Paul Gutierrez posted a demo of setting up MidiBus! It isn't the most exciting video, but it is the first time I've seen one for MidiBus!
Open up Audiobus, put SquareSynth, Thesys, and Robotic Drums in the input slot. Put WOW in the effects slot. Set the apps to receive external clock. Open up MidiBus set the BPM and time signatures to what you want. Put external speakers as the output in Audiobus. In MidiBus use the transport controls to start playing.
In this setup, Thesys receives midi clock from MIdiBus and sends MIDI to SquareSynth and WOW. Robotic Drums receives midi clock from MidiBus which is used to run its own internal sequencer. You can replace the speaker in the output slot with your DAW to record the signal. Running iOS 7 on an iPad 2 in this video.
Caustic has been a long running music app on Android, but version 3 is the first to make the cross-over to iOS!
Caustic 3 iTunes Description:
Caustic 3 is a music creation tool inspired by rack-mount synthesizer/sampler rigs.
Everything is real-time and optimized for mobile devices.
Create your rack by adding up to 14 machines from a choice of:
Subsynth - Virtual analog subtractive synthesizer
PCMSynth - Multi-sample wave synthesizer
BassLine - 303-like monosynth
BeatBox - 8-channel sampling drum machine
PadSynth - Harmonic table pad synthesizer
8BitSynth - 8bit equation solver synthesizer
Modular - Fully configurable and routable synthesizer
Organ - Tonewheel organ with rotary speaker
Vocoder - 8-band harmonic vocoder
FMSynth - DX-style 3-operator fm synthesizer
The app also includes:
Effects rack supporting 2 effects per machine (16 effect types).
Mixer desk with EQ, panning and global Delay/Reverb effects.
Master section with effect slots, parametric EQ and limiter.
Supports automation recording on most controls and includes powerful editors for modifying automation curves.
Users can record their own WAV files for use in the PCMSynth, BeatBox, and Vocoder or import files through iTunes file sharing or the built-in FTP server.
Supports all uncompressed WAV files (8-16-24-32bit, any sampling rate).
The PCMSynth can also load SoundFont files (.sf2) and FL/Xewton instruments (.instr, .ZIP)
Exported songs can be shared using the AudioShare app.
Supports CoreMIDI for note and velocity data.
See the in-app help section for dozens of informative tutorial videos and full online manual.
There is also a FREE (full version) PC version available for download on the product website.
Come visit www.singlecellsoftware.com to download more presets, request features, share your tracks and hear what others are creating with Caustic 3.
Readers Hoyas79 and Willem let me know about some more deals going on this week. Bias has been further reduced another 25%, bringing it to $13 down from $20, and JamUp's IAPs are 50% off! VirSyn's iVoxel joins the rest of their apps on Inter-App Audio and is discounted 50% as well.
Update: Some new additions for the weekend! I just went through and verified that all of these sales are still on going as of Sunday.
I'm also including all of the other sales still ongoing from earlier in the week, with the newest on top.
Chris Catalano has been very active in the comments here, but this is the first time his music has been featured on the site. What a great introduction! The mixing on this is amazing! Check out his SoundCloud page for more dark/moody music made on apps.
Had a snow day in Vancouver a few days ago. Created, recorded, mixed and (sort of lol) mastered the song, shot and edited the Video all yesterday on an iPad using Samplr, Harmonic Dogs Multitrack Daw, vocals recorded on Apogee Mic into Auria (where I also went a little bonkers with the "warming" plugins), Animoog, and Samplr (Gyrosynth is the creepy Cat Meow solo at the beginning), Sleigh Bells, my iPhone with Kit Camera, Nikon D7000 footage from Monday, and edited in iMovie for iOS, which does amazing AV time stretching. Audioshare allows exporting straight to iMovie, such a must have app...
A weird Christmas song, more of a song fragment, really, but to keep it in sync with Samplr...also wrote lyrics yesterday to try to fit the moody Xmas vibe...
After a lot of buzz from the iOS release of Apollo last month, the Mac version arrives! This version is free so you don't have to pay twice to use it with your iOS device!
Apollo MIDI over Bluetooth Mac Store Description:
This Mac application is designed to work with the iOS app Apollo MIDI over Bluetooth.
With Apollo, you can send MIDI between iOS devices, or between an iOS device and a Mac. Between iOS devices, MIDI messages can be sent in either direction at any time. With a Mac and an iOS device, you can toggle the MIDI direction any time you like.
You can use the apps to use one iOS device to control synthesizers and sequencers on another, sequence an iOS device using Logic, or use an iOS device as a controller for Garageband. Apollo opens up new ways for you to use MIDI in your music setup.
Because the MIDI messages are carried over a Bluetooth connection, they are very low latency, and the bandwidth is also high. Bluetooth is commonly used in game controllers because of the responsive nature. With Apollo, you get low latency and easy set-up, without a tangle of MIDI adapters and cables. Visit the support link to see a demo of the app, and to get more information.
The Mac version is free -- but can only connect to the iOS version, which is available in the iTunes app store.
Both the Mac and iOS versions require Bluetooth LE. This is a standard feature of recent Mac desktop and laptop computers; older Macs can use a compatable USB Bluetooth LE adapter.
Bluetooth LE is available in the iPad3, 4, Air, and Mini, and in iPhones starting with the iPhone4S and newer. Please note that older iPads and iPhones do not have Bluetooth LE, and are not compatible.