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.
Ongaku, new West Coast generative synth by Giorgio Sancristoforo
Giorsio Sancristoforo, the Igor Vasiliev of the desktop world, has released his new synth, Ongaku.
Inspired by his previous Bentō, this adds West Coast type controls for creating generative drones.
Giving that contrary to Bentō, this actually includes English texts, it's much more approachable. Also, I will buy any synth including West Coast in its description.
Like in all Giorgio Sancristoforo's previous releases, this runs only as a standalone app, so you need to use something like Blackhole or Loopback to route the audio to your DAW.
At the moment it's only in Mac. And it's M1 native, for those using the new Macs.
But a Windows version is coming in the next few weeks.
Here is a tutorial video in which Giorgio Sancristoforo explains the controls, and demo some of the presets. It sounds bananas.
I will wait to see if Giorgio makes a discounted bundle with all his apps like the last Summer (it was priced at 70 euros). If not, I will pick this individually in September.