Audiobus 3 updated – iconic iOS music app gets some fine-tuning

I posted a full review of Audiobus 3 when it was released at the bering of April. 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 Audio Unit plugins as well as Audiobus and IAA compatible apps. This is obviously an important development given that AU is now making … [Read more...]

Elastic Drums updated – Oliver Greschke’s brilliant iOS drum app gets further Audiobus tweaks

If you are a regular visitor to the Music App Blog you will be well be familiar with Elastic Drums from developer Oliver Greschke and Mouse On Mars. As I mentioned back in February, the app recently underwent a significant update to v.2.0.  Having added support for using drum samples (via an IAP) in v.1.9, v.2.0 added Ableton Live Set Export features, re-vamped the sample import process and made further sample-based kits available via the in-app store. Oliver is, however, one of the more … [Read more...]

MiMix update – TTrGames tweak their Audiobus mixer utility app for Audiobus 3

I have to admit that, on first release, MiMix, from developer TTrGames, passed me by. However, when v.2.0 arrived on the App Store , I did play ‘catch up’ and gave the app a full review. MiMix has a tag line of ‘Mixer for Audiobus’ and this pretty much sums up its key function. Given that Audiobus 3 has just launched - and one of the key new features is the addition of basic mixing facilities directly within Audiobus - you might be forgiven for thinking MiMix might not have such an important … [Read more...]

Audiobus 3 review – Audiobus team add MIDI and AU support to their classic iOS music utility app

So the wait is over and Audiobus - an iconic app that, without making any noise of its own, is perhaps one of the most important music apps in iOS music technology’s relatively short history – has reached its third iteration. If you are new to iOS-based music making, then you can be forgiven for perhaps not knowing quite what the fuss is about. However, in the days before Audio Units (AU) or Inter-App-Audio (IAA), Audiobus was the first practical solution passing audio data between your … [Read more...]

Apps update for Audiobus 3 – flurry of iOS music app updates arrive

As I posted yesterday, Audiobus 3 is now with us. We had, of course, known is was coming for a little while and a number of popular iOs music apps had already received updates over the last week weeks stating that they were 'Audiobus 3 ready'. These included Cubasis, Chordion, Triqtraq, AC Sabre and Fugue Machine, for example. And, while most of my favourite iOS music apps that I've had a chance to try with Audiobus 3 so far seem to work without problems, we are obviously going to see a lot of … [Read more...]

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...]

Troublemaker updated – Bram Bos tweaks his 303 inspired AU-ready iOS synth app

As I mentioned back in January when doing a full review, Bram Bos latest iOS music app is Troublemaker and, as the name suggests, this is going to be an app with a certain amount of attitude. It doesn't disappoint and it has already gained a very enthusiastic audience....  and, if you were lucky enough to pick up a copy at half price in the flash sale last week then you got a real bargain :-) Anyway, if you have not already, do read the full Troublemaker review for the details...  but the app … [Read more...]

Troublemaker ON SALE – Bram Bos’ 303 inspired AU iOS synth app 50% off

As I mentioned back in January when doing a full review, Bram Bos' latest iOS music app -  Troublemaker – is something just a bit special. As the name suggests, this is an app with a certain amount of attitude. It doesn't disappoint and I think this is already a strong contender for my 'top 10 iOS music apps of 2017' selection (and, if it's not, then we are in for a heck of a year!). Bram is building an impressive collection of iOS music apps. I reviewed his Phasemaker iOS synth app here on … [Read more...]