To me it would make so much sense - for live jam use - to be able to create and trigger MIDI patterns and scenes - in order to send MIDI to a hosted instrument INSIDE AUDIOBUS itself, rather than have to flip to a separate sequencer app.
Thanks for the suggestion @nonchai!
I would prefer AB stay focused on being the infrastructure. Though I appreciate the sentiment behind the request.
That said, MIDI windowing within AB itself would be really really welcome and could work toward a feeling of integration. Feels a little heavy handed to switch app windows for most of the very simple Midiflow filters, for example. Would love to see those just pop up like AU windows.
I also wonder sometimes how cool it would be to be able to tap something next to a loaded app's icon to bring up that app's Audiobus Remote UI. Presuming the triggers were available, that could also be used to capture and trigger sequences in a background app without ever leaving 'home'.
I hear you - but adding just some minimal-level feature like this - as an IAP - would add an extra source of revenue-stream for a technology that no doubt sucks up a lot of time from its hard working developers.
Plus I just think with the recent addition of the MIDI page ( for which I wish more devs of existing iOS music apps would adapt their apps for ... its very few at the moment ) there are so many times i want just to have a simple riff going - say a MIDI bass part - for which bringing in an entire MID sequencing/pattern-player type app into the AB3 session - other than the bass-instrument itself - along with all the ensuing complications and hassles - becomes a buzz-kill.
[ That said, MIDI windowing within AB itself would be really really welcome and could work toward a feeling of integration. ]
I hear you, @nonchai and am tantalized by the idea. BUT... can you imagine the conversation about what constitutes a good sequencer? There are religious wars about piano rolls after all...
A simple midi recorder with 'send to' I would pay for too..
Just had a play with AB3, Animoog, Elastic Drums, LoopyHD and AB Remote. I haven't actually used AB Remote in a while. What a delight. Now I can't get the idea out of my head of hitting an AB Remote button next to an app loaded in AB3 (say, across from the app's eject button) to bring up a little modal window with the app's AB Remote buttons.