Focusrite has come up with a tiny audio interface for iOS that can phantom power from your phone or iPad. Matt Vanacoro welcomes an ultra portable solution.
If you like the idea of building your own instrument but don't fancy one of the heavier desktop tools, Reactable Systems' ROTOR may be just what you're looking for.
BeatHawk for iOS has had a major update with cool new features like Ableton Link support. G.W Childs finds out what else is new...
Blocs Wave and Launchpad for iOS are some of the coolest and most innovative apps around. We caught up with the team behind them to get their thoughts on the app business...
The developers of Elastic Drums are relentless with their updates, constantly adding new features. We road tested the new version 2.0 and found some unexpected and very welcome additions.
Mastering is the crucial last step in the production process. Here are some mastering apps that you should definitely check out.
Steinberg's iPad DAW Cubasis had a major shot in the arm to bring it up to version 2. Deeper than GarageBand and more accessible than Auria, does Cubasis 2 make the iPad a serious production platform?
Korg just made the ARP Odyssey even more accessible than before. Its popular analog synthesizer is now available for iOS devices as a faithfully modelled app.
Imagine being able to start a music track on your iPad or iPhone and then export it directly as an Ableton Live Set, then open it in Live and re-arrange, mix, master, etc. and finish it off.
Novation/Blocs have released a major update for Launchpad for iPhone & new iPad version. Update 4.0 makes it possible to edit pads and import your own audio on iPhone and pan per pad on iPad.
This new iOS app for iPhone and iPad, Focusrite Control, not only allows you to control interfaces from the Scarlett 6i6, Clarett and RED ranges but it's free too.
fluXpad from MoMinstruments does things differently to other sequencers and groove boxes for iOS. You essentially draw sounds onto the interface. Matt Vanacoro puts it to the test.
There are a few live audio loopers available for iPad already. But, Quantiloop promises to bring the best of hardware loopers to Apple's tablet with some nifty features and settings.
Steinberg tell us their next-generation Cubasis app adds exciting new features and enhancements to acclaimed music production studio for iPad. Among them are pitch-shifting & channel strip effects.
Fancy a synthesizer drum machine that sounds like your old vintage drum synth with plenty of tweakability as an audio unit plugin for iPad & iPhone? Welcome to Ruismaker. We were seriously impressed.