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.
Tips on making percussion sounds with synths
When not simply recording real drums, I've long been prone to sampling things for drums & percussion. And almost always sought things that were unpitched.
But lately I've been inspired by Ruismaker Noir and Icegears several synths with pitched noise as dynamic semi-tuned percussion elements.
So what are the synthesis techniques you use to muddle the sense of pitch with your typical subtractive or wavetable synths? Ones that velocity or keytracking to be nicely dynamic?
I'd be especially interested in doing this with Novation Circuit. Really enjoying it combined with iPad in a workflow sense and it has a few tools that I've already been able to make a few nice patches with. e.g.
-routing velocity to noise levels, filter frequencies, decay.
-ye olde env to pitch