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Audiobus: Mixer for music apps

App Store Description:

Open up new worlds of creative music making possibilities with Audiobus, the musical hub that lets you use your compatible music apps together, just like virtual cables.

Here are some of the things you can do with Audiobus:

Send live audio or MIDI from one Audiobus-compatible app or AUv3 Audio Unit to another. Add effects on top of your favourite synthesizer, and use your favourite step sequencer to drive it. Or plug in your guitar, and create your own effects chain, in parallel with your mic input. Adjust the mix and balance with the mixer. And send the result to your favourite DAW, sampler or looper, or run it out through a multi-channel audio interface.

Integrate your music gear with Audiobus: connect a Bluetooth or wired MIDI keyboard to play a synth or other app or Audio Unit. Or, control your whole session from a foot switch or other MIDI controller using Audiobus' MIDI Learn In-App Purchase. And sync with external hardware with Audiobus' best-in-class MIDI clock.

The possibilities are endless.

Audiobus has a rich community of over a thousand great compatible apps, including:

- Korg Gadget
- GarageBand
- Launchpad
- Animoog
- Loopy HD
- Cubasis
- Auria
- Amplitube

...And many, many more. See the full list at https://audiob.us/apps

Find Audiobus' user manual at https://audiob.us/help

What the internet is saying about Audiobus 3:

"Audiobus is the most essential audio app on iOS."
- Charlie Sorrell, Cult of Mac

"[The| New MIDI routing and effects set to open up a whole new world of apps!"
- Tim Webb, Discchord.com

"Audiobus is one of the most intriguing and powerful additions to the iPad's music ecosystem."
- Federico Viticci, Macstories.net

"Audiobus 3 revolutionizes iOS music making again"
- iDesignSound.com

Midiflow Motion (Audiobus)

App Store Description:

This MIDI sender app for Audiobus 3 lets you control effect parameters of other apps – in a way that no touch screen can replace – by moving the device. Set any kind of MIDI command like volume or modulation as output and fine-tune it to the exact motion range you want to perform with. You can even control multiple effects simultaneously.

+ Use device rotation around the X or Y axis
+ Adjust the range of motion for controlling a parameter
+ Adjust the range of output values
+ Send virtually any MIDI command (e.g. pitch-bend, any Control Change like modulation or expression, and even custom MIDI messages)
+ Control multiple parameters and/or multiple apps at the same time by inserting this app multiple times in Audiobus

NOTE: This app requires Audiobus 3. Insert it into one or more MIDI sender ports to control the synth apps in the MIDI output ports of the respective pipelines.

THE IPAD IS YOUR CONTROLLER
Without a doubt, the iPad's touch screen is a revolutionary tool for musicians. However, it also comes with sensors that can track how you move your device around two axes. Using those sensors to control effect parameters allows you to perform with a huge amount of expression.

CONTROL ALL KINDS OF PARAMETERS
Many synth apps allow you to "remotely" control their parameters via MIDI messages. For that purpose, Midiflow Motion can send virtually any MIDI command to those apps, through Audiobus. Just select from the list of available parameters and the app starts sending messages when you move the device. Not only can you use basic Control Changes for "volume" or "modulation", you can also use double-precision commands (LSB + MSB), RPN/NRPN commands or custom MIDI messages. If you want to play notes, you might want to add Midiflow Scales behind this app in the Audiobus MIDI routing in order to map the notes to a scale.

ADJUST MOTION RANGE
The range selector at the bottom allows you to narrow down the motion range in which you want to control the parameter. The maximum range goes from -90 to +90 degrees. Use either the slider or the learn buttons to adjust the range according to your needs.

CONTROL MULTIPLE PARAMETERS
You can insert Midiflow Motion in Audiobus multiple times. That way, you can send multiple MIDI commands simultaneously. Each of them can be configured independently. For example, you can control the cutoff of a synth by rotation around the x-axis, and use the y-axis for the resonance parameter. It is like an x/y-pad, but with the whole iPad as the controller. You can also control parameters of different synths at the same time.

Midiflow Splitter (Audiobus)

App Store Description:

If you play your synth apps with an external keyboard, Midiflow Splitter is an essential tool for you. This MIDI effect app for Audiobus 3 lets you create split and layer configurations in an easy but powerful way. Thanks to Audiobus State Saving, everything can be saved and recalled when your show is about to start.

+ Add any number of split points
+ Assign resulting key zones to synth apps
+ Transpose each synth app in octaves
+ Choose which controllers (sustain, pitch-bend, etc.) should be active for each synth app
+ Solo sounds
+ Supports multiple keyboards

NOTE: This app requires Audiobus 3. Create at least two MIDI pipelines with your keyboard as input and different synth apps as output. Then insert this app into the effect ports.

