Audreio has announced Audreio AU, a new Audio Unit plug-in for streaming audio between iOS and Macs.
Audreio has an existing iOS app for streaming audio wirelessly. The new AU version lets you connect systems in any combination: iOS to plug-in, plug-in to iOS, iOS to iOS, plug-in to plug-in.
Audreio AU is an Audio Unit plug-in compatible with DAWs such as Logic, Live, Studio One, and Digital Performer, designed to stream full-bandwidth audio to devices on the same network. Audreio will automatically handle any sample rate and channel count differences between projects.
Pricing and Availability:
Audreio AU is expected to ship by mid-April. Audreio AU now for $14.95. Audreio AU will cost $19.95 when released in the second week of April. See the Audreio site for details.
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Same usual question: any plan for the same functionality on Windows?
Thanks for asking. Yes, we’re working on VST for Mac and Windows. Should be soon. Stay tuned.
What’s the latency like?
@misho, the latency depends on many things: sender buffer size, receiver buffer size, connected via cable or wireless, your router’s capabilities, how far you are from the router, etc.
That’s why instead, we have a slider that allows you to adjust the latency up and down at the expense of audio quality.
They make no mention of *how* this wireless connection is made…wifi (the latency would be pretty high, I suspect)? bluetooth (would be tolerable and probably usable)?
So, in checking out their site, they are developing a proprietary wireless technology…hmm.
@reidjazz, the wireless connection is made over wifi. Bluetooth (LE) doesn’t have enough bandwidth for high quality (lossless) audio streaming. Please see my reply to @misho regarding latency.
I think that in 4/5 situations there would be a single musician/performer, operating their gear within arms reach. So cable connections would be satisfactory and the most efficient in terms of minimum latency.
The other 1/5 situations would be where 2 or more artists are colaborating on projects, each with their own ‘satellite’ pods of gear. This is where wireless connectivity would be useful to link them together or in to a central hub PC.
A power cable to the iOS device uses up a lot less space than something like an Alesis IO Dock (http://www.alesis.com/iodock). That means getting the audio routed over wireless is very attractive.