AppBC has released audiomux – an app that lets you route audio, between iOS devices and Macs, using a USB cable.
audiomux is the first app capable of streaming audio from iOS to Mac, via the standard 30pin/lightning USB cable. The app is designed to let you use your iOS apps like you would use a plugin.
AppBC is the maker of midimux, which routes MIDI between iOS & Mac over USB.
Here’s a video demo of the audiomux + midimux combo in action:
At the technical level, audiomux creates a virtual audio device for each iDevice connected to the Mac. since the audio is transferred digitally via USB, the audio received on either side is transparent, without any loss of signal quality and done at very low latency.
- stream audio from your iOS Apps to your Mac and vice versa
- Audiobus integration ensures immediate compatibility with countless iOS music Apps
- connect multiple iOS devices to your Mac, each will create its own audio device
- low cpu usage – so you can keep using all your apps
- very low latency via USB
- audiomux needs a small helper app installed on the Mac. See the midimux site for details.
- audiomux is compatible with Mac OSX 10.9 and up
- Requires Audiobus
- iOS 7 and up
audiomux is available now for US $6.99 in the App Store.
According to AppBC, a bundle of audiomux & midimux is going to be available for $9.99, effectively making audiomux free to midimux owners, so existing midimux users may want to watch for this to be made available.