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It’s a big day in mobile music, Audiobus 3 has arrived!

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

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Audio Evolution Mobile Studio arrives on iOS

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.

Features:

  • 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
  • Loop playback
  • Automation of mixer and effect parameters
  • Mix-down to WAV, AIFF and ALAC
  • Metronome
  • Punch in/out
  • 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)
  • FX pack 2 (10-, 15-, 30-band graphic EQ)
  • ToneBoosters effect pack 1 (Barricade, DeEsser, Gate, Reverb)
  • ToneBoosters EQ with frequency analyzer
  • ToneBoosters Compressor
  • Autotune with two-voice harmonizer
  • Soundfont instrument packs
  • Loop packs from Function Loops

Audio Evolution Mobile Studio is free on the app store (with IAPs):

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Videos: K-Mix

The more I see of this, the more I like it.

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AUM (Audio Mixer) has arrived!

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

FEATURES

  • 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 balance
  • Stereo to mono
  • Stereo panning
  • Mid/Side balance
  • Mid/Side – Stereo convert
  • Invert Phase
  • Parametric EQ
  • Low-shelf filter
  • High-shelf filter
  • Low-pass resonant filter
  • High-pass resonant filter
  • Gain
  • Hard clip
  • Saturation
  • 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)

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Now these are some very cool (and cheap) little mixers

These really are some very nice little mixers, and I thought I should post about them before they all go.

So here’s the 4 channel version.

s-l1600

The 6 channel version.

6s-l1600

And lastly, the 8 channel version.

8s-l1600

They’re pretty nice and not badly priced at all. Check the links to eBay for more details.

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MiMiXmini – Mixer for Audiobus has arrived!

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And I think that this is a big deal actually. I really liked MiMiX for iPad and didn’t think that they would bring out a version for the iPhone, but they have, and I’m really pleased about that.

Here’s what the app is all about …

MiMiXmini is the iPhone version of MiMiX – Mixer for Audiobus. With MiMiXmini You can take total control of mixing of Your favorite Audiobus enabled apps’ outputs in the most convenient way. Just insert MiMiXmini into the Output Slot of Audiobus, even into multiple chains to mix the sound of the connected input or effect apps. You can even insert MiMIXmini into the input slot to send the mix or any of the ports to an other app, like a DAW to record the mix.

Features:

  • Mix up to 8 Audiobus enabled apps including the system input or multiple channels of a multichannel input hardware
  • Send any of the ports to another Audiobus lane for multitrack recording or send FX
  • Set the main mix volume level between -INF and +12dB
  • Set the volume level of each input port between -INF and +12dB
  • Set the panning or balance of each port (selectable)
  • Mute any port
  • Set any port to solo or several port in multi-solo mode
  • Monitor any port or the main mix on the built-in oscilloscopes and VU meters
  • Control the main mix volume and volume, balance, mute and solo for each port using a MIDI controller or a Core MIDI app
  • Control the main mix volume and volume, mute and solo for each port using Audiobus Remote on a second iOS device
  • Set the MIDI CC parameters of each control via MIDI learn
  • Change the MIDI settings in-app
  • Double-tap on each knob or slider to set its default value
  • Check the saturation indicator for each port to check if the pots power reached 0dB
  • Check the clip indicator on the main mix to avoid clipping.
  • Close the scope/setup screen to see more ports at once
  • MiMiXmini supports Audiobus state saving feature
  • MiMiXmini supports multi-output hardware devices, up to 12 stereo pairs
  • MiMiXmini uses a 32 bit float engine so clipping can only occur at the main mix
  • MiMiXmini is lightweight – minimal CPU usage and memory footprint
  • MiMiXmini has native UI for iPhone 4s, 5/5s, 6/6s, 6+/6s+

MiMiXmini costs $4.99 on the app store:

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Introducing K-Mix from Keith McMillen Instruments

From just watching this video I am amazed by what this device can do. It seems amazing and in such a tiny form factor! I always knew that Keith McMillen Instruments were good, but this is way beyond good.

Here’s what the video description says:

“Introducing Keith McMillen’s K-Mix: an unbreakable, 8-in/10-out audio interface and programmable mixer. K-Mix features 2 ultra-accurate, high-efficiency low noise μPre preamps, and a precision opto-tactile control surface that was designed from the ground up for an unprecedented level of control. We’ve made super clean audio more accessible, so you can focus on the music.

K-Mix is a go-anywhere, fully-programmable, audio multi-tool that can meet all your needs as an artist, whether you’re in the studio or on the road. With no moving parts, K-Mix can be transported in a backpack without the fear of snapping off a fader or knob, while still giving you unrivaled audio quality, mixer functionality, and control.”