December 10, 2012
A Tasty Pixel in partnership with Audanika has announced the immediate release of Audiobus. The $9.99 universal app is an inter-app audio routing system. With it, users can connect different music apps together like virtual cables. Already fully compatible with 12 music apps including Rebirth for iPad, Loopy, SoundPrism Pro, Audiobus is expected to work with other apps in the coming months. To date, 750 developers have registered to implement Audiobus into their own iOS products. The app will remind many of the Spotify app's clean interface. It allows users to easily connect the output of one Audiobus-compatible app into the input of the another. For example, with Audiobus users can play a synthesizer live into a looper or multi-track recorder, or use one app to manipulate the live output of another. According to Audiobus developer Michael Tyson:
Audiobus is going to fundamentally change the way people make music on the iPad and iPhone. The app works like virtual audio cables, turning a platform of isolated apps into a community of pluggable components that work together seamlessly, far greater than the sum of their parts. Nothing like this has even been attempted before.The app is the result of a 12-month collaboration between A Tasty Pixel, developer of iOS audio apps Loopy and Loopy HD, and Audanika, developer of SoundPrism and SoundPrism Pro. Loopy, Loopy HD, and SoundPrism Pro have been placed on sale for the launch. Other apps being supported at launch include: Propellerheads’ Rebirth for iPad, JamUp and JamUp Pro, Sunrizer Synth, SoundPrism Pro, Loopy and Loopy HD, MultiTrack DAW, NLog Synth Pro and NLog MIDI Synth, sir Sampleton, and Funkbox. We’ve only recently had the chance to experience Audiobus. As such, we’re not quite ready to give you a review. When we do, we’ll certainly let you know. Audiobus is available now in the App Store.