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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Anyone having problems with the forum crashing - not loading etc?

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  • @MaximilianConscious said:
    That’s a shame, did you try the steps exactly as written?

    Yes. And I've tried again just in case.

    It didn't work for me, the pages still hang and then throw up an error.

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  • @MaximilianConscious said:
    Sorry about that. Hope it works for someone else and you get yours sorted

    No it's fine, thanks for trying. I knew it wouldn't work (I've run a web development and hosting company for the last 20 years) but at this point I'll try anything.

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    @iamspoon said:
    Yep struggling to navigate & having to reload unresponsive pages, etc.

    iPad Air 12.5.5
    Safari

    In the UK ....
    Home broadband(BT) = issues
    Mobile hotspot = working as expected

    Edit: coffee shop = no problems

  • @iamspoon said:

    @iamspoon said:
    Yep struggling to navigate & having to reload unresponsive pages, etc.

    iPad Air 12.5.5
    Safari

    In the UK ....
    Home broadband(BT) = issues
    Mobile hotspot = working as expected

    Also on BT here

  • I’m with BT as well. How could that make a difference? Are they not all using the same cables? - and it’s only with this forum that there seems to be any problems.

  • wimwim
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    @robosardine said:
    I’m with BT as well. How could that make a difference? Are they not all using the same cables? - and it’s only with this forum that there seems to be any problems.

    There are many details that go beyond the "cable" used to physically deliver the services. Providers can have their own router configurations, cacheing, and many other configuration and maintenance issues that can affect delivery data from certain destinations. The most likely scenario given the commonality between the relatively few people that have reported any issues seems to indicate some obscure issue at your provider. Most likely it will resolve at some point.

    Beyond just waiting, there's probably little you can do. Trying to report something like this to an ISP and get any meaningful help is most likely not going to get you anywhere.

  • @wim said:

    @robosardine said:
    I’m with BT as well. How could that make a difference? Are they not all using the same cables? - and it’s only with this forum that there seems to be any problems.

    There are many details that go beyond the "cable" used to physically deliver the services. Providers can have their own router configurations, cacheing, and many other configuration and maintenance issues that can affect delivery data from certain destinations. The most likely scenario given the commonality between the relatively few people that have reported any issues seems to indicate some obscure issue at your provider. Most likely it will resolve at some point.

    Beyond just waiting, there's probably little you can do. Trying to report something like this to an ISP and get any meaningful help is most likely not going to get you anywhere.

    I think you may well be right - I have had issues like this before albeit a milder version and they did seem to resolve themselves. This current one is the worst yet though - longer lasting and more crippling than any I’ve experienced. I can’t even upload a screenshot reliably. More often than not when I press on a button it greys out and freezes.

  • The issue could also be with cloudflare or similar of the forum's ISP uses a service like that. Glitches in the cloud relays could have a local impact.

  • Yep, another BT user here. No other websites affected.

    @espiegel123 said:
    The issue could also be with cloudflare or similar of the forum's ISP uses a service like that. Glitches in the cloud relays could have a local impact.

    Yes that's what I think, something in the Cloudflare configuration could be affecting our ISP.

  • Went away over the weekend - tried to access the website via my hosts WiFi (also BT), same problems. Checked with a friend via their device, same problem, and I even had pages hang when trying via 4g.

    I realise this isn't affecting the majority of members on here, but I'm surprised this isn't being addressed as it's shutting out a big chunk of forum visitors in the UK (who probably just give up, not to return). And since it seems to only affect mobile devices, not a great advert for a mobile app.

    This is the only website that I have problems accessing via my iPad and iPhones.

  • @monz0id said:
    Went away over the weekend - tried to access the website via my hosts WiFi (also BT), same problems. Checked with a friend via their device, same problem, and I even had pages hang when trying via 4g.

