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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Big Koala update 2023 out now

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  • @Lawkyz said:

    @sevenape said:

    @Lawkyz said:

    @sevenape said:

    @Lawkyz said:

    @johnfromberkeley said:
    Anyone here use koala with a midi fighter?

    Yes I use a Midi Fighter Twister with it.

    Is it worth picking up? I've been fiending over one of those for years!

    Yes it's pretty dope ! I use it to control all perform effects + some Mute / Solo pads . have to rethink my mapping with the new update.

    It's a solid controller for sure and you can map it as you want.

    Depends if you're looking a pad controller or knob (Midi fighter 3D & Twister could be a great combo, I only have the twister for now)

    I'm all about knobs and or faders

    Ok so with knobs it's one of the most complete and customizable controller (with the desktop midi Fighter app). Hope they will launch an iOS app soon though

    cool thanks for your reply! Better start saving my pennies!

  • @sevenape said:

    @Lawkyz said:

    @sevenape said:

    @Lawkyz said:

    @johnfromberkeley said:
    Anyone here use koala with a midi fighter?

    Yes I use a Midi Fighter Twister with it.

    Is it worth picking up? I've been fiending over one of those for years!

    Yes it's pretty dope ! I use it to control all perform effects + some Mute / Solo pads . have to rethink my mapping with the new update.

    It's a solid controller for sure and you can map it as you want.

    Depends if you're looking a pad controller or knob (Midi fighter 3D & Twister could be a great combo, I only have the twister for now)

    I'm all about knobs and or faders

    I have a Midi Fighter Twister, but I much prefer the Korg Nanokontrol2 with Koala and Drambo.

  • @gosnote said:
    Great to see Koala developing further! As my music making has moved towards desktop in the last year or two, but Koala is still heavily used on iOS in my workflow, my personal wish would be features that improve this iOS to desktop workflow. The ultimate of course being a stripped down Koala VST plugin for transferring all the sampling and sketching I enjoy using the iPad for, to my desktop DAW. However, smaller steps towards a smoother iOS to desktop transition would be: transferring the names of the pads and midi mapping to the exported pad file names and midi export.

    Koala is a universal app and works on the Apple Silicone Macs standalone or as an AuV3 plugin (Logic and Ableton support those for example).

  • Another funand generous update! I wish there was the ability to audition pads while you assign bus effects without having to record something into the sequencer, but that may be beyond the scope of a single device's UI. Still, it's something you can do on an external controller, I'm sure.

  • @sevenape said:

    @HotStrange said:

    @sevenape said:

    @Gavinski said:

    @sevenape said:
    R> @HotStrange said:

    @sevenape said:
    Well I am no longer envious of the sp404 mk2. I can see myself using only koala, apart from synths to sample, from here on in, just enough effects and super intuitive workflow… time to delete some apps.

    Which apps you deleting? I can’t bring myself to delete any 😂

    I bought a 404 last year and ended up selling it. For me, it just couldn’t compete with my iPad/Koala.

    I’ve been using Koala extensively for a couple years years now. It probably makes up a 50% minimum of all my music.

    All my delays for a start! Maybe the reverbs... but not rymdigare yet.

    Madness! No app can cover what a multitude of other apps do in the delay space. Also, Marek did mention in the video that the reverb algo used in this is decent but not spectacular. I wouldn't go deleting any of your quality standalone fx apps just yet.

    Desperate times need desperate measures! The amount of choice I have inversely affects the amount of music I make! The reverb is a little puny at the moment, but the way he was talking I think Marek has plans to remedy that in the coming months.

    Maybe I was hasty! Let's see what happens... I'm all for challenging myself to work in a more minimalistic way...

    I usually will set some specific parameters before I start a track to give myself those creative limitations. For example: “make a track using only 3 apps, or only this app, or with this groovebox, with all drum machines, etc etc.

    This is a good way to do it... lately I've been opening drambo or Audulus or something with no specific idea and just end up messing with sounds, not sampling anything and just fiddling, it's fun, it's therapeutic even, but I feel a bit empty afterwards... as if i've been playing Slay the spire all that time.

    I know that feeling. One thing that helped me with that, is I started screen recording a lot of those random jams, or recording the loops I make, and then I load them up into Koala or AUM and start mangling and trying to make something out of it. Makes the mindless wondering feel less mindless lol

  • @mistercharlie said:

    @sevenape said:

    @Lawkyz said:

    @sevenape said:

    @Lawkyz said:

    @johnfromberkeley said:
    Anyone here use koala with a midi fighter?

