We have seen a whole host of iOS music app updates bringing iOS8 support to various apps over the last 3 or 4 weeks. While I’m still waiting for a few of my favourite apps to get the ‘iOS8 ready’ status, I’ve more than enough options to keep me going (mainly because I have, like lots of iOS musicians I suspect, more than enough apps!).
On the whole, I’ve found the transition to iOS8 to be fairly painless and my iPad Air system seems to be working pretty well under the new iOS. Not everyone has been having such a smooth ride though and, whether it is key apps that you use that do/don’t yet work with iOS8 (even if they say they do) or older Apple hardware that is perhaps not coping quite so well after the update than it was under iOS7, then that will be very frustrating.
Either way, most iOS musicians will be glad to see that Audiobus has received a minor update today – v.2.1.6 is now available for download – in the hope that it might help iron out a few of the remaining wrinkles. And while this is probably a ‘minor update’ (‘audio session interruption fixes’ and ‘input port selection fixes’ are the key changes listed) for Audiobus, given that it is the ‘app glue’ app that so many iOS musicians depend upon, it will hopefully deliver a smoother experience all round.
Anyway, have duly installed, and given it a quick test flight with a few of my own favourite music apps, all seemed to be well. I’d be interested to here from readers if you think this has helped with any of your own post-iOS8 issues so do feel free to leave a comment below or drop me an email if you have any feedback. Here’s hoping the Audiobus team can keep us all making music as smoothly as possible as more and more folk move over to iOS8….