It’s been a long time coming, but it’s here at long last, with added MIDI and a mixer too! So it’s a big day. We’ve been seeing apps upgrading for AB3 for a little while now, and there have been quite a few today too, and I expect that there’ll be more and more over the following days and weeks.
For now here’s the app description for AB3:
“Open up new worlds of creative music making possibilities with Audiobus, the app that lets you use your music apps together, just like virtual cables.
Send live audio or MIDI from one Audiobus-compatible app to another: add effects on top of your favourite synth, use your favourite step sequencer to drive the whole lot, and record it all in your favourite DAW, sampler or looper. Plug in a MIDI keyboard, run it through an arpeggiator or a key quantizer, and record the result in your DAW, or drive several different sound generators with a keyboard splitter. The possibilities are endless.
Then save your setup in a preset to be restored with one touch later on.
With a completely new MIDI routing system, support for Apple’s new Audio Unit Extensions standard, a new built-in mixer, and huge new workflow improvements, Audiobus 3 represents a big step forward for mobile music making.
Audiobus has a rich community of over 900 great compatible apps.”
Audiobus 3 is on the app store now priced at $9.99
Lofionic Mani is a rich and evocative analogue-modelled chorus effect for iOS, supporting AudioUnit, Inter-App Audio and AudioBus. In addition to the standard mix, rate and depth controls, Mani adds a switchable feedback control, for metallic flanger-like effects, and a pre-delay switch for extra body.
After being very sucessful on Android Audio Evolution Mobile comes to iOS with an impressive range of features.
Record your ideas on the go or create entire music productions from scratch, we’ll leave it up to you! This app is a portable multitrack audio and MIDI recording studio featuring virtual instruments, editing with unlimited undo/redo, mixing, real-time effects, automation and much more!
Note that this is our initial release and we’d appreciate any feedback or bug reports! We are highly responsive to customer feedback.
Multitrack audio recording / playback
MIDI sequencing with piano roll editor
Drum pattern editor
Inter-app audio effects and instruments
AudioBus support (including AudioBus remote)
Audio Unit v3 instruments and effects displayed directly in the app
Non-linear editing with move, trim, split, cut/copy/paste, remove, cross-fade, etc. with full undo/redo
Virtual instruments (comes with free instruments and more instrument packs to download with in-app purchase)
Wide range of downloadable loops available (free and paid)
Clip volume and fade points
Automation of mixer and effect parameters
Mix-down to WAV, AIFF and ALAC
Zoom down to the sample
Each track has controls for volume, panning, mute, solo, arm, 3-band EQ with mid-sweep, 3 insert effects, 2 effect sends and output bus selection
Unlimited number of tracks (more than 3 requires the PRO in-app purchase)
Unlimited number of groups (requires the PRO in-app purchase)
Real-time effects including: chorus, compressor, delay, dual delay, reverse delay, reverb, flanger, noise gate and many more!
Offline effects: fade in/out, normalize, reverse, pitch shift, time stretching
Several grid options for aligning your samples (with tempo and time signature settings)
Projects are interchangeable with our Android version
Export to other DAW’s by rendering all tracks to separate audio files (stems)
Media server to access your files easily from a desktop computer
In short: a complete portable multitrack music studio that will replace your fourtrack recorder or tape machine!
The following in-app purchases are available to expand your studio:
FX pack 1 (distortion, overdrive, speaker sim, wah wah, phaser)
From the makers of Ruismaker, Ruismaker FM, and Phasemaker comes a new bass synth, Troublemaker! Apparently it is not a 303!
Here’s what to expect …
The legendary TB-303 has magical properties; it is filled to the brim with analog shimmer. Its output jack is a gateway to a parallel universe and when you twiddle the filter knobs an army of highly trained pixies chisel the square waves from freshly harvested unicorn souls. So if you want a TB-303, you should buy a TB-303. But if you’re after *that sound* Troublemaker will give you everything you need in spades.
Troublemaker sports a carefully crafted diode filter emulation and among the available oscillators are the typical raspy, nasal sawtooth and rubbery squarewave with its oddball shape and shifting pulsewidth. It also has the wow.
Troublemaker is fully Audio Unit (AUv3) compatible, so you can go wild running multiple instances in your favorite DAWs.
It also has:
Ableton Link synchronization,
MIDI CC mapping,
Core Midi, Virtual Midi, Bluetooth Midi input,
Exports MID and WAV files from the standalone sequencer
And unlike the TB-303, it can actually sound like a bass guitar 😉
The wait is over, AUM has arrived, and it is awesome! Here are all the details of the app …
AUM is the flexible audio mixer, recorder, and connection hub for your iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.
Connect hardware inputs and outputs, Audio Unit extensions, Inter-App Audio apps, Audiobus, soundfile players, built-in signal processing and filters, in any configuration you want.
Route anything to anywhere with mix-busses, effect sends, audiobus ports, and external multi-channel audio interfaces.
Play hosted synths and instruments using the built-in keyboard or external MIDI controllers, or sequence them from other apps using Virtual MIDI.
Record mixes, individual tracks, or both, straight into the storage space of AudioShare (no copying of files needed).
Play back recordings, soundfiles and loops as channel sources in the mixer for backing tracks, further processing or mixing.
Route MIDI in any way you like using the MIDI matrix.
Synchronize everything with the sample-accurate transport clock and play in time with other apps or devices using Ableton Link, a new technology that synchronizes beat, phase and tempo of Ableton Live and Link-enabled iOS apps over a wireless network.
Includes built-in processing nodes for various stereo processing, Mid/Side balance and conversion, EQs and filters, limiting, clipping and saturation. Or use any 3rd party Audio Unit extension or Inter-App Audio effect.
All controls in the mixer can be controlled via MIDI, including parameters of hosted and built-in plugins.
“AUM is feature rich, powerful, intuitive, and simple to use.” – Scott Whitehead at DubSpot
High quality audio up to 32-bit 96kHz
Clean and intuitive user interface with crisp vector graphics
Extremely compact and optimized code, very small app size
Unlimited number of channels
Unlimited number of effect slots
Inserts and sends are configurable pre/post-fader
Internal busses for mixing or effect sends
Supports multi-channel audio interfaces
Supports Audio Unit extensions, Inter-App Audio and Audiobus
Audiobus state saving
Highly accurate transport clock
Metronome and optional pre-roll
Sends host sync to Audio Unit plugins and IAA apps
Play in time with Ableton Link
FilePlayer with sync and looping, access to all AudioShare files
Records straight into AudioShare storage space
Built-in nodes for stereo processing, filtering and dynamics
Latency compensation makes everything align at the outputs
Separate Inter-App Audio / Audiobus output ports
Built-in MIDI keyboard
Fully MIDI controllable
MIDI Matrix for routing MIDI anywhere
BUILT-IN SIGNAL PROCESSING
Stereo to mono
Mid/Side – Stereo convert
Low-pass resonant filter
High-pass resonant filter
Lookahead peak limiter
AUM is on the app store now and is 50% off for launch for a limited time only. It’s priced at $9.99 (£7.99)
For a while now I’ve been thinking about making a little twitterBot that tweeted random set ups for Audiobus, and finally, I’ve got around to making it. It’s called @RandomBus! You can find the account’s twitter profile here.
All it does is randomly tweet Audiobus suggestions every hour, once an hour. It’s capable of about 20k different permutations, roughly speaking. Anyway, if you fancy following it, it’s here, if not, then don’t.
Speaking of work horses, no list would really be complete without Audiobus would it? Another app that fits into that ‘it just works’ kind of category, and with Audiobus there really is nothing more to say (for now anyway).