    Yes I use a Midi Fighter Twister with it.

    Is it worth picking up? I've been fiending over one of those for years!

    Yes it's pretty dope ! I use it to control all perform effects + some Mute / Solo pads . have to rethink my mapping with the new update.

    It's a solid controller for sure and you can map it as you want.

    Depends if you're looking a pad controller or knob (Midi fighter 3D & Twister could be a great combo, I only have the twister for now)

    I'm all about knobs and or faders

    I have a Midi Fighter Twister, but I much prefer the Korg Nanokontrol2 with Koala and Drambo.

    I’m also interested in a new controller for triggering samples and mixing, so I’m curious why you prefer the Korg? Price wise it’s a much easier pill to swallow.

  • @mistercharlie said:

    @sevenape said:

    @Lawkyz said:

    @sevenape said:

    @Lawkyz said:

    @johnfromberkeley said:
    Anyone here use koala with a midi fighter?

    Yes I use a Midi Fighter Twister with it.

    Is it worth picking up? I've been fiending over one of those for years!

    Yes it's pretty dope ! I use it to control all perform effects + some Mute / Solo pads . have to rethink my mapping with the new update.

    It's a solid controller for sure and you can map it as you want.

    Depends if you're looking a pad controller or knob (Midi fighter 3D & Twister could be a great combo, I only have the twister for now)

    I'm all about knobs and or faders

    I have a Midi Fighter Twister, but I much prefer the Korg Nanokontrol2 with Koala and Drambo.

    Is the nanokontrol2 worth upgrading from version 1 for, in your opinion Charlie?

  • @Gavinski said:

    @mistercharlie said:

    @sevenape said:

    @Lawkyz said:

    @sevenape said:

    @Lawkyz said:

    @johnfromberkeley said:
    Anyone here use koala with a midi fighter?

    Yes I use a Midi Fighter Twister with it.

    Is it worth picking up? I've been fiending over one of those for years!

    Yes it's pretty dope ! I use it to control all perform effects + some Mute / Solo pads . have to rethink my mapping with the new update.

    It's a solid controller for sure and you can map it as you want.

    Depends if you're looking a pad controller or knob (Midi fighter 3D & Twister could be a great combo, I only have the twister for now)

    I'm all about knobs and or faders

    I have a Midi Fighter Twister, but I much prefer the Korg Nanokontrol2 with Koala and Drambo.

    Is the nanokontrol2 worth upgrading from version 1 for, in your opinion Charlie?

    Actually, I just realised I have the Nanokontrol Studio - that seems perhaps slightly better than the 2, if not quite as compact?

  • @HotStrange said:

    I’m also interested in a new controller for triggering samples and mixing, so I’m curious why you prefer the Korg? Price wise it’s a much easier pill to swallow.

    Just that it’s laid out perfectly for an 8 track app like drambo. Plus it has start/stop, a bunch of buttons for mute etc, and faders.

    The MFT is amazing, but it’s best trick—those LED rings that give visual feedback—don’t work with many ios apps.

    @Gavinski said:
    Is the nanokontrol2 worth upgrading from version 1 for, in your opinion Charlie?

    Probably not. V1 has 9 faders, which is better for Drambo

  • Drambo can be more than 8 tracks. So you could map 2 controllers. To 2 Koala.

    Iv got a Korg microkey. Launchpad x. Faderfox pc12. Faderfox ec4. An Akai pad controller with 8 pads and 8 knobs.

    But just map a xequence pads to Koala.

    An automated vol control for 64 samples might have been cool. If theres a host that maps 64 cc and the faders worked well when mapped.

  • edited September 2023

    @mistercharlie said:

    @HotStrange said:

    I’m also interested in a new controller for triggering samples and mixing, so I’m curious why you prefer the Korg? Price wise it’s a much easier pill to swallow.

    Just that it’s laid out perfectly for an 8 track app like drambo. Plus it has start/stop, a bunch of buttons for mute etc, and faders.

    The MFT is amazing, but it’s best trick—those LED rings that give visual feedback—don’t work with many ios apps.

    @Gavinski said:
    Is the nanokontrol2 worth upgrading from version 1 for, in your opinion Charlie?

