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.
Intimations of mortality: Cyanosis. Edit: collab stems folder now live
*Edit: @JudasZimmerman has made the excellent suggestion that this piece needs drums. If you are interested, or fancy mucking about with any other aspect of the track, I’ve now uploaded the AUM project, individual channel stems and Koala song to a Google Drive. Feel free to rework my own piece, or use the materials anyway you like in your own. Interested to see what people might come up with:
A trigger warning: this piece discusses the final hours of personal existence.
Terror Management Theory, developed by social psychologists Greenberg, Solomon, and Pyszczynsk, argues that the prospect of our own individual and inevitable death causes terror; and that much of human ‘culture’, including the urge to create, to write, make art, or music, and so on are strategies we have developed in response, to attempt to imbue our lives with significance sufficient to transcend that terror; to strive through our works for a kind of immortality, in effect, no matter how futile the attempt.
I have literally no idea why I should want to make a piece based on the NHS guidance on what happens in your final hours. (Read the full text here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/end-of-life-care/changes-in-the-last-hours-and-days/ )
Oh, on an entirely different topic: did I mention I celebrated my sixtieth birthday this week…?
( I can confidently predict even fewer than usual will like this piece, btw. Research in the field of Terror Management Theory has shown a rise in negative thoughts amongst cohorts exposed to consideration of inevitable mortality in the immediate aftermath of such exposure. Myself, I think of it as a kind of exposure therapy, like an arachnophobe petting a tarantula…)