Many consumers have yet to fully grasp an understanding of just how advanced features that Apple has baked into iOS for content creation are. Industry standard frameworks like CoreMIDI and CoreAudio- from Apple’s their desktop system MacOS has made its way over to iOS, making studio-quality music creation possible from iPhones and iPads. Not to mention iOS exclusive features like Inter-App Audio,which works kind of like Propellerhead’s Rewire technology; but what really puts iOSon desktop level is iOS’s Audio Unit Extenstion ability.
Apple includes the pre-installed Audio Units from MacOS in iOS by default!
Audio Unit Extensions work much like VST Architecture by Steinburg Technologies , adding capabilities that was only available on Desktop-Class Workstaions (Mac and PC) up until now. Audio Units being a system wide feature for iOS means any Instrument or Effect installed on your device that’s also an Audio Unit extension will be available in any installed DAW,like Garageband, Cubasis, and FL Studio Mobile.
GarageBand has decent built-in effects for audio and MIDI,for those not yet ready for Mobile Studio Expansion.
GarageBand for iOS has a pretty simple process for adding External Instruments and Effects to your recording session:
Choose one of your favorite AU instruments or Find more on the App Store.
Bring a idea, a drum track, or stem a whole song for finalization and mixdown.
Now Mobile Music Creators have another feature to add along side AudioBus and Inter-App Audio.If You’re interested in a walkthrough on how to add Audio Unit Effects to individual Tracks, check out the video below.