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BeatMaker 2 Supports Audiobus

Intua and Audiobus have announced today that BeatMaker 2 supports Audiobus!

Not just in some sort of metaphysical-moral-support kind of way, it works! Here's a screen of NLog being recorded in BeatMaker 2!

I wanted to scream this at people last week when there was some rumor going around that Audiobus would require Auria. Some asshole was insisting that the only way you could record with Audiobus was by paying $50 more for Auria, and I kept trying to hint that: "No! Most of your favorite apps already support it, including one I know most folks already own!"

Honestly, for the people who read sites like this, you already have an arsenal of apps that will support Audiobus at launch. For most folks all you'll need to buy is Audiobus itself.

Already publicly confirmed for support:

  • SoundPrism Pro
  • Loopy
  • NLog Synth Pro
  • Animoog
  • Funkbox
  • BeatMaker 2!

Reader Comments 26

We all knew it .....
its that dhead on Synthopia just didnt understand or maybe was a disgruntled dev ;-)

I am almost sure that AudioBus is going to be the semi official "inter-app" audio that Apple talked about...they better not kill this in the future upgrades else there will be a armed revolt...people are going to be throwing Moogs and DJ consoles at them if they alter/remove/change the ios in the future and break this ...so they better embrace it and acknowledge it to be the interapp audio spec !!!!!!!!

cant wait Sebastian and Michael.....get it out already. :-)

September 21, 2012  | person_outline Pat

Does it work at the same time as virtual midi?

Ie can beatmaker be driving nlog from a midi track and the then recording it onto a different audio track?

September 21, 2012  | person_outline Bianca

Nlog Pro was in alpha testing as well

September 21, 2012  | person_outline Owen

Yes, Bianca, it can.

September 21, 2012  | person_outline Sebastian Dittmann

Oops, sorry, I missed it!

September 21, 2012  | person_outline Owen

Nope, you were right Owen. I just added it. I think you and I noticed it missing from the list at the same time! Funny considering it was in the screenshot... I'm over-caffeinated this morning.

Thanks Sebastion that's good to know :)

September 21, 2012  | person_outline Bianca

Dont forget Filtatron!

September 21, 2012  | person_outline Zymos

I'm more excited for this than I was the original iPad!

September 21, 2012  | person_outline DC

Note to self, stay calm........

September 21, 2012  | person_outline Duke

Has there been any mention anywhere of price range yet? Know it is early days, but if you had an app which had so much expectation what kind of price does that attract?

September 21, 2012  | person_outline Invisiblesupermonkey

@invisible Sebastian mentioned under 10 in an interview.

September 21, 2012  | person_outline Will

Awesome. I don't currently own Beatmaker, but that's something that will likely change in the near future. I really don't know what the guy on Synthtopia was thinking; any rational developer would want to add this to their app (I'm certainly planning on doing so).

Kudos to Sebastian and Michael for thinking of this, and then having the persistence to see it through.

September 21, 2012  | person_outline Fessaboy

Under 10 (guessing you mean dollars but pounds would be same result) would mean a
Definate purchase on day of release.

September 21, 2012  | person_outline Invisiblesupermonkey

Yes, I believe American dollars was the currency. In the Synthtopia interview, Sebastian said:

"We have also not yet fixed a price, although it is going to be in the sub-$10 price range."

This raises an interesting question I've struggled with occasionally. More than half of the people coming here are outside of the Unite States. I don't want to be an American-centric site, but I don't know what other currency to use. 40% are coming from the US/Canada, another 40% of folks come from Europe. Of the European visits, half of those come from the UK. So that is a lot of different currencies, but the most common currency by visits is the dollar.

It would get really messy if I listed everything in $/£/€. so are you guys just used to making the conversions from $ to your own currencies?

@Tim Webb - some examples for you on the UK App Store:

$0.99 = £0.69p.

$9.99 = £6.99p

$99.99 = £69.99

All conversions done by Apple irrespective of currency fluctuations.

September 21, 2012  | person_outline Med

I love the Beatmaker2 especially I cought it on some 5Euro sale and of course after recent updates which incorporated audio. With Audiobus it is going to be perfect duo! I used to check Tim's site 10 times a day normally but after these all rumours about Audiobus I keep it open waiting his announce like "Audiobus is out!". Hey Tim - why don't you call them and tell that WE ARE ALL WAITING. Yes yes Tim, you! who else can do it better? :-)

September 22, 2012  | person_outline Piotr

@Piotr: Tim and I are talking on Skype on a daily basis and usually it's me calling him.

I absolutely understand that the community wants Audiobus yesterday but at the same time I'm pretty sure that most of the people who are calling for a release RIGHT EFFING NOW are going to tear us a new one if we release it with major bugs in it.

We're trying to give you updates about the progress of Audiobus and Audiobus-enabled apps but at the same time it's simply a complicated project and we don't want to announce release dates that we can't possibly keep or even release it prematurely. I'm sure you understand that.

September 22, 2012  | person_outline Sebastian Dittmann

This is even greater news after great news. Thank you!

September 22, 2012  | person_outline Yak Nepper

I am sure you're doing the best of the bests, I am a good boy and I'll wait patiently :-)

September 22, 2012  | person_outline Piotr

Uhm, I'm confused. Everyone in every thread concerning Audiobus is just saying that they "can record another synth".

Can I actually use another synth *live* via Audiobus? I.e. can I get it as an INPUT into Beatmaker, and then use BEATMAKER's effects on the SIGNAL from AUDIOBUS, LIVE, WITHOUT recording the synth?

October 04, 2012  | person_outline Alexander

Bearing in mind I'm just an interested future customer, I think the answer is "yes". Think of audiobus as a patch cable between 2 apps. Just because people keep mentioning recording doesn't mean it can only be used for that- I'm much more interested in live use myself.

October 04, 2012  | person_outline Zymos

Well, I would be glad if you were right... from the majority of threads on forums etc., it looks like it can only be used for recording, and that would be pretty useless as that has already been possible for years with Audiocopy.

Either Audiobus has bad marketing, or most people don't really understand what it is intended for...

October 04, 2012  | person_outline Alexander

You're actually exactly right, Alexander. You can listen to the results as a normal input into BeatMaker 2, including effects. Specifically with BeatMaker 2, you just hit the Monitor button to hear the results in real-time, whether you're recording or not.

I was on a call with Sebastian when this dawned on him as well.

"Oh... my... I.... I can add BeatMaker 2 effects to NLog and SoundPrism!"

Ah but now it's launching without beatmaker.or auria

December 03, 2012  | person_outline Bianca

It's coming soon. See this post regarding Audiobus support for BM2: http://www.intua.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=3354&start=30#p13507

December 11, 2012  | person_outline LD

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