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.
controller - interface - ios workstation idea
I wonder why no one builds a solid usb midi controller with like 9 faders, lots of knobs and endless encoders and 4x4 pads AAAAND with an integrated CLASS COMPLIANT 4in/4out audio interface (and mabye a 2-port usb hub) that also comes with an ios app that allows to configure midi channels/CC/PC and so on.
could be bus powered (maybe impossible) or battery powered, or just a ac adapter would be fine as well.
Maybe even with a small extendable ipad stand.
I do understand that the market for a pure iOs controller is rather small, but as it would be class compliant it could be used on mac/win as well.
i think of something like a Ableton Push, or akai force, or mpc live/x, and instead of it's own display/software, a "slot" or at least a place/stand for an ipad/iphone, as it's brain.
that would become the best stand-alone studio/live workstation EVER, considering the amount of available synths/plugins/daws on the appstore, the cpu power of the current ipads and compared to the stupid&poor proprietary plugins (sorry) that (for example) Akai is providing.
I don't think i'm asking too much - particularly not, if i compare it to the load of useless stuff that is coming out every day.
it's not even that "great idea" ... i'm more like "why isn't there such a thing already?!"
what do you guys think ?