By now you've likely heard about the release of the new app from the Audiobus team - Audiobus Remote. Interest peaked last week when the team slowly started dropping hints about a "super secret" new app on the way. We can now finally see what they hype was about, and I think you'll agree it was worth it.
For those of you with multiple devices (which need to be iPad 3, iPad Mini, or iPhone 4s or newer - due to the Bluetooth LE requirements), this app provides you with a second screen in which to remotely control your Audiobus apps. Not only can you start and stop these apps, but for many, you can change effects banks, patterns in drum machines, and so on.
This is a great tool, as now you can really use two devices to full effect. Some obvious uses here are with Loopy HD (Developer Michael Tyson is also part of the Audiobus development team), and with the Holderness Media effects, being able to change patterns mid-stream without leaving your synth app.
As more developers start to integrate Audiobus Remote into their apps, I'm sure we will find many creative ways to use two devices. This app clearly has some utility for live performers, but even for home studio recording, it opens up new possibilities.
Here's the full rundown from the App Store description:
With Audiobus Remote, transport your Audiobus-compatible music apps’ controls onto a second iPad or iPhone: it’s a second screen for your Audiobus session, powered by Bluetooth LE and Apple's iBeacon technology.
-- Audiobus Remote requires iPad 3, iPad Mini, iPhone 4s, iPod Touch 5th Generation and newer devices --
Start Audiobus Remote for the first time, then simply hold it near your other iPad or iPhone running Audiobus: the two devices will pair immediately, and you’ll see the apps running on your Audiobus device appear on Audiobus Remote’s control surface. You will see all the Audiobus Connection Panel controls you’re used to, including app switching, transport and record controls.
Apps can also define Remote Triggers, providing access to app-specific functions within Audiobus Remote. For example:
- Record or toggle individual loops in Loopy HD.
- Trigger drum samples in DM-1.
- Move between presets in Bias FX and JamUp.
- Change presets and adjust effect controls in Holderness Media’s effects apps including Johnny and Caramel.
- Trigger individual sections in Sector, and switch modes.
- Play a mini version of SoundPrism Electro in Audiobus Remote.
All this on a second screen, while you can stay focused in one app on your main device.
Audiobus Remote. More space for play.
Discover apps with Remote Triggers on our compatible apps directory at http://audiob.us/apps
Audiobus Remote requires the Audiobus app and two Bluetooth Low Energy-compatible iOS devices: iPhone 4S, iPad 3 or iPad Mini, iPod Touch 5th gen, and newer.
The app sells for a reasonable $4.99 USD, and can be picked up at the App Store link below![app 964755325]