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.
Cydonia (Korg 01/W)
There appears to be a few fans of the amazing Korg 01/W, so I thought I would post a few more from those 1999 sessions. Keep in mind that these tracks are over twenty years old, when digital audio was just becoming available to amateurs. I remastered them with Cubasis Channel Strip, Studio EQ, FabFilter Pro Q 3, and MagicDeathEye. I think they cleaned up nicely.
The MIDI recording software was Texture, written by Roger Powell, keyboard player for Todd Rundgren’s Utopia. The audio software was Turtle Beach Quad. It only had 4 tracks, but it was more than enough for us at the time. The computer was a Windows PC that cobbled together from parts that I got on the cheap.
This one was written by my friend and band mate, Curt Mizener. It also features the incomparable Tony Iovino on guitar. Curt gave me his MIDI file and I ran it thru the 01/W, and this is what came out.
Cydonia - The face on Mars. I accidentally cut off the first few milliseconds of the intro. CD recorders were very expensive at the time, so I took the tracks to a professional studio and recorded them to DAT. I didn’t discover my mistake until I got home. My bad!
I posted these next few tracks last year, so please excuse the bump, but I think they demonstrate the capabilities of the incredible 01/W.
Sarasvati - This was written by Tony Iovino, so it’s what you might expect. Full shred, balls to the wall. As Briscoe Darling would have said… Hang on tight… ah one… ah two…
Rise And Shine - Featuring a more laid back Tony Iovino.
Iceland - This is pure 01/W. One take, no overdubs. My favorite part comes in at 4:07.