2017 was a great year for making music on iPads and iPhones, with several major new releases. Here are some of our favourite tools for mobile music-making.
The support popular DS-10 for Nintendo DS has had a major upgrade and is now available, as iDS-10, for iPhone. Check out the info and video for full details on this portable synthesizer studio.
On 25th July (a few days back) we premiered a video of the unannounced Livid Instruments Minim in action. Now just a few days later the Minim wireless MIDI controller kickstarter has gone live.
The innovators over at WholeWorldBand have joined forces with Band Aid 30 to create the Band Aid Challenge. If you don't know WholeWorldBand it gives you the ability to collaborate in unexpected ways!
If you're sharing your live performance as a singer/songwriter on YouTube, Focusrite are determined to help your videos stand out from the crowd with the iTrack Pocket.
Whether you're on Android or iOS, did you know your smart phone is a really useful songwriting tool? Andy Bowen explores the increasingly mobile occupation for getting song ideas from head to screen.
Akai have already released an MPC App for your iPad, and their latest app, iMPC, is exclusively for iPhone!! To explore how this app designed for a small screen real estate performs is G. W. Childs.
Following in the footsteps of its larger sibling, Traktor DJ for iPhone from Native Instruments packs a punch bigger than its screen size suggests. Hollin Jones put it through its paces.
Your iPhone / iPad can help you when it comes to music theory. Lynda Arnold takes a closer look at the how well InTunes and Quiztones test help with training ears for musicians and producers.
Has it been a long week? Need to de-stress and find a way to really relax your mind? Check out this review of White Noise for iOS devices - a background ambient music app.
Ever dreamed of playing the flute on your iPhone? Even if you haven't, check out this review of the FREE Songbird app for iOS and TooT - the mouthpiece. Discover your inner ocarina player!
Loopy by A Tasty Pixel is possibly the solution for all live performers who create backing tracks using loops. So put down your hardware loop pedals and try this out now!
Alchemy Mobile for iOS, based on Alchemy for desktop, provides powerful and upgradable features. Rory Dow digs in to Camel Audio's excellent mobile synth.
The famous Slash hairdo may be unobtainable, but his signature guitar tones are within reach for iOS users thanks to IK Multimedia. Mike Watkinson steps forward to test the shred power of this app!
Suddenly there's many drum pad apps out there for the iOS platform. With so many good ones available how does Rhythm Pad fare against the more established kings of the pack?