I am very old now...
I remember when I was so young, so beautiful, with a lot of muscles everywhere... Dozen of girls and boys around me...
I remember this day when Audiobus was released in the App Store...
A big revolution!
All around the world, million of musicians in the streets, sound engineers, Producers, Videos editor...
It was crazy...
For the first time we were able to connect Apps together with internal audio busses.
Today, this first version of Audiobus no more exist.
Today, we have Audiobus 3!
Unlimited internal Audio Busses. An Audio Mixer, A MIDI Router, a Ableton Link remote, an Audio Units host, and a App State Recorder!
Each time you connect 2 Apps together (Audio or MIDI), an audio bus is created.
An Audio Bus it's a stereo channel with a rack for the inputs and the inserts and 1 slot for an output (by default, the master output of your iDevices). In each rack you can add as much Apps as you like and that your iDevice can support. You can mix in a same rack Audiobus and Audio Units Apps. You can also send the output in another App. A new bus will be created... As much as like and that your iDevice can support...
The MIDI routing page works the same way... It's so easy to set your MIDI set up that even my 6 months old son can do it. (Not that I am not totally sure to have a son...)
The Mixer allows you to Mute, Solo, Pan and set the volume of all the Busses that you have created.
Now 2 things that are not details...
The remote transport that you can find in all the Apps loaded into Audiobus...
It's just awesome!
I remember when I was so young, so beautiful, with a lot of muscles everywhere... Thousand of girls and boys around me, I sent a Tweet to Audiobus asking them if it was possible to add an escamotable MIDI keyboard to this remote...
I still think that it could be a good idea...
And the State Saver is just...
When you have finish to work with all your Apps, you don't need to save the state for all of them...
Simply save your Audiobus session.
This is so awesome that for my live, even if I don't need Audiobus for a track I am performing, I use it just to recall all my Apps state!
Generally when I do a review, I do not like to talk about another App. it's a bit like giving an Oscar for the best movie, you're talking about another movie. But this time I will make a " Une entorse à la règle " in french, "sprain to the rule" in English because in many websites, I can read: Audiobus vs AUM. for my part, there is no vs between these two apps. There is rather a big ♥ ️
Audiobus is my Nieve and AUM my SSL
As I am a very lucky guy, I can connect them together.
A Killer App!, a Must Have!
Review by Ed
In the French App Store description lot of reviews talk about a problem with Audio Share...
no output signal..
As always with Audio Share and all recording Apps , you have to enable the monitoring option.
Stephetones it's a room...
Inside this room, you add spheres. These spheres can generate 8 different sounds. Percussive intruments. Melodic or Drum Percussions.
By dragging your finger from the center of a sphere to the room will create a note. You will be able to set the "good" distance of a note for creating you rhythmic by watching the number displayed on the screen until you release your finger.
By zooming in you will be able to set the pitch of all notes generated by a sphere.
Add as much sphere as you like.
To set the volume. Mute or listen to the Reverb of the room, zoom out.
Only the visible spheres can be hear. An half sphere displayed will play half volume.
Drag a sphere out of the room to delete it.
You can record your performances and share them via iTunes files sharing.
This App is really cool.
Verry well done.
A Super App!
Review by Ed
For musicians, vDjs, and others.
What is it?
An audio and image sequencer.
How it works?
You have a board. This board can be divided in x zones (x because I don’t know the maximum of divisions. A lot…). Each division can play a loop. A loop contains 4 sequencers. 1 to 32 steps sequencer. 1 for images and 3 for the audio. For the image, it uses .glsl files. (A GLSL Object is an object in the OpenGL API that encapsulates the compiled or linked Shaders that execute portions of the OpenGL Pipeline. These objects represent code written in the OpenGL Shading Language (GLSL). If you know how to program a .glsl file you will be able to edit it within the App. If not, there are a lot of images in the built in library. So, you have the 8 tracks sequencers. (Same for the audio). It works like most of all the sequencer. (Tap to add an event, again to delete, drag to set the length,…) You can load 1 image per track. You can also set the background colour and the transition duration. For each image, 7 parameters to set, or automatise with the sequencer or control with your finger. 1, 2 or 3 fingers. (x & y. Axis).
For the 3 Audio sequencers. Also 8 tracks. (Import audio from Audio Share or AudioCopy). 11 effects: Flanger, Gate, Delay, Reverb, Low & High Pass, Lowshelf & HighShelf, Parametric Filter, Clipper & Limiter. All the parameters can be automatised, set or control with your finger! It’s awesome!
1 loop = 34 audio tracks + 8 animations tracks + ?
The input! The built in microphone or an Audiobus input! K Mashine comes with the Ableton Link feature…
Before to conclude… a 3 band EQ and a compressor (master out), a lot of sharing features, the community, record and share a video without the UI,,..
And more. Check out the tutorial below.
To conclude. A very very good surprise! This App is awesome! Really! And very easy to use! A Must Have for vDJ. A Must Have for musicians too! (Even if you don't use the image sequencer.... can you imagine, a board with 100 Loops ready to play with all the parameters adjustable with you fingers...). A Must Have for live performances…
a Must Have,
a Killer App!
A Must Have!
A note: I don't know if this App is famous or not, downloaded a lot or not...
I hope so! Because this App is AWESOME!
Review by Ed
Speak Unit is unique in the App Store because it’s the only Audio Unit App that can speak text. Speak Unit is a Robot, and because of this he has a typical accent from the Robot’s Galaxy. He can talk 12 phrases of 150 characters. I love Robots. I love speak to text Apps. I love also the unique Apps. Because of this, a Killer Apps! A Must Have! Note that the Audio Unit version allows you to save all your phrases.
Review by Ed
Do you know this App?
OK, I add the Apps that I received at this moment for the Sunday Contest #012 below....
You don't know this App...
Watch the video trailer below.
A Killer App!
I forgot: PhonoPaper has been developed by Alexander Zolotov (PixiTracker and Sunvox)
Next Sunday Contest: Apps to win (at this moment)
Encoding and decoding voice