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.
NEW App: King of Digital - EPIC Hybrid Synth, 900+ Presets
So, it's been a wild ride of about 6 years since I dived headfirst into the mad world of music apps with Digital D1, AudioKit's first paid music app. We were fairly new to a lot of concepts, and AUv3? That was like sci-fi to us.
It’s been a long journey, and it feels like I've racked up enough experience to earn what feels like a PhD in music app making. There's been lots of late nights for those $3 and $4 apps. It’s been a tough gig, but hey, I'm still standing. And, going solo with this app (as with King of FM, SNES, and King of Bass).
As many of you old school folks remember – D1 launched launched ages ago with a little over 300 presets. People loved the retro sounds, the dual filters, stacked views, and great presets.
More and more people contributed, and I've been secretly recording and gathering sounds for the D1 sequel. It's kind of crazy to think that King of Digital is dropping with
The new sounds are pretty epic. And the old ones are like a time machine through the past six years of iOS Music, with legendary presets from Brice Beasley, DMT Cymatics, Moby Pixel, Red Sky Lullaby, Jakob Haq, Electronisounds (Dean Daughters), Sound of Izrael, rs2000, Mitch the AudioDabbler, Brian Funk, and more.
And, I even swallowed my pride and made sure AudioKit's biggest detractors on this forum got the pre-release and gave me their feedback. (Which was surprisingly good).
Creating a new app inspired by an old one presented unique challenges. One funny one –
During the testing phase, I discovered that some presets in King of Digital sound different from D1, no matter what I tried. This was because some of the original samples in D1 weren't playing back correctly! So for some of you, this will be the first-time experiencing the original D1 PCM Sounds as they were truly meant to be heard.
I toyed with the idea of slicing up these PCM Cards and presets into pricey in-app goodies. But you know what? Scrap that. You get the whole dang thing, all in one.
As a gift to the iOS music app community. I'm offering the complete package – The full, uncut experience is yours for just $3.99. So, if this is interests you at all, grab it before I come to my senses and raise the price. Which could sooner than later.
For now, this might be the best deal in iOS Music history:
All 900+ Presets, 5 PCM cards of 3+ Gigs of Original Sounds (with "King" compression to 450mb), and 12 Sound banks for... $3.99
I'm sure Doug will make it sound better. But it makes my hack playing nicer for sure.
After what seems like years of struggle, King of Digital is EDIT: Out Now!
Thanks everyone again,