MiMix update – TTrGames tweak their Audiobus mixer utility app

Download from iTunes App Store MiMix logoI have to admit that, on first release, MiMix, from developer TTrGames, passed me by. However, with v.2.0 arriving on the App Store a few months ago, and a somewhat harder promotional push by the development team, it certainly felt like a good time for me to play ‘catch up’ and give the app a full review.

MiMix has a tag line of ‘Mixer for Audiobus’ and this pretty much sums up its key function; whatever apps you have sitting within your Audiobus setup (up to a maximum of eight, although as we will see in a while, this is more like ‘eight audio streams from Audiobus’ rather than just ‘eight apps’), MiMix provides you with a single screen ‘mixer’ interface that lets you adjust the volume, stereo position, mute and solo of those eight Audiobus audio sources.

 

MiMix - now with dedicated send controls for each channel.

MiMix – now with dedicated send controls for each channel.

Anyway, check out the original review for the full details but, as of today, a further update has arrived taking the app to v.2.1. This adds an interesting new feature; each of the 8 channels within the MiMix mixer now has a Send control. I’m not sure I’ve fully got my head around all the audio routing options this now provides but it did allow me to set up what effectively amounts to a send-return effect loop within Audiobus (you can see Vandelay being used in this role within the screenshots) and I was able to control the send levels from each of my other MiMix/Audiobus channels/lanes using the new Send knobs. Thankfully, TTrGames have updated the user manual for MiMix to cover the new v.2.1 features so you can get some help with this new element of the app.

The new send feature allows you to configure send-return effects within the MiMix/Audiobus combination.

The new send feature allows you to configure send-return effects within the MiMix/Audiobus combination.

Rather like Audiobus Remote, having now used MiMix, I think it is very easy to say ‘doh!’ and wonder why we have not seen this functionality before. If you do make extensive use of Audiobus as part of your iOS music production workflow, MiMix is likely to prove to be a very useful ‘utility’ app; it might not be essential to every iOS musician or to every iOS music project but, at a pocket-money price of UK£3.99, if you use Audiobus, then MiMix is well worth having around and, for those who are committed Audiobus users, this new feature of MiMix very interesting.

MiMix is a no-fuss, get it done, sort of an app and, in my own testing, worked pretty much flawlessly. It’s also great to see a clear and helpful PDF manual available for the app and this is well worth reading…. MiMix comes highly recommended to all regular Audiobus users….

MiMix – Mixer for Audiobus



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    1. Just tested it…it’s a bit the house of cards to put in place but…woaw, the concept is amazing. That really should be native to Audiobus.

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