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.
Eventide Misha @Superbooth
Yesterday I attended Superbooth. It was a day packed full of amazing things. Hainbach gave an fascinating introduction to Stockhausen‘s early 60s electronic music making including live tape looping. The unique rough sounds of the Motor Synth mk II. The Polyend Play. But for me the most remarkable device I’ve seen was Eventide’s Misha.
Eventide doing Eurorack modules? I wasn’t aware of that. Misha is a truly different approach to music making. It generates CV, Midi and also sound in combination with another module that was sitting next to it in a minimal rack just enough to host both modules. The most remarkable thing about Misha is it’s keyboard and the way to play music with it. They keyboard isn‘t absolute. Each key is a relative value to the last played note in the selected scale. The keys range from -4 to +4 and obviously you don‘t get the same note when you hit the same key twice (except the 0 key). First this is quite mind boggling but it is very enjoyable. You are playing intervals instead of notes.
It has 100 scales built in and you can import 100 more scales of your own. For that it reads scale definition files in an expression language called Scala. These scales can be micro tonal. It also has a sequencer that can also sequence chords. It’s a really different way of playing with surprisingly different results. The guys said that they are also thinking about a desktop model. The price tag of 600 USD seems to be quite high, though. I would really like to have an app for that which shouldn’t be too difficult - most likely doable with Drambo, too 😉