iPhone/iPad iOS music making app round-up: Week 60

29th Mar 2012 | 15:10

iPhone/iPad iOS music making app round-up: Week 60
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iPhone/iPad iOS music making app round-up: Week 60
Mike Gao Polyplayground, £4.99
Compatibility: iPad (requires iOS 3.2 or later)

There is a synth built into this app, but it’s designed primarily as a MIDI controller. Its chord buttons are based on an isomorphic layout, which means that they’re all in the same key, while the Horizontal/Vertical buttons enable you to change the pitch space.

Buy now from the App Store

iPhone/iPad iOS music making app round-up: Week 60
Boulanger Labs csGrain, £6.99
Compatibility: iPad (requires iOS 5.0 or later)

A live audio multi-effects processor that you can use to “create new sounds and new musical textures by transforming your voice, your instrument, or your favourite songs from your iTunes library”. It features a stereo granular sound processor and ten additional audio effects.

Buy now from the App Store

iPhone/iPad iOS music making app round-up: Week 60
Julien Bayle Digital Collisions, £2.99
Compatibility: iPhone, iPod touch and iPad (requires iOS 5.0 or later)

The latest in a long line of generative music apps: this one is based on physics collision algorithms. Touch the screen to create particles, then watch as they take on lives of their own, bumping into walls and each other. Sound shaping options can be accessed via the Menu button.

Buy now from the App Store

iPhone/iPad iOS music making app round-up: Week 60
VirSyn Addictive Synth, £3.99
Compatibility: iPad (requires iOS 3.2 or later)

An update for this highly regarded iPad synth. There’s now a spectral noise generator with dynamic filter structure, a new reverb unit, support for the new iPad’s Retina display, 32 new presets and additional MIDI controllers. The price listed above is the current discounted one.

Buy now from the App Store

iPhone/iPad iOS music making app round-up: Week 60
SS Series Smart Studio A, £10.49
Compatibility: iPhone, iPod touch and iPad (requires iOS 5.0 or later)

A self-contained music production app that offers a 4-track recording studio, drum machine with step sequencer and digital sampler. The latter two devices come with their own soundbanks.

Buy now from the App Store

iPhone/iPad iOS music making app round-up: Week 60
Iglesia Intermedia SpaceLab
Compatibility: iPhone, iPod touch and iPad (requires iOS 4.2 or later)

A monophonic synth that can be played in four ways: keyboard, graph, guitar and wind controller. SpaceLab is a fully programmable instrument that also comes with three effects and an arpeggiator.

Buy now from the App Store

iPhone/iPad iOS music making app round-up: Week 60
Kelfar Technologies WorldScales
Compatibility: iPad (requires iOS 5.0 or later)

If equal-tempered scales are proving too restrictive, WorldScales is here to help. It’s an app that enables you to tune each note in an octave individually (+/- 100 cents) and comes with 35 sample-based instruments. Many of the presets employ lesser-known scales, and MIDI In functionality means you can plug in a keyboard.

Buy now from the App Store

iPhone/iPad iOS music making app round-up: Week 60
Synthetic Bits Little MIDI Machine 3.0, Free
Compatibility: iPhone, iPod touch and iPad (requires iOS 5.0 or later)

Everyone’s favourite free analogue-style MIDI step sequencer now has Virtual MIDI and background audio support, meaning that you can use it to trigger other iOS apps. Various other things have been added too, including MIDI Input support and the excitingly named supersequence feature.

Buy now from the App Store


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