For me, I am most interested in CPU consumption. With the setup I have going, the ideal Audulus would be able to handle MIDI in and out. I like the fact that BM3 has Ableton Link, and that it hosts AUv3’s. But I am sure it uses a lot of overhead. I stopped arranging in Ableton because the quality of the AUv3’s at the price point for iPad is amazing. I also got excited about being fully self sufficient, portable and off-grid.
As I started to use Audulus more, I stopped bothering with a DAW and stopped being interested in iOS apps. Now I like the idea of having things broken out, and Audulus seems to play a super fun role of being a master routing brain. I didn’t really go in with any of this in mind. But I am totally enthralled with everything now. IMHO, this idea of a gear routing brain – as well as a synth language – fits well with handmade instruments, pedals, custom cases, etc.
Right now, I am not producing like I could be, because I don’t have midi recording quite settled. The CV recorder seems important, and @stschoen’s MIDI recorder is too (but it freaks out with CPU). I feel like this stuff really could take off. I wish I was smarter and could make more of what I need.
Thank you so much to all of you for your help and inspiration. Audulus 3 may well go down in the franchise history as the good 'ol days.
When Audulus 4 does come out, I will probably pick up one of those Midi Fighter Twister’s, so if going without AUv3 helps 4 come along sooner (MIDI out) thats fine.
One thing though. If you have sequencing all set up with hardware and you run Audulus standalone, how do you functionally just loop record jamming out on a synth patch? Is anyone doing this without a DAW?