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Auria 50% Off!

For only the second time ever, Auria is on sale today! The LE version is also 50% Off!

Buy Auria on iTunes: $24.99 (On Sale, from $49.99)

Buy Auria LE on iTunes: $11.99 (On Sale, from $24.99)

Reader Comments 30

I pity the fool who misses this opportunity.


August 21, 2013  | person_outline Hoyas79

Heh, I bought it already! So, I guess I missed it...

August 21, 2013  | person_outline Baddcr

I should add that I have absolutely no regret about paying full price for this - its amazing!

It should come with a bank account health warning though as the plugins are also worth every penny and once you have tried one of the FabFilter plugins you're very likely to immediately get the rest, the only one I don't have is the de-esser - simply because I never do any vocals! If you have an ipad4 (doubt it will work on 2, maybe 3) you can live process audio through these plugins!

I think this is the third time I've gone on about these on Discchord now; I should probably just shut up, but what the heck, they're worth going on about :)))

August 21, 2013  | person_outline Baddcr

Guess I'm a fool, I couldn't care less...

August 21, 2013  | person_outline Zymos

have been interested in this app for a while now (but baulked at the 35 quid initial pricetag).

am tempted by the sale (though worried, as ever, by IAPs).

have heard reports of it being a resource hog and being pretty prone to crashing - can anyone advise?

i am running an Ipad2 (wifi only - 64gb).


August 21, 2013  | person_outline madge

@madge yeah, you're going to struggle on an iPad 2. Not impossible with some careful thought and preparation, erm, think 4 track recorder maybe? Yes, it is hungry. Yes, it will glitch, I even get this on an iPad4 if I don't think about what I am doing - not a problem for me, it took a little time to understand the limitations and now I just work around them.

I would say worth buying for the future when you upgrade your iPad.

The IAPs are not required for the full functionality of Auria. They are very much like VST plugins in a DAW - which no one seems to have a problem with - and quite unlike the IAPs that open up things like midi, audiobus functionality etc... which some would argue are part of the base functionality.

Hope this helps :)

August 21, 2013  | person_outline Baddcr

Are they exactly the same apart from the number of tracks as i can afford the 24 track version no problem & dont mind waiting until i get a better ipad

August 21, 2013  | person_outline andre

yes, it will pull the iPad to its knees
yes, it has that weird WTF-is-this-dekstop-like-interface-doing-here?
yes, it will crash


until Cubasis came along, you had no 'comparable' alternative, at least nothing of this caliber.

So, it's up to you, if you seek a professional DAW you can choose between the 50EUR Cubasis or the 25EUR (for the time being) Auria.

all this w/o taking into account the plugin system

I don't own Cubasis, I hear it is sleek and fast and whatever... I made my choice long ago when Auria was the only choice :P


PS: full disclosure, I was initially underwhelmed with the AB integration, the "point and click" interface, and the overall "slowness", but... here's to hoping developers will iron out this kinks in future releases...

August 21, 2013  | person_outline Hoyas79

@andre: if you think about buying Auria LE, please keep in mind that currently it doesn't work with Audiobus- i don't know if that's a problem for you. This also applies to a full version of Auria that was upgraded to from Auria LE. This problem will be solved in a future update.

Another example of differences between the two versions is that 'freezing' tracks, which is very helpful for taking the load of the CPU, is not available in Auria LE.

August 21, 2013  | person_outline synthandson

synthandson-thanks alot thats very helpful,I will leave it until i have new ipad which is likely nov-dec time,you never know by then there might be a new daw just as good.What really puts me of this app is the plugins, i will want to own them all & that cost is crazy & i really dont have the finances.

August 21, 2013  | person_outline andre

I didn't know that LE didn't provide for freezing... It would be hard, if not impossible, to accomplish any moderately demanding project without that! Auria has replaced my Pro Tools rig. The freezing of tracks is really no big deal – we used to have to do the same thing on early DAWs. I've never had it crash or glitch on me even though I use it with Audiobus and it's plugins, but I waited until I got an iPad 4th gen before purchasing it. Baddcr is absolutely correct about the quality and "amazement factor" of the FabFilter plugins, and for me, Drumagog alone made it worth the purchase price.

August 21, 2013  | person_outline ZenLizard

I wouldn't stress over the plug ins. I have very few of them. It's not that I don't want them - I do, because I have gear addicition syndrome like everyone else here. But Auria does come bundled with all of the necessary tools -EQ, comps, gates, reverb, pitch correction, etc. and they're pretty solid. In a word, everything you need to make a pro quality mix is included. And then you can just add even more high end plugins as the need and finances come about. It runs well for me on an iPad 3 - some planning and freezing required but very useable.

August 21, 2013  | person_outline Joe

Great deal , upgraded mine from le version,now have the problem that it won't work in AB ,Please wavemachinelabs ,sort this out ASAP :-/

August 22, 2013  | person_outline Turbo t

thanks @baddcr, cheers all.

i can feel the (cough cough) 'need' to upgrade my ipad when the new one's out ;-)

cheers again,

August 22, 2013  | person_outline madge

Ditto Joe! I hope that I, at least, did not come across as suggesting that ANY of the IAPs are required to get pro results. They are certainly not. I just happen to really like them.

