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Enjoy Making Music with These Awesome Apps

Enjoy Making Music with These Awesome Apps

Even if you're not a virtuoso musician, these apps will help you create sounds and songs right on your iPad or iPhone.

Music Recording and Composition for Everyone

Whether your a Novice or a Pro, GarageBand is an easy to use app that can provide the music recording and editing tools you need to express your creativity on iPad and iPhone.

GarageBand

Make some music or talk shows with GarageBand

GarageBand

Get instrumental

For anyone who wants to make some creative audio on-the-go

Apple's GarageBand is a great solution for anyone who is looking to make some music or even create their own podcast. GarageBand lets users record in audio from multiple sources, apply audio effects when necessary like loops, and much more. Even if you don't have any musical talent, GarageBand has tools that sound like the real thing and the app is smart enough to play them like a person when you need some filler. No matter who you are, it's easy to make some music with GarageBand.

Why we love it

GarageBand is easy to use and rather intuitive considering all of the tools that it offers. It is a great way to record audio on-the-go, so it's like having a portable recording studio.

Making Electronic Music

Make soundscapes with these fun, easy to use music creation apps.

Guitar Effects

If you're creating music on your iPhone or iPad, sometimes you just gotta make your guitar scream. These effects apps act just like the real deal.

AmpliTube

Find the perfect sound without spending a fortune

AmpliTube

If you want to create the perfect guitar sound, you'll need an array of stompboxes, an amp, a speaker cabinet, and a guitar. Why not skip everything but the guitar and get a whole bunch of the rest right from your iPhone or iPad? AmpliTube lets you build your own guitar or bass rig with up to 6 stompbox effects, an amp and speaker cabinet w/microphone options, and you can even drag and drop your stomps to sit before or after your amplifier, with 4 slots pre and 2 slots post. What more do you need?

AmpliTube Slash

Make your axe sound like GnR guitarist, Slash

AmpliTube Slash

AmpliTube Slash

When you need your guitar to sound like Guns n Roses' eccentric lead player, Slash, you could go buy the same pedals he's got, and the same amp and the same guitar. OR you can grab this great app from IK Multimedia, plug your axe into your iPad or iPhone, and just let it rip. You can build an entire rig with 6 stompbox effects, an amplifier head and cabinet modelers, and even a single-track recorder. What are you waiting for? Go shred!

Piano

Tickling the ivories is the concept here; these apps will have you playing the piano in a jiffy.

KORG Module Pro

High-Quality Piano

KORG Module Pro

For Studio and Live Performance

KORG Module comes with five sound modules - instrument categories : Electric Piano, Clav, Organ and Multi. Expansion sound libraries are available as in-app purchases. Great piano app for performing live or in the studio. You can connect your iOS compatible MIDI keyboard, adjust the Velocity Curve so that the pressure you apply on the keys captures the dynamics of your playing style and performance. Inter-App Audio compatibility allows to connect to other music production apps you own for further processing. You can take notes and view music scores and share your ideas on Soundcloud. If you own the music production app KORG Gadget you can choose from 5 separate instruments from KORG Module to work in a project. There's a free KORG Module Le app if you would like to try the app.

Why we love it

For the realistic piano sounds, great, easy to navigate App design, Full- range keyboard and the vast amount of Piano Instruments to choose from.

iLectric Piano for iPad

iLectric Piano for iPad

IK Multimedia

iLectric Piano for iPad

For musicians who want the funky sounds of electric piano along the way.

Launch iLectric Piano for iPad, choose a sampled electric piano sound, and you're off. Incredibly authentic electric piano sounds fill the air.

Synthesizers

When you need to create and/or play high-quality synthesizer sounds, these apps will get you exactly what you need.

Model 15 Modular Synthesizer
Model 15 Modular Synthesizer

Model 15 Modular Synthesizer

Moog Music Inc.

The Moog Model 15 App is the first Moog modular synthesizer and synthesis educational tool created exclusively for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.

Each facet of the Moog Model 15 modular synthesizer has been meticulously recreated in this application to ensure the power and transcendent sound quality of each module remains intact. The character, harmonic complexity and mystique of the Moog Model 15’s modules, from the legendary Moog 921–series oscillators and 904A Low Pass Filter, to the coveted 907 Fixed Filter Bank have been painstakingly preserved.

In order to develop the most immersive and expressive modular interface possible, the Model 15 App has been designed utilizing Apple’s new Metal advanced graphics engine. This ensures that all zooming, panning and modular patching throughout the application feels completely natural, something that would have been impossible otherwise.

