Audiobus is an audio transfer app, allowing you to route audio material between Cubasis and other compatible apps in realtime.
Using Audiobus, you can
- record / input audio from other apps.
- output audio from Cubasis into other apps.
- use additional effects processing apps when routing sound between Cubasis and other apps.
Having launched the Audiobus app, tap either the input or output port and choose Cubasis. You can add multiple apps to the input port. Initially, if the app isn't already running, the port is on standby. Tap the port again to launch the app.
- Using Cubasis as INPUT allows other apps to record Cubasis' stereo audio output.
- Set Cubasis as OUTPUT and other Audiobus apps can be selected as audio input source in the Cubasis track inspector. Audiobus tracks are always stereo. In the second field you can select an input app of the ones available.
When Audiobus is active, it provides an overlay interface for easy inter-app control. When Cubasis is in the background, it offers the following means of remote control:
- Switch to Cubasis
- Rewind: Returns the playhead to the beginning of bar 1
- Play / Pause: Also stops recording
- Record: Starts playback and recording; pressing it again only stops recording but continues playback
Follow these steps to record audio from another app into Cubasis:
- Launch the Audiobus app
- Select one or more input apps (optionally an effects app) and launch them
- Set Cubasis as the output app and tap to run it
- Each Audiobus app has automatically created a corresponding track in Cubasis.
- If you haven't loaded any music yet, turn on the metronome or load a few drum loops in order to stay in sync with your project while recording.
- Switch to one of the input apps.
- In the Audiobus overlay interface, tap the Cubasis icon, then tap the record button to start recording.
- Press the play button to stop recording and playback.
- Switching back to Cubasis, you can take a look at your recording, adjust the playhead position and modify your song before continuing recording.
Follow these steps to record a Cubasis MIDI track played by another app:
- Launch Audiobus, add a CoreMIDI compatible app as an input and Cubasis as the output app.
- Configure the other app to receive MIDI from Cubasis.
- In Cubasis, tap the MIDI track's instrument icon and select No Instrument.
- In the Inspector's MIDI Connections, set the other app as the MIDI output port.
- Each Audiobus app has automatically created a corresponding track in Cubsasis.
- Select the audio track to set it record-enabled.
- Make sure that the audio track's input is set to Audiobus and the other app's name.
- Tap the Record button. Cubasis sends the MIDI track's notes to the other app (via CoreMIDI) and records its audio output into the audio track (via Audiobus).
Note: MIDI from an external keyboard is received by every CoreMIDI compatible app running in the background simultaneously. Cubasis doesn't manage the routing by forwarding the MIDI input of a track to the MIDI output. It is necessary to configure the MIDI input and output settings in every app depending on the desired routing.
Monitoring is obsolete on Audiobus tracks and therefore not available, as the incoming signals are audible as well as measured in the mixer's input levels by default anyway.
For more information on the Audiobus product, please visit www.audiob.us.