Oscilab ($4.99) by 2beat is a complex, comprehensive app made for creating beats and instrumental tracks. It features several tools for manipulating tempo, amplitude, frequency, and instrument type. Furthermore, Oscilab has the capability to save, share, and edit your music too.
At some point in our lives, we’ve all fantasized about being a disc jockey at club, being able to mix our own dance music, or play with a mixing board in a recording studio. Well, now is the perfect time to live out your dreams and share them with your friends too. This app sets itself apart because it has extremely versatile controls. It takes a little bit of playing around with to figure it all out, but the app is chock full of bells, whistles and hidden surprises.
One of the most unique aspects of this mixing app is the ability to choose waveforms for each instrument. You can choose from a sine wave, squares, triangles, log waves or exponential waves that cause the music frequency to oscillate accordingly. There is also a wide variety of customization when it comes to controlling volume and the type of instrument used. You can even set your tempo in beats per minute.
Oscilab is beautiful app with a clever interface, stunning graphics, and crisp, clear sound. Unfortunately, if you plan to use it solely for fun, it can be a bit difficult to figure out by just playing with it. In the upper right corner is a question mark icon which labels the controls to simplify the process, however, it isn’t exactly a piece of cake to master. Because it is very technical in many respects, for those looking for something easier to use, I recommend either Pacemaker or Djay 2, some simpler DJ apps with the turntables and all, that even integrate with Spotify.
I absolutely love Oscilab because it is functional, complex, and seamlessly integrated into a visually appealing user interface that is organized and aesthetically pleasing.
Oscilab is universal and costs $4.99 for a limited time on the App Store, after which it will cost $9.99.