The Model 15 App features both monophonic and 4-voice polyphonic operation is easily commanded via 4 seamlessly integrated controllers. Simple swipes and taps provide instant access to a traditional Moog keyboard, 1150 ribbon controller, 8-step sequencing arpeggiator and the award-winning Animoog keyboard with 22 built-in scales and polyphonic modulation capabilities.

Also included are extended features which expand the capabilities of the app beyond the traditional offerings of the hardware Moog Model 15. These include total MIDI integration, assignment for external control, use as a MIDI controller, dedicated Audio Bridge and MIDI Bridge modules, looping recorder module with overdubbing, a master ping-pong delay module and a new extension cabinet that includes additional amplifiers and voltage-controlled reversible attenuators that can be used for effects like ring-modulation.

Because the Model 15 App utilizes Apple’s Metal technology, only 64-bit devices are supported. Compatible devices include iPhone 5s or newer, iPod touch 6 or newer, iPad Air or newer, and the iPad Pro.

The Model 15 App requires iOS version 12.4 or later to work.


Additional Features
• Ships with over 160 unique presets
• Recreates the sound of a hardware Moog Model 15 modular synthesizer
• Easily share presets and recordings with anyone
• Tutorial patches to assist all experience levels
• Intuitive patching and cable coloring
• Support for landscape and portrait modes
• Voltage-controlled stereo ping-pong delay
• Expressive sequencing arpeggiator
• Moog 1150 Ribbon controller
• Real-time looping recorder with overdub and immediate sharing
• Up to two controllers on-screen (iPad only)
• Optional left-handed UI operation

Supports
• AUv3 Audio Unit Extensions
• 3D Touch and Apple Pencil integration for after pressure
• Note-per-channel MIDI controllers
• Ableton Link
• Inter-App Audio and Audiobus
• MIDI Bridge and Audio Bridge
• 7 and 14-Bit MIDI
• MIDI Program Change
• Bluetooth LE MIDI controllers
• Typing keyboards for shortcuts and musical typing
• AudioCopy, AudioPaste and AudioShare

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TC-11

TC-11

Bit Shape

TC-11 is the only fully programmable multi-touch synthesizer for the iPad. Choose from the 160 included presets, or build your own using touch controls, device motion, and on-board modules. Create music with the next evolution of synthesizer control!

iDesignSound App of the Week 12.17.2011
- idesignsound.com

"This thing is ALIVE! TC-11 is really fascinating and I'm having some fun experimenting with it. It is very, very cool!"
- Jordan Rudess, keyboardist, Dream Theater

"TC-11 is making my jaw drop every few minutes; realizing new and increasingly complex routing options. Rating: Essential."
- Tim Webb, discchord.com

"Creating, routing, configuring, and general tweaking is unbelievably robust and complex. This is a big leap forward in design. A madhouse of sonic possibilities at your touch."
- David Israel, smitematter.com

FEATURES:

√ 185 built-in presets
√ Unlimited user patches
√ Audiobus + State Saving
√ Fully controlled by multi-touch / device motion
√ Built-in recording + AudioCopy
√ 23 modular synthesis objects
√ 22 oscillator waveforms
√ 4 controller modules: AHDSR, LFO, Table, Sequencer
√ Email custom patches to your friends
√ Full display customization

MULTI-TOUCH CONTROL:

There are no on-screen knobs, keys, or sliders to fiddle with; all synthesis is driven by your multi-touch performance. Touch relationships like distances / angles / timings perform all the controller functions. It's just you and the full screen multi-touch performance area.

EVERY synthesis parameter can be controlled by ANY multi-touch controller. The patch possibilities are limitless!

DEVICE MOTION CONTROL:

Use the iPad's accelerometer, gyroscope, and even the compass to attack your synthesis patch! Tilt and move the iPad to change any filter, effect, or module. You can create real vibrato by moving the iPad during performance, or change the speed of a sequencer by tilting forward and backward!

SYNTHESIS:

TC-11 has 8 voice polyphony for full, real-time synthesis. The audio engine has been highly optimized to deliver crisp, responsive performance. Choose from 22 oscillator waveforms, 3 oscillator types, 3 filter types, 4 unique effects, amplitude modulation, and panning control.

Fully programmable AHDSR, LFO, and sequencer modules make TC-11 the most capable iOS synthesizer in the world.

Use TC-11 in your band during live performances. Add TC-11 into your laptop orchestra. Experiment and create with the next evolution of synthesizer control!

