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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  • edited January 2023

    @enkaytee said:
    If anyone else is having problems loading samples in either the standalone or plugin (tapping on the button causes Strokes to lock up) John, the dev is aware and working on a fix...

    Cool. I just emailed him about not being able to load Samples in Stand Alone or auv3 modes (iPad Pro M1+16.2).

    Cheers.

  • @ervin said:
    Siri, what do ABF forum members mean when they say that some of these weird music apps are like the story of their lives?

    @ExAsperis99 said:
    ... could never get it to do what I wanted, but the results were always so intriguing.

    Yes, it's a sad and beautiful world.

  • @andowrites said:

    @robosardine said:
    I was just thinking about buying a Korg Volca Sample too. I’ll hold off with that.

    Me too. Do you think this app would replace that?

    It’s not going to be far off, possibly better in many ways.

  • edited January 2023

    @robosardine said:

    @andowrites said:

    @robosardine said:
    I was just thinking about buying a Korg Volca Sample too. I’ll hold off with that.

    Me too. Do you think this app would replace that?

    It’s not going to be far off, possibly better in many ways.

    The Volca Sample 2 is such a cute machine though. It calls on my creativity.

  • @andowrites said:

    @robosardine said:

    @andowrites said:

    @robosardine said:
    I was just thinking about buying a Korg Volca Sample too. I’ll hold off with that.

    Me too. Do you think this app would replace that?

    It’s not going to be far off, possibly better in many ways.

    The Volca Sample 2 is such a cute machine though. It calls on my creativity.

    Buy both and sequence the volca with the app, best of both worlds 😀

  • @FordTimeLord said:

    @andowrites said:

    @robosardine said:

    @andowrites said:

    @robosardine said:
    I was just thinking about buying a Korg Volca Sample too. I’ll hold off with that.

    Me too. Do you think this app would replace that?

    It’s not going to be far off, possibly better in many ways.

    The Volca Sample 2 is such a cute machine though. It calls on my creativity.

    Buy both and sequence the volca with the app, best of both worlds 😀

    This I have thought of, yes. I need to dive deep into this stuff at this point.

  • so does this app do beat divisions per step ? or do anything cool with timing?
    what makes this one different from other sequencers?

  • Am I being an idiot or does this not work as a midi AU?

  • @FastGhost said:
    Am I being an idiot or does this not work as a midi AU?

    Hmm, well spotted, kind of. Actually it is an auv3, but weirdly, in aum, it doesn't appear in the audio unit midi processor list. It instead is under the audio unit extension. You can however open multiple midi instances. I usually just open a midi node and search for it by name, so never noticed this. Will fire the dev a quick email. I does this cause problems in other hosts?

  • I've been trying to get it to do something in NS2 and failing. Even adding Strokes as an AU instrument on a child track and using MIDI Route there's nothing being sent.

  • Hello everyone :)

    @enkaytee said:

    @mistercharlie said:
    Can the samplers be sequenced to record, like Drambo and Octatrack?

    And can you drag and drop samples on the iPad? (In the video, he mentions that you can do it on Mac and Windows).

    There seems to be an issue for me with loading samples on ipad - but I don't think drag and drop works anyway.

    I'm gonna be testing a fix for this later today - hopefully its solved on first attempt !

    @FastGhost said:
    Am I being an idiot or does this not work as a midi AU?

    Unfortunately MIDI FX can't generate audio so in AUM it wants to run as an audio AU - then you can use AUM's MIDI routing to hook it up to another channel. Easiest way to do this is open the MIDI routing button on the target plugin (your instrument/synth) and set it's MIDI input to be the instance of Strokes. Hope this helps !

  • @FastGhost said:
    I've been trying to get it to do something in NS2 and failing. Even adding Strokes as an AU instrument on a child track and using MIDI Route there's nothing being sent.

    What's showing in settings for Strokes for the MIDI channels of the 8 sources (grid 1-4 and Logic 5-8)?

