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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Audiobus is the app that makes the rest of your setup better.

Okay, I'm a Luddite...

Don't condemn me :) Just looking for a little communication.
I was so use to my analog pedals, changing the batteries was a no brainer but Loopy Pro, YIKES! Okay, so I'm a newbie. I want to learn and well on my way but, my gripe is, most tutorials are too fast, cannot see the cursor, or their fingers, the letters are blurred or the screen is dirty with a glair. I can get by with the accents. If you know of any any calm, precise tutorials, greatly appreciated!

The two BEST tutorial teachers so far for me have been Markus K and Nathan J Roberts. I do hope this is acceptable to mention them. They have been the kindest, patient teachers yet, but some VERY important issues do not get addressed. As if to assume one has grown up with a computer strapped to their ass. I did not! Think growing up in SF 1964 Golden Gate Park.

Thank you to Michael, AudioBus and all the developers who have made access to digital software available so Buskers, coffee shop musicians and Forest Protectors can sing around the Camp Fire and DANCE. I love a bit of drama but detest greed. I don't play music for the money...

My set up:
Using a 2018 iPad 9.3" 17.3.1. iPad lightning is connected into an iRig HD-X interface for "Live" use.
Guitar into a Wah-Wah pedal, out into pedal board housing a RC-1 w/FS-7 with a Boss tuner.
All powered by a Mission Engineering 529i battery. Yes, I'm still addicted to Old School stomps.
Guitar out of pedal board via 1/4" into iRig "Guitar" input.
From the iRig "Amp" output, goes into a Roland Street Cube EX instrument input.
SM58 mic into the vocal channel. This has been working great. Way more hours than I want.

If anyone can suggest, comment or share their use of such a system(s), please, feel free to collaborate, share and maybe help set a standard for musicians to get the help and knowledge they need and best set up for creating the passion of what we do, music...


  • I can help you with one thing. YouTube allows you to slow down or accelerate a video speed. You click on the top right corner of the video there is a gear that open a menu. One of the options is video speed.

    This forum and time to learn and experiment is really all you need. People are kind around here and will do their best to help.

    Their is so many quality YouTube creators in the iOS sphere. Maybe you need to discover some of them. Off the top of my head Sound test room, Gavinski, Jakob Haq, Nu-trix, Pete Johns. I am drawing a blind but their is at least a dozen more.

    Good luck on your learning adventure. It a fun time.

  • Great post, but I wouldn't know where to begin with suggestions regarding Loopy Pro. What I'd need to hear about more than your setup is what you want to do with Loopy Pro.

    But as for the setup. You've got the pedal board output going into the Street Cube. You can plug the iRig USB into the iPad with the USB-C to Lightning cable that comes with the iRig HD-X to get your pedalboard output in to Loopy Pro. The iRig output should still be able to go out to the Street Cube.

    That leaves your vocals twisting in the wind though. Ideally you would want an iPad compatible interface that has inputs for both the guitar and vocals. That is, if you want to route your vocals through Loopy Pro.

    It might be best to start simple by getting the guitar working with Loopy. I notice that the iRig seems to have an FX loop capability. That could open up a world of possibilities. But better just to get something simple working, then get the basics of recording and playing back a loop.

  • @Cholla51 - you'll probably get quicker and more specific help with a more specific thread title.

  • Have you checked out the video manual series by JP? It's not exciting, but well structured and methodical.

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