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.
What are the best ways of streaming audio out of the iPad?
So far i've seen sound injector and airplay but they're both paid apps and i've seen airplay introduces some latency. on the hardware side I know of iconnect midi and the Akai EIE but i'm still researching interfaces. For now i just want to be able to check stuff on the monitors without losing audio quality - I've been connecting the iPads headphone to a desktop mopho audio in to hear anything on monitors via an old 3.5mm stereo interconnect so not the greatest signal chain! Anyway i'm thinking of buying the Apollo app but i need to test the vst plugin but seems risky as it's in Alpha.
Oh yeah i have a wired connection on my desktop but have been able to tether the iPad to it and use rtpmidi etc so i'm assuming this will work. If not i'm looking at an iconnect midi2+ i guess or one of the Behringer interfaces...