I’ve mentioned RandomBus before, but you might want to check it out again now …

You’ve probably heard me talk about my bot RandomBus that tweets random Audiobus set ups on an hourly basis. You may have checked it out and found it amusing, or useful or maybe you’ve never even heard of it.

Well I’ve made it a bit more useful now. RandomBus will now reply to you on twitter if you tweet it. At the moment it has a fairly narrow range of replies, but I think you might find them useful. As this is my first attempt at interactivity with a bot I’ve limited RandomBus’ responses to suggesting apps to you for now. Basically the bot can now suggest an app to you in a variety of categories such as, synth apps, bass apps, drum app, and FX. If you tweet it something it doesn’t understand it’ll let you know too.

So why not give it a try? Just tweet @RandomBus and say “Hello” to it, see what happens next.

As I mentioned, this is a start for adding interactivity to this bot, I’ve got more plans for it, but if you can think of any other interactive elements you think I should add, then please let me know.


Video: Molecules (iOS live improvisation – Mogees, Audiobus, Fugue Machine, Patterning, Loopy)

Video description:

“Here’s a whole new electronic track, improvised live on iOS.
Gear used:

► iPad with the following apps:
Audiobus (to connect everything)
Fugue Machine
Loopy (to record the iPhone input)
Cubasis (to record the outputs from Audiobus)

► iPhone with Mogees, plugged to an acoustic ukulele
► Rolad Duo Capture Ex soundbord
► Alesis Q25 usb keyboard controller


Video published by Andrea Baroni.


Moments in Mobile Music: 7 – Audiobus

You really couldn’t have a series of significant moments in mobile music without having Audiobus in there right? Well here it is.

Audiobus was a long time coming. I remember being with michael Tyson in London where he gave a talk and demonstration of Audiobus working, months before it saw the light of day. It was another moment that changed the way we thought about mobile music. It did connect the unconnected at last. Since then it’s only got better and better even though the Audiobus team have faced challenge from apple’s own IAA and now audio units and hosts. Through all of that they’ve weathered the storm and stayed firmly right at the centre of the mobile music community albeit the iOS community.

I’m looking forward to whatever they have for us next. I’m hoping that it is just as ground breaking as the very first version was.