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.
I gave BandLab a go for recording vocals to a song I’m producing. Biggest mistake of my life.
After hours of work to get the vocals the way I want, and spoiled by the auto save feature of every iOS DAW, I left the app and went to eat something and when I returned and reopened the app, I was prompted to either discard or save my project. Since I was reopening the app and didn’t wish to alter the project, I selected discard. I had a strange gut feeling and reopened the project and, to my utter disbelief and despair, ALL the audio I worked on for HOURS was gone. No way to recover anything because there is not an accessible “audio” folder to search for the material (and I discovered also that bandlab doesn’t save anything locally, I should have known better, shame on me).
I cannot put in words how p*sped off I am. BandLab is somehow stuck in the 2000s (the last time I ever lost audio for not actively saving a project was in 2007). I’m afraid I have nothing but extremely negative words to say about this application and, when I get a little calmer, I might probably copy this rant and post as a review in the App Store. Just letting y’all know that you cannot trust this app with any time-consuming work, it will one day let you down unless you never used a modern audio workstation and thus are used to clicking “save” every time. Cheers.