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A Tasty Pixel Audiobus review

Inter-app streaming for iOS devices

  • £6.99
  • $9.99
One way to use Audiobus is to record your iOS instruments in DAW apps, like Cubasis or MultiTrack

Our Verdict

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.

Pros

  • It works! Lots of developers onboard. Holds huge potential for iOS music-makers.

Cons

  • No MIDI sync. No ability to save setups.

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.