SonoBus 9+

Network Audio Streaming

Sonosaurus LLC

    • 4.8 • 11 Ratings
    • Free



SonoBus is an easy to use application for streaming high-quality, low-latency peer-to-peer audio between devices over the internet or a local network.

Simply choose a unique group name (with optional password), and instantly connect multiple people together to make music, remote sessions, podcasts, etc. Easily record the audio from everyone, as well as playback any audio content to the whole group. Public groups are also available, for those interested in connecting to new people.

Connects multiple users together across the internet to send and receive audio among all in a group, with fine-grained control over latency, quality and overall mix. Use it on your desktop or in your DAW, or on your mobile device. You can also use it locally on your own LAN to send audio among your devices with low latency.

Works as a standalone application. as an AudioUnit v3 plugin with a compatible host app, or via Interapp-Audio. You can connect to others using SonoBus on any of the other platforms it runs on.

Easy to setup and use, yet still providing all the details that audio nerds want to see. Audio quality can be instantly adjusted from full uncompressed PCM down through various compressed bitrates using the low-latency Opus codec.

SonoBus does NOT use any echo cancellation, or automatic noise reduction in order to maintain the highest audio quality. As a result, if you have a live microphone signal you will need to also use headphones to prevent echos and/or feedback.

SonoBus does NOT currently use any encryption for the data communication, so while it is very unlikely that it will be intercepted, please keep that in mind. All audio is sent directly between users peer-to-peer, the connection server is only used so that the users in a group can find each other.

For best results, and to achieve the lowest latencies, connect your device with wired ethernet to your router. Little known fact, you can use USB ethernet interfaces with your iOS device using the proper adapter (USB camera connection kit, or natively with USB-C apple devices). It *will* work using WiFi, but the added network jitter and packet loss will require you to use a bigger safety buffer to maintain a quality audio signal, which results in higher latencies, which may or may not be acceptable for your use case.

What’s New

Version 1.4.9

- Added metronome option to sync from file playback. This assumes that you manually set the metronome to the correct tempo for the file and that the start of the file is exactly on the beat.

From 1.4.8:
- Add user strip drag reordering, and caching for next time you see them
- Increased max I/O channel count for standalone version to 128 channels
- Add option for opening finished recording for playback or not
- Add polarity invert options to FX groups
- Added Korean and Russian translations

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

BrandoDrums ,

It does what it says it will do at low latency!

I’ve been using this app and it’s associated AU and VST3 plug-ins since it was in beta. I have been dreaming of something that would do this for quite some time and then this came along. All I can say is that it blew me away. I work on AWS cloud based production systems and this app allows me to transport high quality headphone feeds to wherever I am. I’ve even used it over cellular and it works quite well. If you do any kind of remote audio collaboration this is something you need to look into! If you dig in to what it can do and experiment, you’ll be amazed.

Gumbo_Music ,

App keeps crashing when joining room

I’ve use this app with my doll on my MacBook Pro, however using it with my iPhone I’ve noticed a lot of crashes. When putting in the private group name and then password, the app just closes. I hope this book can be fixed because what this app is used for and its purpose, comes in very handy.

App Privacy

The developer, Sonosaurus LLC, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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