It will work with Alesis ioDock, but Auria also supports multi-channel USB interfaces, so you could, for example record an entire band through an 18-input USB interface.
As far as MIDI, Auria is an audio-only app, so no there's no midi clock. We may add midi syncing in a future update, though.
The price will be $49.95
Yes *please* ... i've just got an IO Dock, because I *need* audio and MIDI for live performance. There must be a lot of people like me buying guitar processors and vocal harmony processors that need MIDI to drive them. The hardware sequencer makers such as AKAI have walked away from standalone hardware, so looks like the iPad is the solution for those who don't trust laptops. (Maybe delusional thinking - time will tell).
I'll have to use Garageband or other iPad DAWs until then - but this looks amazing. And PSP rock ... wish I could make use of this.
Hats off to the developers if this works as promised.
Midi sync would be so useful, along with background audio, so with audio multi inputs and outputs we could loop back other apps audio through the hardware to record into AURIA, either instruments or effects ; assuming the CPU has any remaining grunt to run other apps along with this?
P.s Did the earth just move a little for anyone else?
With so many tracks available, I'm VERY interested to see if this has a grouping feature for editing, otherwise it will be a pain. Especially for arranging thereafter. I'd love to group drums for example and collapse them for ease of use.
I'm not too fussed it has no midi, but one feature I would love is playlists so I could do my guitars and vocals and comp together a great single take from multiple takes on the same track.
Okay so you have a 48 track DAW....questions remain.
Where do you store all those tracks? The largest iPad is only 64gb.
How do you output those tracks individually for editing and mixing?
These are my questions. I'd love to incorporate this as my mobile rig for recording live shows but I need to know more about data storage and exporting. It sounds like it's pretty easy but without an iPad to test it on... well... show knows
44/24 = 15 mb a minute stereo. 7.5 mb a minute mono.
48 (contiguous) stereo tracks * 15 = 720 mb a minute, 4 minute pop song = 2.8gb
48 (contiguous) mono tracks * 7.5 = 360 mb a minute, 4 minute pop song = 1.4 gb.
Typical bottom barrel (cheapest) iPad has a little over 14gb of usable space (OS takes up some space). Should be plenty enough for takes and overdubs especially since very few people will actually be using 48 tracks, let alone 48 contiguous stereo tracks.
I do wonder how hard it will hit the battery though.
Can anyone tell me why I would want to mix and/or edit on an iPad? Why would it be better than a laptop? Laptops have way more interface options, too.
Have you ever tried it?
Most apps on iOS boot within seconds. Windows and Mac OS take a good half a minute if you're lucky enough to have them installed on an SSD. For most with standard HDDs, it's a good 2-4 minutes before your DAW is running and/or your project has started opening.
I remember they were pretty hostile towards the idea...
It was really surprising to me considering how "for the user" they are over there. Meh...it wasn't for them and that is fine. It was the dismissive attitude of "It can't be done" and "The iPad is just a toy" that burned me.
I welcome this app with open arms. I hope my Motu interface will work with it.
Thats whats wrong with the world, dont let anyone tell you why you would want anything, decide for yourself!
I see your point, but I was merely asking why someone would want this, not asking to be convinced. Perhaps there are situations I haven't thought of, no? I don't think it's wrong to ask why somebody would want a product when one doesn't fully understand said product's place in the market.