The latest loopop video takes a look at three ways you can use an iPhone as an effects processor.
The video demos the three approaches with an iPhone, but they’ll work equally well with an iPad.
Most synths, especially analog ones, don’t have any onboard effects such as reverb, delay, tremolo, etc, and indeed are very well paired with effects and multi fx processors, which add a lot to the sound.
The problem with that is that it’s more hardware, cost and space.
However, phones have gotten so powerful recently, that they can be perfectly adequate multi-effects processors, and, in the case of the iPhone (and iOS in general), multi-channel and multi chain processors with hub apps such as AUM and Audiobus, along with broadly implemented AU and Interapp Audio SDKs.
This video shows 3 ways to get up and running:
1. Using a simple fx processor app
2. Creating multiple fx chains using AUM (or Audiobus)
3. Creating multi-input/channel fx chains (assuming you have a multichannel audio interface)
The video also takes a look at the differences between AU effects and Interapp audio fx.