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.
Is AB now an option or still an essential
I’d like to discuss this and hear your thoughts ( including developers).
The reason I’m asking is because prior to AUM ( and now the rise of AUV3) , we had the following options on iOS:
Audiobus in my mind does the same as AUM, but since purchasing AUM and getting AUV3 apps I’ve not seen the need to get AB3. That’s just me.. I can route many apps and fx together in different combos and record.
If I want to sequence apps together without much fuss, I’m now learning to use AUV3 with GarageBand and it’s so easy and smooth on iOS 11.
As far as I can tell, AB3 is almost identical to AUM in most ways, so why would I need it?
My feeling is that audiobus did indeed start a revolution for iOS protocols but is not the only way now.
So,for you... is it now just an option of a few or is it still essential? And please explain why?
I also noted that zeon is not IAA and only does AUV3 within AUM or GB, there is no mention of AB in the AppStore description
Could we be seeing the death of IAA in favour of AUV3??