If you are interested in the possibility of making music on an iOS device, Audiobus – despite not making any sound of its own – is about as ‘must have’ an app as it is possible to get. This utility app makes the whole process involved with getting various other music apps (synths, guitar amp sims, audio effects, DAWs, etc.) working together into a coherent workflow just so much easier… seriously, if you don’t own it then you really should get treatment for your masochism.
I reviewed Audiobus 2 when it was first released and have commented on the various performance options it provides in previous posts on the blog. However, we have seen a regular stream of updates since v.2 became available to refine and improving the performance. We have also seen the introduction of Audiobus Remote and, most recently, the integration of the new Ableton Link protocol into the app.
Anyway, further updates to both Audiobus and Audiobus Remote have arrived on the App Store today. The new versions, if both installed, bring one very significant new feature; you can now run both apps together on the same iOS device. And, if you are running iOS9, you can also make use of the Slide Over display features to provide further flexibility when working with both apps.
Hats off again to the Audiobus team for brings a further neat – and much requested – feature to the Audiobus app family. If you spend any amount of time playing with iOS music apps, Audiobus and Audiobus Remote are well worth owning… and, at the time of writing, Audiobus is still available at the sale price of UK£2.99. Go grab a bargain and then pick up the multi-routing IAP (UK£3.99) and Audiobus Remote (also just UK£3.99). You can check out the original reviews of both apps here and here… and see the new versions in action thanks to the excellent video thanks of the equally excellent Jakob Haq that’s embedded below.