Making and performing music on mobile devices has gone from being a non-existant industry five years ago into a very compelling paradigm with new devices and applications constantly being released. One of the biggest obstacles in moving these types of applications and instruments from a computer-centric model to a mobile world is that there’s been a major lack of interconnectedness between applications, especially when it comes to routing audio.
Enter Audiobus, an “inter-app audio routing system”, to solve this problem. The application is an elegant solution to routing audio, letting the user send audio being generated by an application into other applications to filter, distort, and mix the audio. Check out the video below to get a quick introduction as to the concept:
Right now, there’s just a limited selection of applications that have compatibility, as it’s up to each individual app developer to code the necessary items for input and outputting audio in a way that AudioBus can connect to – and up to AudioBus to distribute access to the SDK to interested developers (their blog post indicated last week that over 750 interested devs had sent a request already!).
Here’s the full list of supported applications right now:
- Funkbox (input slot)
- JamUp XT (effects slot)
- JamUp Pro XT (effects slot)
- Loopy (input and output slot)
- Loopy HD (input and output slot)
- MultiTrack DAW (output slot)
- NLog MIDI Synth (input, effects and output slot)
- NLog Synth PRO (input, effects and output slot)
- Rebirth for iPad (input slot)
- SoundPrism Pro (input slot)
- Sunrizer Synth for iPad (input slot)
The AudioBus application costs $9.99, is compatible for iOS 5.0+ devices, and is available now.