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.
You knew I would, right? : Mysterium
‘Mysterium: The hypothetical source of a galactic radio transmission at 1665 megahertz; in alchemy, a substance seen as an elemental or pure form of something else. From the Greek: mystery, a secret.’
Alexander Scriabin, Russian synthesthete, (who used a specially constructed keyboard which matched specific colours to certain sounds), composer, occultist, and inspiration for the amazing ANS graphic to sound synthesizer had a plan for his final masterpiece, which he called Mysterium. It would require:
‘…special people, special artists, an instrument with visual effects, an orchestra, a choir, dancers, a procession, incense, rhythm… the cathedral in which it will take place will not be of one type of stone, but will continually change with the atmosphere and motion of the Mysterium.’
He died before the monumental meisterwerk was complete. Some speculate that the intense ritual was designed, not merely as a composition, or a performance, but as a magical working…
…and the purest, the ultimate expression of Mysterium? Well, what is the sum of all possible sounds, all possible frequencies, but… noise?
Obviously, my own belated discovery of the world of Noise music, coupled with the mini flame war breaking out elsewhere in the forum over the question of the point of ambient music, had to provoke something, amirightladeezngennelmen (and those otherwise self determining)?
So, this: in response to that debate, and especially for those who consider ambient very very dull, the proof they weren’t looking for. Is it ambient? Is it noise? Yes. A track made entirely with several varieties of noise, in fact, courtesy of Giant Isopod, NoInputMixer, and various Moogerfoogers. No tones, no instruments, no sequencers employed. Live mixed in AUM.
Some think it’s noise. I think it’s pretty.