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AC Central from the developer of AC Sabre Motion MIDI Instrument arrives

A nice free addition to AC Sabre Motion MIDI Instrument. Here are all the details:

AC Central is a free auto-connection hub for the AC Sabre Motion MIDI Instrument (iPhone/iPod) and Bluetooth MIDI hardware. AC Central takes the hassle out of getting connected to your favourite synthesizers, samples and other sound machines. Plus, combined with Audiobus 3 (separate purchase, well worth it!), you can save and recall your complex multi-app setups and MIDI mappings with the touch of a button…

FEATURES:

  • Zero-config, auto-connects to AC Sabre and compatible BT midi hardware
  • Full Audiobus 3 support
  • AB3 State Saving of settings from local synths’ *and* remotely connected AC Sabre’s
  • Multiple inputs and outputs
  • Works with built-in CoreMIDI if you don’t have Audiobus 3

0 comments on “Apparently the Audiobus 3 SDK is now open”

Apparently the Audiobus 3 SDK is now open

Discchord tells us that it is so, therefore it must be so! Interesting that they choose to do it now, but whatever the reason it’s good news, and hopefully a driver for more apps to apply the standard.

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AudioBus 3.0.1 brings new things and fixes

About 6 weeks since the launch of AB3 comes an update with fixes and some new things too. A nice little gift. Here’s what’s new:

  • Added a clear session button: Please clear session before closing Audiobus.
  • Improved labels for Hardware MIDI Input and Output ports
  • Added 64 samples latency option
  • Double tapping mixer volume slider resets value to 0dB*
  • Double tapping mixer pan knob resets pan

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed state loading issues with MidiFlow Apps
  • Fixed background launching issues
  • Fixed a crash when loading presets
  • Fixed errors with multi instance MIDI receiver ports
  • Fixed broken Audio Unit Extension view in iPhone Portrait
  • Receiver apps show system inputs correctly
  • Fixed crash when apps with missing ports where added to MIDI Input

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STEPS – MIDI Sequencer by Reactable 1.1 brings AB3 and more

Reactable’s incredibly cheap little iOS MIDI sequencer gets the AB3 treatment in version 1.1. Here’s all that’s new:

Thank you for the feedback of our first version of STEPS and we’re very glad you’re enjoying the app. Here’s a new version that contains:

  • Audiobus 3 Support: Send both MIDI and External hardware sync in Audiobus 3.
  • The settings page MIDI destinations are now working as expected. Sorry about that.
  • We also fixed a bug where the same MIDI note would be sent multiple times

More features coming soon, so make sure to stay updated and keep the feedback coming.

STEPS on the app store:

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SynthMaster Player 1.1.7 gets AB3

SynthMaster Player gets AB3 and more in version 1.1.7. Here’s what’s new:

  • Audiobus V3 supported
  • Hold function implemented for the fretboard
  • Midi unmap feature implemented
  • Background sleep state implemented, less CPU usage while the app is at the background

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Egoist 1.5 brings Link and much more

Sugar Bytes update one my favourite apps of theirs, Egoist, and it’s a good bunch of features too. Here’s what’s new:

  • Ableton Link Integration
  • All Sequencers polyrhythmic now with independent clock dividers
  • Monophonic mode for Slicer
  • Scales available in Bass Engine
  • Filter now with 7 mod sources
  • Panning for Hi-Hats
  • New Content: presets, new slicing samples and a fresh beatkit: ‚Cwejman S1’

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csGrain 1.4.1 brings AB3

csGrain 1.4 had brought Audiobus 2 compatibility but not AB3. Now that’s fixed in version 1.4.1:

  • AudioBus 3.0 support
  • GUI Updates
  • Link to Current Csound Manual Online
  • Silence Main Audio on Auxiliary Views
  • Bug Fixes

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Midiflow Scales – Note remapper for Audiobus 3 has arrived

Another useful MIDI app from Johannes Doerr in his growing series for AB3. Here are all the details:

This MIDI effect app for Audiobus 3 lets you filter out unwanted notes or remap them to a scale. Thin out tracks from a sequencer to create a reduced variation. Prevent wrong notes when playing on a keyboard. Generate harmonies by using the app in combination with Midiflow Transposer.

  • Filter out “wrong” notes that are outside of a scale
  • Remap notes to the closest “right” note
  • Pick notes manually
  • Select from a list of predefined scales (Min/Maj Blue, Ionian, Dorian, …)
  • Use multiple instances of this effect in Audiobus

NOTE: This app requires Audiobus 3. Insert it into one or more MIDI effect ports to affect the data going through the respective pipelines.

SELECT ALLOWED TONES
In music theory, a scale is basically a set of tones relative to a root note. Building chords and melodies from a scale identifies its unique sound. The most popular scale might be the ionian scale in C, which is made up of all white keys on the keyboard. The scale of all black and white keys is called the chromatic scale.

Midiflow Scales is a note filter and remapper that is optimized for working with scales. The keyboard-style note selector lets you activate notes that should pass the filter and deactivate those that should not go through. You can also select from the list of pre-defined scales.

