Audiobus – new technology that provides live, app-to-app audio streaming in iOS – has been approved by Apple, according to its developers:
This morning, Apple finished reviewing the first version of Audiobus, and it has been approved.
We’ve been working with a small group of third party developers that we already have a close connection with because we want to make sure that those apps can serve as examples for all the other developers (currently more than 400) for how to implement Audiobus.
Once our initial community of developers have finished the Audiobus integration, we’ll be all launching together and opening up the SDK to the public.
While it has been officially approved by Apple, it will not be added to the App Store until testing with an initial batch of third-party developers is completed.
Audiobus is a local (and network) communications channel for sending live audio, like the audible output of a synthesizer app, or the output of a guitar amp effects app. Audiobus is also a multi-track recorder and content creation platfom, allowing you to record and mix the output of several apps all at once, and then publish the result.
Audiobus is a communications channel for routing live audio, like the audible output of a synthesizer app or the output of a guitar amp effects app, on iOS.
Support for Audiobus will need to be added by each app, but the developers say that they have ‘worked hard to make it very easy to integrate. Once this starts happening, it will open up a lot of possibilities for iOS music making.
If you’re an iOS user, let us know what you think about Audiobus!
Note: We published some details on Audiobus in the initial version of this article, taken earlier today from the Audiobus FAQ, that we’ve since learned is out of date. We’ve updated the post to reflect this and they have also updated their FAQ.