August 22, 2013  | person_outline ZenLizard

I'm tempted but i've heard good and bad about Auria. Some people have said they bought it when it was the only DAW option for iOS. Now that Cubasis is out, is that considered the superior app?

August 22, 2013  | person_outline David

@david I don't own cubasis but from what I can tell Cubasis is better at music creation if you use midi. Auria is better at music capture and mixing.

I really dig auria. Indeed, it's magical for the price. It's not smooth though, UI wise, and that can be a little frustrating in that you notice your daw a lot when i'd rather be noticing my music. From what I understand, the cubasis UI is smooth with zooming and panning. Funny, it's a small thing compared to automation and compressor quality and the like but it still frustrates me.

August 22, 2013  | person_outline Will

That is an excellent summation of Auria and Cubasis, Will! I'll add that I like Auria's effects more, but you're right that Cubasis has a better workflow for creation.

I tried Cubasis on the computer. I didn't like it at all. Maybe the reason I like Auria is because I have been a satisfied Pro Tools and Sonar user. Those are the two software packages I still use when I go into studios. Thankfully, one or the other is always available. I think I've only ever visited one studio that used Cubasis, and for me, it was somewhat annoying since I had already determined that I didn't like it very much. That said, we were able to cut the album using it, so obviously Cubasis can get the job done.

August 22, 2013  | person_outline ZenLizard

Ps. I admit that at present Auria needs full MIDI implementation and sequencing, but I think it highly likely that it will have full MIDI by the end of 2013. That is what the developer is saying, and he has been reliable with his (vague) predictions for the implementation of new features.

August 22, 2013  | person_outline ZenLizard

Pps. The artist was happy with the final result of the album, which is really the bottom line. It really does come down to a matter of personal preference.

August 22, 2013  | person_outline ZenLizard

Thanks, guys!

I've learned that i definitely prioritize workflow, so maybe i'll hold off and wait to see if Cubasis ever goes on sale.

August 22, 2013  | person_outline David

+1 for Auria having a full midi implementation sometime soonish, and it will be excellent if the first part of the implementation is anything to go by!

August 22, 2013  | person_outline Baddcr

I just saw a announcement that turnado is coming to auria as a plug in,i dont know anymore than that

September 11, 2013  | person_outline andre

Good news... But but... Will we have to repurchase???

I sincerely hope not! Also. When do the Auria plugins become available as standalone apps suitable for dropping in the audiobus effects slot? :D

I want I want I want.... Ok, I'll calm down now hehehe

September 11, 2013  | person_outline Baddcr

Baddcr-its good news for you apparently Auria will know youve purchased it & slot in

September 11, 2013  | person_outline andre

Excellent - may many more apps follow a similar route!

Extrapolating a little here, but this presumably means Thesys will be getting similar treatment, and with the inevitable midi implementation coming in Auria, this will make for some formidable music making capabilities!

Exciting times, I freaking love iOS and all the music making possibilities!

September 11, 2013  | person_outline Baddcr

At the end of the day this model is unsustainable tho. Look at tabletop. It went from what, 100mb app to a 1gb app with iMPC and the Moog, since the host app needs a copy of the app you already own or don't own. Apple needs to change things around quite a bit so developers have more choices on how to implement cross-app purchases.

September 11, 2013  | person_outline ChrisG

@ChrisG yeah there's definitely room for improvement here; we will get there eventually I guess!

In the mean time, good point, Tabletop is getting deleted - I never use it :-D

September 11, 2013  | person_outline Baddcr

If iOS music as a whole was as easy to use as Tabletop by itself, then I wouldn't use Tabletop at all. One app, each module works the same as the others. Automation recording and subsequent editing couldn't be easier. Recording or programing notes, and subsequent editing – all super easy. The problem is that you have 2 drum/sample tools and one decent synth, iMini. Technical restrictions notwithstanding, it is frustrating knowing you have that perfect patch in Nave, or Sunrizer, etc., but you can't use it in your Tabletop project. Or you have come up with a set of loops that are perfect for your live session, but you can't use it with the rest of your music apps, unless you render the loops in linear fashion and export the result, which defeats the purpose, since you wanted to trigger the loops in an unscripted way.

I find Tabletop way easier to compose in — by easier, I mean least distracting from the creative process — than Beatmaker2 or NanoStudio. And using Auria is great until you want to sequence something. Then you have to open a sequencer app and deal with the extra complications and overhead. My solution? I use one or another method depending on mood. I will be first in line if the "all-in-one" solution ever comes about. If that turns out to be Auria, so much the better for those of us who have invested in it. Things are already much better than they were, thanks to Audiobus, originally, and thanks to Auria's latest update.

I have to laugh when I think about my parents, who couldn't or wouldn't learn to program a VCR clock when they were the age I am now. I'm attempting to learn an entirely new paradigm for music creation in my golden years instead. Thank God I have all of you to straighten me out.

September 11, 2013  | person_outline ZenLizard

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