iPhone/iPad iOS music making app round-up: Week 18

22nd Dec 2010 | 15:54

iPhone/iPad iOS music making app round-up: Week 18
Appy Christmas

We’ll have a round-up of the year in iOS music making next week, but for now, here’s 2010’s final briefing on the latest new and updated apps to have made it into Apple’s store. What will 2011 bring? Who knows, but MusicRadar will be here to find out.

Also make sure you check out these regularly updated features:

The best iPhone music making apps

The best iPad music making apps

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NEXT: Crystal comes to iOS

iPhone/iPad iOS music making app round-up: Week 18
Green Oak Software Crystal, £0.59
Compatibility: iPhone, iPod touch and iPad (requires iOS 3.2 or later)

As well as releasing an update for the desktop version of Crystal, Green Oak has put out this mobile edition. Like its bigger brother, it’s a semi-modular instrument - notes are triggered on the 1-octave keypad. A more advanced version, Crystal Synth XT, is also available.

Buy now from the App Store

iPhone/iPad iOS music making app round-up: Week 18
InQBarna deej, £2.99
Compatibility: iPhone, iPod touch and iPad (requires iOS 3.0 or later)

This beginner-friendly DJing app has been updated to provide user access to your iPod library, making it a much more enticing proposition than it was previously. As you can see, the interface replicates a standard 2-deck mixing setup, so normal DJing conventions apply.

Buy now from the App Store

iPhone/iPad iOS music making app round-up: Week 18
SKnote HandSynth, £3.49
Compatibility: iPhone, iPod touch and iPad (requires iOS 3.2 or later)

This performance synth offers 30 oscillator algorithms, filters, effects and a supposedly simple control system. You can play across three octaves and slide your fingers to add the likes of pitch bending, vibrato and filter frequency adjustment. 100 slots are available for your sounds.

Buy now from the App Store

iPhone/iPad iOS music making app round-up: Week 18
BomCat i505, Free
Compatibility: iPad (requires iOS 3.2 or later)

Simplicity is the watchword here: i505 is modelled on an ‘80s drum machine (it shouldn’t be hard to work out which one) and also comes with a sequencer so that you can makes beats with its sounds. There’s not a great deal more to say, really: it’s free, so give it a try and find out whether you like it.

Download now from the App Store

iPhone/iPad iOS music making app round-up: Week 18
Miguemi-to midi-to, £2.99
Compatibility: iPad (requires iOS 4.2 or later)

Another software-specific iPad controller, this one is designed to give you wireless command of Serato Scratch Live. DJs can use it to set cue points, FX, loops and track selection via the three views that are on offer. It’s yet another app that takes advantage of the native MIDI support in iOS 4.2.

Buy now from the App Store


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