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.

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  • @sigma79 said:

    @sigma79 said:
    Ipad mini.

    Keep going on. but will add a launchpad mini next to ipad mini and add the nanokey studio above big ipad. This if I think switching control via midi elsewhere will be hassle when transposing eucliden drums which are on the pc12 and euclidean melody root note channels on the pc12. Just for a bass synth that is on a normal sequencer that can be cleared if warping euclidean drums. Whole setup is based around euclidean lol. I guess with a launchpad and not the 3 transposes of all other channels just on a nanokey. I could edit a bass and the launchpad could transpose drum samples and melodies at the same time instead of either/or. ?

    Its mad. The deck which could say be a psusdo lfo effect via vinyl is a casual reach to the volca modular. With a universe in between. Still might not make the music Id listen to this way. I guess it does help with sound design even if euclidean ends up being pants. its almost a work of art just by design or how it fit on clothes drawers.

    I guess it would be like a technics 1210 plus mixer plus computer. A soma lyra. 3 other synths. A euclidean drum setup. A keyboard. Some sort of radio looper device. Plus a mic with effects device. Mixer ( nanokontrol ) Effects for everything and this dosent include some background synths and switchable synths. Plus a record of everything.

    I lust after those midi controllers

  • @JoyceRoadStudios said:

    @Bootsy said:


    Just about got it back together. Recently moved everything out and put new flooring in and painted. Turned my L shaped desk into a straight one. Still not quite what I wanted so I have this new Acme Eleazar desk coming next week. Super stoked!

    @Bootsy that is quite a playroom! I see that Boss Chorus, amazing and so unnecessarily expensive. Love that you have a Bassman and a Vox, is that a Pro Jr. under the table? Wondering about that Audient, is that the id44? Do all those ins/outs show up on the iPad or only on desktop?

    yes it's coming along nicely, still working on how im gonna set it all up and waiting on the desk before hooking up again. i got lucky with the chorus as well as a whole bunch of gear that was thrown into the dumpster at great divide brewing when i worked there! so a little dumpster diving was all it cost.. the little tweed amp started as a mojotone 59 champ clone kit that was given to me in pieces with lots of parts missing so i had i guy in boulder build it to spec for me. and I put the fender emblem on it for fun.. i cant remember exactly on the id 44 as far as all ins/outs showing up. i believe they did but ill have to check when i get everything hooked up again. i was using it with my macbook and the zoom 44 on the ipad, then the adats going out of the zoom into the audient and into the mac..

  • @JoyceRoadStudios just Hooke up the Id 44 and can report all inputs show in AUM.

  • @Bootsy said:
    @JoyceRoadStudios just Hooke up the Id 44 and can report all inputs show in AUM.

    That’s awesome! 4 mic preamps, 20 ins on iPad, wall powered, etc.. great piece of kit.

    Hoping to visit Oasis next month on day off. I’m in Central City now.

    Thoughts on the Dang?

  • edited June 25

    @JoyceRoadStudios said:
    How are you liking that Xtone? I got a used one recently, sometimes I think it’s really great, other times it seems to have an elevated noise floor just by itself..

    It’s been flawless. I bought it in December from Amazon after having read about it here, but was concerned about what u mention re noise. So I chose Amazon for the return policy. The one that I have is and has been flawless. Compared to the iRig HD that it replaced ( which had a broken headphone jack after very light use for a year) the Xtone does not 'color' the guitar sound like the iRig did, which seemed to soften my guitar. The Xtone is pretty hifi with no smearing of the guitar sound.

    I would buy the xTone again, but this time get the Pro model as I am learning more about interfaces, I would want more buttons.

  • Some beautiful photos here (to my eyes)!

    This is where things are laying here at the moment:

    Prepping for theoretical concerts so everything is mounted in cases and portable/small enough to be carried on trains/planes by a single human.

  • @bobbyj8866 said:

    @JoyceRoadStudios said:
    How are you liking that Xtone? I got a used one recently, sometimes I think it’s really great, other times it seems to have an elevated noise floor just by itself..

