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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iconnectivity audio4+ versus iconnectivity audio4c?

I want to be able to share midi inputs and audio interface simultaneously with my Windows PC and my iPad Pro. I'm looking at these two devices and wondering if I need to spend $400 for the 4c or can I do what I need to do with a used 4+. I've tried to compare the two online but don't have a clear answer. Thanks!

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  • I’m still using an ICA4+ with my iPad Pro and my brand new MacBook, and precisely with my windows laptop, as well as an old Mac Pro in between… I’m not sure entirely, but I think the main difference is that my old one has USB B connection, while the new one USB C…

  • so it sounds like for what I need the cheaper solution would work just fine.

  • @Krupa said:
    I’m still using an ICA4+ with my iPad Pro and my brand new MacBook, and precisely with my windows laptop, as well as an old Mac Pro in between… I’m not sure entirely, but I think the main difference is that my old one has USB B connection, while the new one USB C…

    I have the ICA4+ also. It works flawlessly with my 11” iPad Pro alongside my PC or my Mac.

  • So just to make sure, here's my set up. Windows PC and iPad Pro. Powered USB hub has midi controllers and audio interface connected to its ports. Then the hub's USB-B (output) cable goes either into my Windows USB input, or lightning adapter which is the plugged into my iPad. How would the powered hub be set connected using the 4+?

  • @LeesKeys said:
    So just to make sure, here's my set up. Windows PC and iPad Pro. Powered USB hub has midi controllers and audio interface connected to its ports. Then the hub's USB-B (output) cable goes either into my Windows USB input, or lightning adapter which is the plugged into my iPad. How would the powered hub be set connected using the 4+?

    I wouldn’t know about the hub in the way, might work fine, but I connect mine directly, then a USB Launchpad to the ICA and one other device into the MIDI in port (currently a novation slider knob thing) The USB ports power the iPad and the Launchpad…

  • @LeesKeys
    Hi,
    If you decide on getting a used one
    Looking to sell my iconnect audio 4 usb a version for 100$ if you’re interested message me.
    Great piece of kit I’m looking into getting the 4c
    Put

  • The USB port accepts up to an eight connection hub, but MIDI only. As far as I have been able to tell the usb-c connections are the only difference between the two units.

  • You can plug the USB midi devices into a usb hub connected to the iConnect’s midi host port. That’s one of it’s best features.

  • @tput73 said:
    @LeesKeys
    Hi,
    If you decide on getting a used one
    Looking to sell my iconnect audio 4 usb a version for 100$ if you’re interested message me.
    Great piece of kit I’m looking into getting the 4c
    Put

    So yours is the Audio 4+ ?

  • I’m on my second AUDIO4c and both have exhibited daily infrequent blasts of digital noise for around 3 to 5 seconds at a time. It only happens when hooked to both my iMac and IPad, which unfortunately is how I wish to use it. Must be something in my setup. Guess I need to swap some cables and see if that helps… have heard of others with same problem.

    Maybe the old unit is better.

  • @stown
    That’s a bummer! This puts a cloud over my dream to move to the 4c when I get a new m1 Mac again. Curious what kind of computer you’re using your 4c with? As I returned a m1 studio when it erased my external drives twice due to faulty usbC/thunderbolt port connections.
    Put

  • @stown said:
    I’m on my second AUDIO4c and both have exhibited daily infrequent blasts of digital noise for around 3 to 5 seconds at a time. It only happens when hooked to both my iMac and IPad, which unfortunately is how I wish to use it. Must be something in my setup. Guess I need to swap some cables and see if that helps… have heard of others with same problem.

    Maybe the old unit is better.

    Sometimes I’ve had problems like that when the audio clock is set from one of the USB sources rather than internally, I’m out and about but I think it’s on the audio settings page…

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