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.
Tempted by the dark side
So lately I've been peaking at desktop stuff, specifically VST plugins. I've gotten Spitfire LABS and BBC Orchestra, and checking out Zenology Pro as part of Zenbeats.
And that has led to hearing about UVI Falcon, Phase Plant, TAL, and more. It's dawning on me that my focus on iOS has left me blind to the fact that the best sounding stuff is likely on Desktop. Follow the money. It's not on iOS.
That still leaves me reasons to disavow Desktop. Generally, iOS is much easier and cheaper, and the sounds are often more than good enough.
Still... .I'm tempted to at least spend a few bucks on UVI SonicPass to hear what I'm missing.
Maybe it's not all-or-nothing. Maybe I should become a grey Jedi.