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.
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.
iOS musicians stand up. So you want to get audio from one iOS app to another? Audiobus is the app you should have already installed. Here's a quick getting started guide for setting up Audiobus.
Developer James from The Musicology Group recently contacted us to let us know about his new app that brings vintage guitar sounds and effects to an iOS device near you.
Whether these 6 new features in GarageBand 2.1 for iOS blow your mind or not there's no denying that Apple are raising the bar for music making apps on the iOS platform. We predict good times ahead.
Imagine having multiple playheads that can play back different MIDI patterns in different directions, tempos and pitch settings... on an iPad. Fugue Machine does that and more in a really novel way.
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.
A fully fledged DAW on your iPad with advanced MIDI sequencing, editing, audio warping, pro workflows, and high-quality instruments and effects? You'd better believe it. Auria Pro is here.
ModSstep, the iPad MIDI Sequencer, promises so much and is why some users were unhappy about some teething issues and no manual. Good news is the first update has been submitted to Apple already.
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!
Want hands-free phrase looping on your iPad with the ability to create long or short decaying echoes and sonic patterns? You're in luck. For less than the price of a beer Ostinator makes it easy.
When you think of a drum sequencer you probably see a linear left to right grid? Patterning for iPad looks to shake up that metaphor. This is no conventional beat sequencer as Hollin Jones finds out.
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".
As the iPad continues to evolve, so do its apps. And this is a good thing for iPad producers and musicians in particular. Hollin Jones highlights 10 excellent apps for iPad designed for making beats.