AudioShare - audio document manager
Are you an iOS dev? Check out the free AudioShare SDK.
AudioShare for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Please see Frequently Asked Questions if you have any questions.
AudioShare is an audio document manager with powerful import and export abilities.
If you are using music-making apps on your device, this tool is a must-have!
Organize all your soundfiles and midifiles on your device. Create folders, rename and move files and folders around, put everything where you can find it.
Use it to transfer soundfiles between apps and between your device and computer. For example, take a soundfile from your dropbox and share it on SoundCloud. Or audiocopy sounds from your favorite music-making app and import into the AudioShare library for later sharing or copying into other apps. Or use the built-in web browser to download soundfiles straight from the net!
Some apps has a dedicated Export to AudioShare button for super-smooth workflow.
You can also record directly in the app from hardware input or other apps through Inter-App Audio or Audiobus, preview and play soundfiles with waveform display, and normalize, trim, or convert soundfiles to standard 16 bit 44.1KHz uncompressed WAV.
Since version 2.6, AudioShare features a built-in Inter-App Audio host with 4 slots. The input slot takes an IAA generator/instrument app, or the hardware input, or Audiobus. The remaining three slots can hold IAA effect apps to process the audio. Additionally, the first slot can also hold the internal File Player for direct processing of audio files through IAA effect apps.
You can even play a file through Audiobus and back into AudioShare for external processing or 'sound-on-sound' technique.
Full Dropbox integration, transfer multiple files and folders to and from your Dropbox.
AudioShare supports all soundfile formats, bit depths and rates, that has built-in support in iOS: AIFF, AIFC, WAVE, SoundDesigner2, Next, MP3, MP2, MP1, AC3, AAC_ADTS, MPEG4, M4A, CAF, 3GP, 3GP2, AMR.
In addition, it also supports standard MIDI files.
Note that AudioShare can read all of the formats listed above, but only write some of them. For example, AudioShare can write M4A but not MP3.
What is iTunes File Sharing?
File Sharing is the way to transfer files between an app and your computer: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4094
It's used not only by iTunes itself, but also more versatile tools like iFunBox.
Can AudioShare export songs to the Music Library on the device?
Unfortunately, no. iOS only allows an app to export photos and videos, not music. You'll need to go through your computer to do this, using iTunes File Sharing (see above). Note that this is a limitation in iOS itself, I would love to add this feature if only it was possible.
Can AudioShare convert to mp3?
iOS doesn't provide an mp3 encoder. The mp3 format is covered with patents and providing my own mp3 encoding could mean patent infringement, something I can't risk. AudioShare doesn't generate enough money to pay the expensive mp3 license. http://www.mp3-tech.org/patents.html
AudioShare crashes when trying to import a song
If the song is not stored on your device but is in the cloud (iTunes Match), you must download it first to your device. In a coming update AudioShare will display a proper error message instead of crashing.
How do I rename files?
Long-press on the filename in the library and choose "Rename".
Something is not working, or behaving strange!
As with all apps, sometimes it can help just restarting it, as described here: http://www.apple.com/support/iphone/assistant/application/#section_3
Is Bluetooth audio not working?
Since AudioShare is both a recording and playback app, it will only work with two-way bluetooth devices. That is, devices with both microphone and speaker. This is because of a limitation in iOS, and unfortunately nothing I can change.
How do I transfer a file from Dropbox to AudioShare?
How do I export a file from AudioShare to Dropbox?
How do I move files and folders?
For moving a single item, long-press the filename in the library and choose "Move". For multiple items, tap "Edit" and select the items, then press the green move button (An arrow pointing down into a box).
Why does AudioShare not show up in the "Open with" list of apps?
iOS has a limitation that makes this list only show 10 (or so) of all apps that can open a specific filetype. If you have more than that, AudioShare might not show up in the list. We are many that are hoping that Apple will solve this issue in the future.
Can AudioShare record the sound of other apps?
Yes, since 2.2.1 AudioShare supports Audiobus, meaning that AudioShare will be able to record sound from any other Audiobus-compatible app! Since version 2.6, AudioShare also supports Inter-App Audio on iOS7!
Inter-App Audio problems
If you get "Could not create IAA node, error -1" when trying to connect an app inside AudioShare, it means that one or more IAA apps has become "stuck" in the background. It is not a bug in the IAA node or AudioShare, but simply a glitch in how IAA currently works. Simply take the following steps to fix the issue.
How do I transfer multiple folders and files from my computer?
The interface for file sharing in iTunes does not allow you to enter subfolders or transfer folders of files. Instead, you can use iFunBox (free) to transfer multiple folders and files from your desktop computer to AudioShare. http://www.i-funbox.com/
AudioShare export/import SDK
AudioShareSDK will let you export/import audio or midi from your own app into the AudioShare app or the other way around, with just a single line of code. Take a look at the SDK and add that "Export to AudioShare" or "Import from AudioShare" button in your own app!
It's similar to AudioCopy, but:
Some apps that have implemented AudioShare support includes:
Do you know of an app that has implemented AudioShare SDK but is not listed above? Let me know and I'll add it!
Note that implementing the AudioShare SDK is not needed for an app to be able to communicate with AudioShare, as long as the app implements "Open In", can open audio file URLs, or implements AudioCopy/Paste. But please contact the developer of your favorite apps and ask them to add AudioShare support, since it makes it even easier for the user. It's only a few lines of code!
big thanks to mazenl77 for the speaker used in the icon