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.
I was thinking about granular sound options. For example for using variations of one instrument (e.g. different kicks, snares, hats) or totally random sounds. Does something like the following make sense?
One could prepare a loop with different sounds in set intervals and set the interval (e.g. 4 seconds) in the clip properties. Loopy would then randomly (or sequentially for that matter) pick sounds from the loop and stop playing when the sound stops or after the interval. An option to not stop playing for creating glitchy breakbeats would be nice too. In this case the 'play head' would simply jump around after a set interval.
A totally fancy version of this would be an option where Loopy finds the sounds inside a loop (separated by silent breaks) and assign start and stop markers automagically. This would allow for sounds of different lengths.
What do you think? 🤔