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