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.
MPE Synth selection?
I’m not a musician (yet?), just a dabbler and prefer composing to live playing. I’m years behind entering the iOS music scene, although I have been slowly picking up apps over the years, and am now trying to build up a good library of apps to have wide choice of sound styles.
I’m very interested in MPE, as I love string instruments but with only a keyboard to play, find it a bit hard to get the sounds reflecting actual instruments. So am looking at GeoShred as a controller, but the price of the GeoSWAM/Naada instruments is a slight deterrent. So what I’m wondering is, are there some good MPE synth choices to pair with GeoShred?
I have a bunch of the standard synths already - Synthmaster, King of…, various Korg, and some of the free ones. I don’t think I have a granular synth yet though.
I’m picking up things when they are on sale, and see FRMS looks like it’s MPE. I have Mariana which I think is MPE, and I believe the Animoog’s are MPE, which I don’t have. Before even considering MPE, I was thinking of WaveCloud from 4pockets as well, but it’s not on sale currently (fair enough since it’s relatively new). EDIT I should note FRMS on sale is the same price as WaveCloud for me currently.
So, any suggestions around what are good already choices that pair well with GeoShred, especially if on sale, would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks for any suggestions for a newbie.