    It’s been flawless. I bought it in December from Amazon after having read about it here, but was concerned about what u mention re noise. So I chose Amazon for the return policy. The one that I have is and has been flawless. Vompared to the iRig HD that it replaced ( which had a broken headphone jack after very light use for a year) the Xtone does not 'color' the guitar sound like the iRig did, which seemed to soften my guitar. The Xtone is pretty hifi with no smearing of the guitar sound.

    I would buy the xTone again, but this time get the Pro model as I am learning more about interfaces, I would want more buttons.

    That’s great to hear. I had the Xtone pro and returned it because I didn’t really need that second “mic only” input and there was no gain knob for the guitar input. So my Les Paul was way too hot coming in and nothing I could do. Also, the direct monitor option just crackled and was kind of useless. But then I bought a used regular Xtone for cheap, because I missed it. Yes the extra buttons on the pro are good but I don’t miss them, 9 midi commands plus exp. pedal is enough for me. I also saw a video where a guy placed a buffered overdrive pedal, then a volume pedal, in front of the Xtone, and I realized that’s a great way to tame the signal coming into Xtone but not change the signal character. And it’s because as you say Xtone doesn’t color the sound and doesn’t have a preamp on that input. It’s very pure. So Xtone actually lives on my hardware pedalboard at the very end of the chain, so I can get a parallel route there, traditional one to an amp, and the other one to the interface/DAW XLR out to PA. If I were you I’d stick with the regular and skip the pro. Good piece of kit.


  • A small setup.

  • I ended up doing a video walkthrough of my studio. I wanted to capture the state of things as it's pretty minimal right now and I don't know if it will stay that way!

  • If I were you I’d stick with the regular and skip the pro. Good piece of kit.

    Given all that data, I think i will take your advice! I'll save the money for Rigs ( Just bought Dang Custom, there goes eating lunch!) and/or Aplitube if it comes to IOS with Auv3.

  • @JoyceRoadStudios said:

    @Bootsy said:
    @JoyceRoadStudios just Hooke up the Id 44 and can report all inputs show in AUM.

    That’s awesome! 4 mic preamps, 20 ins on iPad, wall powered, etc.. great piece of kit.

    Hoping to visit Oasis next month on day off. I’m in Central City now.

    Thoughts on the Dang?

    @JoyceRoadStudios said:

    @Bootsy said:
    @JoyceRoadStudios just Hooke up the Id 44 and can report all inputs show in AUM.

    That’s awesome! 4 mic preamps, 20 ins on iPad, wall powered, etc.. great piece of kit.

    Hoping to visit Oasis next month on day off. I’m in Central City now.

    Thoughts on the Dang?

    Yup that and the zoom both having adat in and out is really nice for joining the Mac and iPad together.
    Come on by I'll buy ya a beer or two. It would be cool to meet you. What's the opera your in?
    Loving the Dang for sure and you're right about the bassman behind kind of similar. Love them both!

  • My little
    Corner of the universe minus the ipad pro

  • edited June 26

  • Looks nice!

  • edited June 26

  • @RUST( i )K said:

    @sigma79 said:

    @sigma79 said:
    Ipad mini.

    Keep going on. but will add a launchpad mini next to ipad mini and add the nanokey studio above big ipad. This if I think switching control via midi elsewhere will be hassle when transposing eucliden drums which are on the pc12 and euclidean melody root note channels on the pc12. Just for a bass synth that is on a normal sequencer that can be cleared if warping euclidean drums. Whole setup is based around euclidean lol. I guess with a launchpad and not the 3 transposes of all other channels just on a nanokey. I could edit a bass and the launchpad could transpose drum samples and melodies at the same time instead of either/or. ?

    Its mad. The deck which could say be a psusdo lfo effect via vinyl is a casual reach to the volca modular. With a universe in between. Still might not make the music Id listen to this way. I guess it does help with sound design even if euclidean ends up being pants. its almost a work of art just by design or how it fit on clothes drawers.

    I guess it would be like a technics 1210 plus mixer plus computer. A soma lyra. 3 other synths. A euclidean drum setup. A keyboard. Some sort of radio looper device. Plus a mic with effects device. Mixer ( nanokontrol ) Effects for everything and this dosent include some background synths and switchable synths. Plus a record of everything.

