Audiobus: Mixer for music apps 4+
Audio and MIDI music studio
Audiobus Pty Ltd
- Offers In-App Purchases
Open up new worlds of creative music making possibilities with Audiobus, the musical hub that lets you use your compatible 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 with stuck notes if multiple consecutive note ons received, with no matching note offs
- Fixed a performance issue with displaying MIDI sources list
- Colour tweaks for dark mode
Ratings and Reviews
Audiobus is an iOS studio essential
From connecting any of the compatible apps on their site to making a custom oscillation and generated instrument for a kit for sale? This is it. The depth of possibilities are huge. It has a transport that will sync with a daw. And it connects instruments and effects in a way few apps in the world can. If all apps worked like this? The future would be cool. Meaning this is so far ahead of anything you thought possible on an iOS device that you could watch videos all day about what people do with Audiobus and it is all new. Every day people figure out more stuff it can do. So you do all that and save the preset? It loads and connects every compatible app (100’s) for you. It’s like all the wires of a real studio. In one hand. Did I convey I more than like it? I have needed Audiobus and have used it 10+ years. It’s extremely fun as well.
Developer Response ,
Thank you very much, Stefan, that's very kind of you!
The essential music app
This is the app that inspired and created the entire iOS music making universe. Currently has the best easy to use connections from one music making app to another. Created iOS music effects categories both for Audio and MIDI. Also has the #1 forum for iOS music making. Your phone can be a full fledged music studio. Start with this Master connecting app. Buy it open it hit some buttons, you’ll find out how to create your own songs on your little phone (or iPad). Then thank Audiobus by leaving them a great review!!! I downloaded Audiobus the day the first version was realeased, shortly after midnight, and it is STILL an all important master app for controlling all these over great apps on iOS!
Developer Response ,
Thanks so much ❤️
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.
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- Audiobus Pty. Ltd.
- 52.3 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 9.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
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- In-App Purchases
- MIDI Learn $2.99