Audiobus is so firmly embedded into the workflow of iOS musicians, that it was hardly surprising that when Audiobus Remote launched that regular Audiobus user with a suitable second iOS device to use alongside your main iOS music device snapped it up as a bit of a no-brainer purchase.
Audiobus Remote, requires iOS8.4 or later and, as the name suggests is a ‘remote control’ app for Audiobus… and while you can most certainly continue to use Audiobus without it, in terms of workflow (and providing you have that second device lying around), I suspect lots of users are going to put the new app into the ‘highly desirable’ category. The app is universal and supports both portrait and landscape operation.
Lots of popular iOS music apps have since been updated to provide full support for Audiobus Remote and, in some cases, this includes an extensive list of Remote Trigger buttons. As I (and many others) have observed, while the Remote Trigger system is brilliant, if you happen to be running Audiobus Remote on a smaller iPhone screen (I’m still on a 5), then things can soon get a little cramped with all those Remote Triggers fighting for space.
However, v.1.0.4 of Audiobus Remote has arrived on the App Store over the week-end and this brings a simple – but very effective – solution to this issue; each app’s section within Audiobus Remote now has minimise/maximise toggle button so you can collapse or expand the Remote Triggers for any combination of apps as required. This seems to work very well for most apps, although there are a few that I tried where the minimising process didn’t actually save any space because of the way the remaining ‘basic’ buttons were then displayed. I’m sure developers of 3rd party apps will soon apply any tweaks required to accommodate this…. but the feature is a very neat and obviously useful addition.
At UK£3.99, this is not an app that is going to break the bank anytime soon…. If you are a regular Audiobus user, then just hit download now and explore a little Audiobus Remote control for yourself. The Audiobus Team have given us iOS musicians yet another very useful utility app…. Check out the original full review of Audiobus Remote…. but the app comes highly recommended for all serious Audiobus users…..