MANAGAGE SPLIT POINTS AND ASSIGN ZONES
Midiflow Splitter shows all synth apps as rows above the input keyboard. For each synth, you can select in which zone it should be active. The zones of the keyboard are defined by split points. Move, add, or remove split points to adjust the zones. If you are using multiple keyboards, they will show up with independent split point selectors.

OCTAVE SHIFT AND CONTROLLER ASSIGNMENT
An octave shift can be applied to each synth in your configuration. This is useful if you have assigned a sound to a zone on the lower part of the keyboard, but still want to trigger high notes. Just shift the notes by a couple of octaves, and you're done. You can also activate or deactivate controllers like sustain or pitch-bend for each synth app individually. That way, your controllers only affect the sounds you really want to manipulate, and keep the others unchanged.

SOLO
After you have set up your split and layer configuration, you might need to tweak a synth's sound again. By activating "solo", all other synth apps will be deactivated so that you have the whole keyboard for this one sound. This is very handy if you have arranged the sound in a layer and quickly want to mute the other sounds for a moment.

Midiflow Scales (Audiobus)

App Store Description:

This MIDI effect app for Audiobus 3 lets you filter out unwanted notes or remap them to a scale. Thin out tracks from a sequencer to create a reduced variation. Prevent wrong notes when playing on a keyboard. Generate harmonies by using the app in combination with Midiflow Transposer.

+ Filter out "wrong" notes that are outside of a scale
+ Remap notes to the closest "right" note
+ Play a scale using the white keys (or all keys)
+ Pick notes manually
+ Select from a list of predefined scales (Min/Maj Blue, Ionian, Dorian, ...)
+ Use multiple instances of this effect in Audiobus

NOTE: This app requires Audiobus 3. Insert it into one or more MIDI effect ports to affect the data going through the respective pipelines.

SELECT ALLOWED TONES
In music theory, a scale is basically a set of tones relative to a root note. Building chords and melodies from a scale identifies its unique sound. The most popular scale might be the ionian scale in C, which is made up of all white keys on the keyboard. The scale of all black and white keys is called the chromatic scale.

Midiflow Scales is a note filter and remapper that is optimized for working with scales. The keyboard-style note selector lets you activate notes that should pass the filter and deactivate those that should not go through. You can also select from the list of pre-defined scales.

If you select a different root note (default is C), the app will update the selected keys to maintain the scale. So, if you have selected the ionian scale in C, and then change the root note to G, you'll see the F changing to an F#.

MOVE NOTES INTO THE SCALE
Midiflow Scales can not only mute "wrong" notes, which are notes outside of the scale, but it can also move those notes inside. The selector at the bottom lets you choose between filtering out those notes or remapping them to the nearest note that is part of the scale. If possible, the algorithm assigns the activated notes to the keys of the ionian scale. What sounds complicated actually makes it very easy for you to play different scales just with the white keys, or transform a stream of notes into a completely different scale.

PLAY THE SCALE WITH THE WHITE KEYS
While the previous remapping methods ("Nearest" and "Filter out") correct incoming data to match a scale, Midiflow Scales can also reorder the notes on the keyboard, so that you can play the scale without thinking about its half tone/full tone steps and the root note: With the "White keys" option, all notes of the scale will be assigned to successive white keys. For example, if you want to play "Min Blue" in E, you then just have to play C, D, E, F, G, A on the keyboard. The option "Chromatic" does the same but with C, C#, D, D#, etc.

CREATE VARIATIONS AND SECOND VOICES
This note remapper has many applications and is really fun to use. If you have a melody programmed in a sequencer, you can create a bass line by sending the same track through this app and activate only one tone. Experiment with the remapping options explained above to either get bass notes on every melody note, or only when the melody reaches the root note.

Thin out tracks by removing some tones to create variations. Or use this simplified version of the track in parallel for a second, layered sound. This is also very useful when playing live with multiple sounds.

Audiobus allows you to chain MIDI effects, and doing so with Midiflow Transposer and Midiflow Scales lets you create second voices: First transpose the notes by 4 half-tones and then force them to the ionian scale, for example.

Midiflow Monitor (Audiobus)

App Store Description:

Do you want to see what MIDI is doing in your Audiobus setup? Just add Midiflow Monitor into one or more MIDI effect ports and the app will print what is going through. This can help you find problems or just understand how MIDI works. This app is a must-have and available for free.

+ Track MIDI commands when the app is in the foreground or background
+ Use multiple instances of this effect in Audiobus
+ Use Split View/Slide Over to display the monitor next to other apps

NOTE: This app requires Audiobus 3. Insert it into one or more MIDI effect ports to monitor the data going through the respective pipelines.
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