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Q&A: Should I get Genome if I'm planning on using AudioBus?

Reader Garrett wrote in with a great question that I'm sure a lot of you are asking:

Q: Should I get Genome if I plan to use AudioBus?

If you're already planning on getting AudioBus, which will route audio between compatible apps on any iOS device, should you get Genome MIDI Sequencer?

A: Yes! And do it now while Genome is on sale!

This answer is to the question of "should" and not to a matter of "need". You don't need either app to get the benefits out of them, but you should enjoy greater benefits with both. AudioBus will allow you to connect the audio stream from apps and devices in much the same way that Virtual MIDI connects apps. Genome lets you sequence your apps, by sending them MIDI notes or clock sync messages.

The combination of these two will give you a lot of great cross-app and cross-device integration, as Genome will also send MIDI over WIFI or through external USB-MIDI adapters. This is fairly serious business though. If you're not hugely serious about your iOS music then I wouldn't worry to hard on it. If you are serious, you should seriously consider grabbing Genome while it is on sale. You'll see why Genome is one of my Essential apps in the Buyer's Guide.

Thanks for the question, Garret. If anyone else has technical, advice, or other questions, feel free to use the Submit Stories link.

Buy Genome MIDI Sequencer on iTunes: $5.99 (On sale, from $12.99)