    I'm not an NS2 expert but is there a way of assigning MIDI input channels to tracks?

  • @enkaytee said:

    @FastGhost said:
    I've been trying to get it to do something in NS2 and failing. Even adding Strokes as an AU instrument on a child track and using MIDI Route there's nothing being sent.

    What's showing in settings for Strokes for the MIDI channels of the 8 sources (grid 1-4 and Logic 5-8)?

    I'm not an NS2 expert but is there a way of assigning MIDI input channels to tracks?

    I too, am unfamiliar with NS2 - just wanted to confirm that (by default) each seq channel sends on its own midi channel so you may need to target the specific channel of the sequencer. You can set the MIDI channels for each seq channel on the config page - if, for example, you want to send all the MIDI on channel 1

  • My projects using the previous version in AUM will no longer load. Anyone else having this problem? I had an older session that was really cool and now it appears to be gone!

  • @ALB said:
    My projects using the previous version in AUM will no longer load. Anyone else having this problem? I had an older session that was really cool and now it appears to be gone!

    Best to @congburn or email him via his website when reporting bugs BTW, though also good to check in here if others are experiencing the same

  • @ALB said:
    My projects using the previous version in AUM will no longer load. Anyone else having this problem? I had an older session that was really cool and now it appears to be gone!

    Drop me an email and I'll try sending you a testflight link to the v3.8 build - this will let you export your patterns, then you should able to import them into the v3.9

  • @congburn said:
    I too, am unfamiliar with NS2 - just wanted to confirm that (by default) each seq channel sends on its own midi channel so you may need to target the specific channel of the sequencer. You can set the MIDI channels for each seq channel on the config page - if, for example, you want to send all the MIDI on channel 1

    As far as I can tell, if it’s loaded as an instrument it’s not able to send midi anywhere in NS2. Probably should have read the App Store description better but I bought it expecting to be able to use it as a midi AU, I’m not overly interested in using it as an instrument with samples but it looks like it should be amazing at driving other instruments. Would be interested if anyone has gotten it to sequence AU instruments in any DAW other than AUM, I have a feeling AUM is the outlier here.

  • @FastGhost said:

    @congburn said:
    I too, am unfamiliar with NS2 - just wanted to confirm that (by default) each seq channel sends on its own midi channel so you may need to target the specific channel of the sequencer. You can set the MIDI channels for each seq channel on the config page - if, for example, you want to send all the MIDI on channel 1

    As far as I can tell, if it’s loaded as an instrument it’s not able to send midi anywhere in NS2. Probably should have read the App Store description better but I bought it expecting to be able to use it as a midi AU, I’m not overly interested in using it as an instrument with samples but it looks like it should be amazing at driving other instruments. Would be interested if anyone has gotten it to sequence AU instruments in any DAW other than AUM, I have a feeling AUM is the outlier here.

    It works in Cubasis

  • @FordTimeLord said:

    @FastGhost said:

    @congburn said:
    I too, am unfamiliar with NS2 - just wanted to confirm that (by default) each seq channel sends on its own midi channel so you may need to target the specific channel of the sequencer. You can set the MIDI channels for each seq channel on the config page - if, for example, you want to send all the MIDI on channel 1

    As far as I can tell, if it’s loaded as an instrument it’s not able to send midi anywhere in NS2. Probably should have read the App Store description better but I bought it expecting to be able to use it as a midi AU, I’m not overly interested in using it as an instrument with samples but it looks like it should be amazing at driving other instruments. Would be interested if anyone has gotten it to sequence AU instruments in any DAW other than AUM, I have a feeling AUM is the outlier here.

    It works in Cubasis

    Apematrix works too but I couldn’t get it working in NanoStudio either.

  • @congburn probably a good case for finding some beta testers who are using daws other than AUM here

  • @congburn said:

    @ALB said:
    My projects using the previous version in AUM will no longer load. Anyone else having this problem? I had an older session that was really cool and now it appears to be gone!

