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.
Black Friday history lesson
A history lesson cross-posted from a comment I made on KVR soon to be buried. Cited from memory and not in consultation with wikipedia or chatGPT.
The history of Black Friday is rather perverse.
Black Friday as a term originally entered popular consciousness coined for a day over a century ago in the stock market when trading got so ugly that some bankers committed suicide by jumping out of windows, or so the legend has it. Memorialized most musically by Steely Dan in their 1975 song of the same name on Katy Lied.
At some point (1950s-1960s?), as marketing became a more and more dominant industry, the meaning took an almost 180 degree term turn and it began to be used (likely in newspapers or trade mags) to refer to the day when retailers started turning a profit for the year. The red ink in the accounting books turned to black. It was considered a watershed day, worthy of celebration and rewarding customers with sales because for the next 5 weeks revenues were all profit, going into the most wonderful time of the year. Subject to any scrutiny, it's all sort of b.s. But don't let that stop you from opening your wallet to spend, and what is this thing scrutiny? Buy now!
From its midcentury pivot, the concept morphed through the 1980s and 1990s (with the 24-hour news cycle) into most specifically the shopping day after Thanksgiving in the United States, which was voraciously covered by TV news as this rather grotesque parody ... best illustrated by the people of Wal*Mart stooping to fisticuffs over limited quantities of cheap gaming consoles at 12:01am on Friday morning while overworked and underpaid staff forewent their holiday time off, on the most family oriented holiday in the USA. Perverse ain't it?
Then we entered the Internet, always on, era, and the frenzy grew even further to what you witness today, a global what day is Black Friday sales frenzy phenomena that starts when the calendar turns to November and ends after New Years, and has nothing to do with the original meaning and little to do with the replacement either.