A year after the launch of original Audiobus inter-app audio routing system for iOS audio applications, the team behind the program has announced the details on a new version coming in 2014. The update will be focused on removing limitations and making the app more useful for performers who need expanded, reliable feature set.
- running as many apps in parallel as the device can handle
- creating as many audio pipelines (routing chains) as the device can handle
- saving presets of connection setups (and sharing them via email / social media)
Watch the new version’s features being demoed by musician Christopher Rice in the video below – he describes his setup below:
For this video I loaded some audio loops [...] from one of my songs into Loopy so I could remix them live using my own apps Echo Pad and Swoopster, plus the AUFX apps, with the loops routed through separate effect chains in Audiobus.
For that song I actually had 3 separate Loopy tracks as Inputs for one of the effect chains so I could process those 3 loops through Echo Pad, another single loop through Swoopster, another one through AUFX:Dub into AUFX:Space, plus one or two dry loops running on another chain. What you hear in the video is the actual live mix recorded straight from the iPad mini headphone output into my Apogee ONE which was connected to my iPhone, which captured the video as well.
Worth noting is that (for now) Audiobus is continuing to develop their own system independent of Apple’s own InterApp Audio, which allows simple routing of audio between apps. We’re guessing that IAA might be a bit too limiting to achieve some of the complex routing that Audiobus delivers.
More details about the 2014 launch of Audiobus 2 on Audiobus’ forums.Related