A Tasty Pixel Audiobus
After much pre-launch fanfare, Audiobus is finally here, bringing inter-app audio streaming to your iOS device (it's Universal).
"The apps have to be made Audiobus-compatible by their developers, but A Tasty Pixel has done an amazing job of getting the industry involved"
The idea is simple: load up to three sound-generating apps, and/ or an app to process it/them, and/or an app to record the final mixed output.
The apps have to be made Audiobus-compatible by their developers, but A Tasty Pixel has done an amazing job of getting the industry involved - everyone from Moog and Propellerhead to Steinberg and Korg seem to be quickly getting onboard.
Quite simply, Audiobus works exactly as advertised, enabling you to record your iOS instruments - or an external input, such as another iOS device also running Audiobus - into the likes of Cubasis, MultiTrack DAW, etc.
Moving between apps is done using an omnipresent switcher bar, and loading them is managed from within Audiobus itself.
It works! Lots of developers onboard. Holds huge potential for iOS music-makers.
No MIDI sync. No ability to save setups.
Audiobus is a genuine game-changer. Hopefully some sort of MIDI sync setup and the ability to save setups are on the way, but as it stands, this a truly essential app for any iOS musician.
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Inter-app audio routing system that connects compatible music-making apps together