iPhone/iPad iOS music making app round-up: Week 76

2nd Nov 2012 | 16:04

iPhone/iPad iOS music making app round-up: Week 76
Three beat-makers and a modular synth

The most interesting news to come from the realms of iOS music making this week is a tentative first look at the (hopefully) revolutionary iOS tool Audiobus.

Check out the informal demo video that hit YouTube earlier this week for a glance at what the inter-app audio router is capable of.

In the meantime, here’s a round-up of the latest apps and significant updates to catch MusicRadar’s eye.


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iPhone/iPad iOS music making app round-up: Week 76
Wilson Holliday Audulus, £6.99/$9.99
Compatibility: iPad (requires iOS 6 or later)

Audulus is an iOS port of the modular soft-synth for Mac of the same name. It’s well designed interface also users to build polyphonic synths by combining the 27 built-in modules.

Right now the app is missing a few key features we’d like to see, such as presets, Audio Copy/Paste and Virtual MIDI but we’re promised all these features are coming soon - along with Audiobus support.

Watch a video demo

Buy from the App Store

iPhone/iPad iOS music making app round-up: Week 76
Primitive Digital Software Beat-Machine, 69p/$0.99
Compatibility: iPhone, iPod touch, iPad (requires iOS 4.3 or later)

Beat-Machine is the latest addition to increasingly crowded iOS groovebox market. It packs an impressive list of feature for an app of its price though, and the retro interface looks pretty cool.

Buy from the App Store

iPhone/iPad iOS music making app round-up: Week 76
Fingerlab DM1 v3, £2.49/$3.99
Compatibility: iPad (requires iOS 5.1 or later)

DM1 has proved to be one of the more popular groove tools available for iOS. Version 3 adds the ability to import your own samples - which was the last of the key features we found to be missing when we reviewed v1 last year (Audio Copy and MIDI in were added in version 2).

Buy from the App Store

Watch a video demo

iPhone/iPad iOS music making app round-up: Week 76
RobStar Square Loops, 69p/$0.99
Compatibility: iPhone (3GS or later), iPod touch (3rd gen or later), iPad (requires iOS 5.1 or later)

In round-up 73 we highlighted RobStar’s aesthetically pleasing groovebox Square Beats. Well Square Loops is essentially a stripped down, entry-level version of that app. It's based on the same engine but packs less features and is available for a cheaper price.

Watch a video demo

Buy from the App Store


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