One of those things that maybe you were wondering why AB3 didn’t support Remote, well now it’s fixed, and what’s more, there’s more too. Here’s all that’s new in the Audiobus world …
- AUDIOBUS 3 NOW SUPPORTS AUDIOBUS REMOTE. Use Audiobus Remote to improve your live performance workflow. Audiobus Remote makes it possible to switch seamlessly between Audio Unit Extension instances and ordinary apps. Be sure to update to the latest version of Audiobus Remote also.
- Pressing Stop button stops hanging MIDI notes in connected MIDI apps
- Mixer: If solo is activated, mute is disabled.
- Added a preset share button right beside load, save and rename.
- Several performance optimizations
- Fixed connection issues with the iConnectAudio4+ and the Apogee Quartet
- Fixed several crashes
- Fixed latency issues when using output ports
- Background didn’t work on iPad 4 so we disabled background launching on iPad 4.
- Fixed errors when restoring the state.
- Fixed errors when quickly adding and removing ports
- Fixed issues with displaying Audio Unit Extensions
- Fixed issues when saving Audiobus 2 presets.
- Fixed visual artefacts
- It was not possible to add more than two instances of an Audio Unit Extensions to a MIDI output. This is fixed now.
- Fixed crackling when switching between apps.
As you’d expect, in the remote app there are updates too. Here’s what’s new in Audiobus Remote.
- AUDIOBUS REMOTE IS NOW COMPATIBLE WITH AUDIOBUS 3! To connect Audiobus Remote and Audiobus 3, please update to the lastest version of Audiobus 3.
- Audiobus Remote shows Audio Unit Extensions like ordinary apps.
- Use Audiobus Remote to switch seamlessly between Apps and Audio Unit Extension instances hosted in Audiobus 3
Audiobus 3 on the app store:
Audiobus remote on the app store:
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…
- 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
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.
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
- 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
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!
Which is excellent news and a great surprise too. FunkBox Drum Machine is a solid favourite of mine and I’m so pleased to see it get updated. Here’s what’s new:
- iOS 10 compatible
- Ableton Link support
- AudioBus 3 support
- Improved AB state save support
- Bluetooth MIDI configuration
- Change between patterns in current bank with MIDI in notes
- Use MIDI CC for tap tempo
- Three new drum boxes, including the Ace Rhythm FR-6
- Misc bug fixes and improvements
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