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.
JWM - My Mellow was Harshed (Dark Ambient)
Yes, it's a dumb title, lol. The piece is pretty much super mellow Dark Ambient, but it has a sense of tension. Of course I fiddled with the Pitch Shifter 1 knob of the feedback section in FAC Alteza which introduced a "rushing" effect roughly around the 5m45s mark, which in turn "harshed my mellow".
I used AUM as my main playground this time. SO, here's what I did. First of all, I recorded a bit of output from Fundamental into Gauss and slowed that down, adding in a bit of warble and internal delay with sync off.
THEN I grabbed this random coffee maker recording from Freesound, recorded a bit of that into Gauss and slowed it down, adding in a bit of warble.
FINALLY, and this is my most audacious move, I used Audanika for the vibraphone sound. However, it has no IAA or AUv3 capabilities! That didn't stop me. I screen recorded playing a little bit in Audanika, extracted the audio in Koala standalone, added some internal FX to taste, recorded that output, played that into Gauss via AUM's file player, slowed that down, and added warble and internal delay with sync off.
Then I bussed everything to the master buss, ran it through a modded version of Alteza's Northern Lights preset, and ran it through Chow Tape which I think emulates a ratty old reel-to-reel tape from the 60s better than Reelbus. (Although believe me I absolutely love Reelbus for subtler tape emulation.)
Then I live-played it back, twiddling the Pitch 1 knob of Alteza's feedback section as well as mucking about with low-pass filters and the volumes of the three sonic elements, and VOILA! We have Ambient of some sort here, lol.
Cheers and enjoy!
(Extra note: This sure beats the hell out of my MiRack experiment, lol. Not to worry, I'll return to generative stuff later, but I get a much bigger thrill out of live performing my shit. )