Aug 202012
 

A common task with iOS devices is creating some music in one app, and then transferring it over to another app. Auria supports this in a few different ways, one of which is through AudioCopy/Paste.

In this tutorial I created a very simple synth bass line in Magellan, a cool new synth available for iOS from Yonac Software, and needed to move it into Auria. I used AudioCopy/AudioPaste to import the bass line onto a track in Auria, and then used the Fabfilter Micro plugin to add a sweeping filter through automation.

Here are the specific steps performed in the video:

  1. In Magellan, record a few passes of the bass line using its built-in recorder, and then export the recording using AudioCopy
  2. Close Magellan and open Auria
  3. In a brand-new project, create a single stereo audio track, and switch to the Edit window
  4. Select the empty track
  5. Open the Edit menu drop-down and tap AudioPaste
  6. Choose the number of loops (in this case just 1) and tap Paste
  7. Tap the FX button to open the ChannelStrip (this can be done from either the Mix or Edit windows)
  8. Tap the first insert slot and select Fabfilter Micro (this is an optional paid add-on)
  9. Using a finger (or two!) adjust the frequency, gain, and envelope modulation controls
  10. To begin automating Micro, tap the W button in the plugin to arm automation recording
  11. Start playback of the project and adjust the plugin’s controls as needed (the W will become red to indicate recording)
  12. After recording simply play back the song to view the automation
  13. To view (and edit) the automation data, switch to the Edit window and select the desired Micro parameter in the drop-down list (frequency in the video)

We’ll take a more in-depth look at using and editing automation in a future tutorial.

  6 Responses to “Importing a synth part and Fabfilter’s Micro”

  1. Awesome tutorial! More like this, please!

    Sidenote: what sort of dock connector cable are you using? I like the right-angle plug.

  2. I was trying out something from Griffin called the StudioConnect (http://store.griffintechnology.com/ipad/ipad-2/studioconnect-na17132). It has audio and MIDI I/O, plus charging and a dock; it worked really well for the purposes of recording the video. Haven’t tried any recording with it yet, though.

  3. Thanks for the demo! There needs to be more like this one covering all of the avaliable plugins for Auria.

  4. If I already bought the ProQ plug is there any point in gettin the micro? Would it be possible to achieve the same thing in ProQ with a high/low shelf band and sweep it around? Or is this different?

    • Fabfilter Micro is a little different, it’s an analog-style filter while Pro-Q is a 24-band EQ. Here’s a good description of Micro from the Fabfilter site:

      FabFilter Micro’s single filter is smooth and creamy, yet easily turns into raw saturation and self-oscillation when tweaked using the interactive filter display. It features low-pass and high-pass shapes and an envelope follower to modulate the cut-off frequency.

      With the individual Input Gain and Output Gain parameters, you can fully control the saturation of the internal filter, making FabFilter Micro not only ideally suited for basic filtering tasks, but also capable of beautiful distortion and analog saturation effects.

      • Thanks. I misinterpreted the plug description as sort of a slightly modified 1 band version of the ProQ. :)

        On my next to-purchase list then!

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