apeMatrix is a unique AU/IAA routing tool that gives you total control over what you want to do and how you want to do it.
Holding true to the standard of apeSoft, apeMatrix continues to push the limits of possibilities in music creation. Automating almost every aspect of linked control, apeMatrix brings all your creation tools together and links them both in MIDI and audio. Letting you inject all your favorite FX both AU and IAA in a very easy and intuitive way. apeMatrix can also assign its Control Manager MIDI, Accelerometer, Scrub and LFO’s to modulate every built-in parameter and any parameter available inside the AUv3 (Audio Unit Plugins).
apeMatrix offers 10 slots on each of the three Matrix grids with 2 bus slots on each grid that make it possible to interconnect all 3 Matrix. The MIDI Patchbay also offers endless possibilities for MIDI routing and control in a similar grid design for both internal and external MIDI control. So you can send and receive MIDI and have ultimate control over where its routed.
Each Audio Connection on the grid has its own gain control. Just tap on the node and drag will give you the full range of volume control. Or use Mixer to controls the RAU output and automate them using apeSoft’s unique Control Manager MIDI, Accelerometer, Scrub and LFO’s to modulate every built-in parameter and any parameter available inside the AUv3 (Audio Unit Plugins).
Turn each slot on or off by a control switch on the Matrix or MIDI control. Control output, pan, mute and solo of each slot and Master output of each Matrix with the built in mixer control or MIDI control.
Route your sounds through all a series of FX or route multiple sounds through the very some FX. The possibilities are as endless as your creativity.
3 Matrix Audio
3 MIDI Matrix
10 Open Slots per Matrix (hosts up to 30 plugins)
2 Audio Bus Slots per Matrix
2 MIDI Bus Slots per Matrix
Multi-Channel Audio Route
AudioUnit Audio Send Receive Buses
MIDI Scale Filtering, Transpose etc…
Control Manager (MIDI, Accelerometer, LFO, Scrub) for all Built-In Parameters
Control Manager (MIDI, Accelerometer, LFO, Scrub) for all AUv3 (Audio Unit Plugins)
Presets Manager and Morphing Pad
Save Custom AUv3 Presets
Save/Load View’s Frame in Presets
Transport to sends host sync to Audio Unit plugins and IAA
Integrated and configurable MIDI keyboard with scales
Connections output and panning controls
Post Dynamic Processor
Audiobus and Inter-Audio App (Sender and Fx)
Audiobus state saving
Precise MIDI Clock In/Out
MIDI Manager: Virtual Midi and Network, 14 bit NRPN controllers
File Manager, sharing common audio files via iTunes, Dropbox and AudioCopy etc…
Variable Sampling Rate (up to 96 kHz)
Variable Buffering Size
Variable UI Color Schemes
+ Transport Bar Responds to MIDI CC
+ Workaround for iOS 12.4 Inter-App Audio connection
Ratings and Reviews
Still checking it out but so far so good.
Update: Incredible app and fun to use. The control and ease of use is amazing. I had apeMatrix running for three days straight, in and out of the background, and not until after three full days did apeMatrix reset to it’s defaults and failed to reload the last session. But, hey! Three days! Now that’s stable! Even Apple’s own apps can’t do that. lol
Well, as another reviewer already stated. That they never thought they’d see the day come that there would be an AUM killer. I had no choice as AUM both sporadically, but frequently, the line record feature would just stop, dumping it’s buffer losing what it had recorded (apps frequently don’t load cleanly anymore either). I never experienced the same with AudioBus (I just don’t care for it’s UI). The AUM developer was never able to fix it and that was causing creative hell for me. 🤪
With apeMatrix I feel like a little boy in a 5&10 Store with a shiney, brand new quarter! I love it’s UI! 🤓
Looks like the only recording apeMatrix does is off of the device’s microphone but still looking into apeMatrix. I DO like apeMatrix’s completely movable virtual keyboard (with note hold) and being able to move it all over, and off of, the screen. I really like the window resizing over what other’s gave used! HEY! I now own every iOS app apeSoft has released. 😎👍
power house hold (You probably need it, it's super fun)
small learning curve if you're not familiar with the concept a signal routing matrix (horizontal axis = input & vertical is output)
super stable, great midi implementation, lots of modulation potential... raw power. so fun. universal app.. responsive dev(!)
as with AUM there is no linear recording workspace, so this isn't quite a full fledged daw... there is a transport and various sequencing AU. but the lack of a DAW like linear workspace is really my only pseudo-complaint. but this is not a feature advertised (and it plays well with other apps via IAA)... so: five stars, no question...
if you like using multiple fx, if you want to play w routing midi to multiple different (or same) AU, playing granular synths and drum sequences thru different, separate fx chains but then routing both thru the same wild Auto-Wah effect... Get this App!
I never, ever thought that there could come along an AUM killer. Enter apeMatrix. It's just as elegant, pretty, and even more efficient than AUM at setup with both its matrix and its alphabetized, sortable-by-type app menus (anyone who has a ton of music apps knows how much scrolling AUM can take to set up).
I've only opened AUM once since I bought apeMatrix opening day, and only then for its file player. Latest ape update with the metronome was much needed. I'm 99% satisfied.
Really the only key feature missing now is separate outs for recording, but since I just use it for jamming live and sketching out ideas to take into Auria or Cubasis, I don't really need it.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.