2018 has been a great year for new, expanded and upgraded music-making apps on iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. Here are some of the best, from beat makers to full DAWs.
Steinberg just dropped Cubasis 2.7, adding a large number of user-requested features and improvements to the award-winning music production DAW app for the iPad.
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?
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.
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.
So, you want to create electronic music jams in an easy to use interface on your iPad? Want some electronic music inspiration? Want it for FREE? Liine have you covered with Skram.
There’s not many, details about this new app from Amazing Noises. However, this video of Moebius shows us many of its capabilities, and it’s a powerful effect processor, looper, live sampler & synth.
Your iPhone, iPad, or iPad Pro is the perfect tool for getting musical inspiration on the move, and Blocs Wave is an app that wants to help you do it. Is this the start of a new wave for music makers?
Be prepared to have your mind blown wide open. Moog have just released possibly the best emulation of a modular synth ever for iPad and iPhone. Details and video demos a plenty of Moog Model 15 below.
Arturia's Spark for desktop computers was a big hit, so how does iSpark for iPad fare? We got fully hands-onbefore release and gave it an in-depth spin. Watch the video and read the review below.
If you think music making is solely the domain of two-legged humans, think again. Rats are laying down esoteric and experimental electronic beats, rhythms, and melodies too. Take a listen.
If you're looking for a capable iPad phrase looper that is Audiobus compatible and can be controlled via a MIDI controller, then Ostinator should be on your app shopping list. Watch the video demo!
The Fugue app has been a massive success since its launch and the developers tell us it's because it "appeals to music-makers of all levels from novices to professionals".
Bringing the best of both audio performance and video performance worlds into one iPad app, Takete could well be the next big thing for music and AV performers. Check out the video below.
Are you fed up with the tangles of wires, cables and adaptors between your MIDI keyboards, drum pads, pedal controllers & your iPad? PUC aims to banish those wires from sight.