iPhone/iPad iOS music making app round-up: Week 34

2nd Jun 2011 | 14:31

iPhone/iPad iOS music making app round-up: Week 34
iPhone/iPad iOS music making app round-up: Week 34
New and improved

The updates are coming fast and furious this week, with some very cool apps getting even better. Mixtikl reaches its third gen, Sample Lab clocks in with MIDI and reverb features and, yeah, CoreMIDI gets added to yet another app. Plus another looper and a free synth!

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The best iPhone music making apps

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iPhone/iPad iOS music making app round-up: Week 34
Intermorphic Limited Mixtikl 3.0, £1.79 (free update)
Compatibility: iPhone, iPod touch, iPad (requires iOS 3.1.3 or later)

The generative music masterpiece gets a major (and free) update with goodies galore, including inline live synth editing of Partikl synth sounds and effects, inline live editing of Noatikl scale and harmony rule customisation, four unlocked Tiklpaks (for a total of over 380 parts) and loads of improvements and bugfixes. And it’s easier on the eyes, too!

Buy now from the App Store

iPhone/iPad iOS music making app round-up: Week 34
VirSyn iVoxel 1.4.0, £6.99 (free update)
Compatibility: iPhone, iPod touch, iPad (requires iOS 3.1 or later)

VirSyn adds its powerful singing synthesizer to the growing list of apps that have jumped onto the CoreMIDI bandwagon, and thank goodness. The company has also brought individual filter band adjustment, pitch quantisation for the onscreen keyboard, polyphonic retriggering, a new delay effect and a number of bugfixes.

Buy now from the App Store

iPhone/iPad iOS music making app round-up: Week 34
fotoh IIc Sample Lab 1.4, £5.99 (free update)
Compatibility: iPad (requires iOS 4.2 or later)

Yet another update, this time to the sample and sequencing powerhouse known as Sample Lab. There’s a new effect in the form of a reverb processor, a new sample browser and vastly expanded MIDI controller support. You can now use Akai MPDs and Korg’s nanoPad out of the box. Most impressive to us, however, is the addition of MIDI note, beat, clock and stop/start output.

Buy now from the App Store

iPhone/iPad iOS music making app round-up: Week 34
Music Device Project SAS-4As lite, Free
Compatibility: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (requires iOS 4.0 or later)

Music Device Project adds a free version of Its analogue synthesizer. This pared down version features the same OBXa-alike mix of dual oscillators, LFO, and resonant filter. There’s a single ADSR, portamento, and cross-mod. It sounds pretty good, too.

Buy now from the App Store

iPhone/iPad iOS music making app round-up: Week 34
Oliver Grimm Sound 8, £1.19
Compatibility: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (requires iOS 4.2 or later)

Another gestural music making tool, this one gives you an 8-track looper wherein each sound is represented by a coloured circle. Pitch and volume are manipulated either by touch or with your iOS device's built-in accelerometer. 16-bit mono WAV and AIFF files are supported.

Buy now from the App Store


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