Published On November 20, 2015 | News, Recording/Mixing

arturia isem

Arturia’s iSEM app is an authentic-sounding software recreation of the trailblazing ’70s vintage Oberheim synthesizer expander module for iPad. Now, thanks to Apple’s Audio Units Extensions technology, the iSEM app brings the functionality of AU plug-ins to both OS X and iOS.

Apple’s Audio Unit Extensions is an all-new technology in its latest iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan operating systems that aims to bring the Audio Units system-level full plug-in architecture model that was previously only available to third-party developers like Arturia in OS X to both OS X and iOS. And Arturia is one of the first third-party developers to implement its innovative musical advancement with the release of the latest iSEM update. This represents a more user-friendly experience than the traditional way of interlinking apps using Inter-App Audio or Audiobus, which was the case with previous versions of the app.

iSEM can now run within an app like GarageBand for iPad, similar to how you would run a plug-in within a DAW on a computer-based setup. So you have all the features and sound of iSEM from within the host app.

iSEM development partner Rolf Wöhrmann said, “By using Audio Unit Extensions-compatible apps like iSEM, GarageBand users can extend its sonic capabilities above and beyond those of the built-in instruments into the wonderful world of Arturia.”

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