    I realise this isn't affecting the majority of members on here, but I'm surprised this isn't being addressed as it's shutting out a big chunk of forum visitors in the UK (who probably just give up, not to return). And since it seems to only affect mobile devices, not a great advert for a mobile app.

    This is the only website that I have problems accessing via my iPad and iPhones.

    Have you contacted your ISP?

  • Yes it is truly grim. I don’t think there is anything that @Michael or anyone else can do. Some of the others were saying that British Telecom being the ISP were the most likely to be hosting the cause. It probably one the biggest providers in the UK so there will be very many experiencing the same thing. It has certainly cut my visits down drastically.

    @espiegel123 said:

    @monz0id said:
    Went away over the weekend - tried to access the website via my hosts WiFi (also BT), same problems. Checked with a friend via their device, same problem, and I even had pages hang when trying via 4g.

    I realise this isn't affecting the majority of members on here, but I'm surprised this isn't being addressed as it's shutting out a big chunk of forum visitors in the UK (who probably just give up, not to return). And since it seems to only affect mobile devices, not a great advert for a mobile app.

    This is the only website that I have problems accessing via my iPad and iPhones.

    Have you contacted your ISP?

    You clearly haven’t had the pleasure of telephone calls to customer services in the UK. This sort of thing would normally require a time investment of of at least half a day spent on hold as you are transferred between different departments - sometimes ending up being hung up on - meaning you have to start again.
    I think BT are maybe one of the better ones so maybe it could be worth a try.
    What would be the best way to phrase the question in order that the assistant can easily understand and redirect to the appropriate department?

  • If someone who is having a problem has a Mac, you might be able to find some useful information by turning on the the advanced mode option and connecting to a Mac. That lets you see a debug console which might provide some useful clues about what is failing -- and those might help your ISP or @Michael's to identify the source of the problem.

    If the only people that are experiencing the problem are people from the same ISP, it seems likely that the issue is on that ISP's end rather than something on Michael's host.

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    @espiegel123 said:

    Have you contacted your ISP?

    As @robosardine said, I'd just spend half a day on the phone (probably getting cut off twice), being passed from department to department before someone eventually tells me to get in touch with the owner of the website.

    @espiegel123 said:
    If someone who is having a problem has a Mac, you might be able to find some useful information by turning on the the advanced mode option and connecting to a Mac.

    I don't have any problems connecting via a Mac, only mobile devices, which rules out an ISP problem and points to a website/server/Cloudflare configuration issue.

    @espiegel123 said:
    If the only people that are experiencing the problem are people from the same ISP, it seems likely that the issue is on that ISP's end rather than something on Michael's host.

    The error message states that 'Safari could not open the page because the server stopped responding', which suggests BT/ISP is trying to connect but is being blocked/timed out by the server. My guess is either a glitch in the Cloudflare DNS settings which is blocking BT UK mobile connections, or something that's not loading properly in the mobile version of the website.

    There are options to reset DNS settings on your device but I don't want to mess with this as the issue is affecting others, the issues started simultaneously on two separate devices and via different wifi connections, all other websites are working correctly, and the website is only affected every two or three page views - and when the page is refreshed, it loads.

  • Mine says it ‘took too long to respond’

  • Anyone having trouble with ABF: do you also have trouble with https://audiob.us, or https://developer.audiob.us? What about loopyapp.com?

  • I wonder if BT's DNS has an incorrect address for the forum. Those timeouts will occur if the browser is trying to reach a nonexistent IP as well. The browser error messages are generic and do not indicate that connection was actually initiated before failing.

    Could one of you with a problem try a DNS lookup for forum.audiob.us on your mobile device? If you need it, you can do it with Jiri Techet's Network Analyzer app. Here in the US, I see 172.67.129.116 and 104.21.1.154, which both belong to Cloudflare. traceroute indicates that they are being hosted in Ashton, VA, which is appropriate for my location.

  • I’ve noticed very slow page loading on this forum over the last couple of weeks. I’ve not noticed it on other sites. Sometimes so slow that it times out, although just pressing reload then brings the page up.

