Open up new worlds of creative music making possibilities with Audiobus, the musical hub that lets you use your music apps together, just like virtual cables.
Here are some of the things you can do with Audiobus:
Send live audio or MIDI from one Audiobus-compatible app or AUv3 Audio Unit to another. Add effects on top of your favourite synthesizer, and use your favourite step sequencer to drive it. Or plug in your guitar, and create your own effects chain, in parallel with your mic input. Adjust the mix and balance with the mixer. And send the result to your favourite DAW, sampler or looper, or run it out through a multi-channel audio interface.
Integrate your music gear with Audiobus: connect a Bluetooth or wired MIDI keyboard to play a synth or other app or Audio Unit. Or, control your whole session from a foot switch or other MIDI controller using Audiobus' MIDI Learn In-App Purchase. And sync with external hardware with Audiobus' best-in-class MIDI clock.
The possibilities are endless.
Audiobus has a rich community of over a thousand great compatible apps, including:
- Korg Gadget
- Loopy HD
...And many, many more. See the full list at https://audiob.us/apps
Find Audiobus' user manual at https://audiob.us/help
What the internet is saying about Audiobus 3:
"Audiobus is the most essential audio app on iOS."
- Charlie Sorrell, Cult of Mac
"[The| New MIDI routing and effects set to open up a whole new world of apps!"
- Tim Webb, Discchord.com
"Audiobus is one of the most intriguing and powerful additions to the iPad's music ecosystem."
- Federico Viticci, Macstories.net
"Audiobus 3 revolutionizes iOS music making again"
Fixed an issue where changing a preset from within an Audio Unit interface could crash Audiobus.
Ratings and Reviews
MIDI Hardware Control
The new IAP makes it easy to control all aspects of your Audiobus sessions with your MIDI hardware and be able to easily recall your setups. With MIDI learn, you can easily mix and match MIDI hardware plus this also works with Bluetooth MIDI too. Audiobus 3 will remember specific controls for specific pieces or MIDI hardware in each preset. You can easily create templates for your MIDI controller setups and put in various synths, filters, eq, and effects as desired.
I like to use a foot pedal to start/stop play plus being able to mute/bypass audio/MIDI app sources in a setup allows for great flexibility in performances or for dialing in sounds without having to navigate screens.
Being able to use an iPad in conjunction with an iPhone to use MIDI apps which take advantage of the phone’s built-in sensors is very useful for controlling multiple parameters simultaneously.
The Very Best For My Workflow
When it comes to communicating between music apps, Audiobus is the best. I will be the first to admit that I have a very simple workflow, not relying on multiple effects to create my sounds. I prefer to adjust my sound in the app itself. With the addition of the IAP of Midi Learn for only $2.99 I free myself from having to use the on pad controls, using my Midi Control Surfaces instead. Start, Stop, Switch between apps, Mix, Adjust; all these and more are now at my fingertips. Ableton Link insures everything is in time. And with one of the most robust support communities at the Audiobus forums you just can’t go wrong.
App not necessary / demo version would have been helpful
I read reviews, and I read the online manual for Audiobus. My main main purpose for getting Audiobus is that I need to route AUDIO to multiple BUSses. The manual says the app makes it possible for you to do this. However, after purchasing this, the only options are to route to L/R (or Out 1/Out 2). The app is not necessary to be able to do this. What I need is an app that will route audio from my iPad to multiple busses on a DAW on my computer.
Audiobus is a really a virtual mixer that allows you to route audio from a handful of audio apps to one mixer and/or to other apps. Output is limited, but it can be resolved with the purchase of a physical audio interface to connect directly to your iOS device. This, in turn, eliminates the need for the app in particular live performance settings.
To be fair, the app seems like it would do great if I actually used the apps that it is compatible with... which really is quite a few.
I originally gave this a 1=star rating, but decided it wasn’t a fair rating just because it doesn’t do what I needed it to do. However, the app does seem to be good at its current design.
Again, a demo version would’ve been extremely helpful in determining this prior to purchase.
- Audiobus Pty. Ltd.
- 41.3 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2019 Audiobus Pty Ltd
- In-App Purchases
- MIDI Learn $2.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.