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.
Studiomux = personal frustration
I'm about to give up on studiomux because, for the life of me (well, ok, just dozens of hours in total), I cannot get it to work reliably in Windows (10). The VST very rarely works in my DAW (Tracktion Waveform 8 and now 9) - definitely fails to work a lot more than it every actually works. And the developer is largely MIA and is surely busy with other stuff that makes a lot more money in comparison.
I can sometimes get it to work if I load an IAA into a channel. Mostly not.
I thought I then had it figured out to always use AB3 to load an instrument, then load studiomux and then the DAW and that sometimes would work. Mostly not. It usually doesn't even recognize the instrument that was loaded, and even in the rare case it does, it only plays sound in the DAW but once in a blue moon.
I think that my $10 dream to avoid an iconnect device was just that. Bummer. From what I've read online, it sounds like it works pretty well with a Mac.
Is there some secret sauce I'm missing? I truly do wish it would work, but am done spending hour after hour trying to troubleshoot or just get any usable result. Maybe it's studiomux + my DAW, but I don't know how to use any other DAWs anymore (it was Cakewalk before Tracktion) and don't have any others to try.