iPhone/iPad iOS music making app round-up: Week 29

24th Mar 2011 | 16:56

iPhone/iPad iOS music making app round-up: Week 29
Old meets new

There’s something of a nostalgic feel to the round-up this week, as music technology legends Fairlight and Kraftwerk introduce apps and there’s an update for another that emulates Roland’s TR-808/909 drum machines and TB-303 synth. There’s also another DJing release and a couple of MIDI controllers.

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The best iPhone music making apps

The best iPad music making apps

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NEXT: The Fairlight comes to iOS

iPhone/iPad iOS music making app round-up: Week 29
Fairlight Instruments Fairlight £5.99
Compatibility: iPhone, iPod touch and iPad (requires iOS 4.0 or later)

Not only did Fairlight announce a 30th anniversary edition of the CMI at NAMM 2011, but it also unveiled an iOS version. It sounds sort of ridiculous, but this gives you all the sounds from the original CMI IIX floppy disk library and a taste of the CMI interface. You can buy the in-app upgrade to the Pro version (which gives you more features) for $39.99.

Download now from the App Store

iPhone/iPad iOS music making app round-up: Week 29
Kraftwerk Kling Klang Machine, £5.49
Compatibility: iPhone, iPod touch and iPad (requires iOS 3.0 or later)

A Kraftwerk iOS app sounds like the most natural thing in the world… and here it is. It’s a generative offering that uses your location as a data source, and gives you sequencing and mixing tools to play with. The demo video should help you to understand things a little better.

Buy now from the App Store

iPhone/iPad iOS music making app round-up: Week 29
Xylio Future DJ, £1.19
Compatibility: iPhone, iPod touch and iPad (requires iOS 4.1 or later)

The iOS DJing apps just keep on coming: this one features BPM detection, auto-syncing, effects, EQ, scratching and more. If you don’t want to mix manually, you can simply press a button and let Future DJ do it for you.

Buy now from the App Store

iPhone/iPad iOS music making app round-up: Week 29
Audiorealism technoBox2, £2.99
Compatibility: iPhone, iPod touch and iPad (requires iOS 4.2 or later)

The original technoBox offered 808 and 909-style drum machines and an emulation of a TB-303 synth. Version 2 ups the stakes by adding another one of each, improved sequencing, WAV export, sample import, a Performance screen, a redesigned FX panel and more.

Buy now from the App Store

iPhone/iPad iOS music making app round-up: Week 29
Naughty Panther SimpleMidiPad £1.19
Compatibility: iPad (requires iOS 4.2 or later)

Naughty Panther is none another than Chris “Audio Damage” Randall, and this is his simple MIDI controller. It comprises four pads, each if which “sends X, Y, and Z MIDI control messages, with user-selectable destination addresses”. It works either with a cable (via the Camera Connection Kit) or wirelessly.

Buy now from the App Store

iPhone/iPad iOS music making app round-up: Week 29
Kudzu Creative Group Koushion, £5.99
Compatibility: iPad (requires iOS 4.2 or later)

Another Tenori-on style app for the iPad, this lets you make music on a ‘tone matrix’. This provides a 16-step sequencer with a 2-octave range, and operates as a wireless MIDI controller. There are eight scenes/banks (these can be played in sequence or simultaneously, and each of these can be assigned to a separate MIDI channel.

Buy now from the App Store


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