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.
Is electronic music emotionally bland or do I have a problem?
The other day my cycling buddy (who is very dissimilar to me in a range of ways) was gobsmacked to discover that music can sometimes make me cry. His amazement grew when he discovered that lyrics didn't have anything to do with it and were unnecessary for the carry-on to take place.
He is emotionally quite basic, even for an Australian male pushing 60, but I still love him. Interestingly, I could tell that my revelation seemed to irk him, especially when I told him that there was a single particular chord in the Polish national anthem that could do it to me if I wasn't prepared.
Thinking about it, however, I realised that very little of the music that affects me so comes from the electronic realm. There is some... I recently discovered some ambient drone stuff (a genre I disdained until very recently) that brought me to my emotional knees. Figuring out why is too hard to verbalize, but I suspect it has something to do with memory and nostalgia.
1) Does my propensity for severe emotional responses to music make me an outlier? Am I just a crybaby who has unfairly judged his friend to be "emotionally basic"?
2) If you are similarly affected, is electronic music ever the cause?
Note: I don't like crying. I find it as unpleasant and tiring as vomiting. I don't think there is anything superior about being this way. Nevertheless, I'm glad I am.