    I lust after those midi controllers

    This is all the controllers. Def setup later as it were good making a shoom/mononoke track, without even including all the other apps in mind. I need to see if I need to send launchpad back really ( hopefully a refund ) or sell nanokey. Its likely ending up to be a bass synth ( loopbud style ) from a nanokey vs an o-coast ( just more money )

  • That Faderfox is huge! I hadn't seen one of those yet...

  • Selling the volca modular but as it goes. Could see if djplayer pro cue points can be note. Then theres a nanokey for cue points and scratching. Think phone battery depletes fast though with cue points. Maybe it will be less with a controller. Controller can the be moved for an o coast.

  • Probably being annoying ( I actually annoy myself ) The person who dosent set gear up. Think this could work though. Should I save for an ocoast and not see if need to return/sell a controller. Keeping volca drum in case euclidean isnt great. Its kind of based around mononoke on screen but its not like there would be mononoke on every track. Would still use Ripplemaker for the bird tweating sounds etc. Need to think how ocoast can be midi etc. Using the sequencing other apps are ( so a system ) and if a bt controller would be virtual keyboard. Should be as ocoast wouldnt be sequenced.

  • Defo. Volca drum stutter is ok whilst screen synth-ing and now theres a place for an ocoast.

  • edited July 5

    Just thought Id say because im a good person.

    Im adding a 3rd idevice. A 3rd idevice can route through omni deck usb c input, whilst still being dvs ( djplayer pro ) Without the fader cutting sound of apps but is midi mappable to djplayer pro so cuts the sound for scratches.

    I setup audio4c to see what a mononoke/shoom combo would be like. To begin I thought it wasnt good but with practice its a super drone machine. Plus I were tweaking id700 ( from on screen key input ) So with a 3rd device and not listing all apps and setup. It would be shoom ipad. Mononoke and ripplemaker on ipad mini and an a main ipad with all apps in background but a couple on screen apps maybe including id700 with its harmonic adjusts and a decent app like poison 202 or toneboosters or an fm. Whathever apps are best on screen vs a few midi mappable knobs of another synth but with a digital deck input. Volca drum and mic. Plus controllers. Not sure whether to save for a 2nd hand ipad mini 4 or a new standard ipad ( for the warrenty ) Battery might be better on the standard ipad and this ipad will be unpowered as it will need the umpowered cck for the dvs to work with deck. Plus a bit better cpu. Apps will be djplayer pro. Shoom with multi out effects and maybe a bass synth/sequenced by drambo. Apps/effects mappable to a nanokey. Or skiiid plus loopers instead of shoom or also with shoom and skiid can be 30 percent cpu. Sound quality isnt bad. Isnt noticable vs being a usb connection but I guess is noticable if omni thru is just like same quality as ipad headphone out but headphone out wouldnt also produce a digital deck or would lose mic and volca drum input, plus be a 4th idevice.

  • My studio setup: iPad Air 3, M-Audio Oxygen 49, headphones and a not-terrible view ☺️

  • @spyrogaia said:
    My studio setup: iPad Air 3, M-Audio Oxygen 49, headphones and a not-terrible view ☺️

    Great view. Looks like a painting, although slightly like the LG advert with a fake asteroid impact. Not making you paranoid mate. At least you would get an audio recording of it if you had a mic. Just be careful with gains.

  • Godzilla!

  • A “mini” set at home. I Like to bring home different mini combinations of instruments for composing and trying new workflows.

  • @Synthi said:
    A “mini” set at home. I Like to bring home different mini combinations of instruments for composing and trying new workflows.

    Wow, Synthi. 🤩

  • @Synthi said:
    A “mini” set at home. I Like to bring home different mini combinations of instruments for composing and trying new workflows.

    Hah. The AKS was our school synthesizer. Our music teachers thought I’d sold my soul to the dark lord because I actually got sounds out of it.

  • @cyberheater said:

    A small setup.

    Nice clean workspace. 👍

  • @wexy said:

    Cool collection of gear!

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