Archives for May 2012

NanoStudio from Blip Interactive – music app review

Garageband aside, at the time of writing, there is probably one other iDevice music app that has built itself a substantial following – Blip Interactive’s NanoStudio. While the next few months will undoubtedly bring a slew of new options, the app was one of the first serious virtual recording environments for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad and, as such, established itself an early foothold. Of course, there are now a lot of other recording/music composition tools available, so is NanoStudio … [Read more...]

Music app review – VocalizeU Vocal Training by DS Vocology

If you are a singer (or budding singer) who takes their craft seriously, you will appreciate the need for regular vocal exercises. As with any musical instrument or form physical exercise, well-targeted practice improves performance. And while you can get personal singing lessons from a vocal coach (expensive) and there are a multitude of DVD, CD and online DIY teaching options (pay your money and take your choice), for all us iDevice fans, there is now also VocalizeU from DS Vocology. This … [Read more...]

V-Control Pro – music app review

Neyrinck’s V-Control Pro music app is an iPad-based multi-touch controller interface for all the major DAWs including Cubase, Logic, Pro Tools, Reason, Reaper, Digital Performer and Sonar (plus a few others). As most serious DAW users will undoubtedly be aware, a mouse and computer keyboard are not always the most intuitive or efficient means to control a complex piece of software such as a DAW. Yes, it can be done but, if you spend large chunks of your time working with this sort of tool, then … [Read more...]

Music App Blog article – The Ideal iPad Audio Interface?

There is no doubting the potential of the iPad as platform for musicians, whether it is simply for music app utilities (e.g. Guitar Toolkit, V-Control Pro) or as a sound source (synths such Animoog or iMS-20 or guitar amp sims such as AmpliTube or AmpKit+). Equally, if you are happy with synths and sampled sounds, apps such as NanoStudio, SynthStation or iElectribe demonstrate it can also be a brilliant compositional and music production tool. However, if you want to get into full musical … [Read more...]