MIA Awards 2013: MusicRadar Music Making App of the Year Award

14th Nov 2013 | 09:07

MIA Awards 2013: MusicRadar Music Making App of the Year Award
The contenders

At the end of October we asked you to help us pick the final shortlist for the MusicRadar Music Making App of the Year Award. Now we can reveal - in alphabetical order - the 10 products nominated by you, the MusicRadar audience. The winning app will be unveiled at the MIA Awards party in London on 4 December.

Run in conjunction with the UK's Music Industries Associaton (MIA), this award is designed to celebrate the very best in performance, quality, value for money and retail success. The shortlist recognises the finest products to have come to market since November 2012, but is in alphabetical rather than ranked order. Browse the gallery to see the hardware that made the final list!

MIA Awards 2013: MusicRadar Music Making App of the Year Award
A Tasty Pixel Audiobus
Inter-app streaming for iOS devices

Our verdict

"Audiobus is a genuine game-changer. Hopefully some sort of MIDI sync setup and the ability to save setups are on the way, but as it stands, this a truly essential app for any iOS musician."

FULL REVIEW: A Tasty Pixel Audiobus

(Reviewed in Computer Music)

MIA Awards 2013: MusicRadar Music Making App of the Year Award
Arturia iMini
Arturia's iOS debut

Our verdict

"As a straight-up recreation of the Minimoog, though, it's already a resounding success: that legendary low end is well reproduced, and there's plenty of warmth and analogue authenticity in evidence."

FULL REVIEW: Arturia iMini

(Reviewed in Computer Music)

MIA Awards 2013: MusicRadar Music Making App of the Year Award
IK Multimedia AmpliTube 3
iOS version rebooted

Our verdict

"One of the best-designed and easiest-to-use mobile DAWs that (quite a lot of) money can buy."

FULL REVIEW: IK Multimedia AmpliTube 3

(Reviewed in Computer Music)

MIA Awards 2013: MusicRadar Music Making App of the Year Award
Korg iPolysix
Popular synth-turned-iPad app

Our verdict

"Seriously, what can we say? £21 for a hugely convincing dual Polysix emulation from the company that built the original, with touchscreen control and a whole electronic studio wrapped around it? It's a beautiful piece of work."

FULL REVIEW: Korg iPolysix

(Reviewed in Computer Music)

MIA Awards 2013: MusicRadar Music Making App of the Year Award
Native Instruments Traktor DJ
Traktor rebuilt as an iPad app

Our verdict

"Seasoned pro Traktor users will love it just as much as dabbling hobbyists."

FULL REVIEW: Native Instruments Traktor DJ

(Reviewed in Computer Music)

MIA Awards 2013: MusicRadar Music Making App of the Year Award
Propellerhead Software Thor
A mobile version of Reason's flagship synth

Our verdict

"Thor sounds just as good as its bigger sibling, and its ability to share patches makes it a fantastic tool for portable sound design."

FULL REVIEW: Propellerhead Software Thor

MIA Awards 2013: MusicRadar Music Making App of the Year Award
Steinberg Cubasis
Now with Audiobus support, this is a very appealing iPad DAW

Our verdict

"Cubasis now has an ace up its sleeve in the form of well-implemented Audiobus support, making it a great option if you want to create a multi-app iPad studio."

FULL REVIEW: Steinberg Cubasis

(Reviewed in Computer Music)

MIA Awards 2013: MusicRadar Music Making App of the Year Award
Sugar Bytes Turnado
A full desktop port for iPad

Our verdict

"A few tiny control niggles aside, Turnado on iPad is every bit as good as its €119 plugin counterpart. Impressive."

FULL REVIEW: Sugar Bytes Turnado

(Reviewed in Computer Music)

MIA Awards 2013: MusicRadar Music Making App of the Year Award
Waldorf Nave
The iPad synth's new wave (table)

Our verdict

"At this price, it's a total steal for any iPad musician. Now, how about a desktop plugin version, Waldorf?"

FULL REVIEW: Waldorf Nave

(Reviewed in Computer Music)

MIA Awards 2013: MusicRadar Music Making App of the Year Award
Wave Machine Labs Auria
A pro-level DAW for the iPad

Our verdict

"This really is a full-on professional DAW for iPad, albeit one that currently only records, processes and mixes audio, not MIDI."

FULL REVIEW: Wave Machine Labs Auria

(Reviewed in Computer Music)

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