If you select a different root note (default is C), the app will update the selected keys to maintain the scale. So, if you have selected the ionian scale in C, and then change the root note to G, you’ll see the F changing to an F#.

MOVE NOTES INTO THE SCALE
Midiflow Scales can not only mute “wrong” notes, which are notes outside of the scale, but it can also move those notes inside. The selector at the bottom lets you choose between filtering out those notes or remapping them to the nearest note that is part of the scale. If possible, the algorithm assigns the activated notes to the keys of the ionian scale. What sounds complicated actually makes it very easy for you to play different scales just with the white keys, or transform a stream of notes into a completely different scale.

CREATE VARIATIONS AND SECOND VOICES
This note remapper has many applications and is really fun to use. If you have a melody programmed in a sequencer, you can create a bass line by sending the same track through this app and activate only one tone. Experiment with the remapping options explained above to either get bass notes on every melody note, or only when the melody reaches the root note.

Thin out tracks by removing some tones to create variations. Or use this simplified version of the track in parallel for a second, layered sound. This is also very useful when playing live with multiple sounds.

Audiobus allows you to chain MIDI effects, and doing so with Midiflow Transposer and Midiflow Scales lets you create second voices: First transpose the notes by 4 half-tones and then force them to the ionian scale, for example.

Midiflow Scales costs $1.99 on the app store:

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Midiflow Adapter for Audiobus 3 arrives

Another app from Johannes Doerr who has brought us so many excellent MIDI apps in recent weeks. Here’s another that looks like it’s going to make a big difference in your AB3 set ups!

Here are all the details:

This MIDI app for Audiobus 3 allows you to include music apps, which don’t support Audiobus MIDI but only Core MIDI. It creates permanent virtual MIDI ports for input and output. After distinctly selecting each of those ports in your “legacy” music apps, they can receive and send MIDI from/to Audiobus 3.

  • Connect up to 10 receiving apps (like synthesizers)
  • Connect up to 10 sending apps (like sequencers)
  • Use multiple instances of this app in Audiobus

NOTE: This app requires Audiobus 3. Insert it into one or more MIDI input and output ports. Furthermore, this adapter only works with apps that allow you to select MIDI ports for sending and receiving. It won’t work with apps that have no MIDI setup page.

IMPORTANT: Connecting apps via Core MIDI is an advanced topic. If you haven’t done it before, please become familiar with it prior to downloading this app.

CONNECT YOUR “LEGACY” APPS TO AUDIOBUS 3
Audiobus 3 has introduced a powerful MIDI routing system that makes interconnecting MIDI apps a lot easier than it was before. However, not all music apps support this new system, yet. Midiflow Adapter makes those apps compatible, by translating between the “old” Core MIDI system and the new Audiobus 3. This, however, only works with apps that let you to select MIDI ports for input and output, or at least the MIDI channel. It is not enough if these apps create their own virtual MIDI port.

SETUP FOR SYNTH APPS (RECEIVERS)
Midiflow Adapter creates 10 permanent virtual MIDI output ports. This means that you can use up to 10 music apps with this adapter. For setting it up, start Midiflow Adapter. Then, start your first synth app that you want to connect with Audiobus via this adapter app. Go to its MIDI settings and activate reception on the MIDI port called “MF Adapter Out 1”. It is essential that you deactivate reception on all other ports. Now, go to Audiobus 3 and insert MF Adapter into a MIDI output slot. In the input slot, add any other app, like Midiflow Keyboard. When you switch to Midiflow Adapter, you can select which of your synth apps the MIDI data should go. In this case, it is already set to “Out 1”, so you’re ready to go.

For your second synth app, do the same steps, but select MIDI port “MF Adapter Out 2”, and so on. Then, you can select it in the adapter app.

SETUP FOR SEQUENCER APPS (SENDERS)
The procedure is identical to the one for receiver apps (see above). However, you need to configure the MIDI output settings instead of the input settings. Midiflow Adapter creates 10 permanent virtual MIDI input ports for that purpose. They are called “MF Adapter In 1-10”.

WORKING WITH CHANNELS
Some Core MIDI apps don’t allow you to select the input/output ports, but only the MIDI input/output channel. In that case, they receive on all ports. The only way to selectively trigger them is to assign a unique channel to them. In Midiflow Adapter, you can then select this channel as input/output.

NON-COMPATIBLE APPS
If one of your music apps neither supports selecting the MIDI port nor setting the MIDI channel, you cannot use it with Midiflow Adapter.

Midiflow Adapter for Audiobus 3 costs $1.99 on the app store now:

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Johannes Doerr brings a whole new range of MIDI apps for Audiobus 3

Johannes Doerr brought us the original MIDIflow app and now he’s brought a whole range of new MIDIflow apps specifically built to work with Audiobus 3.

Instead of giving you the details of all 8 (yes 8), I’ve listed them below together with links to the app store, and their current pricing. you’ll not that 2 of them are free and worth grabbing straight away.

So, there you have it, go take a look!