iPhone/iPad iOS music making app round-up: Week 43

18th Aug 2011 | 11:54

iPhone/iPad iOS music making app round-up: Week 43
Beat making, sequencing and more

This week, we're focussing on a couple of apps that enable you to make complete songs, one that gives you the ability to sequence external gear, an emulation of a music technology pioneer's most famous creation and yet another TR-inspired drum machine. Intrigued? Read on to find out more.

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The best iPhone music making apps

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iPhone/iPad iOS music making app round-up: Week 43
Intua BeatMaker 2.1 £13.99
Compatibility: iPhone, iPod touch, iPad (requires iOS 4.0 or later)

This point release update to BeatMaker 2 adds several key features. Most notably, there’s now a native iPad version and support for CoreMIDI. Instrument parameter automation, a master track and pad copy/paste on the drum machine are among the other improvements.

Buy now from the App Store

iPhone/iPad iOS music making app round-up: Week 43
White Noise Audio Software Genome MIDI Sequencer, TBC
Compatibility: iPad

Available from 22 August, this pattern-based sequencer is designed for anyone who wants to control their MIDI gear from their iPad. You can sequence single patterns or an entire 16-track song, and there’s support for CoreMIDI, Line 6 MIDI Mobilizer and network MIDI.

Find out more about White Noise Audio Genome MIDI Sequencer

iPhone/iPad iOS music making app round-up: Week 43
Strangeloop Limited Oramics, £2.99
Compatibility: iPhone, iPod touch, iPad (requires iOS 3.1 or later)

Get a taste of Daphne Oram’s legendary Oramics machine from within your iOS device. It enables you to ‘draw’ sound on top of film reels, adjusting the envelope, pitch, reverb and vibrato. You can also control a sound’s shape by drawing a waveshape on top of a glass plate.

Buy now from the App Store

iPhone/iPad iOS music making app round-up: Week 43
Pulse Code Inc Rhythm Studio, £0.69
Compatibility: iPhone, iPod touch, iPad (requires iOS 4.0 or later)

Emulations of Roland’s TR-808 and TB-303 instruments form the basis of this app, while there’s also a sample-based synth, an X/Y control pad and a mixer with effects. There’s a pattern and song sequencer, and a 909 emulation is also in the works.

Buy now from the App Store

iPhone/iPad iOS music making app round-up: Week 43
Elliot Garage EGDR808, £0.69
Compatibility: iPad (requires iOS 4.3 or later)

Speaking of the TR-808, here’s an app that’s completely dedicated to emulating Roland’s classic drum machine. It sports a 16-step sequencer, 12 programmable rhythm patterns and four fill patterns. Oh, and it looks like an 808 too.

Buy now from the App Store


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