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.
Can we talk about Loopy Pro again?
I’m genuinely annoyed that Apple’s review policies delayed the release of Loopy Pro 1.1 until the VERY DAY they announced Logic for iPad. I definitely understand why Logic has dominated every single discussion space I frequent, but I would also really like to talk about Loopy Pro.
What’s your favourite new feature? Personally, I learned how loop pedals work on the EHX Hazarai delay so I was holding my breath for varispeed and reverse. But the radio dials are way more useful than I ever could have imagined. I set one up to scroll through Other Desert Cities presets; a double-tap opens the effects interface and a two-finger tap engages the loop mode. It’s not miles different from how I had it set up in 1.0.x, but it FEELS better.
Phase Align is also amazing — I created a widget that phase aligns all clips, and I quantized the action to a full bar. So I can twist everything beyond recognition and, with a single button press, bring it all back to coherence on the 1.
Definitely interested in your tips and tricks! I never quite clicked with Logic Pro X on Mac, and I think it’s great that it’s coming to iPad and I’ve dipped my toes into the subscription conversations, but Loopy Pro is so much more interesting to me.
Also, if you disagree and want to hijack this for yet another Logic discussion, well… it’s the internet so go ahead.