    Probably not. V1 has 9 faders, which is better for Drambo

    Thanks. I do a lot of perforative stuff in Drambo and AUM with faders so I’ve always wanted a hardware version for that reason. But I’ve mostly been considering the Nanokey and NanoKontrol studio combo for the Bluetooth capability. Are you using it with koala as well?

  • edited September 2023

    If I end up scratching again. A way to use Koala. Scratch. Record. Delete. Until you got scratches that sound like a pro scratch production. Use EQ. I can scratch a bit but wouldnt live.

    I even used Koala ( I believe ) to make samples ultra pitch ( just by transposing with koala keyboard ) for dvs turntable. The ultra pitch is where the deck spins slower and produces a normal sample because sample is ultra pitch.

  • Koala hasn't been updated on the M1 desktop App Store. Has anyone else managed to get the update on desktop?

  • @cyberheater said:
    Koala hasn't been updated on the M1 desktop App Store. Has anyone else managed to get the update on desktop?

    The desktop version doesn’t get updated as often as the iOS version and it usually takes a while for the desktop app to update after an iOS update.

  • @yowza said:

    @cyberheater said:
    Koala hasn't been updated on the M1 desktop App Store. Has anyone else managed to get the update on desktop?

    The desktop version doesn’t get updated as often as the iOS version and it usually takes a while for the desktop app to update after an iOS update.

    Thanks

  • You can run the iPad version on M1 Macs. I think that’s what I’m doing.

  • @mistercharlie said:
    You can run the iPad version on M1 Macs. I think that’s what I’m doing.

    Good idea.

  • @HotStrange said:

    @bleep said:

    @HotStrange said:

    @jwmmakerofmusic said:

    @wim said:
    Koala can work either way - though it only sends midi out from tapping pads. It doesn't send midi out from sequenced patterns. That feature has been requested though I believe.

    Hopefully this will be one of the features of the big update. We shall see. I love Koala as it currently functions. :)

    If we can send midi out from the sequences we made in the app I would lose my mind lol. Koalas sequencer is capable of some wild stuff so sending that elsewhere would be super cool.

    I've been sleeping on Koala sequencing, now wondering what "wild stuff" it is capable of? :)

    I use Koala for noise, ambient, drones, etc. It can definitely get wild when you start messing with the pitch and tempos + effects.

    Can you sequence pitch and and tempo and stuff? I'm so curious what you mean because I've been using the Koala sequencer like a simple piano roll with velocity and chance.

  • @mistercharlie said:
    You can run the iPad version on M1 Macs. I think that’s what I’m doing.

    Thanks for that! I was running into problems when importing Logic projects from the Ipad to desktop. I was thinking the desktop Appstore version of Koala was the same as the Ipad version. Gonna switch to the Ipad version now.

  • @Dham said:

    @mistercharlie said:
    You can run the iPad version on M1 Macs. I think that’s what I’m doing.

    Thanks for that! I was running into problems when importing Logic projects from the Ipad to desktop. I was thinking the desktop Appstore version of Koala was the same as the Ipad version. Gonna switch to the Ipad version now.

    The iPad version is the one that has the AUv3s too—and they work again in Ableton now after a long while of being broken.

  • edited September 2023

    Bought mixer, great addition to already great app. Didn't read entire thread, but anyone knows decision to go with 4 + 1 channel/bus?

  • Will the MIxer be available for the Mac version?

  • Just produced my first track 100% in Koala Sampler. That mixer is a massive "game changier" for me! Now I don't have to worry about recording, then mastering outside of Koala. I can just form music in koala itself due to it now having a nice built-in mixer, limiter, and other great effects!

  • Without the new mixer update, on the Sample page, when hitting pads and dots go all the way red, is that showing actual clipping, or just saying sound is getting louder cause u pressed it?

  • @RanDoM_rRay said:
    Without the new mixer update, on the Sample page, when hitting pads and dots go all the way red, is that showing actual clipping, or just saying sound is getting louder cause u pressed it?

    there is no clipping inside koala, but that lights might be showing your mic level if you don't have it on resample

  • Great update. Koala’s unstoppable.

  • @elf_audio brilliant update. Nice work! 👊

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  • Noob question, how would you record all this ? It’s great having all these controls to noodle with live, but can you record all the automations in another app?

  • @Raggamuffin73 said:
    Noob question, how would you record all this ? It’s great having all these controls to noodle with live, but can you record all the automations in another app?

    Go to the hamburger icon, there's an option there called Record Song. Press it, and once you'll start playing - it'll record it until you'll hit the Stop button.

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