More Apps Taking A Ride On The Audiobus

Audiobus – the much-anticipated system for routing audio between iOS applications – is scheduled to be released Monday, December 10th, with support from about a dozen apps. Given the huge number of iOS music apps now available, that means that some of your favorites aren’t on the list of Audiobus-compatible apps.

More apps, though, should be getting Audiobus support soon:
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BeatMaker Getting All Sorts Of MIDI Love

Intua has announced BeatMaker 2.2, and they’re bringing all sorts of MIDI love to the iPad music workstation.

Here’s what’s new in BeatMaker 2.2:

  • MIDI Out, Sync, Thru and MIDI-over-WiFi support
  • Virtual MIDI inputs/outputs
  • MIDI Hotplug
  • MIDI Import: import MIDI files into the song sequencer and pattern editor
  • Export individual patterns to MIDI files
  • New Swing feature for recording and pattern editing
  • DropBox file sharing support
  • Revamped Sample Lab/Chop Lab. Now everything can be tailored within the same interface.
  • Non-destructive chopping options
  • Customize sample bounds per pad
  • Automatically create track patterns from chopped samples
  • Export song to individual audio tracks
  • Added amount multiplier and invert ADSR options
  • Support for Apple Loops slice points (reading & writing).
  • Korg’s WIST support (synchronizes supported music apps playback).
  • Other general improvements and iOS 5 related fixes

This update has yet to hit the App Store. Version 2.1.2 is available for $19.99.

If you’re a BeatMaker user, let us know what you think of it!

BeatMaker 2.1 For iOS Now Available

Beatmaker 2 for iPad

Intua has released BeatMaker 2.1, an updated version of its mobile music workstation for iOS.

Here’s what’s new in BeatMaker 2.1:

  • Native iPad interface
  • Support for MIDI controllers through CoreMIDI, with MIDI learning and templates
  • Instruments parameters automations (LFOs, envelopes, pads settings, etc.)
  • MIDI export improved with Control Change (MIDI CC) messages
  • New Master track with volume, pan, and 3 FX slots
  • Audio input monitoring while recording
  • New “Note Repeat” mode
  • Pad copy & paste on the drum machine
  • Improved memory management
  • Info window for monitoring CPU, memory usage, battery and controlling the audio device
  • SoundCloud API now uses OAuth2
  • Reduce application binary size
  • Add support for bluetooth speakers and headphones (A2DP compliant)
  • Many improvements in every aspect of the application

BeatMaker 2.1 is available now for $19.99 in the App Store.

If you’ve used BeatMaker 2, let us know what you think of it!

This Is All On A Phone – Intua’s BeatMaker 2

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This video is an overview of Intua’s BeatMaker 2, which they describe as ‘the most advanced mobile music workstation’.

It is impressive what they manage to pack into a $19.99 app.

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