iPhone/iPad iOS music making app round-up: Week 5

26th Aug 2010 | 13:25

iPhone/iPad iOS music making app round-up: Week 5
Thumbs at the ready...

When it comes to music software, there's currently no more vibrant or fast-moving platform than Apple's iOS. New tune-making, DAW-controlling and other producer-friendly apps are appearing on the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad every week, and they're getting better all the time.

In these weekly round-ups, of which this is the fifth, we bring you the news on the latest music making app releases and announcements from the past seven days.

Also, make sure you check out these regularly updated features:

The best iPhone music making apps

The best iPad music making apps

If you've got a new iOS app, make sure you let us know about it by emailing musicradar.pressreleases@futurenet.com with all the details.

NEXT: an experimental instrument for the iPad

iPhone/iPad iOS music making app round-up: Week 5
Mugician, Free
Compatibility: iPad (requires iOS 3.2 or later)

Mugician is a free instrument for iPad that the designer Robert Fielding says is aimed at experienced guitarists. It’s created to allow musicians to be experimental, letting you play in Eastern-style quarter-note scales and generally get your freaky, psyched-out jam on. Watch this video to get a better idea of how it works, or just download it and have a play.

Buy now from the App Store

iPhone/iPad iOS music making app round-up: Week 5
Harmony Systems vKi, £5.99 and vKiP, £23.99
Compatibility: vKi iPhone and iPod touch, vKiP iPad (both require iOS 3.2 or later)

These two apps from Harmony Systems are designed to give users of Symbolic Sound’s Kyma X Paca/Pacarana remote control via their Apple device. The vKi is created for single-hand control via an iPhone/iPod touch while the vKiP expands this to a full, multi-touch control surface for iPad.

Buy vKi now from the App Store

Buy vKiP now from the App Store

iPhone/iPad iOS music making app round-up: Week 5
Peavey AmpKit, Free and AmpKit+, £11.99
Compatibility: iPhone, iPod touch and iPad (requires iOS 3.0 or later)

Peavey’s AmpKit and AmpKit+ are iOS based amp and effects rigs to rival the recently released AmpliTube. Both apps model a variety of Peavey amps and a range of stompbox effects, with AmpKit+ offering a more extensive range than the free version. Additional amp models and effects can be purchased from the app store to add to either app, and Peavey has also now released their AmpKit Link adapter for connecting a guitar or bass to Apple devices.

Buy now from the App Store

iPhone/iPad iOS music making app round-up: Week 5
Bounce Mobile Fireplayer, Free
Compatibility: iPhone, iPod touch and iPad (requires iOS 3.0 or later)

Fireplayer is a simple remixing app allowing those with limited mixing experience to easily remix songs and share them with their friends via Facebook. The free app comes with two tracks to remix, from Hed Kandi and South Central. More tracks are available to download for £1.79 each, with current options including tracks by Tinnie Tempa, Taio Cruz and the Jackson 5, while more will be added in the future.

Buy now from the App Store

iPhone/iPad iOS music making app round-up: Week 5
The Strange Agency Curtis, £2.39
Compatibility: iPad (requires iOS 3.2 or later)

Curtis is a granular synthesiser for iPad, allowing users to import WAV. files or record audio direct onto their device for granular manipulation. Curtis was originally released at the end of July, but The Strange Agency has posted a new video this week giving us a look at the apps new Scratch Mode feature.

Buy now from the App Store


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