  • @Michael said:
    Anyone having trouble with ABF: do you also have trouble with https://audiob.us, or https://developer.audiob.us? What about loopyapp.com?

    https://audiob.us was timing out for me here too, the developer account was fine.

    I've reported the issue to BT - they say there isn't an problem with my account or connection, but are passing the issue on to their Mobile Team to investigate to see if the website IP is being blocked.

    @uncledave said:
    I wonder if BT's DNS has an incorrect address for the forum. Those timeouts will occur if the browser is trying to reach a nonexistent IP as well. The browser error messages are generic and do not indicate that connection was actually initiated before failing.

    Could one of you with a problem try a DNS lookup for forum.audiob.us on your mobile device? If you need it, you can do it with Jiri Techet's Network Analyzer app. Here in the US, I see 172.67.129.116 and 104.21.1.154, which both belong to Cloudflare. traceroute indicates that they are being hosted in Ashton, VA, which is appropriate for my location.

    Those are the details I can see too.

  • Yep, another BT user that’s having trouble loading forum pages. Tried all the usual things but still not working properly. I may give the iPad a damn good thrashing with a twig if it doesn’t shape up!

  • In the audiob.us the banners will take me to the relevant pages apart from manual, support and forums - which all just freeze up. Merch takes me to the ‘can’t be reached’ message each time.
    Even getting to the audiob.us via the link that @Michael left can be troublesome.

  • @robosardine said:
    In the audiob.us the banners will take me to the relevant pages apart from manual, support and forums - which all just freeze up. Merch takes me to the ‘can’t be reached’ message each time.
    Even getting to the audiob.us via the link that @Michael left can be troublesome.

    Your ad blocker might be blocking the merch link; mine does. I cannot make much sense of the others: some are subdomains like forum.audiob.us, others are just web "folders" like audiob.us/help. I guess the problem may lie in content referenced from those primary pages. There may be some other server (graphics, ads, ?) that BT handles badly. Only @Michael would know the content in detail.

  • BT. UK. Can access AB and porn again. Yippee!

  • @Bluepunk said:
    BT. UK. Can access AB and porn again. Yippee!

    Things do seem to have gone back to normal now. Thanks to anyone who reported this to BT.

  • Bit late to this thread as I was never affected, but I'd recommend to anyone on BT to configure their setup to never use BT's default DNS because it's awful and always has been. You can do it at a device level by setting it in network settings, or router level on your BT router - I tend to use 1.1.1.1 for DNS (CloudFlare's resolvers) for devices where I'm not concerned about trackers, and NextDNS for everything else.

    I also have the entire network routed through a PiHole running AdGuard Home with NextDNS as the upstream resolver, but that's probably overkill for most people. For most BT users, just setting up CloudFlare's DNS will improve your entire internet.

  • @MisplacedDevelopment said:

    Things do seem to have gone back to normal now. Thanks to anyone who reported this to BT.

    Hmm, may have spoken a little too soon. It was going well on my desktop earlier but now I’m back on the iPad I’m still seeing the odd timeout, though does not feel anywhere near as bad as before.

  • I've only had trouble loading specific discussion pages (i.e. the home page at https://forum.audiob.us always loads fine for me). I'm pretty sure that the one thing they have in common is that the discussion pages contain embedded videos (youtube or instagram). For instance, right now, the Branches 2.0 announcement is sometimes hanging for me on reload, while this particular discussion doesn't have any problems.

  • @MisplacedDevelopment said:

    @MisplacedDevelopment said:

    Things do seem to have gone back to normal now. Thanks to anyone who reported this to BT.

    Hmm, may have spoken a little too soon. It was going well on my desktop earlier but now I’m back on the iPad I’m still seeing the odd timeout, though does not feel anywhere near as bad as before.

    What happens if you use 1.1.1.1 like @FastGhost suggested?

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