updated 11:30 pm EDT, Sun April 6, 2014
Auto routing software for iOS apps updated to version 2.0
Popular app-to-app audio routing solution for many iOS apps, Audiobus, has been updated to version 2.0. Initially released in 2012, Audiobus offers iOS apps the ability to communicate with each other to exchange effects and sounds, allowing users to create a single audio stream from multiple apps, simultaneously. Its latest version features Multi-Routing, which can manage multiple audio pipelines for unlimited connections or effect chaining. Audiobus display a menu for selecting a compatible app, opening and adding an effect on top of an existing one. This creates a chain of effects within the Audiobus interface, which can be combined with multi-channel input hardware support.
Users can also now save presets with state saving, meaning that presets allow users to save specific configurations for reuse in the future. Currently being tested through a beta SDK with selected apps, presets and state-saving reduces time spent on configuring. Audiobus 2 is available on the App Store, and is priced at $5, with the Multi-Routing feature available as an additional $5 in-app purchase.
OS X battery monitoring app, Battery Diag, free for limited time
Rocky Sand Studio has released a battery monitoring app for machines with a 64-bit processor and running OS X 10.9 or later, entitled Battery Diag. Users can access battery information from their menu bar, as well as obtain a brief overview displaying important health and status information regarding the battery. Detailed battery information is also accessible, and the app can be displayed in a variety of themes. Battery Diag is currently free for download in the Mac App Store, with its price waived for a limited time.