Audiobus 3 was finally released today! Those of you that were around before Audiobus can appreciate how much it changed the way we use apps today. You could kind of get away with some hacky multi-app playback, but it was rough and often ended in tears. Audiobus finally let us tie together all of our great apps, and enabled a whole world of new apps. Remember how lame the original Filtatron was when you could only use it with an Audio interface? Audiobus changed that. Audiobus changed everything.
Audiobus 3 is a total refresh that will undoubtedly lead to many more exciting new possibilities for music apps. The key features here are AUv3 support, and integrated MIDI routing. Not only does the MIDI routing make life much easier, it also opens up iOS to the sorts of MIDI effects enjoyed on desktop DAWs. To kick things off Midiflow developer Johannes Doerr has released 8 MIDI effects, which is 8x more than iOS had yesterday.
Audiobus 3 iTunes Description:Open up new worlds of creative music making possibilities with Audiobus, the app that lets you use your music apps together, just like virtual cables.
Send live audio or MIDI from one Audiobus-compatible app to another: add effects on top of your favourite synth, use your favourite step sequencer to drive the whole lot, and record it all in your favourite DAW, sampler or looper. Plug in a MIDI keyboard, run it through an arpeggiator or a key quantizer, and record the result in your DAW, or drive several different sound generators with a keyboard splitter. The possibilities are endless.
Then save your setup in a preset to be restored with one touch later on.
With a completely new MIDI routing system, support for Apple's new Audio Unit Extensions standard, a new built-in mixer, and huge new workflow improvements, Audiobus 3 represents a big step forward for mobile music making.
Audiobus has a rich community of over 900 great compatible apps, including:
- Korg Gadget
- Loopy HD
and many more. See the full list at http://audiob.us/apps.
Audiobus: Your music apps. Connected.
Now the bad news... Audiobus, and the MIDI Effects, require iOS 10.2! The Audiobus team brought in Jakob Haq for the official tutorial videos. Embedded here is the overview, and there is also a MIDI tutorial.