iPhone/iPad iOS music making app round-up: Week 73

5th Oct 2012 | 15:41

iPhone/iPad iOS music making app round-up: Week 73
This week's apps

Another week, another batch of new apps. Be sure to also check out recent in-depth reviews of the excellent pro-level iOS DAW Auria from WaveMachine Labs, and esoteric iPad MIDI controller Beatsurfing. For now, here are the latest music tools to hit the app store...

Also make sure you check out:The best iPhone/iPad music making apps in the world today

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iPhone/iPad iOS music making app round-up: Week 73
IK Multimedia DJ Rig For iPad, £13.99/$19.99
Compatibility: iPad (requires iOS 4.3 or later)

IK Multimedia unveils an iPad version of its iOS DJ app with an expanded feature set, including new Waveform and Digital Deck modes, plus a 15-pad sample section and five visual cue points.

It’s not the cheapest DJ app out there - priced at roughly the same point as Alogriddim’s DJ - but after a few days of playing with it we’d conclude that it’s up there with the best iOS DJ apps we’ve tried. The automatic beat sync can be a little off at times - as is the case with a lot of apps - but the controls make this easy to correct, and it’s a lot of fun to play with.

Buy now from the App Store

iPhone/iPad iOS music making app round-up: Week 73
Opla Scape, £3.99/$5.99
Compatibility: iPad (requires iOS 5.0 or later)

Scape is the third collaboration between video game composer Peter Chilvers and Brian Eno. It’s an ambient music generator that the pair describe as “a new form of album which offers users deep access to its musical elements.

It involves creating ambient soundscapes using visual building blocks, all of with are governed by various rules and algorithms to create unique results each time.

Check out a demo video

Buy now from the App Store

iPhone/iPad iOS music making app round-up: Week 73
MediaGROE Noisepad 2.0, £2.99/$4.99
Compatibility: iPhone, iPod touch, iPad (requires iOS 4.0 or later)

Easy-to-use live perfomance groovebox Noisepad reaches version 2.0. New features include the ability to organise samples into new soundbanks, the ability to sequence and record and some new sound packs.

Buy now from the App Store

iPhone/iPad iOS music making app round-up: Week 73
Piano Black Maestro Touch, £2.99/$4.99
Compatibility: iPad (requires iOS 5.0 or later)

Maestro Touch is a touch screen instrument designed to help users learn the basics of musical composition. Notes are arranged in circular patterns and colour coded according to harmonic properties.

The app comes complete with a number of different instruments including piano, guitars, and basses. A free version with fewer instruments is also available.

Watch a demo video

Buy now from the App Store

iPhone/iPad iOS music making app round-up: Week 73
RobStar Square Beats, £2.99/$4.99
Compatibility: iPhone (3GS or later), iPod touch (3rd gen or later), iPad (requires iOS 5.0 or later)

Square Beats is an iOS groovebox based around a great look Tenori-On-style interface.

The app features 96 instruments - and users can create their own - and it’s possible to program more than one at once.

Watch a demo video.

Buy now from the App Store.


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