    Drop me an email and I'll try sending you a testflight link to the v3.8 build - this will let you export your patterns, then you should able to import them into the v3.9

    Ok. Thanks - just sent you a message. Fingers crossed.

  • @FastGhost said:
    As far as I can tell, if it’s loaded as an instrument it’s not able to send midi anywhere in NS2. Probably should have read the App Store description better but I bought it expecting to be able to use it as a midi AU, I’m not overly interested in using it as an instrument with samples but it looks like it should be amazing at driving other instruments. Would be interested if anyone has gotten it to sequence AU instruments in any DAW other than AUM, I have a feeling AUM is the outlier here.

    I feel like the solution here is to have a seperate MIDI FX and instrument/sampler builds.

    I'm tackling this same thing for Logic AU next so I will do the same for iOS too.

    In the meantime I can send you the last build via testflight which will run as a MIDI effect - just DM me your email address.

  • @congburn said:

    @FastGhost said:
    As far as I can tell, if it’s loaded as an instrument it’s not able to send midi anywhere in NS2. Probably should have read the App Store description better but I bought it expecting to be able to use it as a midi AU, I’m not overly interested in using it as an instrument with samples but it looks like it should be amazing at driving other instruments. Would be interested if anyone has gotten it to sequence AU instruments in any DAW other than AUM, I have a feeling AUM is the outlier here.

    I feel like the solution here is to have a seperate MIDI FX and instrument/sampler builds.

    I'm tackling this same thing for Logic AU next so I will do the same for iOS too.

    In the meantime I can send you the last build via testflight which will run as a MIDI effect - just DM me your email address.

    Separate MIDI FX would be great for situations where you just want to sequence other au instruments even in AUM. Thanks @congburg

  • edited January 2023

    @ExAsperis99 said:

    @ervin said:
    Siri, what do ABF forum members mean when they say that some of these weird music apps are like the story of their lives?

    @ExAsperis99 said:
    ... could never get it to do what I wanted, but the results were always so intriguing.

    Yes, it's a sad and beautiful world.

    Oh yes, Benigni. 👍 His part in Night on Earth is as close to the perfect movie short as you can get.

    Edit: it's on YouTube in full :)

  • @congburn said:

    @FastGhost said:
    As far as I can tell, if it’s loaded as an instrument it’s not able to send midi anywhere in NS2. Probably should have read the App Store description better but I bought it expecting to be able to use it as a midi AU, I’m not overly interested in using it as an instrument with samples but it looks like it should be amazing at driving other instruments. Would be interested if anyone has gotten it to sequence AU instruments in any DAW other than AUM, I have a feeling AUM is the outlier here.

    I feel like the solution here is to have a seperate MIDI FX and instrument/sampler builds.

    I'm tackling this same thing for Logic AU next so I will do the same for iOS too.

    In the meantime I can send you the last build via testflight which will run as a MIDI effect - just DM me your email address.

    That's fantastic news, thanks @congburn. I'm happy to wait for it to hit the App Store though, I'm not a great beta tester.

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  • edited January 2023

    @d4d0ug said:
    Gonna get this as soon as there’s a fix for the sample loading. Looks very cool.

    +1

  • @d4d0ug said:
    Gonna get this as soon as there’s a fix for the sample loading. Looks very cool.

    @andowrites said:

    +1

    This is solved, there'll be a fix landing later today :)

  • @congburn said:

    @d4d0ug said:
    Gonna get this as soon as there’s a fix for the sample loading. Looks very cool.

    @andowrites said:

    +1

    This is solved, there'll be a fix landing later today :)

    Awesome sauce!

  • @congburn said:

    @d4d0ug said:
    Gonna get this as soon as there’s a fix for the sample loading. Looks very cool.

    @andowrites said:

    +1

    This is solved, there'll be a fix landing later today :)

    Did you see my feedback from a couple hours ago?

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