My current workfow is as follows:
1. I connect the apps that i want to record, to audiobus. (like AniMg, Sunrizer, Beatmaker, etc)
2. Then I record tracks into Cubasis.
---- The cool thing is, that with all the virtual Midi Options available, its possible to control e.g. aniMg with cubasis, record the midi, quantize or edit it and then playback cubasis(controlling aniMg) and record the audio of aniMg while tweaking parameters(x,y pad) in the aniMg UI.
----- or use aniMg as a midi controller for other instruments.
------ or use cubasis to control stepPolyArp, which controls aniMg, which gets recorded by cubasis(midi or audio or both)
-----or using Konkreet Performer via virtual midi with sunrizer and record it via cubasis. (This combination would be incredible powerful with iMini !!!)
3. I use my Audio Interface Output(to)Input to record the Apps that don't support Audiobus (iMini, iMPC, Mellotronic etc.).
4. After recording the virtual instruments and arranging a little bit I export all the tracks to Auria.
5. I use Auria to overdub real instruments (guitars, vocals, piano etc.)
6. I mix in Auria, making use of the great plugins.
7. -->Mastering on Macbook Pro with Universal Audio Plugins.
The great thing about Virtual MIDI & Audiobus is, that it gives you the feeling of being in a big studio with a lot of gear (apps).
And you're free to wire them up any way you like, experiment and create great music. (wherever you are, with just headphones)
You can really make use of all the great apps that are out there, doing all the different things: creating, or transforming sound.
It's like sound LEGO with apps as bricks. The Ipad has recently become, an incredible creative environment for sound creation.
I also use Audioshare a lot.
Its a great Audiobrowser to manage all ur files and get them from one app into another.
And it also supports Audiobus.
So when i play around in an App and find some interesting sounds, i might just fire up Audioshare (not starting a complete project in cubasis) and record what i'm playing so i have it and can use it later.
Hope that clears this up a bit.
I really like the approach behind the retronym apps. They are well done and very good designed. But it feels to me like they are cut off from where the action is, because if you take music making music on the ipad seriously, you will most definetly be drawn to using something like cubasis/Auria and the "bus" and whatever supports it. To be creative, it's very important to have the freedom to use your gear as you wish, and i think the retronym apps are still missing out on this a little.http://soundcloud.com/atomtwix/cubasis-sunrizer-konkreet