Feature parity across Mac and iOS devices makes sense for developers, but at what cost for the people who rely on pro software to make music?
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.
It looked a lot like Apple's GarageBand with similar features, but Samsung's Soundcamp for Android didn't take off... and has now been discontinued. So what are the alternative mobile DAWs available?
It's not hot news anymore when we realize that Apple's iPad is now powerful enough to run a dedicated DAW. So, which DAW iOS app is the best around? Here are our top four choices...
Sugar Bytes Cyclop is now available for the iPad and unleashes monstrous bass sounds to the mobile world.
Will IK Multimedia come up trumps again for musicians with the new iKlip Xpand stand for Apple's tablet lineup? Will the iKlip Stage app make it easy to manage your live set? Andy Bowen finds out.
Though not designed primarily as a standalone device, the Apple Watch could be a useful controller, recording tool and metering analyser for musicians and DJs. Can you think of any more uses?
We've taken a look at Cross DJ, as have other publications, and the general consensus is that it's pretty great! Now it's available for iPad, it's free... and includes in-app purchases too.
We all know the usual suspects for music making on iPad: GarageBand, Auria, etc. If you're looking for apps that bring something new to the table, Toby Pitman shares 5 of the coolest.
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If you're a musician with an iPad, you've probably discovered a multitude of cute synths & recorder apps. But, the iPad can be a more flexible and dynamic friend for musicians than you might think.
The holiday period is the perfect time to learn something new or improve your existing skill set. And it's never been easier for us musicians with an iOS device to train our ears.
Got an iPad? Got Ableton? Got TouchAble? (You really should have the later, too!) Tadhg Leonard shows you how TouchAble will fast become your app of choice for controlling Ableton Live from your iPad.
With the multitude of synths available for iOS, making music on an iPad or iPhone has never been easier. But how do you incorporate these into your Ableton Live setup? Tadhg Leonard shows how.
The Orchestra for iPad by Touch Press, is an interactive entry point into the fascinating world of orchestral music. Adam Goldberg experiences every aspect in this review.