I’ve just discovered - a bit late in the day but just in the nick of time really - that iOS 11 will support building and hosting Auv3 plugins that can send MIDI and be “MIDI only” plugins.
If one doesn’t need to support AudioBus Remote what are still good reasons feature wise for what AB3 offers middle-ware-wise for a new developer still making their MIDI apps AB3 compatible - as opposed to just making an AUv3 app?
My biggest interest with AB3 was the MIDI page. But with iOS 11 support for MIDI only plugins and MIDI out - doesnt this mean that once AU hosts support this new API there will be less need for AB3 - and maybe AUM will support it too ?
Will AB3 still just make it easier to “wire up” MIDI between app inputs and outputs when compared to what could be done with the iOS 11 AUv3 middleware API spec ?
I’m guessing that this iOS 11 feature maybe swayed the JUCE team in taking AudioBus off their list of furture to-dos? Kind of makes a bit more sense now.