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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iPad OS 16.2 — good, bad, ugly?

Yesterday iPad OS 16.2 popped up, threatening to update itself on my new 2022 iPad Pro..

Any reason to hold off on this update? Anything new good about it?

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  • @Lady_App_titude said:
    Yesterday iPad OS 16.2 has popped up, threatening to update itself on my new 2022 iPad Pro..

    Any reason to hold off on this update? Anything new good about it?

    Ask Doug on the next stream if he's bumped into any issues? :sunglasses:

    I've been on iPadOS16 since it got released and it's been more or less a smooth ride.
    Initial 16.1 had some quirks but they got fixed in 16.2.

    Next up is 16.2.1 in a few weeks time and later on (feb/march) 16.3...

  • Also getting the update prompt. Any major (music) apps have compatibility issues? Or any apps at all? Cubasis problems? Thanks for any info...

  • I have it, and so far so good. Nothing broken to report

  • I don’t think it’s been very common at all for an iPadOS update to break anything, and usually they’re older apps.

    Nothing that I can find has broken for me on iPadOS 16.2.

  • Good to hear so far, thanks.

  • Not seeing much change with 16.2 Stage manager on external display crashes at least once a day…but that’s not new

  • Been running 16.2 since release, no issues.

    /DMfan🇸🇪

  • 100% fine so far. Will update here if that changes.

  • The only thing I’ve found is that newly installed Auv3s do not always show up in Drambo straight away, necessitating a reboot or two! The word is that this is a long-standing Apple problem though, rather than being tied to any one version of iPadOS. In general, all my apps and plugins have been behaving perfectly 😀

  • @carlcaulkett said:
    The only thing I’ve found is that newly installed Auv3s do not always show up in Drambo straight away, necessitating a reboot or two! The word is that this is a long-standing Apple problem though, rather than being tied to any one version of iPadOS. In general, all my apps and plugins have been behaving perfectly 😀

    Yes, this is an issue that can happen in pretty much any version of iOS since about version 12.

  • FYI, FWIW, I did the update several days ago and no issues so far.. Haven't done 16.3 yet.

  • @Lady_App_titude said:
    FYI, FWIW, I did the update several days ago and no issues so far.. Haven't done 16.3 yet.

    As always… do a full backup of all devices before updating, just in case.

  • edited January 25

    I am not sure it is because of 16.2 or a earlier version, but my Ibassist app doesn't pass sound through in AUM and Quantiloop. Ibassist only works stand alone.

    I have a corporate Ipad and the update process is restricted, I have to wait a bit longer for 16.3.

  • BenBen
    edited January 28

    Updated to 16.3 on my 2018 iPad Pro 11”.
    Any attempt to use more than one instance of Pure Platinum Synth in AUM crashes them both immediately.
    I’ve tried opening PS in the background first like we do with the IAA apps but no good.
    Anyone else getting this? Thanks in advance.

    Just tried Klevgrand, Moog and Virsyn and all work with multiple instances.
    It’s just the Gospel Musicians apps. BASSalicious 2 crashed with 2 instances also.
    @GospelMusicians ?

  • @NeuM said:

    @Lady_App_titude said:
    FYI, FWIW, I did the update several days ago and no issues so far.. Haven't done 16.3 yet.

    As always… do a full backup of all devices before updating, just in case.

    Why exactly?
    You cannot go back anyways, or?

    A backup could only help against major crashes or something with the update itself.
    Or what I am missing?

    Thanks!

  • @tja said:

    @NeuM said:

    @Lady_App_titude said:
    FYI, FWIW, I did the update several days ago and no issues so far.. Haven't done 16.3 yet.

    As always… do a full backup of all devices before updating, just in case.

    Why exactly?
    You cannot go back anyways, or?

    A backup could only help against major crashes or something with the update itself.
    Or what I am missing?

    Thanks!

    You can do a reinstall from backup in case something goes catastrophically wrong with an update. More than once I wish I had done a full backup first.

  • @Ben said:
    Updated to 16.3 on my 2018 iPad Pro 11”.
    Any attempt to use more than one instance of Pure Platinum Synth in AUM crashes them both immediately.
    I’ve tried opening PS in the background first like we do with the IAA apps but no good.
    Anyone else getting this? Thanks in advance.

    Just tried Klevgrand, Moog and Virsyn and all work with multiple instances.
    It’s just the Gospel Musicians apps. BASSalicious 2 crashed with 2 instances also.
    @GospelMusicians ?

    You’re not the first person I’ve heard mention the lates version of Pure synth Paltinum is buggy with.

  • @Ben said:
    Updated to 16.3 on my 2018 iPad Pro 11”.
    Any attempt to use more than one instance of Pure Platinum Synth in AUM crashes them both immediately.
    I’ve tried opening PS in the background first like we do with the IAA apps but no good.
    Anyone else getting this? Thanks in advance.

    Just tried Klevgrand, Moog and Virsyn and all work with multiple instances.
    It’s just the Gospel Musicians apps. BASSalicious 2 crashed with 2 instances also.
    @GospelMusicians ?

    I see exactly the same on iPad 6, iPadOS 16.3. Simply loading the second instance of PSP causes them both to fail. It seems to trigger a SIGKILL due to an attempt to close a guarded file descriptor. They'll need to fix that. BTW, opening the app stand-alone will not help or hurt the AUv3.

  • Thanks for the responses.
    Good to know I’m not alone.
    Misery loves company, right?
    I was just getting reacquainted with PS too. I’m sure they’ll get it sorted.

  • edited 1:36PM

    Not music related, but I recently discovered that the iOS 16 update broke Comic Zeal, which has been the #1 comic book reading app for many years. Apparently, Comic Zeal had been abandoned from updates for many years and was getting buggy, but was still functional. Then iOS 16 sent it to an instant death. This meant that I had to delete my entire comic collection that I spent years assembling and neatly organizing since my first iPad in 2013. I've had to seek out a replacement app. So far I'm testing Smart Comic Reader ($1.99). Not as good as Comic Zeal, but best alternative I've found so far, and it seems to be recently actively supported and updated.

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