has the same functionality and is digital, is that a DAW?
Is doing everything 'in the box', but not using a 'traditional' DAW a simulacra, then? Just a representation of a traditional hardware set up, is it missing the nuance of 'Reality'? (Without trying to get too much into hyperreality which I don't fully understand).
I suppose it doesn't really make any difference but it's quite interesting... especially as software has become for the most part, indistinguishable from its hardware counterparts for those who are not actually playing the instruments. The majority of arguments for hardware/dawless are no longer about sound quality, but more about tactility in the production stage.
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