Open Mic: What Is The Role For Mobile Devices For Musicians?

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We just posted our 2014 Best Desktop DAW poll – and for the first time, mobile DAWs are getting sophisticated enough that we needed to distinguish between desktop and mobile DAWs.

WaveMachine Labs Auria turns an iPad into a 48-channel audio recording system. Steinberg’s Cubasis lets you record up to 24 tracks simultaneously. And new apps, like Korg Gadget, offer complete virtual studios.

But, while mobile music apps are getting very powerful, most electronic musicians still think that desktop operating systems are best for music making.

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n-Track Studio Adds AudioBus Support

n-track-studion-Track Studio – a multi-track audio recorder for iPhone and iPad – has been updated, adding AudioBus support and more.

Here’s what’s new in n-Track Studio 2.1:

  • Support for Audiobus – you can now send audio from other apps to n-Track, play your favorite instrument app and record the output inside n-Track alongside the device mic/line input.
  • Each Audiobus app can be recorded to a separate track.
  • Option to record/process audio when the app is in the background.
  • Support for AudioCopy and AudioPaste: transfer audio files between compatible apps

n-Track Studio Multitrack Recorder is available for $5.99 in the App Store.

Beatmaker 2 Updated With AudioBus

intua-beatmaker-2Intua has released an update to BeatMaker 2, adding AudioBus support and more.

Here’s what’s new in Beatmaker 2.4.3:

  • Audiobus support – BeatMaker 2 can send to or receive audio from other apps
    • Monitor, record, apply effects, tweak input volume, apply noise gate from apps connected to Audiobus
    • Audio tracks are created automatically when connecting new apps or starting a new project
    • Control the sequencer and instrument sample recorder from another app with the Audiobus connection panel
  • Virtual MIDI input apps are not active by default, only controllers are
  • .midi files are now recognized
  • ZIP files transferred via FTP or DropBox are now unzipped automatically
  • Improvements of MIDI output timestamps

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