Download the complete user guide to read more:
http://www.bitshapesoftware.com/instruments/tc-11/tc-11-user-guide-2.0.pdf

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Stria
Stria

Stria

apeSoft

Stria is rated as a Killer App by Apps4iDevices.
Multilevel Interactive Sound Synthesizer
Idea and Csound-Orchestra by Eugenio Giordani
“Stria” is the title of a very important composition by John Chowning and I would like to say that this computer music piece represents the manifest of Frequency Modulation technique applied to audio synthesis, invented by Mr. Chowning himself.

+ Audiobus and Inter-App Audio support
+ Up to 240 Frequency Modulation Oscillators or simple Wavetable Additive
+ Five Spectral Pitch Grid Generators (Geometric, Harmonic, Fibonacci, Scalar, Temperated)
+ MIDI Pad With Scale Grid
+ Effects chain: Doppler, Chopper, Glitch Gen, Sync Grain, Spectral Arpeggiator, FDN Reverb, Dynamic Compressor/Expander
+ Snapshots Presets Morphing Pad
+ Control Manager LFO for Parameters
+ Midibus, Virtual Midi and Network: 14 bit NRPN controllers
+ Capture Master Audio Output
+ File Manager, sharing common audio files via iTunes, Dropbox and AudioCopy
+ Post Fx Chain: Doppler, Chopper, Out Of Range, Sync Granulator, Spectral Arpeggiator, Reverb FDN, Dynamisc Processor
+ Bluetooth A2DP High Quality
+ etc...

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NLogSynth PRO
NLogSynth PRO

NLogSynth PRO

tempo rubato

Professional Virtual Analogue Synthesizer supporting AudioUnit v3, AudioBus 3, Inter-App Audio and Core MIDI compatible apps & interfaces.

Versatile iOS synth with professional grade virtual analogue low latency sound engine:

- Play it from on-screen keyboard
- Use MIDI keyboards & controllers via MIDI interfaces
- Connect to your digital audio workstation via MIDI interfaces
- Play NLogSynth from other iOS apps using virtual Core MIDI
- Synchronize NLog via MIDI Clock to other apps or devices
- Make audio or MIDI recordings on the run and share your files
- Export patches & recordings

Supports external MIDI input and output via CoreMIDI compatible interfaces and class compliant USB MIDI interfaces.

Full MIDI implementation including velocity control, pitch bend, sustain pedal, modulation wheel, program & bank change, polyphonic after touch, channel pressure and assignable midi controller & MIDI Sync receiving mode.

::: Follow @nlogmusic at Twitter! :::

::: Featured in How to Make a Noise: iPad Synthesizers Edition (http://noisesculpture.com/ipad) the most widely read synthesizer book :::


- 224 IMPRESSIVE FACTORY SOUNDS 

- including fresh new sound set by the producer 7 Skies

- ENDLESS options for SOUND EDITING

    - Over 150 parameters
    - 3 user banks with 96 slots
 
- STUDIO QUALITY sounds

    - Professional 44.1 kHz Stereo CD quality
    - 32bit floating point engine
    - Highly efficient algorithms

- STAGE safe KEYBOARD implementation

    - SLIDING & LOCK option
    - Double manual option
    - POLY, MONO & LEGATO modes
    - Velocity control
    - Different key sizes

- Fully customizable EXPRESSION CONTROL

    - Realistic PITCH BEND and MOD WHEEL implementation
    - X/Y dimensional controller
    - 4 customizable PERFORMANCE knobs
    - Keyboard with VERTICAL modulation control

- Incredible FAT & RICH:

    - New filter implementation for SMOOTH and JUICY control with 7 FILTER types
    - UNISONO mode for up to 4 parallel sounds with detune, delay and panning control

=== SOUND editing features ===

- 4 Oscillators with 20 waveforms:
    - classic analogue SIN, SAWTOOTH, TRIANGLE and SQUARE
    - 16 additional carefully designed wavetables 

- True PWM pulse-width modulation

- Frequency mod

- Ring mod

- Noise generator

- 2 Filter with 7 filter types
    - Low, High & Band Passes
    - Finest sweeps & smoothest cutoff tuning
    - Carefully resonating
    - 12 & 24dB option for steepness

- 4 ADSR Envelope generators
    - Velocity controlled attack time
- Slope control

- 4 Modulation LFOs
    - Sample & hold
    - Fade in delay

- Modulation Matrix
- 4 Modulation slots each modulating 3 destinations

- Multi-effect section
    - Stereo delay with x-feed & filter
    - chorus
- flanger
- phaser
    - distortion
- reverb
- parametric EQ

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Drum machines

Why hire a drummer when you can just plug in your iPad? These apps will get you tapping your toes and shaking your groove thing in no time.