Audiobus developers today released a new product, Audiobus Remote, that lets you use a second iOS device as a control screen for your Audiobus sessions.
Here’s an example of Remote in action with Holderness FX:
Here’s an example of Audiobus Remote being used with Sector:
Audiobus Remote uses Bluetooth LE, so it requires:
- iPad 3 or newer;
- iPad Mini or newer;
- iPhone 4s or newer; or
- iPod Touch 5th Generation or newer devices.
To use Audiobus Remote:
- Start it for the first time, and simply hold it near your other iPad or iPhone running Audiobus.
- The two devices will pair , 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:, Remote Triggers can be used to
- Record or toggle individual loops in Loopy HD.
- Trigger drum samples in DM-1.
- Move between presets in Bias FX and JamUp.
- Change program and adjust effect controls in Holderness Media’s effects apps including Johnny and Caramel.
- Trigger individual sections in Sector, and switch modes.
This doubles your screen real estate, while letting you stay focused on one app in your primary device.
You can see a list of apps that have been updated to support Remote Triggers at the Audiobus site.
Audiobus Remote is available now for US $4.99. Audiobus and two Bluetooth LE compatible iOS devices are required.
If you’ve given this a try, leave a comment and let us know how you’re using it and how it’s working for you!