AUM update – Jonatan Liljedahl’s brilliant iOS audio mixer app gets some iOS11 tweaks

Download from iTunes App StoreAUM logo 1There are some developers that qualify for almost universal hero worship amongst the iOS music making community and Jonatan Liljedahl is one of those. So, whether it is the ubiquitous utility app AudioShare, the truly inspiring (and sometimes mind bending) electronic rhythm/groove app Sector, or the minimalist audio effects of the AUFX series, Jonatan creates brilliant apps that almost any iOS musician would want to own.

And, with perhaps his flagship iOS music app – AUM – he did it again; AUM is a brilliant piece of software with with sophisticated audio mixer features allowing you to combine multiple apps into a music making workflow and support for Audiobus, IAA and AU apps. Until the appearance of Audiobus 3 (which added basic audio mixing and sophisticated MIDI routing options to that platform), AUM was the stand-out ‘audio mixer in an app’ for iOS. It might not adopt the conventional graphics of a ‘real hardware’ look, but it certainly offers the audio routing typical of a decent hardware mixer.

AUM – now updated with some changes and new features for iOS11.

AUM first appeared in February 2016. Since than, there have only been a few updates but I think that simply reflects how good it was to start with (not much missing) and how solid the coding is (few bugs to fix). However, today sees a further update as v.1.2.2 has appeared on the App Store.

There are some fixes that address various details, but there are also new features and refinements to accommodate changes elsewhere in the iOS music technology universe….  and, as with AudioShare (also updated today), AUM now offers support for the new Files app that Apple have built into iOS11. Indeed, providing you have also updated AudioShare under iOS11, all your AUM recordings should now appear in the AudioShare folders within the Files app. Eventually, as more music apps make use of Files, this should mean less duplication of audio files as you move them between apps as all the apps involved can share the same source file in a single location (well, that’s the theory at least; cross your fingers theory becomes reality over time).

AUM recordings are now available within the AudioShare section of the iOS11 Files app.

The AUM update also brings new features for handling MIDI from AUv3 plugins under iOS11, most notably that MIDI output from such apps can now be handled.

Anyway, at UK£18.99/US$19.99, this is not the cheapest iOS utility app you might ever buy for your music workflow but it is certainly one of the most useful and powerful. If you like to combine lots of apps together, rather like Audiobus, AUM is a very powerful tool. The app requires iOS9.0 or later, is a 6.3MB download and is universal.

If you want to find out more, then read the original full AUM review here, check out the video below and then hit the download button to read more on the App Store. And while you are there, check out Sector – Jonatan’s equally brilliant loop mangler/rhythmic magic app – as it’s an often overlooked masterpiece (and here’s hoping it also has an update coming soon).

AUM – Audio Mixer

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Sector

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    1. Yes to that. AUM is the most useful and powerful music application one can buy for the iOS platform. I got Sector recently and I can confirm that too. Magic describes it best. Overlooked masterpiece? 100% – a pity I overlooked it so long. a stochastic drum/loop machine that is a good addition to Axon 2, I think.

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