Setting Up an Audiobus Signal Chain - dummies

By Ryan C. Williams, Mike Levine

Audiobus lets you connect different iOS audio apps together and make any long or complicated audio settings you need to make the music you hear in your head. The app also lets you save your settings, so you won’t have to manually set up these chains again every time you want to use them. Audiobus offers compatibility with many apps, but they all follow these same basic four steps to get things up and running:

  1. Open the Audiobus app.

    You see the initial workflow of Input to Effects to Output, but you can load several different apps in those places (or create different routes by tapping the plus icon in the top-right corner).

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  2. Load your Input.

    Tap the Input section and choose from the available apps. After you select the app and “wake it up,” you see a screen like this. You can also load multiple apps into the same input slot.

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  3. Load your Effects.

    Choose the apps through which you wish to route audio in a manner similar to step 2. You can load multiple effects, and the audio will route through the apps in the order you choose. Or you can just stick with one app.

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  4. Load your Output.

    This app acts as the final step for your audio, whether you’re recording or just routing to any available audio outputs. Load the app.

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