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.
Newbie of Newbie's getting started
I'm trying to get started from square one recording with an iPad Air. The most I've done so far is record a few tracks Garageband (on my macbook) with my Dobro and harmonica using a Samson Go mic. I like the look of GB in iPad although I haven't purchased it yet. I love all the features of Vocalive, so I purchased it with the 8 track and full editing version. I hope I haven't wasted money already buying more than needed. I thought I'd seek some advice here before I spend any more as I just got the Air and want to use it as opposed to the Macbook.
I'll try to lay out my situation as specific as possible and ask if someone can advise me on what I need to keep it as simple as possible starting out, yet have good tools to work with.
-I have a Presonus Audiobox, XLR mic (which I figure is the better choice over the Samson), Dobro guitar, keyboard, harmonica with Shure Green bullet mic.
-My wife and I are both singer / songwriters & want to use a lot of the Vocalive effects especially the harmonies.
-I'm not sure if I should buy Amplitude b/c I wouldn't use a fraction of the effects most likely. I want to stick with pretty organic rootsy guitar sounds, but at the same time don't mind exploring as many settings within that feeling, muddy, swampy, old slide sounds etc. One nuance with my guitar playing, I've had a neural injury that impaired my guitar playing which is why I had to switch to dobo lap style. As a result, my playing can be a little sloppy, so any advice on apps or settings that can gimme a "little help" would be great. Don't know if there is such a thing as autotune for guitar players, but I would probably use it..lol!
-Keyboard wise... open to any suggestions...
Thanks for helping a newbiesupremo in advance!