iPhone/iPad iOS music making app round-up: Week 16

2nd Dec 2010 | 14:42

iPhone/iPad iOS music making app round-up: Week 16
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Another diverse set of apps. There’s a celebrity-endorsed beat-making tool, a free version of a popular loop-based app, a new synth and an instrument that, if you have an iPad, everyone’s going to be fighting over when you take it home for Christmas. Want to find out more? Be our guest.

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iPhone/iPad iOS music making app round-up: Week 16
UVI.net ElectroBeats by David Guetta, £5.99
Compatibility: iPhone, iPod touch and iPad (requires iOS 3.2 or later)

The French house maestro has put his name to this pad-based beat creation app that enables you to trigger and play both rhythmic and ‘pitched’ sounds. Tone generation is via samples and synthesis, and the sound library’s tones are electro-orientated. Watch the introduction video here.

Buy now from the App Store

iPhone/iPad iOS music making app round-up: Week 16
Looptastic Free, free
Compatibility: iPhone, iPod touch and iPad (requires iOS 3.0 or later)

This new version of the acclaimed loop-based performance/production tool is, you won’t be surprised to learn, free. It replaces Looptastic Gold and gives you 100 loops to work with, while also including many of the features of the full Looptastic app.

Buy now from the App Store

iPhone/iPad iOS music making app round-up: Week 16
Sohla Synthmate, £1.79
Compatibility: iPad (requires iOS 3.2 or later)

Another of the new breed of synths that could only really exist on the iPad. Synthmate lets you control pitch via the x-axis of its colourful interface and choose the parameter that can simultaneously be tweaked on the y-axis. You can choose from a list of preset scales or make your own, and the instrument is 5-note polyphonic. Video here.

Buy now from the App Store

iPhone/iPad iOS music making app round-up: Week 16
Smule Magic Fiddle, £1.79
Compatibility: iPad (requires iOS 3.2 or later)

This sister product to Magic Piano enables you to “bow, pluck, trill, vibrato and glissandi directly from your iPad”. Yes, it’s a virtual 3-string violin (sort of) - the app teaches you to play and you can then start to work your way through the Songbook. Like other Smule apps, it’s terrific fun.

Buy now from the App Store


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