iOS Audio R/Evolution!

Audio enthusiasts – this is IMPRESSIVE! – Auria app for iPad will feature:

  • the ability to play 48 mono or stereo 24bit/44.1 kHz tracks simultaneously
  • record up to 24 of those tracks simultaneously (through any supported USB multichannel audio interface)
  • edit and mix with an interface similar to Pro Tools
  • Integrated FX processing
  • Bring in audio from iTunes, OR sessions from Pro Tools, Nuendo, Logic, Digital Performer or other DAWs via AAF import!!!


iPad 2 recommended; iOS 5 required. Auria will record from the iPad mic, but a compatible USB Class 2 audio interface and Camera Connection Kit is recommended. iPad 1 is limited to 24 tracks. Some plug-ins are optional.

This app is definitely on my wish list!


From WaveMachineLabs:
“Auria is a 48 track digital audio workstation designed exclusively for the iPad. Built from the ground up to be used in professional studio and live tracking applications, Auria includes the necessary tools for recording, mixing, and editing any project. Auria introduces innovative features such as AAF import/export for moving sessions between popular DAWs (like Pro Tools and Nuendo), 64-bit double precision architecture, and up to 24 tracks of simultaneous recording using compatible USB audio interfaces.

WaveMachine Labs has teamed with PSPaudioware to offer a powerful vintage-inspired channel strip on every channel, plus a mastering processor on the master and subgroup channels. Auria also features a first among mobile apps – VST plugin support; Auria includes several bundled plugins (convolution reverb, stereo chorus and delay, classicVerb and a pitch processor). Plug-ins by PSPAudioware, Overloud Audio Tools, Fabfilter and more will be available through in-app purchase. WaveMachine Labs is pioneering the effort to develop the VST standard on iOS, allowing manufacturers to easily port their existing plugins to the iPad.

GarageBand for iPad – MIDI Messages and Key Mappings

GarageBand for iPad – MIDI Messages and Key Mappings: “GarageBand for iPad – MIDI Messages and Key Mappings”

(Via iOS MIDI.)

Midi messages supported so far:

CC 1 – Modulation (in keyboard, for synths etc)

CC 7 – Current Track volume (only works in instrument mode, not in arrangement mode)

CC 8 – Current track pan (only works in instrument mode, not in arrangement mode)

CC 64 – Sustain Pedal

Channel Aftertouch

Pitch Bend

iPad Music Applications

IK Multimedia are promoting the iPad as a music device – as featured in Apple’s “iPad is Electric” add:

  • Score viewing during musical performance and playback
  • Learning songs and riffs with tablature and score apps
  • Live playing and practice with amp and effects apps like AmpliTube for iPad
  • Music creation with apps like GrooveMaker
  • DJing
  • Karaoke or “play along” singing
  • Viewing lyrics, notes and presentations

Apple introduces MIDI to iOS 4.2, iPads the world o’er get ready to rave

Apple introduces MIDI to iOS 4.2, iPads the world o’er get ready to rave: “

Although musicians were quick to pick up on the iPad’s possibilities as a control surface, the audio production corner of the App Store is still overwhelmingly devoted to things like guitar amp models and soft synths — that’s because until recently there was no way to send MIDI commands from iOS (not that some folks didn’t figure out workarounds). That’s why we were excited to hear about the appearance of MIDI APIs in iOS 4.2. What does this mean for all of you would-be Brian Enos? The gang over at Create Digital Music have put together a handy guide to what we might expect from a world where all out iOS devices can communicate via MIDI, whether through the USB cable or over WiFi — and it is a brave new world, indeed. Intrigued? We were too! And we were pleased to find out that yes, the M-Audio Uno works with the iPad, and that the accelerometer can indeed be used to pitch bend. Unfortunately, we also learned that the Line 6 MIDI Mobilizer is a lot less exciting than we thought it might be (that is, until third party devs go to town on the thing). Hit the source link for all that stuff and more. Or just peep the video after the break, if you wonder what the next version of Pianist Pro holds.

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