Apple Adds Audiobus Support to GarageBand


Audiobus is, kind of, the coolest music app in the App Store. It is a mediator, of sorts, that lets one music app interact with another music app. It is really quite extraordinary. Once the app is downloaded to your device, it finds all compatible apps and gives you easy access to each one. Not only that, these music apps can now interact with each other. So, you can start a drum beat with FunkBox Drum Machine, add a sample using Loopy HD, plug in your guitar and add some tasty riffs with AmpliTube, and lay down a smooth melody with GrainBender.

Audiobus launched in the App Store September of last year, when only a handful of music apps were supported. Its technology quickly became talked about in music circles, and now Audiobus is supported by more than 50 top-notch apps. Today, GarageBand has been added to that list. It’s like getting the “Colbert Bump” in the App Store. Now that Apple is on board, everyone will know about it.

With Audiobus support, you’ll be able to link up all of your compatible music apps to created awesome mixes and then open GarageBand and record the entire sound as a track. You don’t have to dump files into iTunes File Sharing or send it through an email. You simply connect the apps within Audiobus and then tap the one you want to visit to set up the sound you want.

Audiobus is normally $9.99, but to celebrate GarageBand support, the developers have put it on sale for only $4.99 for a limited time. If there were ever a time for you to download your own copy of this app, it would be today. If you are a musician who uses the iPad to create and mix songs, this is a must-have addition to your repertoire.

[Via: The Verge]

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