Audiobus 3 launched – iconic iOS music app moves to v.3.0

As I've posted recently, long-standing iOS music makes have been waiting with some anticipation for the the arrival of Audiobus 3. Well, the wait is now over; Audiobus 3 arrived on the App Store this morning. As promised by the Audiobus team, the new version has three new headline features. First, the app provides MIDI routing between compatible apps, making it easier to configure your overall arrangement of apps within a specific Audiobus project. Second, Audiobus will now support … [Read more...]

Audiobus 3 news – launch date and features outline announced for cornerstone iOS music app

If you are interested in the possibility of making music on an iOS device, over the last few years, Audiobus - despite not making any sound of its own - has been about as 'must have' an app as it is possible to get. This is the utility app that made 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...  In short, when iOS music making was just a bunch of brilliant, but … [Read more...]

Chordion update – Olympia Noise Co’s MIDI performance app gets some tweaks including Audiobus 3 support

As most regular Music App Blog readers will be aware, my keyboard skills are not going to win me any prizes. As a consequence, apps like Chordion - by Olympia Noise Co - appeal to me as they provide a viable alternative for touchscreen MIDI performances but without the confines of a traditional (virtual) keyboard. There are a good few apps that fall into this category; Synthecaster, SoundPrism Pro, ChordPolyPad and Gestrument, for example. However, Chordion has always been a personal … [Read more...]

Triqtraq update – Zaplin add Audiobus 3 support to their pocket-sized electronic music app

One of the first apps I reviewed here on the Music App Blog back in mid-2012 was the rather wonderful Triqtraq by Zaplin Music. Not long before looking at triqtraq, I'd also reviewed Propellerhead's Figure. I suspect Figure is an app the almost every long-standing iOS musician has experienced and, what it lacks in sophisticated features, it more than makes up for in the fun it provides. However, if you are a fan of Figure, then I suspect you would also like Triqtraq. While the two apps … [Read more...]