After thirteen months in development, A Tasty Pixel have finally released AudioBus – their new app that will change the way we all make music on the iPad and iPhone, giving you the ability to connect apps together in the same way that cables connect your hardware synths, effects units, and multi-track recorders.
Seriously, if you are making music with your iOS device then you need AudioBus. We had a chance to use it earlier this week and was amazed at how simple it was to start routing apps through one another. We were soon adding distortion, delays, phasers and reverb effects from JamUp to the output of Sunrizer Synth and then routing the resulting audio into Loopy or Multitrack DAW to record the final performance. Used in conjunction with Virtual MIDI (the internal routing of MIDI between apps) it really does turn the iOS platform into a serious music production environment. The developers behind it should be congratulated on its seamless implementation (it actually feels like part of the operating system).
You’ll find a up-to-date list of apps that are currently compatible with AudioBus here. We have been told that another 25 additional developers, including Moog and Intua (the developers of BeatMaker 2, are busy adding Audiobus support and that over 750 additional iOS Audio developers have requested the Audiobus SDK so that they can add support to their apps.
Audiobus is now available on the App Store for $9.99 USD (although you might still have to wait a few hours until it becomes available in your territory). For more details visit audiob.us.
Check out the videos below to see it in action…